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    NATIVE GOLD
    Sacarîmb (Sãcãrâmb; Szekerembe; Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara Co., Romania

    Romania has been the source of Native Gold specimens for centuries, and the mines of the area still produce an occasional specimen. Based on the old label, this unusual Native Gold piece was probably removed from the ground some 40 to 50 (or more) years ago. Fairly typical of the locality, it shows clumps of leaf type Native Gold up to 17 mm across, intermingled with gray druzy Quartz and some Sylvanites, which are the gray, flaky crystals. The matrix is a medium gray volcanic breccia with microscopic Pyrite as an occasional inclusion.
    Overall Measurements: 5.0 x 3.25 x 1.5 inches (12.7 x 8.26 x 3.81 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Western Minerals, ex. [Seaman Museum, circa 1910], ex. L.L. Hubbard Collection [Hoppel #D0862]


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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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