Thumbnail, 1.1 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm
Santa Elena, Bolivar, Venezuela
Ex. University of Arizona

A stunning, SHARP octohedral gold crystal of a quality that is so rarely seen in this material. Most of the octohedral crystals from here are worn, or asymmetric. This is a superb example and a major thumbnail gold specimen from finds of the early 1990s. From the collection of Hubert De Monmonier (1919-2007), donated by bequest to the University of Arizona Museum to add to their displays and to provide specimens for sale to establish an endowment fund for museum operations, in perpetuity.