In 1971, Miner Elvis “Buzz” Gray discovered a crystalized gold on quartz specimen from California’s Red Bank Mine. The piece would eventually be acquired by Gray’s business partner, William “Bill” Forest, who nicknamed the piece the “Dancing Ladies.” This specimen is among the featured lots in the upcoming Nature & Science Signature Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Crystalized gold, platinum, and metal nuggets from mines all around the world are available in the collection.
A standout item in the sale is from the estate of Mato Grosso. The crystallized gold piece was originally found in a Brazilian farm field. According to Heritage Auctions, “Likely only 1 in 1,000 mines features such sharply crystallized, three-dimensional shapes.” Another highlighted lot is a gold nugget from Australia. To browse the full catalog and find more information on the above items, visit Heritage Auctions’ website.
# of Lots:55
Price Range:$1,000 - $300,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Crystallized Gold Serra do Caldeirão claims Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso|| Estimate: |
|Gold Nugget Australia|| Estimate: |
|Crystallized Gold Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine) Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff Mining District|| Estimate: |
|Platinum Nugget Isovsky District Sverdlovskaya Oblast Middle Ural Mountains|| Estimate: |
|Crystallized Gold on Quartz|| Estimate: |