David K. Joyce

Gold, Quartz, Calcite

9.2x5.6x6.5 cm
Olinghouse Mine
Washoe County
Nevada, Canada

Gold, Quartz, CalciteGold, Quartz, CalciteGold, Quartz, Calcite

Item number: 28178

Much of the top-front of this greenish, rock matrix is covered with sharp, acicular crystals of native gold. The gold was originally in a calcite vein and some of the calcite has been etched away to reveal the gold crystals. Where the calcite has been totally removed, there are small quartz crystals on the green rock. It is delicate but can be shipped safely. Very impressive, beautiful and impressive!