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: 12.4 G ram - 191.2 G rains (Troy). S ize: 29.6X23.8X16.7 mm. I f you've a yearning for gold straight from the earth, check out this beauty taken from a historic California mine. A beautiful outcropping of crystalline metal is readily evident in the parent rock. If you ever wanted to own a chunk of ore with crystalline gold, this might be the piece. I suspect more gold hides inside since it gives a nice report on my metal detector. Seeing the gold growths aligned into tiny platelets and linked together reminds me of an urban metropolis with interconnected elongated buildings.
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 used to produce awesome gold from an underground placer mine in La Paz County, Arizona. He'd climb out from beneath with 5 gal buckets half-full of paydirt hacked from the support columns. 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 engage in desperate deeds sometimes 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 paid a dear price at the end, no doubt. Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 1-14-13. The item "CRYSTALLINE GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN NATURAL GOLD NUGGET 12.4 GRAM GOLD IN QUARTZ" is in sale since Sunday, February 3, 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.