Gold (Cubic Crystals)
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm
Lena River Basin, Bulun District, Saha Republic, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

A remarkably elegant, complicated, cityscape like gold specimen composed ENTIRELY of rare cubic crystals in parallel growths. Perhaps, though I am not entirely sure, it consists of a central twinned core, on which small cubes have grown. In any case, a rare and superb gold thumbnail of unusual habit, from the reknowned F John Barlow gold collection (which was dispersed in 1998-1999). Mass is about 6 grams