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English: Gold
Locality: near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Size: small cabinet, 7.4 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
Gold (crystallized nugget)
This hefty gold nugget, weighing in at just over 150 grams (approx 5 troy ounces), is a crystallized nugget of a sort rarely seen in good, aesthetic specimens. It has, as you can see, a "tortured", elongated crystal rope curving up from the main nugget mass. Such pieces are seldom found, and this would be considered a large "rope gold" crystal by any standard. The piece has a beautiful slightly copper or brassy patina, a little darker than normal Aussie nuggets from the more common Victoria locales. It was long in the Ed David Collection until the mid-90s, after which it was in the collection of collector/dealer Lawrence Conklin.
Deutsch: Gold
Größe: 7.4 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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