In 2015 there was a significant gold find at the Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Not all of the gold that was discovered was well crystallized and I have spent a great deal of time collecting the best from the find. I have held these for some time in my private collection but have now listed these for sale on the website. The Pontes claims are now shut off and it is uncertain if there will be more from this location. These are as good as it gets from South America and are brilliant gold specimens.
Item # RB1121
Weight: 9.10 grams (140.18 grains)
Dimensions: 3/4" or 18mm
The video below is a news documentary of the gold rush that took place at Pontes e Lacerda in 2015. The government eventually shut it down as the land belongs to a large gold corporation. Unfortunately, the video is only in Portuguese, but it gives firsthand perspective to where these gold specimens came from and is interesting footage of the scene during this modern day goldrush. I am told that Giampiero's (Portuguese for gold miner) and would be prospectors still sneak into the area at night to dig for more gold.
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