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Chekhovichite Melonite Native Gold & Tellurobismuthite

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Chekhovichite Melonite Native Gold & Tellurobismuthite

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Description
Locality: 
Zod Mine, Vardenis, Geghark Province, Armenia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.3 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm
Description

Metallic melonite crystals with a tiny grain of yellow chekhovichite, native gold and tellurobismutite

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Chekhovichite

Formula: 
Bi2Te4+4O11
Strunz: 
4.JK.35
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Zod Mine (Sotk deposit), Vardenis, Gelark'unik' Province (Geghark'unik'), Armenia...

Melonite

Formula: 
NiTe2
Strunz: 
2.EA.20
Hardness: 
1.0 - 1.5
Type Locality: 
Stanislaus Mine, Carson Hill Gold Mining Company Mines (Carson Hill Mines), Melones, Carson Hill District (Melones District), Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA

Gold

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

Tellurobismuthite

Formula: 
Bi2Te3
Strunz: 
2.DC.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Type Locality: 
Boly Field Mine (Field's Mine; Field's vein), Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co., Georgia, USA...
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