Mesothermal Crystalline Gold Quartz
This beautiful specimen looked like this when it was pulled from the earth.
We use hydrofluoric acid to dissolve the quartz so that the natural flow of the gold into the crevices can be admired.
true beauty of the gold can be appreciated.
Size doesn't matter
This beautiful piece of specimen gold is only
California Mother Lode Specimen Gold for sale.
Own a piece of history.
From the heart of the Mother Lode (black line above), 49er Gold Nuggets extracts
rare lode gold right from the ground and prepares the specimens for you
to purchase, share and admire. You can download images of your specimen from
our site to share with family and friends on your phone or tablet.
Working with local miners , we
deliver spectacular specimens to the world market.
Small enough to be affordable, large enough to enjoy
the beauty of the raw elements that mother earth designed.
The Gold Fields of California
This is just a very small sample of all the gold mines in California.
The Gold Discovery Park is in the lower left hand corner.
Vein deposits are formed from hydrothermal fluids rising through the earth’s crust towards the earth’s surface. These hydrothermal fluids, most commonly created by the movement of magma through the earth’s crust, travel the path of least resistance through fractures and faults in the country rock. As these minerals travel, changes in temperature and pressure as well as chemical reactions resulting from contact with various minerals in the country rock can lead to the precipitation and deposition of ore minerals. There are two basic types of vein deposits: epithermal and mesothermal.
Mesothermal veins are formed at moderate temperature and pressure, in and along fissures or fractures in rocks. Mesothermal veins are known for their large size and continuation to depth, and therefore, are a major source of the world’s gold production. Veins are usually less than two meters wide and often occur in parallel sets. Typical mineralization includes the sulfides chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, tetrahedrite, bornite and chalcocite. Gangue includes quartz, carbonates and pyrite. Classic mesothermal vein deposits include: the Mother lode District, California
Found Sept. 19, 2012 Garden Valley, near old Johnstown
(sample shown for clarity, not actual coin)
(C-15-1) Kao Tsung (1735-1796)
Where's the Gold?
We had our local Vet do this X-ray to determine the gold content of the rocks and the approximate size of the vein gold so we can process with acid. We trim the rocks down and arrange the piece in the acid for the best possible outcome. The rock in the top right weights in at 2.5 lbs. We see a multi-ounce specimen in the X-ray. Bottom left specimen has visable gold on the surface and was used as a benchmark for viewing the gold in the other pieces under X-ray.
Found a .635 Ball out detecting. Could it be for one of these?
French Flintlock Pistol
This be the most popular pistol in France at the time. This be the longer barrow one made in 1763.
9 in Barrel with .66 smoothbore with period marks.
Sutter's Mill Meteorite
Doppler weather radar imaging enabled the rapid recovery of the Sutter’s Mill meteorite after a rare 4-kiloton of TNT–equivalent asteroid impact over the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in northern California. The recovered meteorites survived a record high-speed entry of 28.6 kilometers per second from an orbit close to that of Jupiter-family comets (Tisserand’s parameter = 2.8 ± 0.3). Sutter’s Mill is a regolith breccia composed of CM (Mighei)–type carbonaceous chondrite and highly reduced xenolithic materials. It exhibits considerable diversity of mineralogy, petrography, and isotope and organic chemistry, resulting from a complex formation history of the parent body surface. That diversity is quickly masked by alteration once in the terrestrial environment but will need to be considered when samples returned by missions to C-class asteroids are interpreted.
8.5 g SM 33 found by my wife.
Big rain storm rolled through on 9/20/2013. Wife found this clear spear point laying on the surface of the ground on our property.
Obsidian Spedis II type from late paleo period.(10,000-8,000 b.p.)
Spedis II COLUMBIA RIVER