Gold (Spinel Twins)
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.6 x 0.6 cm
Mt. Kare, Porgera, Enga Province, Papua, New Guinea
Ex. F. John Barlow

A superb, very sharp gold specimen that is entirely composed of elongated gold crystals, grown together. It looks rather like classic silver twinned crystals, from Batopilas, cast in 24-karat gold. The piece is sharp and complete all around, with a gorgeous luster and a very pure golden yellow color. It was noted in the book on the F John Barlow Collection (1998). In fact, it is illustrated on page 183 of that book