Gold, Quartz
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer Co., California, USA

An exquisite and aesthetic, 2.7 cm long, elongated cluster of bright, crystalline gold with "rabbit ears" on top from the Eagle's Nest Mine of California. Spinel-twins and flattened octahedrons are scattered amongst the microcrystalline gold, in particular in the "ears." I really like the presentation style of the gold rising off of the quartz matrix. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.