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    Crystallized Gold on Quartz
    Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine)
    Sage Hill, Michigan Bluff District (Michigan Bluff deposit)
    Placer Co., California, USA

    This large and breathtaking Crystallized Gold on Quartz is from a preeminent locality for fine American Gold specimens, the Eagle's Nest Mine in California. A magnificently glorious, leafy sheet of crystallized Gold rests atop a shapely matrix of white Quartz in this substantial example. The Gold "spray" exhibits some very good octahedrons adding to the charm of this piece as a serious collector specimen. With exceptional brilliance to both sides, the Gold sparkles from every angle. The piece features a textural nature to the beautiful malleable metal with numerous twists and folds terminating in leafy ends. An amazing specimen on all counts, the Gold sheet measures a full 5 inches (12.7 cm) at it furthest point. The mottled matrix has some gray and brown hues for added color and contrast, but the Gold stands out so much the rock fades into the background. There is a bit of crystallized Gold on the side as well.
    Overall Measurements: 7.68 x 5.51 x 0.67 inches (19.50 x 14.00 x 1.70 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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