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NATIVE GOLD

Attractive lamellar formation of native gold (112 x 68 mm) from the Mina de Morro Velho. Specimen belonging to mineral collector Álvaro Lúcio. Photograph taken by Marcelo Lerner. Important minerals found in Morro Velho, besides native gold, are siderite, dolomite, scheelite and pyrrhotite, with magnificent collection specimens, and also galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, bornite, wolframite, cubanite, marcasite, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite.