eCryptonite #021

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eCryptonite #021

The art is made of a 14 mm nugget of gold crystals from Mount Kare, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Full-size picture

NFT rarity

Very rare (8)

Picture size (pixels)

4088x2725 (5,9 Mb)

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Description

This specimen used for the art is 14x10x3 mm (7 carat) and was found in Mount Kare Valley, Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

It is an attractive cluster of intergrown octahedral Native Gold crystals. They are lustrous with rich gold colour.


Porgera Mine, Mt Kare Valley, Mt Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

You can see the location at mindat:
https://www.mindat.org/loc-226942.html
It is located the rain forest highland (altitude of 2,200-2,700 m.) in the Porgera Valley.

Porgera was initially an underground operation, with open-pit mining becoming increasingly important from 1993 onwards. It is the second largest mine in Papua New Guinea and is regarded as one of the world's top ten producing gold mines.


Fun fact:
Gold is very heavy. If fact the density is 19,3. And almost every Hollywood movie you see where they rob gold, they miss this fact. Gold and silver has been money for thousands of years, and they have played an important role in the world's development. It has also been important in religion, and the list goes on and on. Just by looking at it and holding it you understand its value.

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