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Mike,

I thought when the gold is kinda cubic looking, it's called a special name. Or maybe there's a name as to how it formed that way. Oh well, maybe not, but I sure do like the way it looks.

Rim

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It is a very beautiful piece for sure ... maybe someone can give you the name you're looking for ... maybe a geological term that hasn't hit my limited geology center in my brain! If I had to give it a term it I might say faceted gold ...

Mike F

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It is a very beautiful piece for sure ... maybe someone can give you the name you're looking for ... maybe a geological term that hasn't hit my limited geology center in my brain! If I had to give it a term it I might say faceted gold ...

Mike F

Thank's Mike! I think that's the word I was looking for.

Rim

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Mike,

I thought when the gold is kinda cubic looking, it's called a special name. Or maybe there's a name as to how it formed that way. Oh well, maybe not, but I sure do like the way it looks.

Rim

I think the proper term is "Octagonal Crystal Gold". :idunno:

I stole that term from Chris Ralph's website, you can see a similar piece but without quartz at this link, 3rd picture down.

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/prospect/gold_specimen/Natural_gold2.htm

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Well AU, how do you think Chris comes up with the word Octagonal? I see nothing there to suggest 8 sides? I do see facets there that suggest pentagonal.hmmm??? :89:

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It seems to be safe to call it gold crystals, whether they're octagonal, cubic, pentagonal, or any other geometric shape.

Here's a link to Mindat's gold photo gallery, many types of gold and specimens, a true treat to look at all of the 1794 photos!!!

http://www.mindat.org/gallery.php?cform_is_valid=1&min=1720&cf_pager_page=1

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Don't know what to call this one....post-300-0-88130900-1353843019_thumb.jpg

Garimpo,

It's Sunday and a good name for it would be Jesus. Up top center I see his face. :rolleyes:

Rim

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