Just incredible....hefty , 3-dimensional, very impactful gold. Leaps out from matrix. And has a huge weight to it. This is from the Colorado Quartz Mine, and is a piece that came out in the late 90s and was sold privately at that time. It weighs a hefty 300 grams. it is no slender tower of thin gold like Eagles Nest Mine golds you have seen. It is fat, thick, and 3-dimensional. This mine sets the standard fo rCalifornia gold, most people think, for this reason. It is NOT fragile or slender: Most golds this size would have a third the heft. This is mostly gold, and just a bit of quartz at the matrix base as a natural pedestal. I believe the price to be pretty fair, given the weight and the size and quality overall. As with my other Vault pieces, its one i would 100% agree in writing to take back, anytime, no questions asked, for open credit on anything else.