Konder Massif, Khabarovsk, Siberia
This crystal shows crystal form and character. It weighs .44 grams. These crystals are a worldwide rarity, in fact once of the most rare of all the metals. Most come from the Kondyer Massif, in the Eastern Siberian Region. This Massif is a huge circular depression thought to be caused by either a volcano or a meteor. The precious metals are found in the alluvial flow from the ridges toward the center of the crater. Often the crystals show rounded edges from this process.
From the collection of Tim Welting