This is the epitome of what CALIFORNIA GOLD AND SILVER ORE is and will surly reveal the treasure it holds if processed correctly. WHERE DID IT COME FROM: I Located a quartz vein running through an outcropping of blue shale. It only took me a few minutes to realize that this vein was filled with massive amounts of mineral and that I had discovered a significant amount of high grade GOLD & SILVER ORE. This was no surprise as I located it near Jamestown, CA.
AKA "The Motherlode" or the "queen of the southern mines" and home of the Harvard Mine which produced the largest crystalline gold nugget ever found at a whopping 44 pounds. In addition to the nugget, the mine often produced 12 or more ounces of Gold per every 1 ton of material processed, which are staggering numbers. Another name for the area that I find to be the most fitting is "GOLD COUNTRY" because it is without a doubt GOLD COUNTRY! This is a difficult process that relies heavily on the knowledge and experience of the person mining the material to be successful.A lack of experience and/or a mistake can result in the precious metal being lost to the process.