Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer Co., California, USA

An EXQUISITE, 3-DIMENSIONAL gold specimen from the famous Eagles Nest Mine. Beautifully burnished spinel-twins and flattened octahedrons comprise this branching, arborescent gold on quartz matrix "tree trunk." UNLIKE most Eagles Nest golds, which are 2-dimensional, this showy piece has a very desirable 3-dimensional, sculptural quality.