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Gold On Malachite

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Gold On Malachite

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Description
Locality: 
Otjikoto Prospect, Platveld, Otavi, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm
Description

A rich small specimen with lustous crystallized gold on good contrasting malachite from Armin Wendland collection.

In glass vial

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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
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