Specimen Gold 3454CH

$75.00 Weight: 0.87 Grams
Length: 1.2 cm
Width: 0.8 cm
Height: 0.3 cm


Carson Hill
Calaveras Co. CA

  Crystalline Gold from the famous Carson Hill Mines, Calaveras County, California.  Early specimens contained rich Telluride minerals with the Gold-- principally Hessite and Petzite.  Later attempts were made, to crush the waste dumps and market the material to the California Department of Highways (CALTRAN).  Nugget traps were installed on the gravel sorting circuits and these specimens were  recovered as a result.   Gold shows bright, reflective luster, and a brassy-yellow color. There are a few% Quartz, and trace Petzite?