This quartz is little used in gems except cabs with milky quartz and yellow gold specks.
Gold in quartz rock value.
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Take a rock that contains gold in it this process works best on quartz rocks and set it inside a glass jar.
Milky quartz the milkiness is due to myriad tiny cavities and bubbles filled with co 2 or water.
Vein quartz is often white and frequently contains gold.
Gold often occurs along the natural linear structures of quartz rock or its natural cracks and lines.
In epithermal gold deposits it is quite common for sizable gold veins to run through quartz rock and these specimens can be located using a quality metal detector.
The acid based vinegar slowly dissolves the quartz crystals surrounding the gold leaving only bits of quartz attached to the gold.
Check the natural cracks and lines of the quartz rock.
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Mineral collectors will gladly pay many times the gold value for certain specimens.
Sometimes the gold is in a finely divided state sometimes in particles of considerable size as nuggets grains scales plates threads and wires in quartz rock.
Often these gold in quartz specimens are very beautiful and interesting causing them to be highly valued by mineral collectors sometimes even more than the value of the gold itself.
Unlike gold dust and nuggets gold bearing quartz is still encased in the quartz rock creating a natural high contrast display of beautiful gold with white quartz.
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Average retail prices oct 2020 quartz or silicon dioxide sio2 is a very abundant mineral occurring in many colors such as purple pink red blue green yellow orange white gray or can also be colorless.
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Remember the specific gravity of quartz is 2 65 times heavier than water whereas pure gold is 19 3 times heavier than water.
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Add white cooking vinegar to the jar covering the entire rock and then some with the vinegar.
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Gold in quartz is one of the most collectable forms of natural gold.
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Gold is found widely diffused in nature even though it is one of the scarcer metals.