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Gold crystal looked too big to be real

  • A single gold crystal, about the size of a golf ball, was found in Venezuela decades ago and the owner provided the 217.78-gram nugget to geologist John Rokovan so he could determine the crystal's authenticity. 

    The Miami University professor mentioned that he had never seen a structure this big before and took the pieces to a laboratory in order to employ neutron diffractometry. He found that three of the four pieces, including the big one, were single-crystal and further analysis will "also provide an understanding of how the rare pieces may have formed before they were slightly deformed while being washed down in ancient stream sediments."

    http://krqe.com/2014/04/08/scientists-prove-worlds-largest-gold-crystal-is-real/

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