Gold on Quartz
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.6 x 1.7 cm
Eagles Nest Mine, Placer County, California, USA

This elegant miniature hosts a glittering 3-dimensional "net" of intergrown gold crystals, forming seemingly wispy clusters atop a pedestal of quartz. Actually, the gold is quite robust, not fragile at all, but just looks so. For the style, this is classic Eagle's Nest material. This is a superb miniature gold specimen for the price, in my opinion, that I am blowing out only because it turned up in our move and was an old specimen I bought at old prices. Joe Budd photos