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    SPECTACULAR GOLD NUGGET - THE "PROVIDENCE NUGGET"
    Northern Australia
    This spectacular partially crystallized nugget, known as the "Providence Nugget", was found by Jack Lange, the well-known Australian prospector and contributor to The Australian Gold Gem And Treasure magazine. In his own words: "I called this magnificent 1100 gram (35.3 troy ounces) nugget the "Providence Nugget' because of the circumstances surrounding its discovery. My brother Ed and I decided to try an area we hadn't prospected before in northern Queensland. I detected the nugget within minutes of getting out of my vehicle at only about 45 cm depth! Another week of searching the surrounding area produced nothing...so this was truly a providential find, thus the "Providence Nugget". It is considerably harder to find a good and large nugget from this area than from the comparatively richer goldfields in Southern Australia, and this piece is a huge one. It exhibits a lot of surface area for the weight because the nugget is flattened like a pancake, considered the best for collectors because of the weight to presentation face ratio. In addition, it is partially
    crystallized - extremely rare in a find of this size- and displays a rich and brilliant crystalline sheen with the vibrant color indicating its high purity. With finely aesthetic fern leaf patterning near the edges and studded with tiny quartz growths, it really is a spectacular and important find, measuring 5 x 4½ inches and weighs 1100 grams (35.3 troy ounces).


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    20th Sunday
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