Gold

Gold

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:39443
Locality: Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.3 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 world-class specimen from this find, and is composed entirely of exceptionally well-formed twinned, branching gold crystals showing both spinel-twinned and hoppered octahedral crystal forms.The visual impact of this gold specimen is truly stunning, and the quality and habit of crystals would make this an exceptional copper or silver specimen from anywhere, let alone a crystallized gold. Fully-crystallized on all sides, it is just mesmerizing in person, and the very sharp crystals combined with bright luster make for great aesthetics. Crystallized gold specimens are no longer being recovered from Round Mountain, and specimens of this quality are sure to be viewed in the future as sought-after classics. Weighs 68.7 grams or over 2 ounces. Ex. Proctor Family Trust Collection.

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