California Gold Quartz Specimens Natural Gold .33 Gram Micromount

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Seller: egm947 (5,212) 100%, Location: Banks, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383006788420 NATIVE GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMENS from the MOTHER LODE Ruler is 1/4" wide (6 mm). U.S. 10 cent coin is 17 mm in diameter. Weight: 5.1 Grains - .33 Gram Size: 9.3X6.6X5.3 mm Wait until you see the richness of this small specimen. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Set in hot wax inside a protective box, this little rock will make a neat micromount. There's just something magical about quartz with precious metal inside of it. It takes a lot of effort to find elusive gold, so from one old prospector's perspective, there's really no such thing as an 'ugly nugget' or an 'easy ounce'. Each nugget is beautiful and unique in it's own way. I guarantee the gold growths here are a natural occurrence. What I do these days instead of tramping the hills is to acquire GQ from other prospectors, mineral dealers, and mines when it becomes available and then pass it on to discriminating collectors. 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 occurrences such as are mined on the Carlin Trend. 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. U.S. SHIPPING $3.00 (includes USPS tracking to all U.S. destinations) INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - SHIPPING VIA FIRST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL. $13.50 FAST REFUND OFFERED (If, for any reason, you're not happy with this 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. Weight Conversions: 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 S & H Discounted for combined shipments. U.S. BUYERS S & H $3.00 (with USPS tracking to all U.S. destinations. ATTN: INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS INTNL. BUYERS - $13.50 On higher valued items, shipping via USPS Priority Mail International or Express is recommended. See USPS International shipping calculations. PAYMENTS For U.S. buyers: We accept paypal For intnl. customers: We accept paypal. Pay securely with www.paypal. Payment must be made within 7 days from close of auction. We ship as soon as funds clear. If you have questions, please ask them before bidding. REFUNDS We leave no stones unturned insuring our customers get what they bargained for. If you're not satisfied with this item, contact me. Then, if the problem can't be fixed, return product within 30 days in 'as purchased' condition for a full refund . SEASON'S END by 'ELDORADO GENE' RALPH "I've looked down from the mountains, seen ravens circling by. If these scavengers should clean my bones, you'll know the reason why... 'Cos my heart lies close to heaven when deep woods surround my soul. If I am never spied again, Listen for me on a distant wind, I will find Maria at season's end." *There's nothing quite like sitting around a crackling fire at night watching the stars and listening to the universal hum. GOLD AND BLACK SANDSeparating fine gold from black sand can be relatively easy or it can be a tough nut to crack.Revolving, spiraled, gold wheels don't quite cut it. You still pick up some black sand with the gold. The 'Dam' brand centrifuges work pretty slick and are fun to watch. The key to better recovery seems to be a slow feed and screening your black sands to a fine mesh. If so inclined, you can make your own centrifuge out of an auto air cleaner. Minor amounts of black sand will again be drawn out along with part of the gold. It's been my experience that the process needs to be repeated a number of times.Small, mini clean-up sluices will reduce a lot of black sand down quickly, however lots of super fine gold will again wind up in your black sand tailings. Some swear by 'poop tubes' (ribbed sewer hoses), but I never tried them and cannot for the life of me see how they would be any more efficient than other small, cleanup sluices. 'Miller type' tables are good for large volumes of cons. They can be quite spendy, however.For poor boys like me, amalgamation always worked best.Here again, there are some down sides to the processin that it requires the use of toxic and/or corrosive chemicals (caustic, mercury, and nitric acid). Operate in a safe, cautious manner using this method and you will find amalgamation is quite effective. Avoid burning off mercury or nitric in closed spaces. If outdoors, stay upwind away from people and pets. If indoors, use a high-functioning, exhaust system. Here again, you don't want anyone downwind from your fumes. Recycle or neutralize chemicals in the safest way possible.If you burn Mg (mercury) off your amalgam with conventional heat sources i.e. an open flame, torch, or a stove burner, you will generate mercury vapors. Use of a retort for recovering the Mercury vapors (Mg in it's gaseous state) is highly-recommended. I have used a potato retort, but again cannot attest to the environmental cleanliness or safety of this method. Thanks for checking out our digs. Gold of Eldorado 8-23-16

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