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English: Gold
Locality: Victoria Gold Mine, Montacute, South Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
A dramatic specimen of thick, wide vein gold in the shape of a swan perched atop matrix. The color and luster is very bright and with a brassy patina free from harsh chemical cleaning. It has an unusual look and comes from an unusual locality, according to my source in Australia from whom I obtained it (Rob Sielecki, may years ago). The gold sits very attractively on just the right amount of matrix and is really 3-dimensional. Overall, a superb miniature and quite a rare matrix specimen in that the gold is on the rock as opposed to intertwined with it as usual. Weighs 51 grams, of which most of that is gold.
Deutsch: Gold
Fundort: Victoria Gold Mine, Montacute, South Mountain Lofty Ranges, Mountain Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new09/cat10c.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-76700.html
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