Where is it found?
Gold Bearing Quartz is found in underground hard rock mines in the same areas where gold nuggets are found. In Alaska, it was first discovered in 1880 in the town of Juneau. Regions of Canada, California, the Western United States and Australia are also well known for Gold Bearing Quartz.
Like other precious gemstones, natural Gold Quartz comes in different grades, OROCAL is well known for having high quality authentic Gold Quartz with spectacular patterns of gold.
Authentic Gold Quartz is very rare and difficult to mine especially in higher qualities Some manufacturers resort to using a lab created imitation that resembles the natural stone. While some imitations actually use real gold and infuse it into quartz others only use gold leaf paper and mix it into a white resin. The process has very little value.
If you desire a natural stone, always ask for a Certificate of Authenticity when purchasing Gold Nuggets or Gold Quartz Jewelry. OROCAL is guaranteed to be Authentic and offers you a 110% of your money back if they were not. They have been PROUDLY making Alaskan Style Jewelry in the USA for over 50 years.