Specimen Gold 4679NTL

$100.00 Weight: 9.8 Grams
Length: 3.7 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Height: 1 cm


National M.D.
Humboldt Co. NV

A small crystalline Gold specimen from the National Mine.  Gold occurs as abundant ribbons, blebs, and leaves, "floating" in a chalcedonic Quartz. Occasional minute Quartz crystals are observed in vugs. This specimen shows intricate crystallized forms. Gold shows both bronze and bright silver colors. Technically this is Electrum, a natural alloy consisting of 50% Gold, and 50% Silver. Specimen has been treated with mineral oil to enhance the contrast with the Electrum and the matrix. This is a famous old, historic, Nevada mining camp. This was probably mined around 1900s. From an old collection.