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Gold in Quartz

#AH53377

Gold in Quartz

#AH53377
Availability
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Size
4 x 4 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Au (RRUFF)
Locality
American Tunnel, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
native element

Vein Gold in a 10x8mm area within Quartz with spotty showings across the rest of the specimen with Galena and Sphalerite. Obtained in 1976 by Hampson.

The American Tunnel was dirven in 1959 to intersect the Sunnyside mine orebodies. The tunnel originated at the lower levels of the Gold King mine about a mile away. The complex is located about  seven miles northeat of Silverton at over 12,000ft. It is best known for its Fluorite on Rhodochrosite groups.

Gold

Formula
Au 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Arborescent, Platy, Granular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
yellow, pale yellow, orange, yellow white, reddish white 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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