Gold (crystals and flattened wires!) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)

Star of The West mine, Teller Mountain, Montezuma, Summit County, Colorado
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A very rarely seen specimen of Gold from the Star of The West mine in Colorado. This mine is also known as the Red Jacket mine, but the older labels seem to state Star of The West mine. The piece hosts small, brilliant crystallized native Gold along with a few rare, and highly sought after flattened "wires" on matrix. The piece comes with an older label which states the piece came from the upper level of the mine. It is unclear how old the specimen is, but it is safe to say that it would be at least 30 years old, and probably closer to 50 years. A good reference Gold specimen from one of the lesser publicized Gold localities in Colorado.

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