It takes a very special set of circumstances in nature for gold to form these dendritic criss-cross leaves and this specimen is covered with this magnificent pattern. Not only are the leaves brilliant and rare, look at the entire specimen's formation and these leaves of gold form brilliant angles - some at a perfect 90 degrees which is why we nicknamed him "The Box" crystal. It simply doesn't get any more fascinating in the world of natural gold. Scroll through the photos and I think you'll agree. There is a small inclusion of host rock at the base of the crystal. I have not removed this matrix as it shows how the crystal grew from inside the pocket deep inside the mine.
The Round Mountain Gold Mine is world famous for crystalized gold. sadly, the mine is a large production mine now owned by the Kinross Mining Corp. and is more concerned with corporate profits rather than preserving these specimens. All the gold discovered there is now melted into bullion. The company stated that the specimen preservation program was too costly and slowed production. There has been no new gold specimens coming from this location for the last several years.
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Item # AD15
Weight: 17.05 grams (0.55 Troy Ounce)
Dimensions: 1-3/8" by 1-3/8" by 1" or 39mm by 39mm by 25mm
Interested in learning more about gold crystals? Click here to read an article I recently published on our other website, The Gold Museum.
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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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