Gold With Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 2.9 x 1.0 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA

An exceptional gold for this locality in terms of brightness. This is a tall, elogated, very elegant specimen that has a sparkling pizzazz to it, more than commonly seen from this deposit. The crystals are bright, like gold foil, and the intricacy of the gold "meshwork" contrasts with the elegant form that seems simple from far away, such that the piece is just better and better the more you look at it. This is my personal favorite style for an Eagle's Nest gold, and in person it just radiates color.