Dims: 2.8x1.5x1.6" (7.1x3.8x4.0 cm)
Wt: 4.82 oz. (136.5g)
Red Lake Mine, Balmertown, Ontario, Canada
This hand specimen of gold ore is has very obvious gold leaf on one side, accompanied by fool's gold (pyrite). Or at least, that's what I thought before examining it with a loupe. Then, parts of the "pyrite" looks like beaten down leaves of some silvery metal, and the metallic sulfide on the sides of the specimen looks more like pyrite, and is more silver then the golden "fool's gold" color of the mineral on the top. To add to this specimen's mystery, there is another (metallic sulfide?) present which has clearly curved, striated crystal faces, and I found several translucent to transparent crystals, one green, and several yellow ones. I don't know what these might be.