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    Gold in Pyrite
    Mariposa Co.
    California, USA

    This unique Gold in Pyrite specimen boasts a hammered nature to its brassy gold top with an abundance of discreet crystals. The rugged covering of 'nuggety' faces grew on top of a charcoal gray layer, atop a rocky mass of white Quartz. This truly spectacular collectible miniature is quite impressive for the large Gold section but also offers a small 'sidecar' of crystalline Gold on the dark matrix attached to the milky white Quartz. The overall weight of this uniquely special mineral association is 81 grams and well over 2.5 troy ounces.
    Overall Measurements: 1.96 x 1.42 x 1.04 inches (4.99 x 3.61 x 2.65 cm), weighs 81 grams (2.59 oz t)

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


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    March
    14th Saturday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    March
    14th Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    16 Days 7h 16m 11s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: 5
    Page Views: 134

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 72001-72055) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, March 14, 2020.
    (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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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

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    *Reserve Not Met. A reserve has been posted on this lot, but no bids have met the reserve. The next bid will meet the reserve.

    Reserve Amount:
    $4,500
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    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $5,625.00 Minimum Next Bid: $4,500 ($5,625.00 w/ BP)
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