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Gold On Sphalerite

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Gold On Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Daikoku, Chichibu, Nakatsugawa, Saitama Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.8 × 0.4 cm
Description

This gold specimen features a crystal of black sphalerite as matrix where two crystallized wires pass throw it, one is a flattened wire and the other is a ribbon-like wire. They have the distinctive yellow colour, moderate lustre and have an aerial development that surpass 7 mm. Amazing aesthetic specimen that is mounted on a cubic acrylic socle. Gold in matrix from Japan is scarce nowadays in the market, and this piece is one of the best gold I still have from this classic Japanese mine.

Old specimen, acquired in 1950's, it was from Ing. Felix Azpilicueta Viguera, former mayor of San Sebastian (Spain) in the late 1940’s.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gold

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

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Postage Area Price
Belgium <2Kg (Unregistered)
7
NL, DE, FR, LU <2Kg (Unregistered)
11
Rest EU <2Kg (Unregistered)
13
EUROPE (NO EU) <2Kg (Unregistered)
13
USA <2Kg (Unregistered)
13
REST OF THE WORLD <2Kg (Unregistered)
13

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