A thick and chunky gold specimen with some distinct hoppering on one side. This is my largest gold specimen from this location. The color is fantastic and a very shiny yellow gold color. The Artru Gold Mine is located in Mariposa County at the southern most part of the Mother Load Gold belt in California. The mine has long been closed to any underground workings, but a single prospector was allowed to work the surface with a backhoe excavator and a metal detector to uncover these crystalized gold specimens. I have a small handful of these available and when they are gone, I doubt I will ever see any more gold from this location.
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Weight: 7.18 grams (110.8 grains)
Dimensions: 3/4" or 19mm