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Gold With Uraninite

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Gold With Uraninite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection
Radioactive

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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.9 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm
Weight: 
7.60gr
Description

This is an excellent specimen of crystallized gold in uraninite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katange-Congo. Several mm-sized, more or less octahedral crystals are embedded in massive black uraninite.

Slightly radioactive due to content of U, Th and/or rare earth elements (appr. 21 micro Sv/h within spitting distance).

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Uraninite

Formula: 
UO2
Strunz: 
4.DL.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
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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