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Andrew Alden

Nevada Silver

By January 5, 2014

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silver dollarThe silver of Nevada came in gray, glossy, fabulously valuable crusts on the ground, and during the silver rush of the late 1800s it was swiftly turned into bullion and currency. Nowadays none of it is left in its natural form: horn silver. Every once in a while I scan the Web looking for specimens of this historic mineral, but it seems to be extinct. Read about what it was like.
Carson City dollar — Andrew Alden image

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June 14, 2008 at 12:05 am
(1) Silver Fox says:

I saw some chlorargyrite once in a silver vein in the Stateline mining district (NV), near the Utah border east of Pioche.

It wouldn’t have made a good specimen, and would be a very easy thing to overlook. (Nothing like that sample from Australia.)

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