Gold, Quartz
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.0 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer Co., California, USA

A fine and aesthetic, two-sided, bright and rich gold on quartz thumbnail from the Eagle's Nest Mine and Mark Mauthner Gold Collection. The body of flattened, layered gold leaves has a feather of spinel-twinned gold crystals and is beautifully crowned by a 3-dimensional, 6 mm, octahedral gold crystal. From the Frenchman's adit of the mine.