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MIN#Gold-1 NEW!

Exquisite specimen featuring fine crystalline clusters of Native Gold with Quartz and Epidote!
This is easily one of the finest Olinghouse Gold specimens I've seen in recent years and they
aren't very common in the marketplace anymore. This specimen was pictured in a
Rocks and
Minerals, Vol. 79 - Issue #1, Jan/Feb 2004
article about the Olinghouse Mine and has resided
in a private collection ever since. There are at least three crystalline "nests" atop the matrix,
with the largest measuring just shy of 4 cm in size. The luster of these Gold wires is intense and
the brilliance is dazzling. One might be tempted to call this a specimen of Electrum due to the high
content of Silver in the mix and the color is a lighter shade of yellow. I should also point out that the
bottom side of the specimen is covered by a large amount of Gold wires still encased in white Calcite.
This is a wonderful specimen of Olinghouse Gold and the aesthetics and 3-dimensionality are superb.
From the 813 pit, Olinghouse District, Washoe County, Nevada.
Measures 5.8 cm by 8.4 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.

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MIN#Gold-2 NEW!

Brilliant and incredibly crystalline specimen of Native Gold with a bit of Quartz matrix!
This specimen is dazzling! It is completely crystalline from top to bottom and exhibits an intense
luster with mirror-like surfaces on many of the Gold crystals. I must admit, when I first saw this
piece I thought it was from the Mockingbird because the crystals are so sharp and well formed.
It's actually an Eagle's Nest Gold however, and one of the finest examples of crystallization I've
seen from that locality. There is a small amount of Quartz attached to the backside and a 1 cm
Spinel crystal in the same location. This is a specimen that could be displayed on a 360 base!
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 3.6 cm by 1.8 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Toursel Mineral Collection
Price $6500

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MIN#Gold-3 NEW!

Rare specimen of Native Gold with Pyrite crystals on Quartz from the Mother Lode!
Old time specimen featuring lustrous leaf Gold nestled between white crystal points! There
are Pyrite crystals scattered about and the leaf surfaces range from mirror-smooth to matted
in texture. I would date this specimen to the mid 1850's to as possibly as late as 1890. The old
label is brittle and in two pieces with the middle portion missing but the words Oro, quarzo, and
California are visible. Numerous Quartz crystals form the host matrix and some are terminated!
From the Mother Lode Region of California.
Weighs 29.7 total gram weight - Measures 5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Ex. G. Lee Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-4 NEW!

Rare specimen featuring crystalline Native Gold in host rock matrix!
This is somewhat of a rarity and an oddity in that the Native Gold crystals have left the Quartz
seam and embedded themselves in the host matrix. They are quite brilliant and lustrous and the
color is a bright yellow so the difference in matrix has not impacted the quality of the Gold itself.
The dendritic structures to the right lift ever so slightly above the surface, giving the specimen
the appearance of a sculptural relief or 3-dimensionality. A large and very unique display piece.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 10 cm by 12.1 cm by 3 cm in total size.

Ex. Alan Day Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-5 NEW!

BRILLIANT specimen of Native Gold perched atop Hematite colored Quartz matrix!
This is one luscious specimen of Australian Native Gold! The surfaces are gleeming with luster
and the color of the Gold indicates a very high purity. The specimen itself is a Gold epimorph in that
it displays the shape and angles of its former matrix in a way that makes it appear crystalline. The
matrix was probably a mix of iron mineral and Quartz and the remaining Quartz matrix below the
Gold has preserved the original color of the Hematite. You could probably turn the Quartz white
by cleaning it but that would take away from the specimen's characture and it definately has a lot
of character. I've been told that there are over 5 ounces of yellow metal in this specimen. This is
a rare piece and the Gold weight is just an added bonus. Most of these do not appear on matrix.
From the Idaho Pit, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, Australia.
Measures 8.5 cm by 4.4 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Robert Nobel Mineral Collection
Price $24,500

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MIN#Gold-6 NEW!

Exceptional and rare specimen of Native Leaf Gold in white Quartz matrix!
This is a MAJOR Gold specimen and of a quality seldom seen from the Oriental Mine in
California. The Gold appears as brilliant layers of leaf Gold with crystals present along
the edges of each seam. There are also flattened trigons apparent atop the surfaces of
the leaf Gold so you could actually say that the entire specimen is crystalline! The color
of the Gold is a super lustrous butter-yellow indicating a small Silver presence in the mix.
(Orange would indicate Copper). Specimens of Gold from the Oriental in this size range
are quite rare and specimens with this much Gold coverage are incredibly rare! This fine
specimen represents a unique opportunity for Gold collectors and mineral collectors alike!
From the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Forest District, Sierra County, California.
Measures 6.8 cm by 6.3 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
Price $18,500

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MIN#Gold-7 NEW!

Exquisite specimen of crystalline Native Gold!
Super lustrous and dazzling, this miniature sized Gold is entirely composed of fine crystals!
Elongated crystals, dendrites, flattened trigons, hoppered crystals and even some small spinels
are present in this brilliant, super lustrous specimen! A small bit of Quartz matrix is attached
to the bottom crystal but the remainder of the specimen is completely crystalline Native Gold.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 5.7 cm by 2.7 cm by 1 cm in total size.

Ex. Minette, Bernardi Mineral Collections
Comes with a custom made, labeled base
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MIN#Gold-8 NEW!

Exquisite specimen featuring the most brilliant leaves of Native Gold in white Calcite!
This specimen is incredibly lustrous and bright, with fine Native leaf Gold covering both the
front and back sides on the white Calcite matrix. The leaves are firmly embedded in the Calcite
and rigidly stable with some tiny trigons scattered about atop the surfaces. This is the first specimen
I've seen from this locality and I am very impressed with both the color and intense brilliance. I can't
recommend this specimen highly enough. If you're a Gold collector, this is one I would call a must have!
From the Bronzewing Mine (Mount McClure Mine), Yandal Station, Leonora Shire, W. Australia, Australia.
Measures 4.1 cm by 5.4 cm by 2.9 cm in total size.

Ex. Kevin Ward Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-9 NEW!

Extraordinarily rich and quite rare specimen of Native Gold on Quartz from the Vulture Mine!
This specimen is from the Vulture Mine which is located in the ghost town of Vulture City, just outside
the town of Wickenburg, Arizona. I've seen a handful of Native Golds from this old locality over the past
decade but I would have to say this is by far the richest. It's covered with seams of brilliant Gold on both
the front and back and even has a crudely crystalline structure in some areas atop the Quartz matrix.
From the Vulture Mine, Vulture, Vulture District, Vulture Mts, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Measures 2.7 cm by 2 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Kappus Gold Collection
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MIN#Gold-10 NEW!

Exceptional!! Amazing specimen of Native Gold in thin ribbon form clustered atop matrix!
This incredible specimen is from Montana and it is the finest Native Gold I've seen from Montana in
a long, long time. The exact locality was not preserved over the decades since its discovery but it's from
a locality near Butte, Montana. The Gold appears as thin ribbons of highly lustrous Gold in cluster, sitting
atop a pink matrix which may be Rhyolite. This is suggestive of Jefferson County which borders Silver Bow.
From an area near Butte, most likely Jefferson County, Montana.
Measures 2.7 cm by 6.8 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Kappus Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-10b NEW!

Very rich specimen featuring a heavy coverage of fine dendritic Native Gold on white Quartz!
Specimens like this one are pure eye candy for a Native Element collector like myself. The color
of the dendrites is much richer than normal, indicating a high purity for a Nevada Gold specimen.
Under slight magnification, I can see hundreds of fine crystalline dendrites rising upwards from
the micro-crystals of white Quartz covering the reddish-brown matrix. Rich, dense, and lustrous,
collectors could have a field day using a loupe on this specimen. One of my favorite small minis!
From the Excelsior Mountains, Mineral County, Nevada.
Measures 3.7 cm by 2.6 cm by 2.7 cm in total size.

Price $2450

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MIN#Gold-11 Sold!

Very rare specimen featuring Native Gold on Pyrite crystals and Bornite from Bisbee!
I can count the number of Native Gold specimens I've seen from Bisbee on one hand - they are
extremely rare. This specimen features a thin coating of Gold atop crystals of Pyrite with Bornite in
a small matrix seam in addition to some small flakes of leaf Gold nestled between the crystals. This
is a great locality piece as well as a specimen for those who collect Bisbee rarities. Dates to circa 1900.
From the Cole Mine (Cole Shaft; Cole No. 3), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona.
Measures 4.8 cm by 5.5 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Ex. J. Cilen, Szenics Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-11b New!

Exceptional specimen of Calaverite crystals on Quartz matrix!
This is a very rich specimen of Calaverite which is a Gold Telluride. The Quartz matrix displays
numerous veins of the lustrous mineral alongside well formed Calaverite crystals. A closer look
with a loupe shows a surface which is literally covered with crystals, including one that measures
.6 cm in size! Specimens of this calibre from the old Cripple Creek Mining District are few and
far between and this is one of the richest and best examples of Calaverite that I've seen in years.
From Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller County, Colorado.
Measures 5.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Price $3250

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MIN#Gold-12 NEW!

Rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz covered matrix!
This specimen is covered from one end to the other with fine crystalline clusters of Native
Gold and is probably one of the richest specimens at the show in terms of coverage. Under
magnification, you can see hundreds of fine crystals, all arranged in dense dendritic patterns.
This locality has been mined since the Romans and is literally full of ancient mines with an open pit.
From Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba County, Romania.
Measures 6.5 cm by 5.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

Ex. N. Yedlin, Charles Leavitt, Hauck Mineral Collections
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MIN#Gold-13 NEW!

Very rich specimen of Native Gold on Quartz from Colorado!
Almost everything you see from the old American Tunnel in terms of Gold specimens
is pepper Gold in Quartz or very small leaves. This specimen is the exception in that it
features iridescent leaves measuring to 1 cm in size! The leaves are covered with small
trigons and as brilliant and lustrous as they are colorful with hues of red, blue, and purple.
From the Sunnyside Mine (American Tunnel Mine), Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan Co., Colorado.
Measures 4.2 cm by 2 cm by 2.1 cm in total size.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-14 NEW!

Superb specimen featuring super sharp crystals on Native Gold on Quartz crystals!
This specimen is loaded with a cluster of fine Gold crystals rising up from a matrix of Quartz and
brown Quartz crystals along the right edge. The Gold crystals are well formed and lustrous with
a rich yellow color. They appear to have formed atop the brown (Hematite coated) Quartz crystals.
Sharp octahedrons, cubes, and elongated spinels form the majority of the crystallized cluster.
From the Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada.
Measures 3.4 cm by 3 cm by 2.8 cm in total size.

Price $2500

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MIN#Gold-15 NEW!

Exceptional and quite rare old classic featuring Native Gold on Quartz crystals from Tonopah, Nevada!
This specimen dates to the 1910's - 1920's which was the heyday of Gold Mining in the Tonopah Mining
District. It is from the Siebert Shaft which was just to the north of Tonopah, a town which was primarily
known for its deposits of Silver. The matrix is composed of Quartz crystals and massive Quartz. It's full
of small pockets and openings which allowed for the formation of small crystals of Native Gold, most of
which are in grape-like clusters. I've had a great time inspecting every small opening with my loupe and
almost all are lined with bright, lustrous crystals of Native Gold. This is a very rich specimen and one of the
finest I've seen from the Tonopah District. It comes with an original handwritten label, misspellings and all.
From the 500 foot Level of the Siebert Shaft, Tonopah Mining Company, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada.
Measures 6.5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.

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MIN#Gold-16 New!

Brilliant specimen of crystalline Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
This specimen displays some incredibly lustrous and mirror-reflective Native Gold
crystals climbing atop one another along side the white Quartz matrix. For its size, this
specimen carries a lot of crystalline bang for the buck. It's amazing under magnification.
From the Colorado Quartz Mine, Mariposa County, Colorado.
Measures 3.1 cm by 2.2 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Gold-17 Sold!

Rare and quite aesthetic specimen featuring crystalline leaf Gold and Petzite in Calcite!
Very attractive specimen featuring seams of leaf Gold rising from the seams between
Calcite crystals. There are also Gold inclusions inside the Calcite that can be seen just
beneath the surface. Silvery-grey Petzite gives the white Calcite a marbled appearance.
From the Cornucopia Gold Mines, Cornucopia District, Baker Co., Oregon.
Measures 3.4 cm by 2.8 cm by 2.7 cm in total side.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-18 Sold!

VERY RARE!! Brilliant crystals of Native Gold on orangish-brown Limonite covered Quartz!
This is simply a tremendous crystalline Gold from a rare locality for fine crystals of any kind.
Actually, mindat.org has no photos for Gold from this locality and only two for all of Colombia.
Most specimens are water worn nuggets or small specks in Quartz. This specimen is covered
with dozens of sharp, lustrous crystals, top to bottom, and is the most impressive I've seen.
From Antioquia Department, Republic of Colombia.
Measures 2.4 cm by 2.1 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.

Ex. S. Henson, Hauck Mineral Collections
Comes with an original antique handwritten label from S. Henson of London
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MIN#Gold-19 NEW!

Rich specimen of Native Gold and Pyrite in matrix from Norway!
This is definately one of the richer Gold specimens I've seen from this classic locality. They are
rarely encountered and I believe this is only the third or fourth I've located in the marketplace in
the past decade. Most are from older collections, as this one is, but very few are well covered.
From the Bømlo Gold Mines, Lykling, Bømlo, Hordaland, Norway
Measures 7.2 cm by 2.3 cm by 4.1 cm in total size.

Ex. A. K. Borland, H. Obodda, Hauck Mineral Collections
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MIN#Gold-20 NEW!

Rare specimen featuring Native Gold on Chrysocolla covered matrix!
I rarely find Native Gold on Chysocolla or any other Copper mineral for that matter. The combination
of the two just isn't common so I purchase every one I find. This specimen has a .6 cm leaf of pure Gold!

From Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile.
Measures
4.2 cm by 4 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Dr. Daniel Manolescu Mineral Collection
Price $895

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MIN#Gold-21 Sold!

Fine specimen of crystalline Native Gold with Needle Quartz on and in Quartz matrix!
The first thing one sees with this specimen is the fine cluster of Native Gold crystals nestled
among the fine Quartz needles at the very top. Some of these crystals are also iridescent which
makes them difficult not to notice. On second glance, it becomes apparent that this is a pretty
rich specimen with Native Gold peppered all through the entire surface of the Quartz matrix.
From near Leadville, Lake County, Colorado.
Measures 6 cm by 3.5 cm by 2 cm in total size.

Ex. A. H. Petereit, Hauck Mineral Collections
Comes with its original Albert H. Petereit label
Price $985

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MIN#Gold-22 NEW!

Rare specimen featuring a feather of Native Gold (Palladian Gold) on marbled Calcite!
This classic specimen features several feathers of Native Gold, with the largest at top
measuring just shy of 2 cm in total length. They are incredibly fine and lustrous dendrites
which display beautifully against the marble-like Calcite matrix. These are rare specimens
which are difficult to find in the marketplace. The locality is now protected and restricted.
From Hope's Nose, Torquay, South Devon, Devon, England.
Measures 5.4 cm by 3 cm by 1.1 cm in total size.

Ex. F. John Barlow, Hauck Mineral Collections
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MIN#Gold-23 NEW!

Brilliant specimen of crystalline Native Gold on white Quartz!
The brilliance of these crystals cannot be overstated. They are highly lustrous and reflective
as they appear to climb the white Quartz matrix. Multiple trigons can be seen atop the Quartz while
others appear here and there, emerging from the matrix at random. Can be displayed from both sides.
From the Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California.
Measures 2.7 cm by 2 cm by 1.8 cm in total size.

Price $1250

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MIN#Gold-24 NEW!

Heavy and quite impressive specimen of Native Gold wires on Quartz matrix!
This is a great looking specimen which is mostly crystalline wires over Quartz. The amount of Quartz
weight in the specimen is small and the fine wires actually surround the Quartz which is mostly only in
the very center. Mixed in with the wires are small lustrous crystal trigons and octahedrons. Very nice!
From the Belshazzar Mine, Quartzburg District, Boise County, Idaho.
Weighs 76.4 grams or 2.45 ounces.
Measures 4.2 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.

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MIN#Gold-25 Sold!

Very rare and superb specimen featuring fine wires of Native Gold on Quartz matrix!
Classic old time crystalline Gold from a locality not often seen in the marketplace. The wires
completely cover the top half of the Quartz matrix and can be seen all the way down to the bottom as
well as on the back side of the specimen. This is the first specimen from this locality that I've offered.
From the Sixes River District, (Six Rivers District), Curry Co., Oregon.
Measures 2.8 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Comes with an original handwritten label
Price $2450

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MIN#Gold-26 NEW!

VERY RARE!! Fine Native Gold crystals on Quartz matrix from North Carolina!
This is a very impressive crystalline Gold specimen from the site of America's first gold rush!
A rich scattering of fine Gold crystals is spread across the surface of this grainy Quartz matrix.
I don't have an exact date for this specimen but I would estimate it dates back to the mid to late
1800's. This would make a great addition to a type Gold or North Carolina mineral collection.
From the old Gold Mining District of North Carolina.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8.4 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-27 NEW!

Richly painted specimen of Native Gold on Hematite matrix!
This is an impressive specimen of bright yellow Gold from a seldom seen locality. There's a lot of
Gold here in the form of brilliant flakes and there's no telling just how much Gold is inside of the
brown Hematite matrix. I count at least 5 patches of Gold on the surface which has been exposed.
From the Dutchman Mine, Bouse, Plomosa District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz County, Arizona.
Measures 6.5 cm by 4.3 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.

Ex. David Glenn Mineral Collection
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MIN#Gold-28 NEW!

Classic old Colorado specimen featuring crystals of Native Leaf Gold with Calcite in a Quartz vug!
This is an impressive specimen and a very rich one as well. The leaf Gold appears from the surrounding
Calcite matrix and Quartz crystals and completely covers the upper half of the matrix. Beneath the Gold
is a second Quartz crystal lined vug that recedes deeper into the matrix. Additional and somewhat
larger crystals of leaf Gold are also visible inside this vug! This is a great and very historical piece.
From the Smuggler-Union Mine, Marshall Basin, Telluride District, San Miguel Co., Colorado.
Measures 3.6 cm by 2.6 cm by 2.9 cm in total size.

Ex. C. F. Parker (Circa 1948), Gunnell, Hauck Mineral Collections
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MIN#Gold-29 NEW!

Extremely rare and incredibly rich specimen of Gold with Chalcocite, Bornite, and Quartz!
This specimen is a spectacular contrast to the usual "pepper" Gold in Quartz specimens more commonly
seen from this famous mining locality. The Gold crystals here are large and well defined with one meauring
to .5 cm in size. They appear to be slighly rounded octahedrons are are present on both sides of the matrix!

This specimen was acquired by the former owner shortly after Lake Emma flooded and closed the mine.
Circa 1978 - From the D Level, Little Mary Vein, Sunnyside Mine, Gladstone, San Juan County, Colorado.

Circa 1978 - Measures 4.4 cm by 3.3 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Kosnar, L. R. Mineral Collections
Price $2850

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MIN#Gold-30 Sold!

Gorgeous specimen featuring crystalline Native Gold with Aikinite and iridescent Chalcopyrite on Quartz matrix!
Berezovsk is the classic locality for Gold mining in Russia and this specimen dates back to the 1800's. The crystals
of Native Gold climb up and over the Quartz matrix and are surrounded by a colorful accenting of iridescent
Chalcopyrite and Aikinite. A rare gold from a historical locality. This specimen is an amazing sight under a loupe.
From Berezovsk, Berezovskii, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.
Measures 5 cm by 3.7 cm by 2.3 cm in total size.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Comes with original Schortmann's Minerals label
Price $1850

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MIN#Gold-31 NEW!

Historic specimen of crystalline Native Gold on altered Rhyolite with Quartz matrix!
A very rich specimen of Native Gold from a locality that is tied to one of the most famous ghost towns
in America - Rhyolite, Nevada! The photo above shows the brilliant Gold dendrites which are bright in
color and very lustrous. The matrix is typical to the Bullfrog District and matches the material I've
personally dug many times while exploring the Rhyolite area. This specimen dates to the early 1900s
and was displayed in the Beatty Exchange Club
for years until it was donated to the Keck Museum.
I've only seen three specimens of Gold from the Rhyolite District and two of those are in this update.
From a locality near Rhyolite, Bullfrog District, Nye County, Nevada.
Total specimen weight is 108.3 grams.
Measures 5 cm by 3.8 cm by 5 cm in total size.

Ex. Beatty Club, Marcus Johnston, W. M. Keck Museum Collections
Price $5500

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MIN#Gold-32 NEW!

Brilliant specimen of semi-crystalline Native Leaf Gold on a bit of matrix!
The luster and brilliance of this fine Gold Leaf is amazing and the surface is covered with
small flattened trigon crystals which formed within the tight recesses of the matrix seam.
From the Yandal Greenstone Belt, Leonora Shire, Goldfields-Esperance region, Western Australia, Australia.
Measures 2.3 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.7 cm in total size.

Price $585

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MIN#Gold-33 NEW!

Historic specimen of crystalline Native Gold on altered Rhyolite matrix!
A very rich specimen of Native Gold from a locality that is tied to one of the most famous ghost towns
in America - Rhyolite, Nevada! The photo above shows the brilliant Gold crystals which are bright in
color and very lustrous. The matrix is typical to the Bullfrog District and matches the material I've
personally dug many times while exploring the Rhyolite area. This specimen dates to the early 1900s
and was displayed in the Beatty Exchange Club
for years until it was donated to the Keck Museum.
I've only seen three specimens of Gold from the Rhyolite District and two of those are in this update.
From a locality near Rhyolite, Bullfrog District, Nye County, Nevada.
Total specimen weight is 57 grams.
Measures 4.5 cm by 2.2 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Beatty Club, W. M. Keck Museum, Kleine Collections
Price $3500

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MIN#Gold-34 NEW!

Exceptional specimen of elongated Native Gold wires on Quartz crystal covered matrix!
This rare specimen is extraordinary due to the length of the main wire which measures 4 cm in length!
The other wires measure around 2 cm or larger in length. The visual impact of brilliant Gold wires set
against the Quartz crystal covered matrix is incredible. Only a small number of these elongated wires
were ever found and even fewer were set on Quartz. Most were found in the early mining days of the
Olinghouse District. I would consider this specimen to be among the top two or three that I have seen
and it dates back to the late 1990's or early 2000's. A specimen of this calibre with wires of this size
from the Olinghouse District is a prize for any collection. This represents an incredible opportunity.

From the Olinghouse District, Washoe County, Nevada.
Measures 7.1 cm by 9 cm by 2.5 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Kleine, K. Ward, Bernardi Mineral Collections
Price $12,500

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MIN#Gold-35 NEW!

Rare and colorful mix of Native Gold with Atacamite on matrix!
This specimen looks like paint spots on matrix! These appeared about seven years ago and
have since disappeared from the market. A rare opportunity to purchase a very unique Gold!
From a locality near the Faride Mine in Sierra Gorda, Chile.
Measures 4 cm by 4 cm in size.

Price $485

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MIN#Gold-36 NEW!

Gorgeous leaf of reddish tinted Native Gold on bright white Quartz!
This super lustrous crystalline leaf has some of the prettiest patina I've seen on
a Gold specimen. The colors range from red to orange to yellow on the far right.
From the Harvard Open Pit Mine, Jamestown, California.
Measures 1.1 cm by .8 cm in size.

Price $285

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MIN#Gold-37 NEW!

Fine crystals of Gold var. Electrum on Quartz matrix!
This update started at the top with an incredible dendritic Native Gold specimen and now it ends
with an Electrum crystal specimen from the same locality. The crystals here are small but distinct
and they display a lustrous golden-silver coloration indicating a high percentage of Native Silver in the
mix (possibly as high as 50%). The close up photo displays the fine crystal clusters that are scattered
about atop the Quartz matrix. The clusters measure in size from .6 to .8 cm.  In excellent condition.
From From Rosia Montana, Verespatak, Alba County, Romania.
Measures 8.3 cm by 6.2 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.

Ex. Dr. Daniel Manulescu Mineral Collection
Price $785

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