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: 69 G ram - 1065 G rains (Troy). S ize: 49.8X47.1X25.8 mm. I f you've an eye for gold straight from the earth, check out Big Whitey here taken from California's Original Sixteen to One Mine. Lustrous yellow metal oozes majestically from one end of the parent rock. If you ever wanted to own a chunk of gold ore with visible gold, this cabinet-sized specimen might be the piece. It's from a venerable, old, hard rock mine in the northern portion of the Mother Lode; the oldest one still in operation. 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. DESERT MINING When water is absent, there are still effective means by which placer gold can be located and mined in the desert. The two most commonly-used methods in the Western U.
Just as useful anywhere in the world, are metal detecting and dry-washing. Electronic prospecting using a metal detector, an increasingly popular, hi-tech way to find gold, is the most technologically-advanced of these two totally-different techniques. Many times, you can't penetrate down to a gold-bearing strata with a metal detector.
Unless you can afford to use expensive, state-of-the-art equipment, metallic targets buried at 2 feet or deeper will ordinarily be beyond the capability of your metal detector. Dry-washing is dirtier and oftimes more labor-intensive , but has proven itself time and again in arid, desert conditions. Many an itinerant, lone-wolf desert prospector dropped a lot of gold in his poke using a dry-washer.
All the grime, sweat, and labor seem worthwhile seeing that virgin gold glittering in your pan at the end of the day. You'll be recovering the fines too especially if you opt to use a machine with a vibrating concentrator box. I was an avid practitioner of this methodology for many years. If you feel a desire to try your hand at it and are looking for pointers, give me a holler.
Puffer bellys', or bellows-type machines, can be found in every shape and size imaginable. One very practical advantage to using an old-prototype, bellows-machine is it's portability. Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 1-14-13.
The item "CALIFORNIA GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN NATURAL GOLD NUGGET 69 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.