Gold on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.75 x 2.0 cm
Eagles Nest Mine, Placer County, California, USA

This spectacularly showy specimen is equally attractive from both sides. It features a sturdy, intricate mass of dense gold crystals rising like a tree from the matrix (a lucky trim, this!). The gold rises 2 inches (5 cm) in height and is nicely centered, making it one of the prettiest and richest California golds for its size and price range that I have seen in a long time.