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    Description

    Crystalline Gold on Quartz
    Red Bank Mine
    Bagby, Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
    Mother Lode Belt
    Mariposa County, California, USA

    This is a complete 360-degree crystalline Gold specimen. The thick example features thousands of Gold crystals stacked on top of each other forming a dense Gold specimen. The solid Gold lights up with intense luster as the yellow-golden piece throws light back at the viewer. The delicate crystals are mesmerizing and add to the overall aesthetic of this top-example weighing 76.059 grams. The form, shape, hue and luster alone make this a one-of-a-kind collector piece out of the renowned Red Bank Mine in California. This is an exceptional example with all the sought-after characteristics.
    Overall Measurements: 2.83 x 1.88 x 0.82 inches (7.20 x 4.77 x 2.08 cm), weighs 76.059 grams

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


    Estimate: $5,000 - up.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    17th Wednesday
    Auction Dates
    December
    8th Wednesday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    57 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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