Brilliant crystalline gold in arsenopyrite and white quartz. Gold in arsenopyrite is less common and very rare to find as most of the hard rock gold mines in California have long been closed. This piece of natural gold in quartz comes from the heart of the Mother Load Gold Belt in the Allegheny Mining District in the Sierra Mountains of California and was part of Donald Dickey's private collection (owner of the Oriental Gold Mine) and it was mined decades ago and preserved with his larger collection.
Weight: 7.97 grams (123.0 grains)
Dimensions: 1-1/8" or 30mm
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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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