A CRYSTALLINE GOLD SPECIMEN
FROM THE WORLD'S PREMIER GOLD MINE
Round Mountain Mine, Nye County, Nevada U.S.A.
The present specimen exhibits a pleasing combination of undulatory gold leaves accented by cuboctahedral crystals as large as 3 mm. Overall measurements: 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches (8.3 x 6 x 3.5cm). Weight: 171.53 grams (5.51 Troy ounces)
Starting in the mid 1990’s, Round Mountain was not only the most prolific producer of crystalline gold specimens, it also lays claim to some of the finest quality golds ever placed on the collector’s display shelf. Specimens from the mine are known for fine luster as well as exceptional and varied crystal habits. An impressive number of fine small pieces, and a limited number of larger specimens reached the market during a nearly 20 year span. Unfortunately, the mining company changed philosophy and mining methods, and the last specimen to be saved was almost 4 years ago. It is sad to think there will be no more great golds from the mine, but cessation insures collectible value and future growth.