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TGMS 2008 - California Gold

Last Updated: 1st Mar 2008

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

California Gold




Wayne Leicht, organizer of this display, in front of the display cabinet of California Gold


Centerpiece of the gold display was this incredible and famous piece - called 'The Dragon' from the Colorado Quartz mine, Mariposa County, California. Now in the collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this specimen is 18cm tall.

Gold from the Colorado Quartz Mine - 'The Dragon'. Houston Museum of Natural Science collection


This next specimen is also from the collection of the Houston Museum of Natural Science - it was found at the famous Red Ledge mine in Nevada County, and is 40cm tall!

Gold from the Red Ledge Mine. Houston Museum of Natural Science collection


Finally, this specimen from the Eagle's Nest mine, currently in the Tana Daugharty's collection, was displayed the wrong way round in the cabinet (according to Tana!), so this is a photo of the side NOT displayed prominently, in case you missed it! The reason for this mistake was probably because the photo of this piece in the 'American Mineral Treasures' box was flipped horizontally.

Gold from the Eagle's Nest Mine. Tana Daugharty collection






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Comments

Jolyon, thanks for your constant updates, I so look forward to seeing them.
Gail

Gail Spann
1st Mar 2008 4:40pm

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