S20628 - Proustite - $2000
Marienberg Mining District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Overall Size: 1.8 x 1.1 cm
The Marienberg district in Germany is one of the world's premier localities for proustite. Active from the 12th century to 1958, material is comparatively much harder to find now. From an old-time collection and accompanied by a faded label dating to the 1960s. When backlit the metallic red turns a bright scarlet vermilion.