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    Crystallized Gold on Quartz
    Rosia Montana (Verespatak; Vöröspatak; Goldbach)
    Ro?ia Montana, Alba
    Romania

    Not only is this specimen of Crystallized Gold on Quartz from a very unusual locality, it was also actually mined near the 'old' Roman diggings in Romania. There are several operating Gold mines in that area. A discovery date is not known, but the backstory is undoubtedly intriguing. The piece itself is quite interesting as it presents as Gold Leaf, featuring Spinel Twin crystals. Its sharp yellowish Gold is spread out across a grayish-white matrix of Quartz. The example weighs 98 grams (3.15 oz t). The specimen with its unique locality is visually appealing.
    Measurements: 2.21 x 1.64 x 1.09 x inches (5.61 x 4.16 x 2.76 cm), weighs 98 grams


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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