Gold #3 Thumbnail Specimen (Dunolly, Australia)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Gold
Locality: Dunolly, Central Victoria, Australia.
Dimensions: 0.31" x 0.27" (8mm x 7mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Gold is one of the most precious metals on earth, and forms in a native (uncombined element), as seen here. A gold nugget is a classic form for gold to occur in, and can be found in gold veins or in rivers by gold panning. Dense and malleable, it is often used for jewelry but has a great deal of value as a specimen.
Care Notes: Like all metallic minerals, gold specimens should be kept out of water and out of the elements to prevent oxidation.
Healing Keywords: Gold is associated with the purification and activation of chakras, and has been called "the master healer".
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