Gold on Quartz

Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crytallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful, bright, small braching crytallized "twigs" / "wires" of Gold that are flaring out of white/grey massive Quartz. I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A cool Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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