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Native Gold

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Steinheid, Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.03cm
Description

A typical specimen for one of the few German gold deposits in mineral veins. A piece of quartz vein with iron oxides and an approx. 0.3 mm inclusion of native gold in clear quartz. The gold veins were already extensively exploited in the Middle Ages. 

Item No. 21/24

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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