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English: Gold
Locality: Wychitella, Wedderburn, Victoria, Australia (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 11.1 x 8 x 3.8 cm.
This is a crystallized gold nugget from Australia, a land where usually only rounded nuggets are found. I have seen many Aussie nuggets over the several decades I have dealt in such things, but out of all of them perhaps this is the most interesting to my tastes, in a large size and high-weight class. It is 850 grams (about 30 troy ounces), and over 4 inches tall. It is a nugget, with all the heft and visual impact you would expect; but it is also strangely organic and alive-looking to me. It is a complex cluster of random rounded nugget gold intermixed with the occasional offshoot of crystalline gold - especially around the top of the specimen where you can clearly see a large, hoppered octahedral crystal sticking straight up. This is a very robust, 3-dimensional crystal, and it "makes the piece", so to speak. The color is a unique brassy hue, characteristic of Wedderburn material I am told. This came into the US first through a prominent collector who had bought it from well known gold dealer Anthony Fraser, in the early 2000's.
Deutsch: Gold
Fundort: Wychitella, Wedderburn, Viktoria, Australien (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 11.1 x 8 x 3.8 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-270457.html
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