Having been a prospector ‘from the last century’ and having gratefully dug my fair share of lumpy nuggets it has always been a quietening pleasure to be able to look on the wonderful lines and highly reflective faces of crystalline gold. How could something so malleable, so rich in colour come from the earth, just as it does, like this? Even if we think we are seeing a lot of crystalline gold on the mineral market these days, finding such a natural creation in the field is simply, quite remarkable.