# 25462

Maker unknown.

Native Gold / Australia.

$200.00 AUD

[Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge.

A scarce scientific curio relating to the Australian gold rushes.