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    NATIVE GOLD
    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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