A splendid Crystalline Gold specimen from the Captain Triggs mine, Rainy River in Ontario Canada. Gold exhibits brilliant luster and flashy, brassy color. It occurs as grains, leaves, and fracture-filling stringers in Quartz. The Captain Triggs mine was a 1900s high-grade mine that produced wonderful Gold specimens.
A nice, small, crystalline Gold specimen on Quartz matrix from the Black Canyon. Gold shows arborescent shapes. Exhibits a brilliant luster, with buttery-yellow color. Found using a metal detector.
An obscure Nevada mining camp located close to Tonopah, NV. A small specimen that has been cut with a diamond saw. The cut surface reveals small disseminated grains of apparent Electrum. Electrum being a natural alloy of Gold and Silver where Silver exceeds 20% of the total alloy. The Electrum in this specimen is very small occurring as 1 mm grains, with a very bright silvery luster. The specimen shows dark brown iron oxides (Goethite) flooding silicified Rhyolite. This 1900s historic Gold camp only was occupied for a few years, and specimens are very uncommon.
Small crystalline Gold specimen from the Lincoln Hill mine. Gold is quite unique because it shows bright purple toning. This color shows on Silver coins often and is highly desired. I do not know why it shows on this specimen, perhaps its due to heat from blasting . Trace of Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Crystallized Gold specimen from the Round Mountain Mine. A very special Gold specimen, with Gold growing in, around, and inside a clear (although fractured) Quartz crystal. Gold occurs as wires, elongated blades, herringbone plates, and shows brilliant luster. Color shows as radiant rich orangish-yellow.
A lovely small crystallized Gold specimen from the Little Canyon Mountain area of Canyon City, OR. Gold is a pale champagne color and exhibits elongated blades, wires in a sponge-like arrangement. Nice presentation showing the Quartz matrix and the country rock. Found using a metal detector in the historic mining camp of Canyon City.
Beautiful diamond-sawn slab showing deep, orangish, crystalline Gold in a dark, patchy, smoky gray Quartz. Pretty RARE STUFF!! This slab will provide numerous cabochons for any potential jewelry makers. The Sheep Ranch Mine was discovered in 1867. It was found as a surface exposure of a high-grade Gold bearing, dark, smoky gray Quartz vein from 8 to 20 inches thick. The ore was often so rich in free Gold as to yield superb specimens. The Gold mineralization in the black, to blue black, smoky Quartz is today highly valued by collectors. Sulfides accounted for less than 0.5%. One of the principal reasons for the mines closure in 1922 was an estimate of 50% of the Gold was lost to high-grading. Numerous owner/operators mined the deposit, until it was finally closed in 1942. It had the distinction of being the largest, and deepest mine in the East Gold Belt of the Mother Lode.
Crystallized Gold specimen from the Panama area in the Rochester Mining District. Gold shows brilliant luster, and a brassy-yellow color. Wonderfully perched on white Quartz matrix. Few black Tourmaline crystals in Quartz.
Crystalliine Gold specimen from Limerick Canyon in the Rochester Mining District. Gold shows brilliant luster, and a buttery-yellow color. Exhibits weak octahedral crystal growth. Devoid of any matrix. Found in an old, historic, Gold camp. Weighs .04 oz.
UNIQUE!!!! Crystallized Gold specimen from the Rochester Mining District. Gold shows brilliant luster, and a buttery-yellow color. Exhibits moderate octahedral crystal growth on a dendritic format. Devoid of any matrix. Found in an old, historic, Gold camp. Weighs .02 oz.
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