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    UNUSUAL GOLD NUGGET
    Lake Carey, Western Australia
    Most gold recovered today is microscopic, the massive scale of modern mining techniques being antipathetic to the recovery of specimen gold. Thus, natural gold nuggets such as the present specimen become rarer and rarer as productivity increases and technology marches onwards. Yet it is in this form that gold shows its most alluring natural beauty, in particular such specimens from Australia, famed for their high karat content, as denoted by the lovely yellow golden hue. This specimen has been almost entirely flattened, providing a good wide surface area, pitted with tiny craters like some golden lunar surface. The elongated form narrows to a neck-like section at the center beneath a characterful growth along with apertures. Weighing in at 96.4g (3.14 oz) it measures approximately 2 7/8 x 1¼ x ¼ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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