Mockingbird Mine, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California, USA
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
A striking cluster of gleaming Gold crystals, together forming a brilliant arborescent branch. On one side of the cluster, the crystals, both untwinned and twinned, are smooth and shiny. One the reverse side, you can see the detailed hopper growth on most of the crystals. The largest crystal is about .8 cm long. This outstanding thumbnail is from the renowned collection of Clara & Steve Smale. It has the most incredible luster you could ask for, and jumps out at the viewer as a sophisticated thumbnail specimen