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Gold - very rare wire form
stock #20.FC-091
Pinto River, Novita Municipality
Chocó, Colombia
2.3 x .9 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $2250


The rarest form f native Gold is this type of wire habit, these are only known from a handful of localities (I can only think of 4 or 5) and specimens are few and highly prized. This piece looks like a much more common Silver wire except for the bright golden patina. From an small but famed find at Choco in Colombia, this specimen comes from an older French collection. Presenting classic form, this slender wire with a hooking top or termination shows a little ropy texture on one side, the color is quite bright. One specimen from this find was the subject of recent research by Dr John Rakovan trying to determine the method by which these form. Careful study shows the exterior is very pure Gold but deeper inside there is a percentage of Silver. It is likely the Silver mixed with the Gold in rare instances may stimulate this type of form.