David K. Joyce Minerals

Gold, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada

Whoa! These are NICE specimens!!! The gold at the Olinghouse Mine occurs in calcite/zeolite veins. When the calcite is etched out with acid, beautiful crystals of gold are left in the opening vacated by the calcite. I have examined all of these specimens carefully and feel that they are robust enough to ship. Sometimes they are just too delicate to ship by post. I have some "killer" specimens that cannot be shipped and if you are ever in the Toronto area and want to purchase one that you can transport back home yourself, I have a couple! Come and visit. These ones are all shippable.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 22% or multiply by 0.78.

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GoldGold, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada
  • Item #17390
  • Gold
  • 10.7x7.0x7.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 2mm
  • $1,400.00
  • Olinghouse Mine
  • Washoe County
    Nevada, USA
  • This beautiful specimen from the Olinghouse mine shows an exposed vein of gold that has had the calcite etched away to reveal sparkling, interlocking gold crystals. The crystals are a combination of spiky, dendritic crystals and flattened, presumably, spinel-law twinned crystals. Gorgeous!! Displays very well from a couple of directions.