Sierra Rivers

Real Gold

American Mined gold

Nothing fires the imagination like gold. Whether it's your first piece or your thousandth piece you never get tired of finding gold - or looking at gold other people have found. All the gold on this page is from my mine. First discovered in the 1850's and mined off and on for over 150 years, I'm just the latest to pick up a pick and start digging. The reality is no one can see what's a foot away in the quartz. In Sierra County the gold follows very distinct vertical enriched zones. Get outside the zone and there's nothing, but when you're in the gold - you're in the gold. If you're looking to pick up some gold then buy it straight from the guy who mined it.

NOTE ON SHIPPING: I do not ship outside the United States. Free shipping is only within the U.S.

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Gold on Quartz

Price: $48.00

Weight: 0.62 grams

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A nice, affordable, collector piece of gold attached to a quartz crystal. Nice piece from a couple ounce pocket recovered last July.

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Gold Ore

Price: $35.00

Weight: 1.17 grams

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If you've ever wondered what gold ore looks like, here's a inexpensive piece for your collection. There is visible gold throughout the piece.

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Gold on Quartz

Price: $43.00

Weight: 0.55 grams

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In July 2020 I hit a seam of gold in the quartz which was the really nice white quartz and gold. This is a piece from that seam.

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Gold Ore

Price: $25.00

Weight: 0.6 grams

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Another piece of gold ore from a rich seam. Small bits of gold show in a couple of places on this piece. Gold is as shown in the picture.

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Gold Ore / Gossan

Price: $74.00

Weight: 1.6 grams

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Gossan is almost always very rich. This is a nice piece of gossan pulled from a highly mineralized part of the vein. You can see gold throughout the piece.

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Gold Nugget

Price: $185.00

Weight: 1.72 grams

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Every gold nugget is unique, this one though, is really cool. It's gold wrapped around a quartz crystal and then polished smooth by the river.

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Gold Nugget

Price: $193.00

Weight: 1.8 grams

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Another nice placer nugget attached to a quartz crystal. Sometimes you get into an area which is rich in these type nuggets. Rare for placer to still have quartz attached.

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Gold Nugget

Price: $200.00

Weight: 1.87 grams

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This is a nice little gold on quartz placer nugget found in an area with a lot of lode sources. Gold on quartz placer nuggets are uncommon.

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Gold Ore / Gossan

Price: $24.00

Weight: 0.55 grams

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More gossan, which is very rich ore. There's fine gold sprinkled throughout this piece. Not really obvious, but look at it under a loupe. Hard to go wrong for $24.

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Gold on quartz

Price: $26.00

Weight: 1.7 grams

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As shown there is one small piece of gold on the corner of this quartz crystal. Cool little piece for only $26.00 with free shipping. Weight is the entire piece, not just the gold.

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Quartz gold

Price: $172.00

Weight: 1.8 grams

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If you're thinking of getting a lode mine (quartz), then this is what you're looking for. Nice white quartz with gold throughout. Nice little piece.

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Quartz Gold

Price: $190.00

Weight: 2.0 grams

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In the 1800s 2 people working this mine were taking out 50 ounces a week. The sides of the vein weren't rich enough for them so they left it, I found it.

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Gold Ore

Price: $25.00

Weight: 1.8 grams

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Nice affordable piece of ore. There's fine gold throughout the piece. This piece comes from a really rich part of the vein which is heavily mineralized, and oxidized.

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Gossan

Price: $66

Weight: 0.9 grams

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This is a really rich piece of gossan. It's almost pure gold. It's always interesting to find rich gossan. The material crumbles in your fingertips and is loaded with gold.

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Quartz Nugget

Price: $63.00

Weight: 0.6 grams

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Another nice, affordable, piece of beautiful gold on quartz. This piece is unusual for hard rock - if you look closely you can see one side is smooth as if it was placer.

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Quartz Nugget

Price: $81.00

Weight: 0.8 grams

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A nice collector piece. Even though this looks smooth it came out of the vein. It came from a pocket where the gold had just kind of oozed into a crack.

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Quartz Nugget

Price: $35.00

Weight: 0.3 grams

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This is a great little piece of gold on quartz. It is really representative of what hard rock gold looks like straight from the vein, and it's really affordable.

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Quartz Nugget

Price: $44.00

Weight: 0.4 grams

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Another pretty little piece of gold right from the vein at an affordable price. Nice collector piece as the gold is all through the quartz. Really nice.

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Quartz Nugget

Price: $50.00

Weight: 0.46 grams

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The vein these quartz nuggets came from was first mined in the 1800's. When the super rich vein ran out the miners left, leaving behind plenty of gold.