14mm .55g Bright Yellow Crystallized Gold Brusson M Val D'osta Italy For Sale
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14mm .55g Bright Yellow Crystallized Gold Brusson M Val D'osta Italy For Sale:
Brusson Mine - Val D'Osta, Italy
14 x 13 x 5 mm
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is an aesthetic, bright and colorful crystallized gold from a recent
find at this rare and historic Italian gold mine. The gold is formed
as free standing laminae, leafy crystals in a rich, mellow golden yellow
color. Gold from the Brusson mine is considered one of the most desirable
of the old European classics.
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Stand up leafy gold crystals
14mm thumbnail size
Rich yellow color
Top quality gold specimen with no damage
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Information about crystals/mineral specimens from this location
Here is a fantastic and historic specimen of NATIVE GOLD CRYSTALS from the Brusson Mines in Valle d'Ayas, Valle d'Aosta, Italy. I acquired this fine specimen from an Italian dealer who was set up at the Saint-Marie-aux-Mines Gem, Rock and Mineral Show.
This was one of the Italian gold mines in the Alpine area, which has
been re-worked recently. The gold was in quartz veins was mixed with
sulphides, in a matrix of gneiss and metamorphic schists.The group of
related mines in the Brussons area are very old, dating back to at least
the 1740s, when a 1 kilogram speicmen was found in a geode. Mining work
was also done in the 1930s and 40s, but the deposit was not rich enough
to sustain commercial exploitation.. There are 2 groups of galleries
- the Fenillaz mine and the Challant Saint Anselme mine.
Facts about gems, rocks and minerals
We are occasionally asked why the prices for our crystallized gold are higher than the spot price of gold. There are several reasons. First is that the market price is for bullion in dust or bars, so gold crystals always trade for a much higher price. Next, knowing the specific locality where a specimen is found increases the value compared to a gold specimen with no provenance. Finally, some gold localities are more desirable than others, depending on whether the locality is still producing or not and/or the age of the specimen (if known).
Gold is a pleasure to own and possess, as many people have discovered throughout the ages and around the world. Gold is a very stubborn element when it comes to reacting to or combining with other elements. Keeping this in mind, helps to explain many things about gold. There are very few true gold ores, besides native gold, because it forms a major part of only a few rare minerals, it is found as little more than a trace in a few others or it is alloyed to a small extent with other metals such as silver. Gold is almost indestructible and has been used and then reused for centuries to the extent that all gold of known existence is almost equal to all the gold that has ever been mined. Gold is a great medium metal for jewelry, as it never tarnishes. Native gold wires emerging from massive white quartz can make for a visually stunning specimen.
A few of the minerals that bear gold in their respective formulas are in a subclass of sulfides called the tellurides. The element gold seems to have an affinity for tellurium and this is one of the only elements that gold can bond with easily. In fact only a few rare tellurides are found with out gold. A few of the tellurides are nagyagite, calaverite, sylvanite and krennerite. These are all minor ores of gold but their contributions to the supply of gold pales next to native gold's own contribution. Occassionally these minerals are associated with native gold.
There are a number of minerals that are aptly named "Fool's Gold" because only a fool could believe they are gold! Actually it is easy for people who see shiny golden colored flakes sparkling at them from some rock they just picked up to believe that they have struck pay-dirt. Gold's ductility, sectility, density and softness are usually sufficient to distinguish it from the much cheaper imposters. The most famous "fool's gold" is the very common sulfide, pyrite. Chalcopyrite, marcasite and just about any golden colored sulfide has been also proven to be worthy the "fool's gold" monicure. Weathered flakes of biotite which can sport a bright yellow color and a nice flash of light when viewed just right, have also been mistaken for gold.
specimens are sometimes artisticly stunning and a good investment as
well. After all, it is gold, which never seems to lose its value. Good
natural specimens though are more expensive than their actual weight
value. This is to be expected as good gold crystals are somewhat scarce
(most are melted down for quick profits) and you really don't want a
natural specimen to be worth what a lump of previously smelted and refined
gold is worth, do you?
Information about crystal, gem and mineral metaphysics and healing
People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing tell us that gold symbolizes the purity of the spiritual aspect of "all that is," allowing one to attain and maintain communion with the source of all being. It emits an energy to prompt one to allow beauty to come forth from the inner being. It helps one to improve one's character via learning, lessening the traumas experienced during the gaining of knowledge. It assists one to activate, to mobilize and to actualize the intrinsic potential of the self. The energy of gold can help one to eliminate ego conflicts and feelings of futility. Gold has been called "the master healer", and is an excellent mineral for purification of the physical body.
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