Gold, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 4.3 x 1.0 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer Co., California, USA

An elegantly-balanced solid cluster of tightly packed gold crystals perched atop a small knoll of quartz matrix makes this a very impressive display-quality specimen for the price. It can show nicely from EITHER side. The gold is not the typical thin leaves from this mine, but rather a thick plate multiply reinforced and layered. As gold is notoriously difficult to photograph, it is BETTER In PERSON. 34 grams. 7.6 x 4.3 x 1 cm