Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer Co., California, USA

An aesthetic crystallized leaf gold thumbnail from the Eagle's Nest Mine, that is more than merely pretty - it hosts a huge and significant, complex crystal; and of incredible quality for the locale, as well. The gold patina is very bright on this piece, which consists of strikingly intergrown flattened octahedrons and spinel-twins.