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Gold With Bornite & Malachite

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Gold With Bornite & Malachite

New Discovery

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Description
Locality: 
Bleida Mine, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 4 × 1.9 cm
Weight: 
27.60gr
Description

This specimen is from a quite new discovery: Bright lustrous, crystalline gold leaves (size up to 3 mm) on a porous matrix consisting of massive grey quartz. Associated with green malachite and dark brown, metallic bornite, plus possibly other unidentified minerals. The most gold is enriched in direct vicinity of the bornite.

A fine specimen with 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

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

Malachite

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

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