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Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado

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Wire Gold in Quartz from Ibex Mine, Leadville, Colorado
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An important, rich specimen of wire gold in quartz from the historically significant Ibex / Little Jonny Mine area. Margaret "Molly" Brown, who became known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", moved to Leadville when she was 18. In 1886 she married a mining engineer who was twelve years older, James J. Brown. The Brown family acquired great wealth in 1893 when Brown was instrumental in the discovery of a substantial gold ore seam at the Little Jonny Mine owned by his employers, the Ibex Mining Company. Margaret Brown became famous because of her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. This bright, well crystallized wire gold specimen was recovered from mine dumps on Breece Hill several decades ago by metal detection. Dimensions (cm): 2 H x 2.5 W x 1.3 D. 11.1 grams. Location: Ibex Mine, Breece Hill, Leadville, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA HWAC# 53112

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