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Gold On Galena

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Gold On Galena

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Description
Locality: 
Olinghouse Mine, Nevada, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm
Description

This is one special specimen...

Only a small quantity of these were recovered from the Olinghouse mine - gold wires on galena with calcite.  The galena has beautiful stepped prism faces and the gold is a combination of wires and elongate crystals.

Spectacular piece!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey
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