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Perth Mint Displays Beta Hunt Gold Quartz Rock Specimens

Australia’s foremost precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint, is delighted to announce it will display some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia.

The massive Gold Quartz specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, will be on display at the Mint for approximately three weeks from Saturday, 6 October. Admission will be free.

Gold Quartz Rock Specimens

This will be the first opportunity for the public to view up close these Gold Quartz rocks, which were discovered and mined approximately 500m below the surface from the Father’s Day Vein at Beta Hunt just five weeks ago.

The six Gold Quartz specimens on display weigh almost 200kg and are among the biggest of their kind ever unearthed in Australia. The largest of the Beta Hunt specimens, King Henry, weighs more than 94kg and Warren, weighing in over 63kg contains millions of dollars’ worth of gold.

Like gold nuggets, these types of Gold Quartz rocks are highly sought-after by investors who are willing to pay a significant premium to the underlying value of the gold content.

“These Gold Quartz specimens are incredible to view up close and encapsulate all the magic of the gold mining industry, which has been a backbone of the Western Australian economy since the early prospectors kicked off the first of the State’s gold rushes in the late 19th century,” Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said.

“As Australia’s largest precious metal refiner, The Perth Mint takes very seriously its commitment to celebrate the successes of our gold mining industry.

“In the same way that our ‘Mine to Mint’ day tour in partnership with Newmont Boddington Gold Mine and Go West Tours provides the public with an opportunity to experience the magic, allure and wonder of gold, our display of the Beta Hunt gold specimens will allow you to see gold exploration success in its rawest – and most brilliant – form.”

The Beta Hunt gold rocks will be exhibited in the foyer of The Perth Mint shop.

They were on display last week for delegates at the Precious Metals Investment Symposium in Perth.

Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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