Real Gold

Gold from American small-scale miners

We never get tired of finding gold. It doesn't matter whether its the first piece you've ever found, or you're picking up ounces a day. Every piece is a thrill. Most of the gold we're currently offering came from our lode mine in Sierra County, California. This mine was first opened in the 1800's and was 2 man operation for many years. Eventually the mine was abandoned until the 1960's when another two man team re-opened the mine with a second shaft, and a second rich chimney of gold. According to rumors the two miners were "on the gold" when a serious blasting accident shut the mine. Intending to return they blasted the shaft shut. The mine was again lost to history for nearly the next 50 years when we once again opened the shaft and found it was true that the 1960s miners were on the gold. Now we're on the gold and we're offering some unique pieces for you. Clicking on the pictures provides close ups. The gold on this page are all affordable, small pieces. If you're looking for larger pieces, or larger amounts of gold - write to us at Info@TheMiningAlliance.com

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Gold on Quartz

Crystalline gold on piece of quartz. Really nice piece.

Price: $42.10

Weight: 0.6 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

This is a nice little piece which was part of a much larger pocket found in June 2018. The pocket was found in a shaft dating back to the 1800's and hadn't been worked, or opened since so it was the first time it had ever seen a metal detector. The Gold Bug II really sounded off on this pocket which was just inches from where the old timers quit work.

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Gold Ore

Ore from the mine which is pretty well shot through with gold

Price: $67.50

Weight: 1.2 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Have you ever wondered what gold ore looks like? This piece comes right from the vein and was part of a highly enriched zone where you could see the gold sticking out of the quartz. This is a piece left over from crushing a much larger piece. If you look at this under a jeweler's loupe you can see its just shot through with gold. Really nice crystalline structure under a loupe.

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Gold on Quartz

Another small piece of gold on the quartz matrix, taken right from the vein.

Price: $35.00

Weight: 0.4 grams

Guarantee: 10 return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Another piece from the June pocket. This piece dropped to the floor when I was removing some other of the matrix, I put the piece in my pocket and never did end up knocking the quartz off it. You can see from the pictures the gold is still attached to the quartz. This is a neat little piece if you want something cheap for your collection which shows gold on its original matrix.

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Gold Ore

Small piece of ore from the gold bearing vein. Wasn't crushed and now its for sale

Price: $42.05

Weight: 0.6 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

If you want to have some fun look at this ore using a jewelers loupe. The piece offered here has several places where there is obvious gold, but under a loupe you can see a lot more fine pieces. Without crushing its hard to say whether the larger gold runs clear through the piece but there's enough gold showing on the surface to have a good possibility of more gold inside.

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Gold Ore

Ever wonder what really rich ore looks like?

Price: $112.27

Weight: 1.6 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

This is a nice piece of gossan, which is type of rich gold ore. This is a nice affordable piece of very rich gold ore right from the vein. Whether you're a collector, or you just want to know what rich gold ore looks like this is a nice collector's piece.

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Gold Nugget

Placer gold nugget on quartz

Price: $135.00

Weight: 1.8 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

This piece was recovered using a suction dredge in an area with a lot of lode sources. These type of pieces are very rare and this is a great example of some lode gold which eroded out of the vein and was polished by the river.

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Gold Nugget

Placer gold nugget on quartz

Price: $135.00

Weight: 1.8 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Another gold on quartz piece which was recovered from the river. Found in the same river as the previous piece, and on the same day. This is a nice piece of gold with quartz on the back. Some oxidation remains on one corner which is rare for placer.

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Gold Nugget

Placer gold nugget on quartz

Price: $151.00

Weight: 2.0 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Another piece of gold on quartz from the river. Nice placer gold nugget for your collection. This nugget was found in the tailings from a hydraulic pit where the tertiary river had cut a quartz vein. Miners are still mining the quartz vein today.

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Gold ore

Rich piece of gold ore from the vein

Price: $49.95

Weight: 0.7 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Remember, this is gossan, oxidized ore. When you look at the close ups it looks like solid gold - it's not. Look for the shiny pieces within the picture, that's the gold. The ore is very rich in gold, but it's not a solid chunk. Pictures can be deceptive when they're blown up.

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Gold on quartz

Piece of hardrock gold on quartz

Price: $19.95

Weight: 1.7 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Weight shown is for the entire piece. The gold is only the small piece on the corner. Really cool to look at in the close up pictures. In real life that's a small piece of gold - but it's a really nice little piece and it's just stuck to the end of some nice white quartz. It can be yours for just 20 bucks.

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Quartz gold

Fresh from the vein

Price: $129.85

Weight: 1.8 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

If you're ever lucky enough to own your own lode mine - this is what you're looking for. A beautiful piece of gold in quartz. The pocket this piece came from was missed by inches by the 1800s miners. It makes you wonder how rich the vein was that they didn't mine to the left or right of it.

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Quartz Gold

Nice specimen piece

Price: $145.35

Weight: 2.0 grams

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Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Another piece from the 1800s shaft. This pocket was just a few inches to the right of the vein they were working. The old miners missed it and the 1960s miners missed it, now it can be yours. This is a beautiful little piece of gold on quartz straight from the vein to you.

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Gold Ore

Rich gold ore

Price: $129.85

Weight: 1.8 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Within the vein you find heavily oxidized streaks. Within these streaks you find very rich deposits of gold. It may not look like much at first glance but this little piece of ore is almost pure gold. Look at the close ups. It's a very neat little piece which shows what very rich ore looks like.

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Gold ore

Another piece just loaded with gold

Price: $65.95

Weight: 0.9 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Why so much gold ore? These pieces are beautiful in their own right. The vast majority of gold ore simply gets crushed, but when you're looking at a streak of this ore in the vein and its just peppered with gold you really try to save some of it just to remind you of what you're looking for.

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Quartz Gold

Unique piece of quartz gold from the vein

Price: $43.95

Weight: 0.6 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Every piece of gold is unique - that is until its melted down. This piece of hardrock gold is crystalline on one side, but on the flip side it looks like placer gold. This piece came from the August pocket. Yeah, about a pocket a month if you've been followng the story.

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Quartz Gold

Nice piece of gold on quartz

Price: $55.95

Weight: 0.8 grams

Guarantee: 10 day return, less shipping

Shipping: USPS, tracking and insured $7.20

Anothere piece from the August pocket. Something about the August pocket produced gold which looked like placer on the one side, but crystalline on the other. Some really nice gold came out of that pocket and these pieces would be great for collectors.