Dims: 0.8" x 0.7" x 0.6" (2.0 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 5.5 g
Great Northern train tunnel, Baker, Oregon, U.S.A.
Though there is no discernable crystalline tendencies to the Gold on this specimen, it is odd and very interesting in its own way. The Gold is in the form of a thin foil that partly covers one face of the white, massive host rock and extends in an adjacent vein that runs almost completely through it. It has the standard golden-yellow coloration and untarnished metallic luster that are the hallmarks of Gold. The unusual aspect of this specimen is that it is the only one I have ever seen or heard of whose host rock is composed of calcite instead of quartz!