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Calaverite is a gold telluride. The mineral name refers to Calaveras County, California, wherein the type locality lies (Genth, 1868). Unlike krennerite or sylvanite, silver is not essential to the crystal structure of calaverite (Bindi et al., 2009).

Calaverite here forms foliated and striated crystals in breccia. There are many crystals completely enclosed in cementing chalcedony quartz. The largest exposed crystal is approximately 10 by 7 mm. Large crystals for the species. An American classic.

Price: $1000

Item code: MS1471

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