It's rare to see wire gold and even rarer to see it with arsenopyrite. The specimen has great aesthetics with a nest of jagged wire gold that formed with arsenopyrite crystals. The specimen is from an old collection and a very rare one of a kind gold specimen from South Africa. I do not know much about the piece aside from the label that reads only "South Africa, 1950". South Africa is an epicenter for gold mining with very rich ore deposits that are being mined almost two miles below the surface. Most of this gold is ore type microscopic gold and specimens from this location are much more rare.
Weight: 26.6 grams (410 grains)
Dimensions: 2-7/8" or 74 mm
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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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