Gold-in-quartz is an oddity of nature. It is as it sounds, 24k gold found in white quartz. The gold is found in unique, fragmented patterns similar to those of a cob web. In some areas there will be high concentrations of gold and in others none at all. The gold-bearing chunks of quaqrtz are often cut into slices, much like a loaf of bread, from which the best vein patterns are selected.
As a classic American gem, cold-in-quarz occurs only in the western United States. The primary mine in Allegheny, California was discovered in 1896, which incidentally is the year our store opened.
Gold-in-quartz is most often placed in wetern and gold nugget jewelry designs. It often accompanies turquoise and silver in jewelry cabinets of shops catering to tourists from Wyoming to Arizona.