Simple design, apache gold teardrops in fine silver bezel setting with dew drop and fused earhooks
Apache Gold is the trade name given to a elegant black and shiny metallic gold rock found in the United Verde Mine in Jerome, Arizona.
The black host rock is a Chlorite Schist, the shiny gold is Chalcopyrite. Chalcopyrite (also sometimes known as Fool's Gold) is a high grade copper ore.
The name Apache Gold is a reference to the Apache Indians who lived in Arizona and the gold color of the Chalcopyrite. The name Chalcopyrite is a combination from the Greek word khalkos meaning copper and the mineral pyrite. Pyrite is an iron sulfide. Chalcopyrite looks similar to the gold colored Pyrite, but it actually has a richer, more buttery, yellow color.
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