Dims: 0.9 x 0.4 x 0.2" (2.3 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 2.12 g
Placer County, California, U.S.A.
This small thumbnail specimen is made up entirely of warped and intergrown crystals of native Gold. Some of these crystals are so warped that only a few flat, misshapen faces are evidence of their habit. A few of them, however, are discernable as warped octahedral crystals, with definable faces and edges. There are several crystals that show a definite skeletal or "hopper" form, wherein their edges grew more quickly than their faces. There is no host rock present on the specimen, and I have affixed it inside a domed plastic specimen box for display.