Gold (Ram's horn)
Choco Department, Colombia
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
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The photos say it all - this is one of the rarest forms of gold, a true "rope:" which is surprisingly a single elongated crystal, according to the scientists. Elegant, colorful, geometric, and balanced, this I a truly competitive-level thumbnail for this rare habit of crystallized gold. Rope gold is one in 1000 or less, among such finds. Note this is the back central cover piece of Shields' private book on the lifelong collection (out of 1800 specimens), collected over 60 years.