13 LBS OF RARE GENUINE GOLD, SILVER, COPPER ORE HIGH GRADE, HIGHLY MINERALIZED SCHIST. The presence of COPPER is obvious due to the color of the material, however the presence of GOLD is obvious due to the visible GOLD in the surface of the material. The mineral content is extremely high as noted by the various colors and metallic luster. IRON is absolutely present which is an excellent indicator for the presence GOLD as IRON and GOLD go hand in hand.To quote GOLD Rush era miners GOLD rides an IRON horse. Which essentially means that they are almost always found together. This material is no different as they can both be seen on the surface. There is some marble running through this material as well. This is an excellent example of high grade SCHIST that will surly reveal the precious metals that it holds if it is processed correctly.
This SCHIST was pulled directly from the same site where the "Crown Jewel" was found in Jamestown, California. The Crown Jewel is a massive leaf GOLD specimen found in 1992, at the Jamestown /Harvard Mine by the Sonora Mining Company. It weighs a whopping 44 pounds, and is the largest crystalline GOLD structure in existence. In addition to the massive nugget, the Sonora Mining Company recovered unbelievable amounts of GOLD from the site that include 12 ounces of GOLD per one ton of material on several different occasions.
Today the Sonora Mining Company is gone but the site is still rich with GOLD, SILVER and COPPER ore. The area where the mine is located was referred to as the "queen of the southern mines" by the early miners during the GOLD rush due to the massive amount of GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM and COPPER being extracted from the area's rich pay dirt. The area was eventually dubbed the "Motherlode" which is still a commonly used term today. There are no guarantees that any amount of precious metal can be "mined" for profit or for any other use for the following reason: Mining includes locating, extracting and recovering precious metal from hard rock or sediment.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.