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Calaverite

#RW48018

Calaverite

#RW48018
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
AuTe2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Independence mine, Cripple Creek dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
tellurium , gold

Goldish yellow to silvery crystal plates of Calaverite from 5-8mm exposed along a quartz vein of intrusive-volcanic rock.  A good rich specimen with six spots showing nice, lamellar/platy crystals of brittle Calaverite. The Indendence mine, north of Victor,  is located on the southeast edge of Newmont's open pit Cripple Creek mine. 

Robert Waidler purchased the specimen from the mineralman.com. On that tag it is noted that the specimen originated from the George A. Koening and Seaman collections.

Calaverite

Formula
AuTe2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Massive, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
yellow, yellowish white 
Streak
green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection

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