Gold (rare, rich locale piece!)

Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $5,161
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A solid mass of lustrous, rich, buttery, "sponge gold" - soft crystals intermeshed with one another, is 5 cm across. This is monstrous size for the locality! The gold is dramatically displayed and is superbly emplaced on a matrix of massive white quartz. Gold specimens from Cavnic are generally subservient to those from Verespatak, but this wonderful specimen is a rare display-quality exception. Minor sulfides are also included in the matrix. From a small find brought out at the Munich show of 2016. We were told that they were found by metal detecting in the old mine workings and tailings, which go back centuries. Mass is 69 grams, of which we presume approximately 1/2 to 2/3 weight to be gold by guesstimate (so it should contain 1 to 1.5 ounces within). In any case a great display-worthy gold specimen, from a ridiculously rare and collectible location, well worth $7500-9000 range.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $5,161 03/04/2021 10:56:59 am (CST)
Private Bidder $5,111 03/04/2021 10:56:59 am (CST)
Private Bidder $4,947 03/01/2021 12:09:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $4,897 03/01/2021 12:09:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $2,187 02/28/2021 2:46:08 am (CST)
argo $2,137 02/28/2021 2:46:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $2,050 02/26/2021 8:44:44 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $2,000 02/26/2021 8:44:44 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,550 02/26/2021 9:18:34 am (CST)
Private Bidder $1,500 02/26/2021 9:18:34 am (CST)
Private Bidder $1,050 02/25/2021 11:45:41 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,000 02/25/2021 11:45:41 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $625 02/25/2021 7:38:03 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $600 02/25/2021 7:38:03 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $575 02/25/2021 7:37:21 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $550 02/25/2021 7:37:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $525 02/25/2021 7:37:06 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $500 02/25/2021 7:37:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $479 02/25/2021 7:34:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $469 02/25/2021 7:34:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $360 02/25/2021 7:12:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $350 02/25/2021 7:12:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 02/25/2021 5:46:57 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $250 02/25/2021 5:46:57 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 5:07:50 pm (CST)