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Gold (Spinel-law twinned crystals) from Mockingbird Mine, Mariposa County, California

 
Gold (Spinel-law twinned crystals) from Mockingbird Mine, Mariposa County, California

Gold (Spinel-law twinned crystals) from Mockingbird Mine, Mariposa County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 54005
Mineral:Gold (Spinel-law twinned crystals)
Locality:Mockingbird Mine, Mariposa County, California
Description:Complexly crystallized native gold with no matrix attached. The gold crystallized in parallel crystals that are twinned following the Spinel Law of twinning resulting in unusual hoppered form. The surfaces are composed of microscopic crystal faces. Total weight: 2.4 grams
Overall Size:11x11x6 mm
Crystals:micro to 6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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