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Native Gold With Pitchblende

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Native Gold With Pitchblende

Ex-Collection Thore Pedersen
Radioactive

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Description
Locality: 
Kongsberg Silver Mines, Kongsberg, Viken, Norway
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4 × 2 cm
Description

An extremely rare, radioactive - checked by myself - Gold specimen from the famous and classic, silver-bearing Kongsberg mining district. This outstanding sample was found by the well known Norwegian mineral collector Thore Pedersen in 1986 in a dump of Hertog Ulrik Mine.

According to the label, this should be the first and only detection of radioactivity in the Kongsberger Silver Mines. Very unusual.

One more note: The german label also says that Gadolinite is equivalent to collomorphic Pitchblende.

Today the dumps are protected and collecting minerals is strictly prohibited.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Pitchblende

Variety Of: 

Uraninite

Formula: 
UO2
Strunz: 
4.DL.05
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Formula: 
UO2
Hardness: 
0.0
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