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    Gold Wires
    Olinghouse District (White Horse District)
    Pah Rah Range (Pah Rah Mts), Washoe Co.
    Nevada, USA

    This intriguing specimen is a plate of gray matrix covered with rich Gold wires. The incredibly lustrous and tiny Native Gold pops off the brick as they are eye-catching when hit with light. The wires are inter-grown in a moss-like habit and display beautifully. A section of stark white Calcite adds to the visual affect as it pulls the viewer's eye across the Gold "nest." This piece should be viewed under a loupe or microscope to get the full effect. The organic shape of the piece adds to the overall curiosity. Collectors will appreciate this specimen as it is a nice-sized example and comes from a now closed locality. This is a prototype "Olinghouse Gold" and a unique variety that needs to be represented in any Gold collection.
    Overall Measurements: 4.23 x 2.81 x 1.40 inches (10.75 x 7.15 x 3.56 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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