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Description
Locality: 
Rouyn-Noranda TE,, Québec, Canada
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm
Description

This is a specimen of massive black hessite with gold in quartz. Hessite is rarely seen from Canada, let alone from Quebec. 

The sample was collected at least 70 years ago and is from the estate of Vivian Hylands, a long-time Cobalt resident. Vivian was a fierce advocate for all things Cobalt, especially the mining heritage. She lived in the Buffalo Mine Mill house, as did her parents. Prior to that, the family lived in Amos, Quebec. This piece came to Vivian through either her grandfather James Hylands, a mining entrepreneur who arrived in Cobalt in 1908, or her father Walter Hylands, or uncle Don Russell, both men who also worked in the Cobalt mine camp.

The identity of the hessite has been confirmed by EDS. See the analysis tab for the report.   

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hessite

Formula: 
Ag2Te
Strunz: 
2.BA.60
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
black
Type Locality: 
Koz'modem'yanskii shaft, Second Zavodinskii Mine (Second Sawodinsk Mine), Zyryanovsk Rayon, Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai), Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

Gold

Formula: 
Au
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Hessite & Gold

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