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Gold In Uraninite

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Gold In Uraninite

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Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm
Description

Flake-like native gold of intense lustre and yellow colour that contrast on the black uraninite background. Uncommon and highly sought-after paragenesis from the Shinkolobwe Mine, a classic locality.

Collected before 1960 (probably before 1950), the specimen is from the stock of Robert Verdoodt, who was working in the laboratories of Union Minière du Haut-Katanga and evacuated to Belgium after the beginning of the Congo crisis in 1960.

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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