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Tongxinite On Native Copper

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Tongxinite On Native Copper

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Description
Locality: 
Brumbach Creek, Grillenberg, Sangerhausen, Saxony - Anhalt, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Weight: 
16.00gr
Description

Top sample of yellow tongxinite, coloring a copper/natural brass aggregate bright golden.

Not only is this copper-zinc very rare with only less than 12 localities known before, but any new find from Germany can be regarded as a little sensation, because not much mining or research in the mineral field is done here anymore. And the field collecting is prohibited in most places.

This specimen is also very attractive. Even better color and shine in nature. One could really mistake it for a gold specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tongxinite

Formula: 
Cu2Zn
Strunz: 
1.AB.10b
Crystal System: 
Isometric

Copper

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

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