Gold, Calcite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
813 Pit, Olinghouse District, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC Olinghouse gold specimen. This showy piece is RICHLY covered with nests filled with tiny, scintillating gold wires. The gold is etched out of the cream-colored calcite that fills the vugs in the porphyritic host rock. This excellent gold displays beautifully without any aide. Ex. Scott Kleine Collection.