Fine California Crystalline Gold Specimen
Lot 1214
Fine California Crystalline Gold Specimen
US$ 13,000 - 15,000
£7,700 - 8,900
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Lot Details
Fine California Crystalline Gold Specimen
Forrest Hill, Placer County, California
Forest Hill is located on the on a gravel bed of the ancient American River. It was the center of the gold rush in the spring of 1850 when miners began to arrive in large numbers. It later became the site of the Jenny Lind Mine which produced about $2,500 of gold a day during the 1860s and nearly $1 million by 1880. The present exceedingly fine specimen of gold is resplendent with well-defined crystallization. Very minor traces of quartz are present at the base. A fine choice for the serious collector of California gold.
Weighing approximately 1.09 ozt (33.9 grams) and measuring 1 ¾ x 1 x ½ in

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  • Offered on a custom-fitted acrylic base.
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