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    NATIVE GOLD
    Olinghouse District, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA

    Some Gold localities produce specimens sufficiently 'different' to be identifiable on sight. Olinghouse Gold specimens have a distinctive microcrystalline texture while still showing mirror-bright reflectivity. Combined with the gray Andesite matrix, the total picture is pretty definitive. As Olinghouse Golds go, this is quite a bit larger and richer in Gold than normal. One major vein, and a much smaller minor one, snake through the Andesite. Originally much of the vein was co-habited by Calcite intermingling with the Gold. Dissolution removed most of the Calcite, leaving the shining Gold. The slightly pale yellow coloration of the Gold shows that there is a certain percentage of Silver alloyed with it. The Gold veins appear to be between .75 inch (1.9 cm) and .88 inch (2.25 cm) in thickness at it's widest.
    Overall measurements: 6.5 x 4.5 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Global Treasures [Hoppel Catalog # D2066]


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


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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