TUC115-146
Gold
Miniature, 4.3 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm
Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil
SOLD

This is a complete, floater gold, showing exquisite, baroque crystallization around its entire perimeter. It is a rare crystallized gold of substantial size for this locality, where most production has been of thumbnail sized examples. The gold finds here peaked about 7-8 years ago, in the early 2000s, and only a trickle has come up recently. This one came out in the earlier round of these finds, and was in the private collection of Dr. Edward David, since he purchased it in 2005. At 27 grams, it is relatively large for this find.. Joe Budd photos