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Gold is a remarkable element

Gold is a remarkable element with exceptional properties that require no introduction.

It boasts extraordinary characteristics, being among the densest metals, highly malleable and ductile,

and an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity.

Among the various forms of gold, the rarest are gold crystals, constituting less than 1% of all gold discoveries.

It’s worth noting that an estimated 99% of known single gold crystals weigh less than approximately 28 grams.


Gold has a propensity to crystallize in the cubic system, frequently taking on the shapes of cubes, octahedra, and rhombic dodecahedra.

These crystals tend to connect end to end, forming intricate strings, branching structures, or moss-like masses, all composed of microscopic crystals.

While these formations are commonly found in quartz veins, the individual single crystals, often larger in size,

ranging from 0.64 to 3.8 centimeters in diameter, are primarily located in drift deposits, as documented by 911 Metallurgist.

These sculptural manifestations of gold crystals embody the artistry of nature and are highly sought-after treasures for collectors worldwide.