Things worth knowing about
Crystalline Gold

Gold Crystallizes in the cubic system. Thanks to the tremendous number of possible growing patterns, we are rewarded with a seemingly never ending display of natural works of Art.

The combinations of the simple 6 sided Hexaeder structure with more complex Crystalline arrangements consisting of 8, 12, 24 or even 48 sides as in the infinitely more intricate Hexakisoktaeder, in addition to the habit of twinning allows the Gold Crystals to grow in a myriad of bizarre shapes and contours. So much so, that at times these natural growths are hardly recognisable as crystalline structures. These formations evolve, from aggregates that can be the shape of cubes, double ended Pyramids or a close approximation of a Soccer Ball, in to Wire Gold that looks like a loosely intertwined piece of String or sheets of golden Foil thinner than a Newspaper Page. Not forgetting some of the Dendritic Gold which can assume the shapes of forked Tree Branches, Ferns or the outline of a Citadel of the middle ages on the Horizon. Looking at these miracles of mother nature through a Microscope, is like gazing at a small version of the Universe and one can be left almost breathless by itís beauty.

Most of these spectacular specimen come from primary Deposits and are exceptionally rare.

Secondary Deposits only very seldom produce good Crystalline Gold Specimen with sharply outlined edges and facetís due to the natural weathering inflicted on this exceedingly soft precious Metal.

It does not bear to think about how many of these irreplaceable marvels of Nature have been destroyed in the process of mining for Gold or due to the practise of indiscriminate melting down of Gold finds over the eons.


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Goldcrystals

GC050 - 28.40g.
26.50mm X 21.70mm X 15.40mm
CHF 2840.00

GC052 - 9.90g.
21mm X 12mm X 11mm
CHF 792.00

GC053 - 2.00g.
11.80mm X 9.70mm X 3.40mm
CHF 120.00

GC055 - 4.00g.
17.00mm X 13.20mm X 11.40mm
CHF 400.00

GC056 - 2.60g.
16.00mm X 11.00mm X 8.60mm
CHF 260.00

GC061 - 10.60g.
22.90mm X 17.20mm X 9.00mm
CHF 1060.00

GC063 - 1.18g.
12.00mm X 9.70mm X 6.00mm
CHF 118.00

GC067 - 20.00g.
30.00mm x 17.30mm x 10.50mm
CHF 2000.00

GC068 - 6.00g.
15.00mm x 10.00mm x 9.00mm
CHF 600.00

GC072 - 2.00g.
10.00mm x 7.00mm
CHF 160.00

GC074 - 10.00g.
22.20mm x 16.50mm x 10.50mm
CHF 1000.00

GC076 - 0.30g.
5.00mm x 4.50mm x 4.00mm
CHF 30.00

GC077 - 7.60g.
23.50mm x 15.30mm x 8.20mm
CHF 760.00

GC078 - 5.80g.
21.00mm x 18.70mm x 6.00mm
CHF 580.00

GC079 - 2.80g.
14.10mm x 8.80mm x 7.30mm
CHF 280.00

GC080 - 2.10g.
12.00mm x 11.40mm x 5.90mm
CHF 210.00

GC081 - 2.90g.
18.20mm x 9.60mm x 7.00mm
CHF 290.00

GC082 - 2.80g.
12.40mm x 11.00mm x 5.00mm
CHF 280.00

GC083 - 2.70g.
15.30mm x 10.00mm x 6.50mm
CHF 270.00

GC084 - 1.30g.
11.70mm x 8.10mm x 7.00mm
CHF 130.00

GC086 - 1.20g.
10.00mm x 7.30mm x 5.00mm
CHF 120.00

GC087 - 1.20g.
8.60mm x 5.00mm x 5.00mm 
CHF 120.00

GC088 - 1.00g.
7.30mm x 5.50mm x 5.00mm
CHF 100.00

GC089 - 0.20g.
6.80mm x 4.60mm x 3.90mm
CHF 20.00 

GC090 - 0.80g.
8.80mm x 6.00mm x 5.50mm
CHF 80.00

GC091 - 0.60g.
7.00mm x 5.90mm x 4.40mm
CHF 60.00

GC092 - 1.90g.
10.70mm x 7.40mm x 5.40mm / H
CHF 190.00

GC093 - 5.20g.
19.00mm x 10.50mmx 10.50mm 
CHF 520.00

GC094 - 10.60g.
21.50mm x 12.50mm x 8.30mm 
CHF 1060.00

GC095 - 11.70g.
25.00mm x 16.40mm x 13.00mm
CHF 1170.00

 GC098 - 13.60g.
24.20mm x 16.50mm x 8.80mm
CHF 1360.00

 GC101 - 2.60g.
11.80mm x 11.50mm x 9.50mm
CHF 260.-

 GC103 - 2.90g.
13.20mm x 8.20mm x 4.30mm
CHF 232.00

 GC106 - 2.20g.
8.50mm x 8.20mm x 6.00mm
CHF 176.00

 GC109 - 2.30g.
16.00mm x 9.60mm x 7.80mm
CHF 230.00

 GC111 - 1.30g.
11.00mm x 7.30mm x 4.40mm
CHF 130.00

 GC114 - 2.50g.
17.10mm x 8.90mm x 6.00mm
CHF 250.00

 GC115 - 1.10g.
10.50mm x 6.30mm x 6.00mm
CHF 110.00
All above information subject to change.
Postage not included in price.
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Goldcrystal_Specimen

GCS008 - 1.50g.
13.30mm x 9.00mm x 6.00mm / Q + H
CHF 150.00

GCS010 - 7.80g.
20.00mm x 15.00mm x 10.50mm / Q
CHF 624.00

GCS011 - 14.20g.
25.70mm x 21.80mm x 7.70mm / Q
CHF 852.00

GCS013 - 0.40g.
7.30mm x 4.00mm x 4.90mm / L
CHF 32.00

GCS022 - 0.10g.
4.10mm x 3.70mm x 2.00mm / Q + H
CHF 10.00

GCS023 - 21.40g.
24.50mm x 20.00mm x 13.00mm / Q + L
CHF 2140.00

 GCS029 - 1.30g.
9.90mm x 6.40mm x 4.50mm / L
CHF 104.00

 GCS030 - 0.60g.
7.00mm x 6.40mm x 3.70mm / H + L
CHF 48.00

 GCS031 - 0.50g.
7.00mm x 6.00mm x 3.50mm / H + L
CHF 40.00
Minerals attached to specimen are:
Q=Quarts, H=Hematite, L=Laterite
All above information subject to change.
Postage not included in price.
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