Miniature, 5.0 x 3.4 x 0.8 cm
Colorado Quartz Mine, Mariposa County, California, USA

A sharply crystallized gold specimen, complete ALL around, and looking curiously like a scots terrier, hence its nickname of "scotty dog" by the previous owners. It weighs 32 grams (just over an ounce) and was collected in 1993. This is a really sturdy piece, and CQ mine specimens are generally far sturdier and thicker than their Eagles Nest Mine counterparts. Its a very good, very impressive gold for the price, I think. My understanding of the mine is that it is, for the moment at least, on idle.