NATIVE GOLD NUGGET from CALIFORNIA R uler is 1/4 wide (6 mm). 10 cent coin is 17 mm in diameter. S pecimen weight: 55.7 G rains (Troy) - 3.61 G ram. S ize: 14X6.9X5.4 mm.
C heck out this stand-up guy. Imagine it set inside a nugget ring. I currently have listed another California slug of almost 1/4 oz found in the same field.
M y source says both came from his claim in the southern Sierra Nevada. Placer gold varies in purity from district to district. This character chunk of oro is very golden in color, a prime indication of high purity.I have not had it tested to determine the exact fineness, but would estimate it in the neighborhood of 900 fine, much higher than your average 14K gold wedding band i. My first quarter-ouncer, found near Yuma, Arizona, resembled a human brain. Cool' would be a weak adjective to describe how it feels finding something like that. The nugget listed here, like so many weathered, river-worn nuggets, appears almost sculpted. Back in my mining days, I found a few larger ones, but such finds were few and far between. This one is guaranteed completely-natural and, except for a light cleaning, just as found. 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. In retrospect, I wasted an awful amount of time working.
Areas which showed just enough promise to cause reason to run amuck. Yet, in a sense, prospecting even a played-out placer was every bit as exciting as working richer properties. A t times, it was even lucrative to do so. Consistent results, however, is high on every miner's wish list and with so many claims, you just never know how a guy's going to fare. Every day becomes a treasure hunt with no advance.
Inkling of what's going to turn up if you just continue looking and working hard. Thats what's so great about being a prospector. You get to do something you enjoy free from another mans collar. Vacation or vocation, for me, there was little to distinguish the two. Most days, I worked myself to exhaustion , learned a lot about golds hideouts, and, through the years, managed to find some decent color.If someone asked for a 20% royalty, thats what they got. Maybe positive roles models are few and far between these days, but I still believe integrity matters. All in all, I feel proud of my accomplishments. Placer mining worked out a lot better than my musical aspirations, that's for sure. If there's one key lesson about prospecting a guy who's been there might pass along , its go where the gold is, not where it. For one reason or another, I know how easy it is to become invested in a poor property. A clear, mountain stream or up some desolate desert canyon, it's easy to become subdued by'the bliss'. Yourself, there's gotta be good gold here. Maybe a clear spring is just a short hike up the trail from your encampment. Its so peaceful and idyllic there; a refreshing place where a person can get cleaned up , unwind, fill some jugs, and pack his sweet water back to camp. Could be, there's a good fishing hole lurking close by. What better way to liven up an otherwise tasteless menu? Maybe folks running the local general store are warm, friendly, and welcoming as can be.
And, of course, you keep thinking, maybe the gold will get better. Hardly anyone ventures up into my neck of the woods. Is this heaven, or what?Thanks for checking out our digs. G old of E ldorado 8-13-17. The item "CALIFORNIA GOLD NUGGET 3.61 GRAM NATURAL GOLD" is in sale since Tuesday, May 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Crystals".
The seller is "egm947" and is located in Banks, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.