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Gold With Chalcopyrite

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Gold With Chalcopyrite

Ex Lehnen collection, Möchgengladbach, Germany, ex A.A. Dmour, ex Dr. Krantz
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Huasco, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 4.5 × 3 cm
Weight: 
71.00gr
Description

This specimen features free wire gold on massive chalcopyrite matrix. The gold is high lustrous and clearly visible.

A rare and important historic specimen, comes with old Dr. Krantz label.
It was originally a specimen of the A. A. Damour collection; his personal mineral collection was sold to F. Krantz (who was in charge of the Krantz mineral dealership between 1891 and 1926), probably shortly after his death.
Damour was sufficiently famous that Krantz had special labels printed identifying the specimens from the Damour collection.
Damour was sufficiently famous that Krantz had special labels printed identifying the specimens from the Damour collection without original label supplied.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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