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    Crystallized Gold
    Round Mountain District
    Toquima Range, Nye Co.
    Nevada, USA

    Serious mineral collectors, especially those with an affinity for Gold specimens, will take note of any superlative example from Round Mountain, and this is a major offering from the famed Nevada site. Truly massive, at over 20 troy ounces, the highly textural surface of this dramatic piece features the sharp and granular crystallization so associated with the iconic locality. The crystallized Gold is not a nugget but rather a naturally artistic representation with size, form and luster setting it apart from a majority of specimens with the same origin. This "monster" is actually shaped a bit like a dragon or a dinosaur when oriented vertically in a certain way and features numerous spinel twins amid its quite rugged exterior. The representation offers superb color, especially given how many Round Mountain offerings exhibit a brassy and dull luster. This vivid example is surely destined for a finer display case.
    Overall Measurements: 5.54 x 2.72 x 1.34 inches (14.07 x 6.90 x 3.40 cm), weighs 646 grams

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


    Estimate: $120,000 - $180,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    July
    20th Saturday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    July
    20th Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    0 Days 10h 4m 7s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: 20
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72158) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, July 20, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $100,000
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