Brilliant GOLD LEAF crystals, thumbnail size. Weighs 1.6 grams (0.055 ounces). Length is 0.9 inches. Mariposa County, California is famous for its gold production since the California Gold Rush in 1849. From the collection of Beau Gordon.
GOLD is a native element and precious metal. It occurs in three main types of deposits: in hydrothermal quartz veins in igneous and metamorphic rocks; in volcanic-exhalative sulfide deposits; and, in placer deposits. Gold belongs to the Isometric crystal system. Hardness is 2.5 – 3 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Mariposa County, California, USA
Mariposa County, the southernmost of the Mother Lode counties, has had a long and productive mining history. Most of the gold has come from lode mines on the Mother Lode and West Belt and lode and placer mines in the Hornitos district.
Specimen size: 0.9 x 0.4 x 0.1 inches
Specimen weight: 1.6 grams (0.055 ounces)
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