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Gold On Vandenbrandeite

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Gold On Vandenbrandeite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 2.9 × 3.3 cm
Description

A block of dark green vandenbrandeite, malachite and black uraninite with a layer rich in gold that cross throw the specimen. A thick piece of gold pops up the matrix and is well exposed all-around.

From the collection of Achiel Moors, a Belgian colonist in the D.R.Congo from 1957 to 1972.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Vandenbrandeite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Strunz: 
4.GB.45
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Kalongwe deposit, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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