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Leaf Gold

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This 148 gram specimen (6 cm long) shows gold crystals on leaf gold, and is alleged to be the first example of gold collected in California (1849).

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  • Title: Leaf Gold
  • Location: Placerville, El Dorado Co., California, United States, North America
  • Type: Mineral
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): R6702
  • Scientific Name: Gold
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences

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