Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.5 x 1.0 cm
Eagles Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA

Eagles Nest golds are of course the "staple" of the modern collector of crystallized golds. There are a lot of them, as the mine is commercially mined ONLY for the specimens that come out of it. Nevertheless, there are golds and there are Golds, ones that stand out among the crowd. This is a superb and sculptural piece with unusual elegance, finely crystallized on both sides! It is not just "big," it is dramatic. Joe Budd Photos.