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Ex Lehnen collection, Möchgengladbach, Germany
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Description
Locality: 
Zillertal, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 5 × 2.5 cm
Weight: 
28.00gr
Description

This specimen features a quartz veinlet in mica schist, hosting a bright 3 mm gold bleb, clearly visible with the naked eye. A fine example for this old location, with a comparatively big gold inclusion.

First mention of gold mining at Hainzenberg was in 1506. In the 1600's, the gold works were quite profitable. In 1870, the workings ceased because of low revenues. After this date, several companies tried profit-making works again but without success; mining works finally ceased in 1930.
In 1996, the old mine was taken over by the local tourism agency and developed for a mining museum, now mining the tourists' wallets :-).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

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