Bloodshot Gold Quartz Cabochon 2.8 Carats Gold Nugget Jewelry
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Bloodshot Gold Quartz Cabochon 2.8 Carats Gold Nugget Jewelry :
'bloodshot' GOLD QUARTZ CAB
OF CALIFORNIA ORIGIN
Each day that passes, this type of gem-grade gold quartz becomes scarcer. Photos are enlarged representations of the to this variety as 'California blood Shot'. What a crazy concoction of mineral complexity.Inside a bed of dense quartz, bright gold can be seen as a large continent of metal inhabiting the top, show face. Along with this island of gold, residual coloration from other minerals combine to paint a burgundy-themed picture. Especially cool are the two vari-colored striations running lengthwise next to the gold.This rare cab measures 9.7 mm long, 7.4 mm wide, and 3.4 mm thick. Except to say it's from California's Mother Lode, the exact source is unknown. This is natural, California-born, gold and quartz gemstone; unbelievably exotic even for the Mother of all Lodes. For spectral beauty, richness, and rarity, this gem surpasses most and resides in a world of it's own. Photos fail to capture the whole aesthetic. As the operator/sole proprietor of Gold of Eldorado, I actively mined gold for 18+ years. Beginning long ago, in a past life, perhaps, something in the golden mystique of this rare, precious metal attracted me to it. Searching for Au (gold), working with it in it's multitude of forms has become a life-way. This passion fuels my wish to present these exciting new discoveries and creations to your attention. If, like myself, you're an avid fan of gold, please let me know of any specific sizes, colors, or cabochon-shapes you might be interested in. I may be able to accommodate you with a custom-made creation.
NATURALgold quartzfrom California
Size: 9.7X7.4X3.4 mm
MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS
Sometimes called The Father Lode, Trinity County's extensive placer gold deposits received serious attention during the mid1800s.Many eons before the diggers of noble metal arrived, the forces of erosion had lain downgold-bearing sediments.These ancientlake and riverbed deposits were subsequentlycut into byrunning water. This down-cuttingcreated vertical terrain inwhich elevatedcomponents of the olddeposits were leftintact.Though now mostlywashed downby the'Giants' (hydraulic cannons) from yesteryear, these remnantformations were exploited to the fullest that the mining technology of it's day would allow. If you ever wished to see what remained from one of these old operations, drive up infamous highway 299 west of Weaverville. Topping the pass west of town at Oregon Mtn. and beginning your descent into the Trinity River Valley, you will encounter the La Grange Mine. Here existed one of the more impressive hydrauic mining operations from that place and era.
Throughout the county, mountains of boulders and hundreds of old mining'cuts'attest to the miner's efforts.Towns sprang up too. The vestiges of a civil, polite societygrew out of these gnarly roots of humanity.Rich gravel depositswere blasted downover a roughly 50 to 75 square miles.In countless small tributaries, a succession of argonauts moved in, chewed up the gold-bearing formations, andspat them back out again off the ends of theirsluice boxes.Ona more impressive scale,bucket-line dredgeschurnedup those same creeks and tore through the main river-bottom grabbing the precious metal found near bedrock.
Squeezed in (or squeezed out) amongst these larger operationswere theuncountableminions ofsmall-scale,independent miners. They came rushing in from the four corners of the earth, every cut and color, with picks,
shovels, rockers, gold pans, and 'longtoms'.In time, miners discoveredthat'while poor men work, the rich man keeps all the gold". Merchants, saloon-keeps, freighters, painted ladies, and resourceful swinders thrived. A fewhardy argonauts may havestruck it rich, but I'm sure no more than a handful. Many must have made a subsistence living, though probably not much of one considering the cost of goods and services.What a colorful era it must havebeen.Now, with today's astronomical gold prices,look for a whole new breed ofadventure-seeker and treasure hunter to pay this desecrated landscape a visit. You might as well join the party and give 'er a look-see. Who knows, you might find something bigger than'frogs hair'.Have you seen God in his splendor, Heard the text that nature renders? You'll never hear it in the family pew. The simple things, the true things, The silent men who do things, Then listen tothe wild, it's calling you. from Call of the Wild by R.Service SHIPPING AND HANDLING
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