Gold Telluride Cabochon, 25x45x5.2 mm, Calaverite in quartz, natural flat back cab (ca101982)
Gold Telluride (Calaverite) designer cabochonOrigin: Unknown
Colors: Brass colored in white and gray quartz
Material: Natural Calaverite in quartz.
Finish: Best polish all sides, flat back and front, freeform shape, this will make gorgeous jewelry. My pictures just can't pick up the beauty of this stone, you will love it.
Approx size: 25 by 45 by 5.2 mm, weight: 66.2 ctCalaverite, or Gold Telluride, is an uncommon telluride of gold, a metallic mineral. It was first discovered in Calaveras County in 1861, and named for the county in 1868.
The mineral often has a metallic luster, and its color may range from a silvery white to a brassy yellow.
I tested this at my bench and found all indications pointing to it being Calaverite. I ruled out pyrite and chalcopyrite. An acid test left bright shinny particles in the bowl and dissolved most everything else. A GIA expert told me that my testing also shows it to be Calaverite. Regardless, this is a beautiful cabochon that will make gorgeous jewelry or keep it as a specimen, if you find you don't like it, there is a 100% money back guarantee, send it back, if you find it's not Calaverite I will pay for all shipping costs if you don't want it. My price is greatly reduced because of the unknown.
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