Quartz (scepters) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Patch Mine, Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 6:46:16 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

The Patch Mine near Central City in Colorado is one of the most classic localities on the front range. Gilpin County is the site of the first discovery of Gold in Colorado, and the Patch Mine (often referred to as the Glory Hole Mine) is a still standing landmark just southwest of Central City. This piece features classic, sharp, white/grey scepter Quartz crystals and simple prismatic Quarta crystals associated with black tetrahedral Sphalerite crystals. Colorado collectors will tell you that obtaining specimens from Gilpin County is very difficult because the vast majority of the mining took place before WWII and good quality pieces simply are not around. A fine display specimen of this beloved material.

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