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Gold With Epidote & Pyrite

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Gold With Epidote & Pyrite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection
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Description
Locality: 
Guaysimi Deposit, Nambija District, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm
Weight: 
2.00gr
Description

A matrix of light green epidote and quartz is hosting an 8 mm wide gold leaf, and a second one of 6 mm on another side. Very rich, accompanied by tiny pyrite crystals.

Rare locality in southern Ecuador!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Epidote

Formula: 
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Strunz: 
9.BG.05a
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Colorless
Type Locality: 
Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

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