Red Rock Gold Quartz Specimen Natural Gold Nugget 3 Grams Gold In Quartz

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Seller: egm947 (5,214) 100%, Location: Banks, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382713655005 NATIVE GOLD QUARTZ SPECIMEN from the MOTHER LODE Ruler is 1/4" wide (6 mm). U.S. 10 cent coin is 17 mm in diameter. Specimen weight: 47.3 Grains (Troy) - 3 Gram Size: 20.1X15.4X10 mm Check out this California pebble found in the Sierra Nevada Mtns. It's a rich piece of ore as can be attested by the numerous seams and blebs of yellow gold popping out of it. The main auriferous zone is located at one end. The pink and white mottled host rock makes a person think twice about the monotonous appearance of gold ores. I guarantee what looks like gold in this specimen is gold; Au; naturally-occurring oro. It's not pure 24K gold because virtually all gold found in nature is an alloy of metals, generally, gold, silver, and copper, with the higher percentage being gold. Electrum is one such alloy. Electrum consists of gold and 25 to 50% silver. The gold in this specimen is estimated at 75% pure. Back when placer-mining was a full time trade, my dream was to find a wash or creek full of specimen like this. Unfortunately, I never did. Moving ahead several years, I've been able to acquire quartz specimens through the minerals and mining community. These, I pass on to discriminating collectors. All my specimens show visible gold and are authentic gold quartz specimens. U.S. SHIPPING $3.00 (includes USPS tracking to all U.S. destinations) INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS S&H $2.50 FAST REFUND OFFERED (If, for any reason, you're not happy with this item). Contact me indicating you wish to return the item. As soon as it's received by me and everything's as it should be, you'll be issued a refund. 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. 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 un-turned 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 QUARTZ MINING Californians were fortunate in that most of their gold ores were what is known as "free-milling"; that is, after the rock had been crushed so as to free the gold, the latter would amalgamate readily with quicksilver. There were some exceptions. Mill men discovered that a small percentage of the gold was enclosed within various forms of metallic sulphides colloquially known as 'sulphurets.' Mercury could not come into contact with the gold so long as the ore was locked within the sulphides. To the men of that day it seemed that mere mechanical treatment of the ore was not sufficient to release the gold, and that therefore chemistry and metallurgy would have to be used before progress could be achieved. This was too complex a problem for the average California mill operator of the 1850s and since the loss through sulphurets was relatively small, he was able to thrust it out of his mind for the time being. Excerpt from MINING FRONTIERS OF THE FAR WEST 1848-1880 by Rodman Wilson Paul GREEN GOLD Placer platinum, a rare, even more exotic metal than gold, is found in North America; one of the more impressive deposits being British Columbia's Tulameen River and tributaries. Historians delving into that period note that gold miners recovered heavy, silver-grey metal in their sluice boxes and were at a loss to identify this raw metallic-looking mineral. Lacking the wealth of mineralogical knowledge available to today's prospecting community, they deduced it must be 'green gold'. It acted like gold and looked somewhat like gold, so they figured it simply hadn't ripened enough and so threw it away. Thanks for checking out our digs. Gold of Eldorado 10-11-18

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