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Gold (crystallized leaf) viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Piolho claim, Pacaraima, Roraima, Brazil
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Thumbnail
  • Size Description:1.0 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm

Description:From an old discovery at the Piolho Claim in far northwestern Brazil, here we have a beautifully crystallized thumbnail specimen of Native Gold. The piece looks beautiful up close as it features "leaf"-like forms wth octahedral faces, along with attractive striations and what I believe are modified dodecahedra. The piece has a gorgeous bright metallic color and is actually crytallized on both sides. I spent a good deal of time looking at this piece with a loupe, and we photographed it with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate the quality. The piece is small, weighing in at 1.25 grams, but it's a fine specimen of crystallized gold from a discovery in the 1970s that yielded a small number of specimens that we recently acquired from an old East Coast collection.

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