An Overview of Notable Localities and Specimens

By Wayne and Dona Leicht

To Collectors and connoisseurs alike, the crystallized gold from California has high priority on the “want” listing. Although other gold districts around the world have, from time to time, produced fine crystallized gold specimens, California is widely acknowledged as the prime source for the largest and finest crystallized gold specimens. Rather than have produced, however, it should really read that California is producing some of the finest gold specimens ever found because, within the past ten years, two or three mines in northern California have unearthed some remarkable specimens that rank with the finest ever found, even during California’s heyday of gold production.

Read the rest in Rocks & Minerals magazine volume 69, number 9 (Nov/Dec 1994)


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