'A very uniform and crusty gold specimen from the unique location of California. The color is superb and a very bright buttery yellow color. The surface has some distinct gold crystals mixed in with the crystalline gold. The Artru Gold Mine is located in Mariposa County at the southern most part of the Mother Load Gold belt in California. has long been closed to any underground workings, but a single prospector was allowed to work the surface with a backhoe excavator and a metal detector to uncover these crystalized gold specimens. I have a small handful of these available and when they are gone, I doubt I will ever see any more gold from this location.'