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    NATIVE GOLD
    Orange Blossom Mine, Hunters Valley, Mariposa Co., California, USA

    This is a cute little "leaf" type Gold specimen on matrix, with 'warty' growths of tiny crystals on the shiny surfaces of the leaves. Color is typical of high Karat Gold. It is still attached to an off-white chunk of massive Quartz bearing a few transparent Quartz crystals in a small cavity. The Gold leaf is 1.88 inches (4.7 cm) in length and is impossible to give an accurate weight due to the attached matrix. This miniature specimen is in excellent condition, with an unidentified accession #1071 on the back.
    Overall measurements: 1.75 x 1.25 x 1 inches (4.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Williams Minerals [Hoppel Catalog # D0501]

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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