Woodworker: Chuck Kubin
Dimensions: 13" diameter x 1" width
Story: In July of 1850 a wagon train bound for California stopped along Clear Creek, six miles from Denver in what is now Arvada. Lewis Ralston dipped his gold pan into a stream flowing into Clear Creek and found about a quarter of a troy ounce of placer gold (almost $5 then, $150 today) in his first pan, and returned in 1858 to found Auraria and kick off the Colorado Gold Rush.
Description: Highly figured, wafer thin natural edge platter made with Ramey Homestead black walnut crotch; distressed gold leaf.