Figures 1-5. Native Silver.
1. Native Silver
2. The same [Native Silver]
3. The same [Native Silver]
4. Native Silver
5. Native Silver
Figures 6-8. Antimonial Silver.
6. Antimonial Silver
7. The same [Antimonial Silver]
8. The same [Antimonial Silver]
Figures 9-16. Sulphuret of Silver, Glance and Red Silver Ore.
9. Glance Silver
10. The same [Glance Silver]
11. Brittle Glance Silver, or Melan Glance
13.Dark-Red or Ruby Silver
14.The same [Ruby Silver]
15. Light-red or Ruby Silver
16. The same [Ruby Silver]
This hand-colored plate is part of the first edition English translation of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern. The publication consists of two sections; the first is an introduction including topics such as the formation of crystals and chemical reactions of crystals; the second is devoted to the description of various mineral groups including precious stones, hornblende and augitic minerals, felspathic minerals, micaceous minerals, zeolitic minerals, calcareous minerals, and various salts and compounds. The final pages of the book contain twenty-four lithograph plates depicting crystalline structures and mineral forms. The first two plates are labeled A and B and the remaining plates are numbered I through XXII. The plates are hand-colored, using metallic finishes to create a lustrous effect.
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Kurr, J. G. (Johann Gottlob). “Plate XIV: Native Silver, Antimonial Silver, Sulphuret of Silver, Glance and Red Silver Ore.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/y5dhk93.
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