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Native Gold

$5,000.00   €4,158  £3,590.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC8556
Several mines worked the polymetallic ore deposits in the municipality of Baia Mare in Maramureș County, Romania.  The mines have produced 80 recorded mineral species and are type locality to two.  The deposit was exploited for antimony, gold, lead, silver and zinc but operations ceased following the revolution in 1989.  This stunning miniature of Native Gold is without doubt a magnificent specimen for the locality.  The opaque milky white Quartz matrix is almost entirely masked by masses of piled-up intergrown flakes of Native Gold of rich buttery-yellow with an overall hackly texture.  Please note our label is marked as ‘Repaired’.  In the case of this specimen a small section of the Quartz matrix was stabilised as it creaked with very slight movement when handled, rectified by the careful injection of a clear cement.  This is completely invisible and is noted here for accuracy and future record.  On close examination the Native Gold is in the majority buttery-yellow with a bright metallic lustre, while some sheets are a much paler buttercup-tan.  The contrast between these two shades adds much to the overall aesthetic.  A delightful Native Gold from Baia Mare in Romania.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 6.1 × 2.6 cm
Categories
Native Elements
Locality
Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Native Gold

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