A brilliant color and well formed crystalline gold nugget from Calaveras County, California. The gold from California is now very hard to source as most of the gold is found in river beds and streams that run through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. California has banned all river dredging to protect the rivers.
But every so often I get lucky and find some special gold like this. One of my favorite places in California to find gold and meet with prospectors is Calaveras County. The sheer beauty of the rolling green foothills of the Sierra Nevada's are laced with many famous gold mines that at one time produced thousands of ounces of gold. Recently I acquired a handful of these beautiful gold specimens from a lifelong miner who is still working the quartz veins and metal detecting in the area.
Weight: 0.83 grams (12.8 grains)
Dimensions: 7/16" or 11mm
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-Only about 2% of the gold in the world is in “gold nugget” form and the other 98% is microscopic speck and flake gold found in ore. A good gold ore today will have about one ounce of gold for every two tons of rock.
Even rarer are crystallized gold specimens and only about 0.04% of the gold in the world is crystallized. These natural gold nuggets and gold specimens are true - one of a kind - masterpieces from the earth’s natural elements and are found mostly in pockets where the gold was able to crystallize while it formed, much the same way other crystals form deep inside the earth.
Most of the hard rock mines that uncovered these extremely rare gold nugget crystals are closed today and it is extremely rare to have a new discovery of crystallized gold nuggets or gold specimens.
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