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    Crystalline Native Gold - 1.347 OZT
    Presumed to be California

    This branching, crystalline Native Gold is largely one single, complex octahedral crystal, based on co-planar reflections from crystal faces. It shows the deep "buttery" color typical of high purity Native Gold. There is no matrix and very little signs of alluvial transport. It has been in the collection of a European family for decades, and dates back to the turn of the last century (not this century). It is assumed that the family's collection was accumulated during the heyday of the Gold Rush era, when documentation about locality information was not important - after all, what is important is that it's a hefty piece of Gold! An expert mineral specialist has removed the dust and debris of time.
    Overall Measurements: 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 inches (3.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm), 1.347 ozt

    Provenance: Property of a European Gentleman


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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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