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Native Gold Malachite & Linarite

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Native Gold Malachite & Linarite

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Locality: 
Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 1.2 × 2 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample from Sterling Hill with two small patches of native gold in magnetite/galena matrix. The numerous vugs on the sample host balls of malachite and rough crystals of linarite, devilline and brochantite. A very rare example of native gold from Sterling Hill!

Mineral Data
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Gold

Formula: 
Au
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Linarite

Formula: 
PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
7.BC.65
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Linares, Linares-La Carolina District, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain

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