Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
    Extraordinary crystal Gold specimens have recently been exposed at the Round Mountain Mine of Nevada, jointly owned by Kinross Gold & Barrick Gold companies - this is just such a specimen. Due to enlightened policy on the part of the mine owners, this specimen and others like it were saved from smelting and offered for sale to mine employees - were it not for that it would probably be part of a bullion bar. In appearance, this is a classic example of a vein or fissure type formation, with the Gold crystals representing the vein infilling and the grey-white matrix one of the walls of the fissure. What is highly unusual is that it is still on matrix at all: most of the gold specimens from Round Mountain don't have any matrix what so ever. The "infilling" combines several forms of Gold crystals, all in one piece: there are hexagons, there are trigons, there is even a little 'leaf' type Gold in the center. The color is brassy, denoting that there is a certain percentage of Silver in the alloy mix, and the luster is bright and shiny. Condition is excellent with no visible damage. Overall measurements are 4¾ x 2 3/8 x 2½ inches (12 x 6 x 6.35 cm) and there is a custom labeled base.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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