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    Cresci Gold Collection circa 1959

    These pictures were taken in 1959 when the entire collection was sold to the Bank of America in Angels Camp by Crespi--who was also the prez at the time. All that ever was said about price was 6 figures but today many millions. Bought a new slide/film/pic scanner and recently found these,and many others ,so thought I'd share motherlode gold of a bygone era,still some at the bank too-tons a au 2 u 2 -John PS-and yes that IS a full size gold pan in the shot to show size scale !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser John View Post
    These pictures were taken in 1959 when the entire collection was sold to the Bank of America in Angels Camp by Cresci--who was also the prez at the time. All that ever was said about price was 6 figures but today many millions. Bought a new slide/film/pic scanner and recently found these,and many others ,so thought I'd share motherlode gold of a bygone era,still some at the bank too-tons a au 2 u 2 -John PS-and yes that IS a full size gold pan in the shot to show size scale !!!
    ?Are you sure it wasnt "Crespi"?Never heard or seen it?I wonder where it is now.The Bank is still there
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    Well looking at that, I am going to have to go get some more to add to my collection after I stop drooling at that firts picture. My collection is impresive but not no way up to that caliber.

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    CRESPI is right--so much work on puters yesterday I could barely see yesterday afternoon--thanx but can't fix header caption--thanx mucho-John

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    You bet John,The Crespi's go way back.Very close friends of my family.I do wonder where this gold is today?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    I LOVE women......but THAT gold is a close second! : ) It can't bring you a beer....but it doesn't talk back either! : )

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    great pics John , amazing !
    no matter where you go,there you are!

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    I googled the family last night and found many millions in south american artifacts also. Musta been RICH as midas to remove those amazing artifacts from SA?? Any info greatly appreciated.thanx mucho..John

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    Unbelievable pictures John, thanks for sharing!
    Sample till you find the hot spot, then mine it till its gone! Then start over...

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    DAAAAMN ! Thanks for the pics Hose . I'm wondering the same thing Kuger
    is wondering .................... where is it now . I wonder if it still exist as it was
    then .

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    Hey Hoser


    I am wondering if back in the day you might have helped or harvested all that beautiful gold. If not can you give use some general background and how it was found, ect.......
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2 Fly EAGLE Fly......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakview2 View Post
    Hey Hoser


    I am wondering if back in the day you might have helped or harvested all that beautiful gold. If not can you give use some general background and how it was found, ect.......
    LOL!Pretty sure he wasnt!The Crespi family and mining goes way back in these parts,its hard to say what mine they came from.It was Hardrock I can tell ya that much!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    Alot of the yellow came from the Big Bonanza mine in Sonora Ca. Mr.Kuger.I saw the collection at the bank way back in 1977,Some of the pieces were shaped like dry lasagna noodles.Parts of the gold ended up at the Nugget casino in Carson City Nevada and were since sold.The gold pictured by Hoser John was only a small part of the collection.Jim Valente who also worked at the bank with Crespi had a fabulous collection of gold speci,placer and gold coins.He gave me half a vial of placer back in 1977 when gold was about $130 an ounce.
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    I was hoping you would pipe in Dave.A big part of my Grandmothers Brother's(Mark Carley)gold also was sold to the Nugget Casino about that time and is now gone.The Bonanza was one of the richest pocket mines in the world,and some incredible specimens from it are on display at the Tuolumne Co. Museum.There is also a small part of Valente's gold at Ironestone. Thanks Davo!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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