GOLD in QUARTZ Specimens and Benitoite
                                                        TUOLUMNE SUNSHINE MINE GOLD SALES


GOLD IN QUARTZ Jewelry page 1 
GOLD IN QUARTZ jewelry & slabs   page 2
Crystallized Gold in Quartz Specimens
Crystallized Gold
Benitoite Specimens & Benitoite Jewelry
Benitoite Jewelry & Benitoite Specimens
Neptunite Jewelry and Neptunite Benitoite Specimens
Silver and Cobalt Silver Specimens
Order information & Contact page
Pliocene Fossil,   Yolo Rock Chronicles episode 1 
Oat Creek Camel, Yolo Rock Chronicles episode 2 

Goodnow Slough Petrified Wood,  Yolo Rock Chronicles Episode 3

Rock Hound Spirits, Yolo Rock Chronicles Episode 4
Tuolumne Sunshine Mine Pictures 2008
North Face Tunnel 2010 Photographs
2010 & 2011 Mine Photographs
Clarks Gulch Photographs........... 
2012 Mine Pictures
Ice Box Mine pictures 2013
2014 Ice Box Mine Fire Pictures
2015 Prospecting Pictures

Gold in Quartz, Gold in Quartz Jewelry, Gold Nuggets, 

  Benitoite Jewelry, Benitoite Specimens,

 Neptunite Specimens, Neptunite Jewelry, Silver  Slabs,

Sapphire and Ruby Jewelry, Quartz Crystal Clusters

and Fire Agate Jewelry,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Tuolumne Sunshine Mine is part of the original gold in quartz
mining site of the Jolly Travelers Mine (1883) and the
Little Queen Mine (1883) in the Columbia Mining District of the
California Mother Lode....................................................
Gold in Quartz
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Gold in Quartz

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

California Gold in Quartz from historic Columbia mining

 district of Tuolumne County,  California..........................

We will be a vender at ;
El Dorado County Rock and Gem Show
October 19& 20, 2019  at
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, California
Gold in Quartz slab
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Gold in Quartz slab

We have;
Gold in quartz specimens, Gold Nuggets, Gold in quartz Jewelry,
 Benitoite Jewelry, Benitoite Specimens, Neptunite, Juaquinite,
Fire Agate Jewelry, Silver slabs, Silver specimens,  
Yolo Rock Chronicles: Episodes 1,2,3 & 4
Fine California Adventures ********************************************
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.


Gold in Quartz
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Gold in Quartz Pendant

Native Gold, Tuolumne Sunshine
Some of the gold in 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 

Gold information ,
Tuolumne Sunshine Mine.; Is part of the original Gold Rush Era Mining claims, the Jolly Travelers Mine (1883) and the Little Queen Mine (1883), the Sadie Mine was added to the site in 1897
Native Gold in quartz veins were first mined by open trenches dug on the north face of this mountain, these first guys, 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 Columbia Canal on Yankee Hill 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 several feet to the north in many locations  Lady Luck is our best tool.

Gold panning
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Gold panning

Yankee Hill Waterfall

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.
April 30, 2017
   Due to age and health problems, the "Tuolumne Sunshine Mine", 20 acre lode mining claim near Columbia, California  
is "for SALE",  
Needs lots of young energy and ore processing equipment.
    Sale also includes the "Ice Box Mine", 20 acre lode mining claim near Twain Harte, California.   Serious inquires only.
Assay Certificate ,,,,  Tuolumne Sunshine Mine
North Face Tunnel ore assay

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

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 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


Silver in quartz
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Silver in Quartz

Silver in Quartz from Cobalt Mining District, Ontario, Canada

South Fork of Stanislaus River Canyon
Sunset at Tuolumne Sunshine Mine

Please visit our products pages to see native gold  from the Historic Columbia Mining district. of Tuolumne County, California 

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leave a message at telephone      530-668-9056
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