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TitlePlatinum in graywacke, Westphalia, Germany
DescriptionNative platinum is an uncommon mineral. When found, it always is mixed with other elements, such as iron, gold, copper, nickel, and iron, and many times contains the rare heavy metals iridium, osmium, rhodium, and palladium. This specimen is only 3 cm across. The platinum (highly tarnished) is the gray material in the top center.
LocationGermany ▹ Watphalia. Near Waden.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-27.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #58.
Key wordsplatinum, graywacke, Germany
Tech details860 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number921