Gold

Gold

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:40038
Locality: Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Dimensions: 9.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 cm

The Round Mountain mine is a large operating open-pit gold mine located in the Toquima Range in a remote part of Nye County, Nevada. Many thousands of ounces of gold are produced each year, with almost all production being from the heap leaching of invisible microscopic gold from very low-grade ores. Rarely, however, mining at Round Mountain has intersected a very thin, localized bonanza-grade vein containing abundant crystallized gold of the highest quality. This is a premier-quality specimen from this find, and is composed entirely of exceptionally well-formed twinned, branching gold crystals. The specimen weighs an impressive 400 grams(!!), and has no matrix. The visual impact of this gold specimen is truly stunning, and the quality and habit of crystals would make this an exceptional COPPER specimen, let alone a crystallized gold! Crystallized gold specimens are no longer being recovered from Round Mountain, and this world-class specimen is a "time capsule" of a brief period where the world's best crystallized gold came from this remote Nevada fine. Ex. Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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