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16to1 Gold Quartz Slab Jewelry 5.7 Carats Gemstone Lapidary Gold In Quartz For Sale
SIXTEEN TO ONE MINE,
SIERRA NEVADA MTNS,
Photos are enlarged representations of the quartz & gold. Ruler, if shown,is1/4"wide (actual size).
This ultra-rich chunk ofgemstoneis white quartz with gold. Unlikeit's appearancein the photos, the gold in this heavy piece is uniformly yellow in color.Associated with the gold is a small amount of arsenopyrite (the black mineral).This thick slab chunk (3 mm to 3.5 mm thick)isintrudedwith a heavy concentration ofprecious metal permeating probably 80% of the rock. Thesource from which this materialwas taken is the 16to1 Mine. Stonemeasures16 mm long, 6 mm wide (at widest), and 3 mm to 3.5 mm thick.
If I were to lower the price any more, your assessment of the worth ofsuchprized slabwould only go down, so why do it?Gem-grade gold quartz was worth this much when gold sold for only$350 per ounce.Like diamonds, almost everyone understands that gold is precious. In many jewelry settings, gold is the metal of choiceused toaccompany precious gemstones. Gold is extremely versatile
and, subjectively-speaking, every bit as beautiful if not more so
thanthe hard, clear carbon we knowas diamonds. It is shrewd, successfulmarketing, not necessarily scarcity,which madediamonds into theexpensivejewels they have become. With gold quartz, you have a gemstone and a precious metaloccurring together in nature.In the hands of an expertlapidary, this rare mineral duocan becrafted into exquisite cabochon, shaped andpolished to a high luster, and converted into a prized possession you will treasure forever. Add to those superlatives the fact that supply is extremely limited.
Weight:17.6 Grains (troy)- 5.7 Carats
15.43 GRAINS = 1 GRAM
31.103 GRAMS = 1 TROY OUNCE
24 GRAINS = 1 PENNYWEIGHT (DWT)
20 DWT = 1 TROY OUNCE
480 GRAINS = 1 TROY OUNCE
S & H
U.S. BUYERS - S & H$4.50 (tracking & insuranceincluded) On multiple purchases, please request an invoice so you'll be billed the correct shipping cost.
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S&H $6.00. Shipped via First Class.
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We leave no stones unturned insuring our customersget whatthey bargained for.If you're not satisfied with thisitem, return it in within14 daysfora refund (S & H not included.
HIGH-GRADE GOLD ORE
These slabs, slices, and cabochons begin their lives as gold ore, in this instance,quartz with gold inside. These rich rocks arecut into slabs with a rock saw and trimmed into different shapes for later useasjewelry. Practically all 'natural' gold nuggets originate in a vein with quartz just like this. The quartz eventuallybreaks away from the goldwhich, depending onhow concentrated thecrystalline masses were tobegin with, veins produce nothing butsmall particles of gold or 'fines'. In others, the gold is even smaller or microscopic in size. These, in many cases, are the largest and richest types oflode deposits. In the modern-world of gold mining, specially-developed processes are needed to efficiently extract this fine gold.
Large crystalline masses of gold eroding from vein systemsinvariablywinds up increeks, drywashes, pediments,or riverbeds and, being soft,can take on a high degree of lusterafter being polished by the movement andabrasion it's subjected to in an activewatershed. Nuggets will sometimes hang on to quartz rock for a long distance, but specimensbecome rounded and lose bits of gold asthey'recarried downstream. In many cases, you'll find native gold as flakes...all sizes of flakes, asfines, and as flour gold. Gold getsground up so fine it literally floats in water. This is known as colloidial gold.The free gold found indry placer deposits tends to retainit's original crystalline habit more than gold found in wetter climes.Here, you are more apt to recover wire gold, leaf gold, and rugged, gnarly nuggets than you are to find polished, rounded pieces of gold. There are, ultimately, many determining factors which dictate what the placer gold you find will look like.
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