Native silver can be found growing in its elemental form within a host rock, most commonly calcite. It's formation habit is dendritic, which gives it that cool mottled look. After gold and platinum, silver is the third noble metal which is characterized by its resistance to corrosion, and ability to grow as a single element rather than being mixed with other atoms like other precious and semi-precious stones.
I got this rock as a thin rough slab which I then cut up, shaped, and shined flush using the inlay technique. So much shiny!!!
Side pieces are Mother of Pearl, Australian Opal, and Moonstone.