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    us
    Sep 2011
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    How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    I worked for a jewelry manufacturer in the early 1980's that produced real gold nugget jewelry. Unfortunately I only purchased a few, while gold was cheap. I purchased a few small octahedron nuggets. I found it curious that the shape is the same as raw diamond crystals. I am curious how rare they are. I was a goldsmith for 30+ years but I am new to prospecting and metal detecting.
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    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets?

    Would like to see a pix--any pix as size,color and looks are always the best selling points on rarer crystal nuggies. I luv'm all but others not so addicted--John

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    us
    Sep 2011
    14

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets?

    I have a pic but I don't know how to post it.

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2008
    so kalifornia
    gmt, falcon md20
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets?

    we all need to see pix. please, i need to see. just kidding i have never held one just seen pix. gold in Crystal form is rare no? would have to come from underground ie unweathered. highdesertranger

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2011
    14

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets?

    Okay, it's grainy but I will break out the actual camera and take a better pic when I have time.

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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    i know crystilin gold is more expensive and you only get what the buyer would pay,but how much more expensive is crystilin gold than nuggets?how does a person put a value on it?

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    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    Yep you got the good'ns--the finer the crystaline definition and the shinier the better the price-spot + 10% is a good starting spot at least and yes those are indeed rare and thanx much for the pix-any one helps much--John

  8. #8
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Arizona
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo


    How much you want for one of those?
    Pm me.

    GG~

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    us
    Sep 2011
    14

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    I have no intention of selling them. I saved them 30+ years ago because I thought they were unique, I was just curious how common or rare they might be. I remember seeing a huge specimen probably from Russia that looked like a series of pyramids in a cluster. I hope that piece is in a museum somewhere.

  10. #10
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Arizona
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    Quote Originally Posted by oldblues
    I have no intention of selling them. I saved them 30+ years ago because I thought they were unique, I was just curious how common or rare they might be. I remember seeing a huge specimen probably from Russia that looked like a series of pyramids in a cluster. I hope that piece is in a museum somewhere.
    I completely understand
    Out of curiosity .... how much does your largest weigh?

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2011
    14

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    I should have put something in the pic for scale. They are tiny like a 2.0 mm across.

  12. #12
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Arizona
    Bounty Hunter's, Whites TM 808, Whites GMT, Suction Dredges, Hand Dredges, Trommels, Gold Vacs, High Bankers, Fluid bed Gold Traps, Gold Pans, Sluices, Dry Washers, Miller Tables, Rp4 Shaker table etc
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo



    Thanks for posting.
    I never tire of looking at gold

    Here's a photo of a nice octahedron cluster
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    More photos:
    http://nevada-outback-gems.com/prosp...ural_gold2.htm

    GG~
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  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2011
    14

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    As a goldsmith for the company mentioned earlier, I had a tray with an ounce or more of small nuggets form which I picked from to inlay in rings and pendants. I did this everyday for several years and at somepoint I started picking these out to purchase for myself. My ex has a really nice single nugget pendant that looks like a piece of wood grained driftwood. I saw a lifetime worth of nuggets in a few short years and I guess in my old age I miss it so I guess I will have to find my own nuggets now!

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2008
    so kalifornia
    gmt, falcon md20
    86
    29 times
    Prospecting

    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    very cool oldblues. highdesertranger

  15. #15
    nz
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    Re: How common is Octahedron crystal nuggets? Now with photo

    Love that crystal gold. Thanks for the pic Goody Guy, that octahedron cluster has a drool factor of 11 - out of a possible ten. Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

 

 
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