Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
813 Pit, Olinghouse District, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC Olinghouse wire gold specimen. A beautiful, thick, sparkling ribbon/nest of tiny gold wires winds its way vertically down this exceedingly sculptural matrix. The bit of calcite adds character to this simply entrancing piece. This is a LARGE and super specimen for the District. The mine is now closed, with further specimen production unlikely. This rich nest is absolutely gorgeous and for its sheer density of wiry gold is eye-catching even if the individual crystals are not big.