Round Mountain Mine (Round Mountain Gold Mine; Sunnyside Mine; Sphinx glory hole; Great Western tunnel; Rattlesnake; Keane vein; Los Gazabo vein), Round Mountain, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
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|Name:||From the Greek ήλεκτρου for "amber," in allusion to its colour.|
A variety of gold containing silver, usually with >20 wt.% of silver.
Classification of Electrum
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||1.AA.05|
1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
A : Copper-cupalite family
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Physical Properties of Electrum
Chemical Properties of Electrum
|All elements listed in formula:||Ag, Au|
Relationship of Electrum to other Species
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Other Names for Electrum
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Electrum
Pliny (77A.D.) 33: 23.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 89-91.
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Localities for Electrum
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