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    Native Gold
    Coulterville, Coulterville District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA

    "A very fine TN specimen of crystallized gold. Got this specimen from the George Vaux collection for a trade while I lived back in Westchester Co. NY."
    - Rock H. Currier

    This is a small but very fine crystal Gold from the Coulterville area of the Mother Lode. It is still in its original Riker style box, attesting to its unusual history and provenance. This is yet another Currier acquisition from the Vaux Collection, when his eagerness to learn and study minerals captivated the curator at Bryn Mawr. At the time, Rock was living in Westchester, New York, and spending all of his spare time chasing down minerals up and down the eastern seaboard. The original Vaux label is also included with this lot.
    Overall Measurements: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.1 inches (2.0 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Ex. Bryn Mawr College, Ex. George Vaux Collections [RHC #2751, acquired 1974]
    MinID 7MX-APM

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

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

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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