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English: Gold, Quartz
Locality: Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 5.7 x 3 x 1.6 cm
Gold on Quartz
This piece features a thick, sturdy, brilliantly-colored group of gold crystals perched dramatically on a knoll of quartz like an upswept feather about to move in the breeze...it is THAT aesthetic! This specimen really stands out from the crowd of Eagle's Nest material because of the thickness and solidity of the arborescent gold crystal group, which is composed of an unusually thick, interlocking weave of crystals. It is complete and showy on both sides. Gold of serverl crystal forms is present, including an unusual thick weave of crysatls about th emiddle and flattened and twinned octohedra at the sides and top. GOOD FROM EITHER SIDE and BETTER IN PERSON by far!
Deutsch: Gold, Quarz
Fundort: Eagle's Nest Mine (Mystery Wind Mine), Placer County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 5.7 x 3 x 1.6 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/g33b.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Gold&page=0
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