Gold on Quartz

Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado
Thumbnail, 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 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 a small crytallized "leaf" of Gold that is flaring out of white/grey massive Quartz. I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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