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    7.66 Troy Ounce Australian Gold Nugget
    From Weddeburne, Victoria, Australia

    Australian MS 7.66 Troy Ounce Nugget. Most gold recovered today is microscopic. The massive scale of modern mining techniques is antipathetic to the recovery of specimen gold, and natural gold nuggets such as this are becoming rarer and rarer as productivity increases and technology marches on. Yet it is in this form that gold shows its most alluring natural beauty. In particular, specimens such as this one from Australia are famed for their high carat content, as seen by the lovely yellow-golden hue. This elongated nugget displays both the lovely burnished botryoidal areas, rubbed smooth by water tumbling on its way to the outback floor, as well as the finely textured concavities that retain the original natural surface of the metal's growth in the host rock, some of which is retained in the form of dark speckles that aesthetically dot the surface. A fine specimen, it measures approximately 3 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches and weighs 7.66 troy oz (238.1 gm).

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    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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