The Sixteen to One Gold Mine in the Alleghany Mining District of California was a bellwether gold producer for over seventy years. The mine has been closed for decades, but was one of the largest producing gold mines in California. This specimen is a large and fantastic example of the unique gold that came from the historic location. This specimen is mostly gold, with a minimal quartz base. The gold is a brilliant and crusty crystalline gold with a sturdy and intricate form that arches over to one side and almost connects to the bottom half of the specimen. A beautiful piece of California gold.
Weight: 52.36 grams (808 grains)
Dimensions: 1-7/8" by 1-5/8" or 48mm by 43mm