Gold Quartz Jewelry
Gold Quartz is one of earth’s most rare, natural treasures. Mined out of the Original 16 to 1 Mine located forty miles northeast of Nevada City in Northern California, the stone was found close to home here at the Potlatch. This is the only mine in the world where this specific brilliant white quartz with 22-23 karat gold veining has ever been discovered.
When Gold Quartz is mined, ten tons of ore are used to produce only ¼ oz of the stone. Measuring at a nine on the Mohs Hardness Scale, Gold Quartz is nearly as hard as a diamond.
Beautiful jewelry has resulted from this precious stone in the form of pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets, all set in 14 karat gold. The Gold Quartz jewelry at the Potlatch is truly unlike anything you have ever seen before.