The Olinghouse Gold Mine in Washoe County, Nevada has been closed for over two decades and the gold specimens that came from there are quite rare to find these days on the open market. When I do see these pieces come up for sale, I generally buy them all as I never knew when I'll see more from this location. This piece is a wonderful aesthetic piece with pronounces veins of wire gold on the surface.
Weight: 10.55 grams (162.88 grains)
Dimensions: 1-1/4" or 29mm
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Only about 2% of the gold in the world is in “gold nugget” form and the other 98% is microscopic speck and flake gold found in ore. A good gold ore today will have about one ounce of gold for every two tons of rock.
Even rarer are crystallized gold specimens and only about 0.04% of the gold in the world is crystallized. These natural gold nuggets and gold specimens are true - one of a kind - masterpieces from the earth’s natural elements and are found mostly in pockets where the gold was able to crystallize while it formed, much the same way other crystals form deep inside the earth.
Most of the hard rock mines that uncovered these extremely rare gold nugget crystals are closed today and it is extremely rare to have a new discovery of crystallized gold nuggets or gold specimens.
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