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Post  GoldReefer on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:32 pm

hey everyone just wondering if anyone can tell me what i would get for this 8oz specimen with 5oz gold in it ?
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Post  Nebuchadnezzar on Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:38 pm

(5 x Gold purity) + whatever extra someone is prepared to pay. Assuming the 5 ounces of gold is an accurate estimate. To me, its not a particularly attractive piece, so I would have dollied it.

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Post  nero_design on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:04 pm

I'd actually consider an acid bath in HF for a spcimen like this one. The interior matrix would be very interesting without quartz.
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:22 pm

It's worth whatever you are willing to sell it for. 6.5 Gs minimum if it was mine. I think speci value is low because it is as "ugly as a hat full of bums". On the other hand there might be someone willing to giva ya 10 or 12 grand just to have it as a display piece so that they can say they found it one day while being charged by a wild razor back and pack of raging camels in tha middle of Hells kitchen WA Very Happy.

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Post  davsgold on Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:00 pm

nero_design wrote:I'd actually consider an acid bath in HF for a spcimen like this one. The interior matrix would be very interesting without quartz.

You could try what neero suggests, but first I would try to determine wether all the gold is connected. To do this you can use a multimeter and placing the probes on various points you will see if you have connectivity through the whole specie.

If the gold is not interconnected all through then try and sell it as is or dolly it up and sell it that way.

cheers dave

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Post  kon61 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:10 pm


G'day Gents.

Whether its a good looking or bad looking specimen,that is for the buyer to decide. To me,the gold looks like its oozing out the sides and is clearly visible. A good scrub with a soft bristled plastic brush in warm water is all that's required to enhance its looks,whilst keeping the speci as natural as possible,which is most favored by collectors. I certainly would not dolly that piece up,before attempting to sell it in its natural state.

Cheers kon61.
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Post  sandy2010 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:23 pm


What were the dry and wet weights?

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:30 am

YE GDAY KON 61
i agree with your thoughts a soft brush in hot water is all thats needed.
no two speccies are the same every one is unique


same as nuggets when you dig them you are the first person to see them ever in the world ? (or any other bigger place)
beuty is in the eye of the beholder.

nice find good scratchin
cheers lynx 777

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Post  shandeemax on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:43 am

Adrian SS wrote:It's worth whatever you are willing to sell it for. 6.5 Gs minimum if it was mine. I think speci value is low because it is as "ugly as a hat full of bums". On the other hand there might be someone willing to giva ya 10 or 12 grand just to have it as a display piece so that they can say they found it one day while being charged by a wild razor back and pack of raging camels in tha middle of Hells kitchen WA Very Happy.

Ugly Question Question Mate I reckon that's a glorious piece, I'd be rapt to have one like that in my collection. Well done GoldReefer Very Happy Very Happy


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Post  kon61 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:01 am


GoldReefer, If your calculations are correct (according to the specific gravity of gold in quartz tests)that particular speci should fetch no less than $7000,but also has the potential of reaching the $9000+mark.

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:45 am

Shandeemax.

I have been waiting for a spot on the forum where I could use "UGLY AS A HAT FULL OF BUMS" Very Happy and I decided that was the spot.That speci would look real nice in my dolly pot. Very Happy I would try and sell it to a Yank first but! Suspect They will give you top dollar. No I agree though it is a great example of natural gold finally seeing the light of day. cheers

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:27 am

Mate that is a lovely looking piece the quartz and gold blend gives it a bit of character. Whack it on Ebay late January for Chinese new year and see what happens.

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Post  Fisherman on Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:51 am

davsgold wrote:
nero_design wrote:I'd actually consider an acid bath in HF for a spcimen like this one. The interior matrix would be very interesting without quartz.

You could try what neero suggests, but first I would try to determine wether all the gold is connected. To do this you can use a multimeter and placing the probes on various points you will see if you have connectivity through the whole specie.

If the gold is not interconnected all through then try and sell it as is or dolly it up and sell it that way.

cheers dave



That's a great tip Dave, thanks



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Post  evan2010 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Thats a Nice Lump mate, should fetch a nice price too!! Very Happy
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Post  GoldReefer on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:59 pm

hey everyone thanks for the tips and comments.

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