Since most of the hard rock gold mines in California have been closed due to regulation and the high cost of operating, we get pretty excited when there is a new find. This is a magnificent gold in quartz specimen from a small mine in Mariposa County, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains just outside of Yosemite National Park. I spent the better part of a day photographing it and continue to be memorized by its fantastic structure. A truly amazing specimen that belongs in a museum. The entire specimen is comprised of wavy crystalized gold that jets up and branches out in what I would describe as a floral pattern. Every single wave or "leaf" is crystalized with clusters of sharp trigon crystals and intricate herringbone patterns - Just amazing and an extremely rare find for California these days. The specific gravity test shows there is approximately 52 grams of gold on this specimen. I purchased this directly from the miner who discovered it in his small mine in Mariposa. He has decided to keep the exact location a secret. This specimen is certified and will ship with a certificate of authenticity. I will also include a customized book of the photography.
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Weight: 326 grams (10.5 Troy Ounces)
Dimensions: 4" by 3-1/4" by 1-1/2" or 10.5cm by 8cm by 3.5cm
Interested in learning more about gold crystals? Click here to read an article I recently published on our other website, The Gold Museum.