Gold


Composition: Au
Crystal System : Cubic
Colours: Rich yellow
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness : 2.5-3.0
Specific Gravity : 15.0-19.3

Occurrence

  • Hypogene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

A single specimen in the Kegel collection (now in the Smithsonian) comprises "a small mass of a few mm in size imbedded in massive brownish quartz, or quartzite." (Pinch and Wilson, 1977).