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Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Gold Nuggets Start Price:6,250.00 USD Estimated At:12,500.00 - 18,750.00 USD
Wire Gold from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
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This rich, wire gold specimen was uncovered by metal detector during the last 20 years. The specimen was most recently in the mineral collection of Bryan K. Lees, owner of the famous Sweet Home Rhodochrosite Mine in Alma, Colorado (BLK Collection #5559). The Leadville mining district, in Lake County, Colorado, contains one of the largest lead-zinc-silver-gold deposits in the world. Discovered in 1858, the district has produced more than $5 billion worth of metals. The history of mining in the Leadville district describes a series of booms and busts. Prospectors working their way up the Arkansas River drainage discovered gold in stream gravels along California Gulch in 1860, precipitating a robust but short-lived boom, and the first lode gold deposit was discovered on Printer Boy Hill along the upper flanks of California Gulch in 1868. Dimensions (cm): 3.3 H x 6.5 W x 1.5 D. 66.7 grams. Location: Ibex Mine, Breece Hill, Leadville, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA HWAC# 53109

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight