Gold, Calcite
Cabinet, 10.5 x 6.7 x 3.3 cm
813 Pit, Olinghouse District, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC Olinghouse gold CABINET specimen. This showy piece is RICHLY covered with a large and thick U-shaped nest 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 from several views. Ex. Scott Kleine Collection. This would be considered unusually large and rich for the material.