It's not hard to see why placer gold was so abundant throughout this part of California, i. If you ever wanted to own a chunk of ore with more than a speck of visible gold in it, this might be the piece. Source - the Original Sixteen to One Mine.It takes a lot of effort to find gold whether it's placer, pocket, or high-grade lode. From my perspective, there's really no such thing as an'ugly nugget' or gold specimen. Each one is beautiful in it's own way. I guarantee the gold growths here are a natural occurrence. All my specimens show visible gold and are authentic gold quartz specimens. I don't paste'pounded gold' or spray gold-colored paint on barren rock. Refractory ores, which need to be heated and run through special processes to release the minute amount of gold locked up inside, aren't usually my thing.
When I do sell sulphides, you'll be able to see gold associated with the pyrites. You won't need to crush and treat my rocks with cyanide solution to get at the gold. We're not dealing in micron gold. I deal in genuine high-grade, naturally-occurring gold quartz with visible gold, both as specimen and as jewelry-grade slab. Such rich rocks and lapidary rough are hard to find and expensive to obtain.
I poured through old mining dumps for years looking at orange-yellow-rusty rock through a loupe, but I never found a piece with visible gold. Hydrothermal solutions carrying gold and silica crystallized into veins of gold quartz. This specimen comes from one of the many vein systems sourcing the immense placer deposits of the Sierra Nevada Mtns, the famed Mother Lode.
15.43 GRAINS = 1 GRAM. 31.103 GRAMS = 1 TROY OUNCE.
24 GRAINS = 1 PENNYWEIGHT (DWT). 20 DWT = 1 TROY OUNCE.
480 GRAINS = 1 TROY OUNCE. We leave no stones un-turned insuring our customers get what they bargained for. If you're not satisfied with this item, contact me. A n ex-Navy buddy down in Arizona produced some awesome gold from an underground placer mine in La Paz County near Quartzsite. Running it through a gold-wheel, my neighbor routinely pulled 1/2 to 3/4 oz of Au from those buckets.
That was truly some of the richest pay-dirt I've ever seen. A half ounce of gold recovered from two and a half gallons of dirt? Desert rats are known to sometimes engage in desperate deeds and whatever prosperity they stumble onto rarely lasts for long. Working dry placers in the summertime can be brutal.
If silicosis from pounding dry quartz don't do you in, the heat, snakes, scorpions, or cigarettes (coffin nails) will. Some of the salty miners I've known lived hard and undoubtedly paid a dear price at the end. Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 1-14-13.The item "CALIFORNIA GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN NATURAL GOLD NUGGET 16.7 GRAM GOLD IN QUARTZ" is in sale since Saturday, April 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Precious Metals". The seller is "egm947" and is located in Banks, Oregon.
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