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NATIVE GOLD IN QUARTZ Specimens
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GOLD NUGGET SPECIMENS pg 4
GOLD IN QUARTZ SPECIMENS pg 5
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BENITOITE JEWELRY and Benitoite
Benitoite Jewelry & Benitoite Specimens page 2
Neptunite Jewelry and Neptunite Specimens
FIRE AGATE Jewelry
SAPPHIRE JEWELRY Verneuil/Flame Fussion
RUBY JEWELRY Verneuil/Flame Fussion
SILVER Specimens, Cobalt District
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Yolo Rock Chronicles episode 1 , PLIOCENE FOSSIL
Yolo Rock Chronicles episode 2 Oat crrek camel
Yolo Rock Chronicles Petrified Wood
ZINFANDEL WINE 1935, Yolo Rock Chronicles
Tuolumne Sunshine Mine Pictures
2010 Mine Photos
2010 & 2011 Page Two Photos
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2012 Mine Pictures
Mine pictures 2013
2014 Mining Pictures
2015 Prospecting Pictures

Gold in Quartz, Gold in Quartz Jewelry, Gold in Quartz slabs, Gold Nuggets.
        California State Gemstone.
 Benitoite Jewelry, Benitoite Specimens, Neptunite Jewelry, Neptunite Specimens,  Silver  Slabs, Fire Agate Jewelry, Sapphire Jewelry, and Ruby Jewelry.
 
Yolo Rock Chronicles: Episodes 1,2,3 & 4
Zinfandel 1935 vintage, from  Schoeler Vineyards,  a California Adventure***
 
 

Gold in Quartz
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Gold in Quartz

 
Tuolumne Sunshine.
Native Gold bursting through white quartz.
Gold in quartz

 
California gold from historic Columbia mining district of Tuolumne County,  California
We will be a vender at the ;
Roseville Rock Rollers "Natures Wonders" Gem & Mineral Show
March 26th & 27th, 2016
Placer County Fairgrounds and Event Center
800 All American City Blvd
Roseville, California.
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We will also be a vender at the;
ICMJ  Prospecting and Mining Journal
2016 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit
April 16th & 17th, 2016
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California
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Gold in Quartz slab
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Gold in Quartz slab

We have;
Gold in quartz specimens, Gold Nuggets
 
Gold in quartz slabs,  native gold Jewelry
 
 Benitoite Crystals and Jewelry, Neptunite,
 
Juaquinite, Fire Agate Jewelry, Silver slabs,
 
Silver specimens,  
Gold sales
 
Please visit our slab, specimen, or crystal pages for a close up look at our rocks. When you find a stone you like, send me an email.

gjgonzi3@gmail.com

Gold in Quartz
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Gold in Quartz Pendant

Native Gold, Tuolumne Sunshine
Some of the gold and quartz slabs have been sanded on a flat lap to  14000 grit to improve the photo quality  for these wonderful  gemstones.

Gold Specimen
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Gold Specimen

Gold in Quartz
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Gold in Quartz

Gold in Quartz nugget
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Gold information ,
Tuolumne Sunshine Mine.
 
Native Gold in quartz veins were first mined by open trenches dug on the north face of this mountain, these first guys were early Spanish miners. The American 49ers started placer mining in the 1851 , finding gold nuggets. Hydraulic mining  was started with the completion of the Whisky Ditch Canal which brough water from the Rifle Mine to the Whisky Ditch Mine on the east slope of this mountain. The Hope Mine was discovered in 1879 on the west bank of the gulch by Nathan Arnold, but the hard rock mining tunnels on the east side of the gulch were first started in 1883. Many mine tunnels were blasted open on the mountain where the numerous parallel quartz veins intersect layers of slate. The natural gold pockets occur in  random and unpredicable deposits along the contact zone. The area is  extremely uplifted and heavyly faulted, the original vein is displaced  ten feet or more to the north in many locations  Lady Luck is our best tool.

Gold panning
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Gold panning

Yankee Hill Waterfall
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Tuolumne Sunshine Mine, started June 1, 2008, a fine adventure exploring a massive ghost town complex of twelve abandoned mines on a steep rock mountain  in the California gold country, I have not yet explored all the mine tunnels  and there are many that are still hidden in the brush, waiting to be reopened. This was a working mine complex from 1883 until it was shut down by the government in 1942 but never reopened. until now  and the adventure continues........   At this time I am doing exploratory prospecting and enjoying the search.  In 2011 the United States Forest Service approved   my "plan of operation" for the Tuolumne Sunshine Mine, to extend existing tunnels and add to existing tailing piles,  so I am going prospecting. and I am breaking lots of rocks and enjoying the hunt for rare crystallized gold specimens.   To supply this website, some of the gold presently for sale here, was found in the Fidelity Quartz Mine in prior years on this mountain. This adjacent mine, was working the same mineral formation and is now included in the "plan of operation" for the Tuolumne Sunshine Mine.
    I hope Lady Luck smiles on us and keeps us safe from harm, when underground.
                          Have a nice DAY.
 

Tuolumne Sunshine Mine
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Tuolumne Sunshine Mine

*Before this gold prospecting adventure found me, I was working with other fine stones from California and having fine California adventures.
 
Fine Fire Agates from Opal Hill Mine that I have wire wrapped.
Visit my Fire Agate page to view available stones. 

Fire Agate Pendant
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Fire Agate

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Benitoite Jewelry and Crystal Specimens from old Dallas Benitoite Gem Mine.
 Benitoite page has mostly crystals and some jewelry.

Benitoite Pendant
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Benitoite

Benitoite fluorescences under short wave UV light a brilliant blue.
 
 

Benitoite Specimen
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Benitoite Specimen

Neptunite Specimen
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Neptunite specimen

Neptunite from the old Benitoite Gem Mine

 
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                            Silver

Silver in quartz
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Silver in Quartz

Silver in Quartz from Cobalt Mining District, Ontario, Canada
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South Fork of Stanislaus River far below
high water in springtime

South Fork Stanislaus River
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Tuolumne County sunset
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South Fork Stanislaus River Canyon below our camp.
 
 
Please visit our products pages to see native gold  from the Historic Columbia Mining district. of Tuolumne County, California 
 

You can e-mail us at:
 
 

gjgonzi3@gmail.com

leave a message at telephone      530-668-9056
 
Related links to other gem and mineral websites.
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steveperrygems.com

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