Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 2.6 x 0.9 cm
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer County, California, USA

This specimen is an extremely bright crystallized gold consisting of unusually long spinel-twinned crystals to 5 cm in height, from which smaller crystals shoot off. his is an extremely well-crystallized, arborescent spray of gold crystals to a whopping 5 cm in length (that's 2 INCHES, folks!), literally shooting up like the old "Shazam" cartoon logo up into the air from a small bit of attached rock and quartz matrix at the base My kid thinks it looks like a preying mantis, though). The gold isn't as thick as the other major gold pieces here, but it is not fragile either (In other words it is typical, 1mm-thick Eagle's Nest gold, but in atypical aesthetic quality).