About the object
The silver tree consists of a tree-like skeleton of solid silver crystals.
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The fine, highly ramose silver aggregate is one of the important finds from the final years of the silver-mining heyday in the Central Black Forest. The Wittichen area was already renowned nationwide 200 years ago for its rich seams of silver and cobalt ores. A natural history enthusiast and pastor by the name of Walter Rössler generously donated this valuable specimen to the museum director at the time, Dr. Paul Lögler.