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HALP-01
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Miniature, 4.9 x 3.6 x 0.5 cm
Eagles Nest Mine, Placer Co, California, USA
Ex. Jack Halpern

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An exquisite gold of classic form from Eagle's Nest, but on second look you will see that it has a much more robust crystallization than usual, and the absolutely top luster possible from here. The crystals are thick and show space between the branches, whereas this material is often much more densely packed and netted in appearance. Only maybe 1 in 1000 of the prolific Eagles Nest golds has such luster. It spreads nicely, balanced in the middle, and I always thought of this as an "Eagle" in shape, a nice coincidence with the locality name! Complete on both sides. Although the mine produces several different styles of crystallized gold, and has given us some giant and amazing large pieces, I do not think we could get a finer Eagle's Nest in the full miniature size, of this particular style. Halpern collection #3863, purchased some years ago. Comes with a custom lucite base for safe, upright, ideal display. 

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