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Silver - ROM2008_9810_10

ROM2008_9810_10

Silver

Geography: Silver Islet Mine; Silver Islet; Lake Superior; Ontario; Canada
Credit Line: Trethewey, R.J. Esq.
Object number: 2111
On view
DescriptionThis spectacular specimen of wire silver is probably the best sample that survives from the Silver Islet mine, Lake Superior. The mine was always in danger of being inundated by the storms of Lake Superior as the island was only a metre or two above the lake level and 100 metres across at the widest point.
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  • Minerals