Gold Ore Fine Mineral Specimens
Calaverite is a tellurium bearing mineral that appears in certain low temperature and high temperature hydrothermal veins. It appears brittle and has a brassy gold to silver white metallic sheen. On several occasions old time prospectors confused it with pyrite, iron pyrite, and arsenopyrite. It commonly occurs in the presence of sulfide minerals.
Unlike most Pyrites, Calaverite contains significant gold tellurides. There exists variety gold telluride bearing specimens depending on the combination of other minerals with gold. These are: sylvanite, (Silver Gold Telluride); kostovite, (Copper Gold Telluride); krennerite, (Silver Gold Telluride); nagyagite, (Gold Lead Antimony Iron Telluride Sulfide) and petzite (Silver Gold Telluride).
This ore contains Gold, Copper, Silver, Iron, Platinum and Rhodium!
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” – John Burroughs
Beautiful mineral specimens for any mineral collection
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