Color-wise, the attached host matrix grades from opaque white to pink transparencies. The pink can be seen mostly surrounding the Au. I guarantee the gold inclusions are a natural occurrence. Back when placer-mining was my full time vocation, the dream was some day to find a desert wash full of gold quartz like this.
Only on occasion did I detect, dry-wash, or dredge up specimens containing quartz, calcite, or carbonate gangue/matrix. Those were days to celebrate.What I do now is acquire native gold specimens through the minerals and mining community and pass them on to discriminating collectors. All my specimens show visible gold and are authentic gold nuggets or gold quartz specimens. Contact me indicating you wish to return the item. 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. IT'S THE JOURNEY THAT COUNTS MOST. They say, "it's not the destination that counts, it's the journey". Back when I worked California's Trinity River country, many friends were made in communities along the river and amongst our mining fraternity. Local folks helped one another, partied hearty, and, in general, got along real well.
Cooperation amongst our cadre of dredgers was the norm. When desperadoes and miscreants showed up in our midst causing trouble, we had one another's backs.
That kind of fellowship is what makes life's odysseys worthwhile. You can have a billion dollars, but without kindness, compassion, a willingness to share with others, and help when help is needed, your destiny may be'rich in purse, poor in spirit'. If you're one of the fortunate few, I say "pick both". There's a lot of beauty here in this life and afterwards you just can't put a price tag on.
Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 8-13-17. The item "CALIFORNIA GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN NATURAL GOLD NUGGET 2.7 GRAMS GOLD IN QUARTZ" is in sale since Friday, May 18, 2018.
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. This item can be shipped worldwide.