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Gold and Associated Minerals from Colorado

A great selection of historic, classic and contemporary Gold and Gold-bearing minerals from all over the Colorado Mineral Belt, as far north as Boulder, and down into the San Juans!  Enjoy!



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No. AUCO41301 - SOLD

Gold "Column" (unique crystallization)

Locality: Dunkin Mine, Breckenridge District, Summit County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


ex.  American Museum of Natural History
ex.  F. John Barlow
ex.  George F. Kunz
ex.  Richard A. Kosnar


A most unique and fascinating pedigreed thumbnail specimen of Gold from the famous Breckenridge District in Colorado. The piece is essentially a pair of a flattened (the word “stick”-like was used to describe them) crystals which are overgrown with unique “secondary oblique projecting plates” that are flaring in all directions from the sides of the piece.   I have seen another specimen similar to this one from the Dunkin mine labeled as a "Twinned Column" due to its unusual appearance.  This amazing growth along with the detailed documentation makes for a very appealing and incredibly hard to find specimen. The piece, originally belonged to George F. Kunz, and later made its way to the American Museum of Natural History, whereby it was traded out of the museum in February of 1978 by John Saul, and later came into the famous collection of John Barlow, and then finally to my father in the 1990s. The piece comes with Barlow’s original label, and a paper documenting the history of where the piece has been throughout the years. Additionally I have included a scan from the Gold issue of Rivista Mineralogica Italiana showing a very similar specimen from the Dunkin mine.  Golds from Breckenridge are amongst the most interesting, well-preserved and highly sought after of any Golds from Colorado. This thumbnail, for my taste, is not only interesting based upon its great history, but the fact that the crystallization is unlike anything I have seen from this prolific Gold-producing area. A must have for any true Colorado collector, or Gold collector in general.



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Calaverite and Fluorite from Mary McKinney Mine, Anaconda, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41302a.JPG] Calaverite and Fluorite from Mary McKinney Mine, Anaconda, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41302b.JPG] Calaverite and Fluorite from Mary McKinney Mine, Anaconda, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41302c.JPG] Calaverite and Fluorite from Mary McKinney Mine, Anaconda, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41302d.JPG]


No. AUCO41302 - $ 2650.00 (=~ £ 1803.86)

Calaverite and Fluorite

Locality: Mary McKinney Mine, Anaconda, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 10.8 x 10.3 x 4.2 cm (cabinet)


A remarkably impressive and large display specimen of this rare and highly sought after material from this intermittent locality in the famous Cripple Creek District in Colorado. The piece was collected by Rich Fretterd in 2011. A rich scattering of bright silvery-white Calaverite crystals can be seen all over the display side of the piece, which are intergrown / associated with rarely seen deep purple Fluorite. I have never handled or offered such an impressive cabinet display specimen of this particular material from Cripple Creek, and arguably the best aspect of the piece is that it was trimmed in a way that allows it to be displayed upright without the aid of clay or a base. For you telluride collectors out there, you KNOW how significant a piece like this is, and they seem to be rising in value every time I see them for sale at shows, which isn’t nearly as often as it was 10 years ago. Don’t miss out on this one, as it is nearly impossible to replace in today’s market.



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Melonite with Gold and Quartz from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41303a.JPG] Melonite with Gold and Quartz from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41303b.JPG] Melonite with Gold and Quartz from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41303c.JPG] Melonite with Gold and Quartz from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41303d.JPG] Melonite with Gold and Quartz from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41303e.JPG]


No. AUCO41303 - SOLD

Melonite with Gold and Quartz

Locality: 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 8.8 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm (small cabinet)


An impressive and very hard to find Melonite specimen from the world famous Cresson Mine in Cripple Creek. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano between about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. This specimen is loaded with fantastic, sharp, splendent, tabular, trigonal crystals of the rare Gold telluride Melonite, which have a whitish-bronzy hue are sitting against frosted grey Quartz crystal matrix. The Melonite crystals have the characteristic granular external appearance created from the foliated / two dimensional platy forms. The largest crystal measures a full 7 mm in length which is great for the species and the locality. Additionally, some micro Gold can be seen on the crystals under high magnification. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections.



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Melonite from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41304a.JPG] Melonite from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41304b.JPG] Melonite from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41304c.JPG] Melonite from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41304d.JPG] Melonite from 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41304e.JPG]


No. AUCO41304 - SOLD

Melonite

Locality: 2300’ Level, Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 7.2 x 5.3 x 4.6 cm (small cabinet)


An impressive and very hard to find Melonite specimen from the world famous Cresson Mine in Cripple Creek. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. This specimen is loaded with fantastic, sharp, splendent, tabular, trigonal crystals of the rare Gold telluride Melonite, which have a whitish-bronzy hue are sitting against frosted grey Quartz crystal matrix. The Melonite crystals have the characteristic granular external appearance created from the foliated / two dimensional platy forms. The largest crystal measures a full 1.1 cm in length which is great for the species and the locality. Additionally, some micro Gold can be seen on the crystals under high magnification. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections.



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Sylvanite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41305a.JPG] Sylvanite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41305b.JPG] Sylvanite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41305c.JPG] Sylvanite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41305d.JPG]


No. AUCO41305 - SOLD

Sylvanite

Locality: Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm (miniature)


A nice reference piece of Sylavnite from the world famous Cresson Mine in Cripple Creek. This piece features small sharp, bright metallic whitish-silvery colored “blades” of Sylvanite associated with / imbedded in Quartz matrix.



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Krennerite with Calaverite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41306a.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41306b.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41306c.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41306d.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41306e.JPG]


No. AUCO41306 - SOLD

Krennerite with Calaverite

Locality: Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 7.0 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm (small cabinet)
Largest crystal: 1.6 cm.


A RICH sample of Krennerite with Calaverite from the world famous Cresson Mine in Cripple Creek. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. This specimen is loaded with fantastic, sharp, platy, lustrous orthorhombic crystals of the rare Gold telluride, Krennerite along with a few blades of the highly desirable Gold telluride Calaverite, which are sitting against frosted grey Quartz crystal matrix with minor purple Fluorite. The largest crystal measures a full 1.6 cm in length which is great for the material. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections.



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Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307a.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307b.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307c.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307d.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307e.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307f.JPG] Krennerite with Calaverite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41307g.JPG]


No. AUCO41307 - $ 900.00 (=~ £ 612.63) - ON HOLD

Krennerite with Calaverite

Locality: Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 9.4 x 5.0 x 3.3 cm (small cabinet)


Excellent, very sharp, highly splendent, bladed, striated crystals of metallic Krennerite are sprinkled all over the Calcite and Quartz coated matrix. Additionally, some minor monoclinic, striated Calaverite crystals can be seen here and there, but the piece mostly consists of Krennerite. There are literally hundreds of tiny crystals all over the piece, and as you can see from the micro photos, these are beautiful to behold under magnification. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections. Do not miss out on this attractive display piece.



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Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308a.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308b.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308c.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308d.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308e.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308f.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308g.JPG] Gold from Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41308h.JPG]


No. AUCO41308 - SOLD

Gold

Locality: Red Cloud Mine, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm (miniature)


ex.  Clinton Moore


One of the very few Gold Hill specimens that I’ve had the opportunity to handle. This piece comes from the collection of Clinton Moore from Dartmouth University. This is notably hard to find material as few items from Boulder County have survived over the years. This one has the distinction of hosting Sphalerite ranging from almost black to “rosin” and gemmy Quartz crystals, which is not common in my experience with Gold specimens from any locality. In addition to the Sphalerite and Quartz are the numerous habits of Gold that are exhibited on this specimen. Under magnification, one can see at least four distinct habits including octahedrons, dodecahedrons, cubes and hexoctahedrons. I have photographed the tiny crystals under the microscope to illustrate their quality. If you’re a Colorado collector, a Gold specimen collector, or if you appreciate hard to find antique specimens from the Rocky Mountains, do not miss out on this unique and attractive miniature display piece.



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Altaite from Slide Mine, Gold Hill District, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41309a.JPG] Altaite from Slide Mine, Gold Hill District, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41309b.JPG] Altaite from Slide Mine, Gold Hill District, Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41309c.JPG]


No. AUCO41309 - SOLD

Altaite

Locality: Slide Mine, Gold Hill District, Boulder County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm (thumbnail)


A remarkably rare specimen of the lead telluride Altaite in Quartz Monzonite host rock matrix from the Slide Mine in Boulder County. The piece is a thumbnail, but the size is irrelevant in this case, as there are only few pieces of Altaite from Boulder County available on the market at a time, and often none. Do not miss out on this one, it’s the only one I have to offer.



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Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite) from Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41310a.JPG] Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite) from Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41310b.JPG] Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite) from Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41310c.JPG] Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite) from Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41310d.JPG] Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite) from Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41310e.JPG]


No. AUCO41310 - SOLD

Coloradoite (pseudomorphs after Sylvanite)

Locality: Smuggler Mine, Balarat, Long Gulch (3 miles north of Jamestown), Boulder County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm (miniature)


A remarkably rare specimen of the mercury telluride Coloradoite, which has formed pseudomorphs after Sylvanite in host rock matrix from one of the type localities for Coloradoite, the Smuggler Mine in Boulder County. The piece shows excellent crystallization, and is one of the best pieces of Coloradoite that I’ve offered in any format. Interestingly, I am told that this is the northernmost mine in the extensive Colorado Mineral Belt, but I’m not 100% certain that this is true.



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Melonite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41311a.JPG] Melonite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41311b.JPG] Melonite from Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41311c.JPG]


No. AUCO41311 - $ 250.00 (=~ £ 170.17)

Melonite

Locality: Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 4.7 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm (miniature)


An impressive and very hard to find Melonite specimen from the world famous Cripple Creek District. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. This specimen features small sharp, tabular, trigonal crystals of the rare Gold telluride Melonite, which have a whitish-bronzy hue and are sitting against frosted grey Quartz crystal matrix. The Melonite crystals have the characteristic granular external appearance created from the foliated / two dimensional platy forms. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections.



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Melonite (superb crystals) from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41312a.JPG] Melonite (superb crystals) from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41312b.JPG] Melonite (superb crystals) from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41312c.JPG] Melonite (superb crystals) from Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41312d.JPG]


No. AUCO41312 - SOLD

Melonite (superb crystals)

Locality: Cresson Mine, Raven Hill, Eclipse Gulch, Cripple Creek, NW of Victor, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 2.7 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.0 cm


An impressive and very hard to find Melonite specimen from the world famous Cresson Mine in Cripple Creek. This area is notably unique compared to other Gold deposits in Colorado as it formed within the area of an extinct volcano about 28 million years ago. Obviously Cripple Creek is famous for its telluride species, and was one of the most prolific Gold producing districts in the United States and, in some cases, the world. Telluride species from this area are highly sought after by collectors, and it is well justified as some superb examples are known from the various mines in the area. This specimen is loaded with fantastic, sharp, splendent, tabular, trigonal crystals of the rare Gold telluride Melonite, which have a whitish-bronzy hue and are sitting against frosted grey Quartz crystal matrix. The Melonite crystals have the characteristic granular external appearance created from the foliated / two dimensional platy forms. The largest crystal measures a full 1.0 cm in length which is great for the species and the locality. Additionally, some micro Gold can be seen on the crystals under high magnification. These specimens are very difficult to obtain, and considering that the majority of them were mined over 100 years ago, the only source for specimens is old collections.



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Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41313a.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41313b.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41313c.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41313d.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41313e.JPG]


No. AUCO41313 - $ 225.00 (=~ £ 153.16)

Leaf Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.1 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece is a beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaf" of Gold. The piece is actually crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41314a.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41314b.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41314c.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41314d.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41314e.JPG]


No. AUCO41314 - $ 125.00 (=~ £ 85.09)

Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaves" of Gold which are intergrown to form a unique and unusual, hollow "lattice"-like formation. I have seen many Golds from Leadville over the years, and this one really stands out because of the unusual form. The piece is actually crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41315a.JPG] Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41315b.JPG] Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41315c.JPG]


No. AUCO41315 - SOLD

Gold with Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small branching crystalline "leaves" of Gold on white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41316a.JPG] Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41316b.JPG] Gold with Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41316c.JPG]


No. AUCO41316 - SOLD

Gold with Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small branching crystalline "leaves" and "twigs" of Gold with minor white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41317a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41317b.JPG]


No. AUCO41317 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small branching crystalline "twigs" and pseudo-wires of Gold with white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41318a.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41318b.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41318c.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41318d.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41318e.JPG]


No. AUCO41318 - $ 165.00 (=~ £ 112.32)

Leaf Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece is a beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaf" of Gold. The piece is actually slightly crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41319a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41319b.JPG]


No. AUCO41319 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small crystalline areas of Gold with white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320a.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320b.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320c.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320d.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320e.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41320f.JPG]


No. AUCO41320 - $ 325.00 (=~ £ 221.23)

Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful branching crystallized "twigs" and "leaves" of Gold creating a beautiful thumbnail specimen. I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41321a.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41321b.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41321c.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41321d.JPG]


No. AUCO41321 - $ 185.00 (=~ £ 125.93)

Leaf Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece is a beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaf" of Gold. The piece is actually slightly crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

To order this specimen click here




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41322a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41322b.JPG]


No. AUCO41322 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small crystalline areas of Gold on white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323a.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323b.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323c.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323d.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323e.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41323f.JPG]


No. AUCO41323 - $ 200.00 (=~ £ 136.14)

Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful branching crystallized "leaves", "twigs" and somewhat "wire"-like growths of Gold creating a beautiful thumbnail specimen. I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41324a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41324b.JPG]


No. AUCO41324 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful "leaves" of Gold on white/grey Quartz creating a beautiful thumbnail specimen. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41325a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41325b.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41325c.JPG]


No. AUCO41325 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful crystalline Gold on white/grey Quartz creating a beautiful thumbnail specimen. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



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Gold (ala a walking stick insect) from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41326a.JPG] Gold (ala a walking stick insect) from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41326b.JPG]


No. AUCO41326 - $ 150.00 (=~ £ 102.10)

Gold (ala a walking stick insect)

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.5 x 0.1 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece is a unique "twig"-like branching group of Gold that resembles a walking stick insect. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41327a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41327b.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41327c.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41327d.JPG]


No. AUCO41327 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small "leaves" and crystalline areas of Gold on white/grey Quartz creating a beautiful thumbnail specimen. I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



To order this specimen click here




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41328a.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41328b.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41328c.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41328d.JPG] Leaf Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41328e.JPG]


No. AUCO41328 - $ 145.00 (=~ £ 98.70)

Leaf Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.1 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece is a beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaf" of Gold. The piece is actually crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

To order this specimen click here




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41329a.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41329b.JPG] Gold on Quartz from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41329c.JPG]


No. AUCO41329 - SOLD

Gold on Quartz

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features small crystalline areas of Gold on white/grey massive Quartz. A cool little Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.



To order this specimen click here




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41330a.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41330b.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41330c.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41330d.JPG] Gold from Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado [./auco413/auco41330e.JPG]


No. AUCO41330 - $ 195.00 (=~ £ 132.74)

Gold

Locality: Little Johnnie Mine (Ibex Mine), Leadville, Lake County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm (thumbnail)


Gold specimens from Leadville are not common on the market, and typically are snatched up immediately by collectors when they are made available. Recently, a local digger discovered a small amount of crystallized Gold specimens on the dumps of the Little Johnnie Mine, and this piece is one of said specimens. The piece features beautiful, metallic, brightly colored "leaves" of Gold which are intergrown to form a unique and unusual, foliated "flower petal"-like formation. I have seen many Golds from Leadville over the years, and this one really stands out because of the unusual form. The piece is actually crystallized (!), and I have photographed the Gold under the microscope to better show the detail. A great Gold specimen from this historic and classic Colorado locality.

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