Miniature, 3.2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
DeMaria Mine, Forest Hill, Placer Co., California, USA
Ex. F. John Barlow

One of the sharpest gold thumbnails we have seen, for sheer machine-like complexity of form and razor sharp crystallization. Brilliant, top percentile luster adds to the impact of this specimen, making it among my favorite gold thumbnails. When seen in person, it looks like gold-colored aluminum foil, it is so bright. From the gold collection of F. John Barlow, sold off in 1999. Now this is a smallish miniature or "toenail" size, but it is KILLER quality and stands on its own amongst any large gold. The quality is just outrageous and it is a very special piece