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English: Gold
Locality: Eagle Mountain Iron Mine (Kaiser Steel Corp.), Monte Negro District (Eagle Mountain District), Riverside County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 7.3 x 6.25 x 1.25 cm
This specimen has long belonged to a friend and collector here in Dallas, Karl Warning, and I always admired it. I think it looks like a burning bush, and is extremely elegant and fantastical in form, very sculptural and quite large in surface impact overall yet without the mass of many large golds. Recently, he exchanged it to me and now it is being offered for the first time in over a decade. It stands dramatically on a custom lucite base, and is viewed equally well from either side. The patina is naturally complex, a gradient with multicolored yellow hues showing this was either freestanding in a pocket or simply physically removed from the surrounding quartz, and not acid-etched (a most common method until recent years, and which destroys such subtle ancient patinas as you have preserved here). I feel quite strongly that the price is fair, and I am just selling it for the exchange price to make a deal work...though on other shelves, and in another economy, this could be a good deal at near twice the price. To find a truly outstanding gold with so much display impact, and size, displayable as well as this one and for low five figure numbers, is not easy. I say that from the perspective of being a dealer often asked to find a gold around that has this impact and doesn't break the bank. It isn't easy!
Deutsch: Gold
Fundort: Eagle Mountain Iron Mine (Kaiser Steel Corp.), Monte Negro District (Eagle Mountain District), Riverside County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 7.3 x 6.25 x 1.25 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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