Crystal of Gold

World’s Largest Single Crystal of Gold – Roraima Shield District, Bolivar, Venezuela.

This spectacular gold crystal weighs 217.78 grams or slightly under seven ounces.
It is a magnificent skeletal octahedron and perhaps the largest non-wire gold crystal ever found! Considering that less than one percent of all gold collected is crystallized and that well over 99% of all gold crystals weigh well less than one ounce makes this piece even more remarkable.

Due to the importance of this specimen a test was made at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Lujan Neutron Scattering Center that verified that this piece was in fact the world’s largest single crystal specimen.

Read about the scientific analysis of this specimen here.