Thumbnail, 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm
Grass Valley, Nevada City District (Grass Valley District), Nevada Co., California, USA

An uncommonly fine and sculptural gold thumbnail from the famous Grass Valley area of California's Mother Lode. This aesthetic specimen consists of three, sharp, flattened, octahedral gold crystals beautifully perched atop a slightly folded gold leaf. This excellent piece has a bright, rich yellow-gold patina that the photo could not capture.