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    Crystallized Gold
    Serra do Caldeirão claims
    Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso

    While Gold mining is a common industrial practice all over the Earth, the precious metal occurs in crystal form in only a few select locations throughout the world. Formed at great depths, under enormous heat, beautiful natural crystals waited hundreds of millions of years to be found by sheer luck in a farm field in Brazil. This truly remarkable example features sharply crystallized, three-dimensional shapes considered extremely rare and desirable for Gold. Likely only 1 in 1,000 mines produces such incredible forms of the coveted crystallized Gold, and the specimen, weighing a substantial 379 grams, is very large for the type. The combination of size, rarity and aesthetics makes this striking example a superlative crystallized Gold. This offering represents over 12 troy ounces of high purity Gold in a supreme quality collector specimen.
    Overall Measurements: 3.54 x 1.57 x 1.41 inches (9 x 4 x 3.6 cm), weighs 379 grams (12.18 oz t)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2020
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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