Gold is found not only in the classical gold-mining countries South Africa, Russia, Australia and the USA, but also - in small amounts - in Germany, e.g. near Reichmannsdorf, Steinheid and Schwarzatal in Thuringia, Goldkronach in the Fichtel mountain range and Korbach in Northern Hesse. This piece shows a gold quartz vein, the way gold is often found in primary deposits, embedded in quartz.


  • Title: Gold
  • Provenance: Saalfeld, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany
  • Type: Mineral, precious medal
  • Rights: © Museum für Naturkunde. All rights reserved.
  • Medium: Gold, quartz

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