Gold, Quartz
Miniature, 3.4 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
Queen Mine, Nevada City, Nevada City District (Grass Valley District), Nevada Co., California, USA

Bright native gold rises from its host quartz matrix, showing crude crystallization. The specimen has been nicely prepared to clear quartz away from the gold so it stands up nicely from the natural quartz "base." Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.