Gold in white quartz from the 16 to 1 Mine in California is a rare and highly sought-after mineral specimen among collectors and investors alike. The 16 to 1 Mine is located in the Alleghany Mining District in Sierra County, California, and was one of the richest gold mines in California history.
The gold in white quartz from this mine is typically found in narrow veins or pockets within white quartz rock formations. The quartz is often milky white, and the gold can appear in varying sizes and shapes, from tiny flecks to large nuggets.
Its unique aesthetic appeal sets the gold in white quartz from the 16 to 1 Mine apart from other gold specimens. The combination of white quartz and gold creates a stunning contrast, making it a visually striking and highly collectible mineral specimen or cabochon.
The 16 to 1 Mine was first discovered in the late 1800s and was known for its high-grade gold deposits. The mine produced over 1 million ounces of gold, making it one of the richest gold mines in California. Today, the 16 to 1 Mine is no longer in operation, but collectors and investors highly prize the gold in white quartz specimens mined from it.
Overall, the gold in white quartz from the 16 to 1 Mine is a rare and beautiful mineral specimen that combines white quartz's natural beauty with gold's preciousness. It is a true collector's item and a testament to California's rich gold mining history.
Gemstone: Gold in Quartz
Size: 14.6x20.2x5.1 mm
Weight: 39 grams
Shape: Natural chip with polished face
Origin: 16 to 1 Mine, California
Enhancement: (N) - 100% Natural
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