Harvard Mine California Gold Quartz Cabochon Jewelry 9.95 Carats Gemstone For Sale
CALIFORNIA NATIVEGOLD QUARTZCAB(cabochon)
SIERRA NEVADA MTNS,
Photos are enlarged representations of the quartz & gold. Ruler, if shown,is1/4"wide (actual size).
Thisbrilliant stone,infused withstunning yellowgold running diagonallythrough quartz matrix,introducesthose unfamiliar with gold in this form to a gemstone unlike any other.What a stunning cab,expertly cut by a master lapidary, a student of gold quartz who only acquires thefinest rough. Deciding which ones to sell isn't too tough when they're as beautifully balanced as this cab.The'mother rock' from which this was cutoriginated in the Sierra Nevada Mtns. This thick, flawless,gemstone cabmeasures14.5 mm long,12 mm wide, and3.5 mm thick. As you can see,adensely-concentrated seam ofgold extends clear to the opposite face which is flat and ready to set. The quartz is accented byanother olive-colored mineral which, in turn, is polka-dotted withdarker cubes of whatcould belimonite.The gold, itself, isincredibly pure. I would guess in excess of 950 fine.
Despite the scarcity ofgold quartzand the highest gold prices on record, the value of anything is relative onlyto what youcan getfor it. Such gemstone brought$25 - $30 per carat back when goldspot was$400 per ounce.
As forcomparing gold quartzwith other precious gemstones, let me use diamond as an example.A diamond is really just very hard carbon. Diamonds which have no value becauseof theirdarkcoloration and other imperfectionsare called borts. These are virtually worthless except as mineral curiosities or asindustrial abrasives. Their aesthetic value is 'zilch'. However, when geothermal conditions in a kimberlite pipe are just right, diamonds grow clear andhave no inclusions. Those are generally considered to be the most desirable diamonds. At times, someslight coloration remains, but the stone'sclarity lends them value they would not otherwise have. Once mined,thesestones are graded,cut, and facetedwith the best ones going into wedding rings and such. That's the way it is with gold quartz.It's a higher grade of gold orerich enoughandaesthetic enough to be considered gemstone.Such colorfulrockcan be cut, stabilized, cabbed, polished, shapedin any number of different ways and made into very desirablehigh end jewelry.This is not 'run-of-the-mill' gold ore, the kind of rock you find in the huge heap leach piles of Nevada, The rock I offerhas lots of visiblegold in it and can be worked by a lapidary/goldsmith/jeweler into all kinds of jewelry i.e. set into rings and other types of mountings.
NATURALgoldquartzfrom California's Mother Lode
Weight:30.9 Grains (troy)-9.95 Carats
"It's funny. Dudes would come up...in fact...there was a guy there in Cooke...he would advertise trips...and one of the trips he would advertise goes to the gold mines where you'd talk to the gold miner. I had a special pan...sittin' there with a lot of good size color in it...black sand and stuff. Every one of them...they wanted to see what that gold looked like in a pan and so, hell, I'd show 'em and every one of 'em says,"boy, I wish I had a little gold mineof my own."
"I had a mine up thereI could pick the gold right out of the rock and I'd fill up a gold pan and take er down to the reservoir and wash 'er out. That was...I tell you...it was the prettiest sight I've ever seen...you know...see that gold in there. EVERYTHING! Nuggets and wires and mattresses and the whole d.... thing! I tell you...it was the biggest strike I ever hit!"
from tape-recordedinterview of old-time Montana miner
"so send me far from lombard street and write me down a failure; put a little in my purse and leave me free.
Say: "he turned from fortune's offering to follow up a pale lure, he is one of us no longer...let him be." Robert Service
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
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