Such a difficult material to source these days. This gem is the first of a series that I will be cutting from a very small parcel of rough acquired late last year. I have always been intrigued by the pine-tree like form and clustering of the golden goethite inclusions.
Dimensions: 33 x 24.3 mm.
Weight: 8 gms.
Recently a friend re-introduced this material to me. The rough I had worked previously had presented well enough in varying shades of yellows and browns but this blazed with rich browns, yellows and beautiful golden tones. When cut with a transparent, rich silica (quartz) vein at the back it presents exceptionally vibrant gems, it fairly looks like gold.