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The world’s largest gold crystal verified

Duncan Richardson, News Editor
10 Apr 2014, 10:36 a.m.

The world’s largest single gold crystal worth $1.5 million, which was found in a river bed in Venezuela, has been successfully verified. The American owner, who found the crystal over 10 years ago, handed the crystal to experts at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to test its crystallinity. Researchers have used the latest technology to validate the 217.78 gram crystal which is about the size of a golf ball.

Gold crystals are valued so highly because they are created entirely naturally. In 2006 the validity of the crystal was called into question because experts could not confirm its authenticity with the technology available.

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