NATIVE GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN from the MOTHER LODE. R uler is 1/4 wide (6 mm). 10 cent coin is 17 mm in diameter.S pecimen weight: 5.6 G ram - 86.3 G rains (Troy). S ize: 22.1X18.2X10 mm. I f you've an eye for gold straight from the earth, check out this sweet rock. It's from California's Original Sixteen to One Mine. Lustrous yellow metal oozes out of a sizable area in this white quartz. A plate of black mineral, possibly arsenopyrite caps one end.
It's not hard to envision how gold veins this rich could produce the kinds of massive placer deposits the Mother Lode was known for. If you ever wanted to own a chunk of gold ore with visible gold, this might be the piece.
The Au itself appears as though a sculptor had carved it and is quite'nuggety'. A very fine specimen from possibly the longest-lived of all'active' gold mines in the Mother Lode.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. I picked through mining dumps for many years looking at rotten quartz through a pocket lens. You might think after so much time a guy could find at least one piece with gold in it you could see.Considering the many adits, dumps, and outcroppings involved, so much futility strikes me as incredible, but it does demonstrate just how elusive and rare this precious metal is. Almost all of my mining ventures led to that same inescapable conclusion - the hunt for wild gold is a pretty tough way to make a living. My initial introduction to gold quartz'in the wild' remains unforgettable. Colorado acquaintances, a man, his wife, son, and daughter, were dry-washing a range near Yuma, Arizona. At that time, I hadn't the luxury of owning a claim, so my small dry-washing operation was confined land designated'for recreational use only' by the B. One day, my partner-to-be, astride his trusty trail bike, cruised up to where I was dry-washing. Hopping off, he stuck his hand in his pocket and pulled out a glass vial filled with roughly two ounces of the most astoundingly-beautiful, gold-laced, white bull quartz you could imagine. His finds, in fact, looked very much like the gold quartz you see here in this ad. Drop it into a jar of clear water and look at it in the sun. You'll see what I mean.
To this day, that vision became my'Eureka' moment and inspired the development of my online enterprise here. So now you know the story of how and why I came to specialize in gold quartz. Once you've been stung by the gold quartz bug, the effects can last a lifetime. Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 1-14-13.The item "CALIFORNIA GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN NATURAL GOLD NUGGET 5.6 GRAM GOLD IN QUARTZ" is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.