Crystallized Gold on Quartz
16 to 1 Mine, Alleghany
A wonderful "specimen" piece, this Gold on Quartz is crystallized,
differentiating it from the many more standard varieties of
nuggets. Weighing 102 grams, this is a highly visually aesthetic
example. When it comes to an extremely collectible representation
like this stunner, the provenance is critical, and this came out of
the renowned 16-to-1 Mine in California's Alleghany District known
for providing top-quality Gold on Quartz. An extremely sharp
cluster of Gold like a rounded bush rests atop the stark white
matrix rock anchoring the precious metal to its host. This is an
excellent display specimen and fine crystallized Gold on
Measurements: 2.11 x 1.93 x 1.50 x inches (5.35 x 4.91 x 3.80
cm), weighs 102 grams
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