This gold specimen comes from the Allegheny Mining District and is from the private collection of Donald Dickey, lifelong owner of the Oriental Gold Mine. While most of the gold that was recovered from the Oriental Gold Mine was melted down into bullion, Donald Dickey preserved the and kept the unusual pieces he discovered and was ahead of his time in doing so as most other mines at the time processed everything they recovered.
Weight: 1.26 grams (19.50 grains)
Dimensions: 3/4" or 18mm
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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.
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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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