TGMS 2008 - California GoldLast Updated: 1st Mar 2008
By Jolyon & Katya Ralph
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.
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!
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.
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