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Gold Var Electrum With Acanthite

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Gold Var Electrum With Acanthite

Ex Lehnen collection, Möchgengladbach, Germany
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Description
Locality: 
Cannon Mine, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 3 × 1.1 cm
Weight: 
7.30gr
Description

Small grains of gold var. electrum enriched in a layer around silvery acanthite.

The Cannon mine is a former Au-Ag mine, it worked veins, veinlets, stockworks, and disseminated mineralization in breccia in sandstone. Production began in the mid 1980's and ceased in 1994. Very few specimens escaped the crushers...

One side is sawn but not polished.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Electrum

Variety Of: 

Gold

Formula: 
Au
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Formula: 
(Au, Ag)
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Hardness: 
0.0

Acanthite

Formula: 
Ag2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.35
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
lead grey
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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