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English: Gold
Locality: Tibboburra, North West Outback, New South Wales, Australia
Size: miniature, 5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm
Crystallized Gold Nugget
This is an attractive and hefty nugget with lots of eye appeal! It is from Tibboburra, a locality quite distinct from teh common goldfields in Victoria where most Aussie nuggets come from; and, I am told, this is a verylarge nugget for the Tibboburra locality. It can be distinguished from Victoria material by a slightly brassier color combined with generally better, more metallic lustre (as this piece exemplifies). Note that it DOES have crude crystal forms, plus other signs of crystallization throughout (though the faces are rounded, tis true), which is rare on nuggets in general. Anyways, all together it is a decidedly different kind of nugget from teh average rounded and boring piece, with unique and interesting appearance. It has been said to resemble the "Maltese Cross" in person. Floater, complete all around! 5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm
Deutsch: Gold
Größe: 5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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