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price: £194 / $300 / €229 - This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate
An excellent thumbnail example of crystalline sheet Native Gold. The Native Gold sheet is mostly encrusted with elongated and staked crystals of Gold to 0.5cm long. The colour is a bright metallic yellow, with some reddish shading. The net weight of the specimen is 2.1 grams.
Round Mountain Mine is a large open pit mine producing about 0.19 grams of gold per ton of rock. With the price of Gold at the present (August 2011) height of $1700 per oz the mine more than pays its way. The Gold is closely associated with volcanoclastic hydrothermal mineralisation which occurred approximately 500,000 years ago. Gold from the mine area has been produced since 1905.
Size: 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (Miniature)
Owner: Kristalle and Crystal Classics
Other mineral specimens near Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada, USA, North America:
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£194 / $300 / €229
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