Crystallized Gold (superb thumbnail)

Eagles Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An aesthetic crystallized leaf gold thumbnail from the famous Eagles Nest Mine, that is more than merely pretty - it hosts a huge and significant, complex crystal; and of incredible quality for the locale, as well. The gold patina is super-bright on this piece, which consists of strikingly intergrown flattened octahedrons and spinel-twins. The photos distinctly show both crystal types. This cutie has a weird, biomorphic shape with the two "legs", fat shirt-covered "body" and two, tiny upraised "arms". This is not just a classic and showy Eagles Nest gold, but a competition-level thumbnail of the next quality level entirely. Valued $1000-1500

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