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Nevada: Rough Into Beauty.

Posted by Jon Aurich  
Jon Aurich May 15, 2019 02:01AM
Goldfield Nevada. In it’s rough state, this High Grade Epithermal Gold specimen almost looks like a piece of barren rock on and old waste pile. For many decades, mining Engineers and Geologists would look for high grade at Goldfield and walk right past it. Goldfield High Grade is fickle to the finder, a good portion of the rich ore has visible native Gold, but the Gold is so finely disseminated, (around 200-300 mesh) that most of it looks like orange rust. When a 10x lens is used, the beautiful metallic luster of 840-860 fine is revealed.. This specimen has been cabbed and put into an antique ring setting... When the specimen is cut and polished, the true beauty of the Goldfieldite, Bismuthinite, Famatinite and the Native Gold really stand out .....

Jon Aurich May 15, 2019 02:10AM
Diamondfield Nevada. What a specimen this is. It was found many years ago in a backfill in an abandoned drift of the Diamondfield Daisy Mine, just a few miles North-East of Goldfield.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2019 02:13AM by Jon Aurich.
Jon Aurich May 15, 2019 03:12PM
Goldfield Nevada. This unusual specimen shows needles of Bismuthinite. Native Gold is deposited between Famatinite, Alunite, Cryptocrystalline Quartz and Bismuthinite on the left, the right side is Milltown Andesite. From the famous Rustler #2 and Florence Mines.

Jon Aurich May 16, 2019 03:23PM
Goldfield Nevada. A beautiful arrangement of Famatinite, Cryptocrystalline Quartz, Bismuthinite, Alunite, Goldfieldite and Native Gold. From the famous Rustler #2 Mine.

Jon Aurich May 17, 2019 02:47PM
Goldfield Nevada. This high grade Epithermal Gold specimen fabulous Sulphide’s from Goldfield. You can clearly see well defined needles of Bismuthinite. The specimen also contains Quartz, Famatinite, Alunite, Cryptocrystalline Quartz, Goldfieldite and Native Gold. From the famous Rustler #2 Mine.

Jon Aurich May 18, 2019 09:25PM
Goldfield Nevada. Exceedingly rich high grade Gold specimen. From the famous Rustler #2 Mine. The specimen shows Famatinite, Quartz, Alunite, Goldfieldite, Cryptocrystalline Quartz and Native Gold...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2019 09:28PM by Jon Aurich.
Jon Aurich May 19, 2019 09:06PM
Goldfield Nevada. This high grade Epithermal Gold specimen shows a heavy concentration of Famatinite. The Native Gold is all through the Famatinite, with a 10x lens, you can really see the Gold heavily concentrated through this uncommon Sulphide. The specimen also contains Bismuthinite, Alunite, Milltown Andesite, Quartz and Cryptocrystalline Quartz...

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