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Posted by Rock Currier  
Rock Currier May 27, 2009 10:25AM
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This article is in a pre-construction phase.Someone is needed to work on this article which contains a few preliminary notes.
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Auricupride/url>Cu3Au Orthorhombic
Auricupride, Zolotaya Gora Au deposit, Karabash, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Urals Region, Russia FOV 3mm

AuricuprideRussiaUrals Region, Southern Urals, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Karabash (Karabasch), Soimon Valley, Zolotaya Gora (Zlataya Gora; Zlatoya Gora) Au deposit
We need someone to tell us about the Auricupride specimens from this locality.

Auricupride Rare species collections.
Siberia, Noril’sk Region, Talnakh, Oktybr Deposit. It is yellow with a pink tint and is massive and found in grains, patches and platy aggregates up to about 100 μm. Positively identified specimens of this material tend to be probe mounts. Found associated with gold alloys, gold, zvyagintsevite, polarite, Pt-Fe, galena, sphalerite and rarely sperrylite in the sulfide ores of the Talnakh deposit.”1 “Copper and gold form a continuous solid solution series in the synthetic system, but only above 410 C. Below that temperature solid state reactions occur resulting in miscibility gaps between phases centered around the compositions Cu3Au, CuAu, and CuAu3.(Hansen and Anderko, 1958). This is reflected in nature. …The phase with the Cu3Au composition has been named auricupride.”2
1 Encyclopedia of Minerals, Roberts, Campbell, Rapp, Second Edition, 1990, p56 - 2 Mineralogical Record, Vol. 13, 1982, p392.

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Crystals not pistols.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 07:53AM by Rock Currier.
Rob Woodside May 27, 2009 09:23PM
Ten or twenty years ago there were some flecks of Auricupride and Tetraauricupride in cm sized quartz from Brazil. I couldn't tell the difference but thay were supposedly analysed.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2009 09:25PM by Rob Woodside.
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