Gold nugget discovery deemed museum quality DALLAS – An enormous, 40-ounce gold nugget, nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” for its jolting, bright yellow glow and rarity beyond any diamond found on Earth, could take top lot honors in in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Aug. 18. The 11-inch gold nugget was discovered in Victoria, Australia, and...
Natural history specimens of Earth and sky, some millions of years old, representing beautiful science will come before bidders Jan. 18 during an auction presented by Heritage Auctions.
Some of the earliest collectibles can be found in rock formations and caverns nationwide, and collecting rocks, gems and minerals continues to gain fans. However, did you know that the people who make collecting rocks, gems, and minerals their mission are known by a special nickname?
These days it doesn’t take long for fresh-to-market collectibles to be ushered into an auction. It looks like the same is true with important fossils such as this record Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth offered for sale in December.