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CRYSTALLINE GOLD. 16 to 1 Mine, Alleghany District, Nevada County, California. ...

2013 June 2 Nature & Science Signature Auction, featuring The Hoppel Collection of Fine Minerals - Dallas #5110

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 2, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX

Description:
CRYSTALLINE GOLD
16 to 1 Mine, Alleghany District, Nevada County, California

Some of the most aesthetic of Gold specimens combine the pure white of intermingled Quartz with the rich butter yellow color of the Gold. In addition to the color differential there is also a textural one, with the white Quartz having an almost matte finish that seems to eat reflections, while the Gold is all about shining reflections in that most attractive of colors. Originally, totally encased in the white Quartz, the Gold was revealed by skillful hand removal of the Quartz using fine mechanical tools. The astute observer will note the presence of a single place on the piece, where the miners pick first revealed the treasure hidden within.
It weighs 288.4 grams (9.269 ounces troy) and measures 2.88 x 2.31 inches (7.21 x 5.84 cm).


[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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