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Gold With Quartz & Malachite & Bornite

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Gold With Quartz & Malachite & Bornite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection
New Discovery

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Description
Locality: 
Bleida Mine, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 5 × 2 cm
Weight: 
67.00gr
Description

This specimen is from a quite new discovery: Bright lustrous, crystalline gold leaves (size up to 4 mm) on a matrix consisting of massive quartz. Associated with green, acicular malachite crystals and dark brown, metallic bornite, partly intergrown with the malachite, plus possibly other, unidentified minerals.

A fine specimen with good size and clearly visible gold in a colorful matrix!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Bornite

Formula: 
Cu5FeS4
Strunz: 
2.BA.15
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.0
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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