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    Gold broach?

    Found this yesterday in a 1860's California gold mining camp. Nothing there but sagebrush and a few scattered rocks now. I did polish it with non abrasive gold polish. The cabochon is quartz with gold in matrix. I'm wondering how it was worn and by who? Man or Woman ?
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    Hmmm... interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner3791 View Post
    Found this yesterday in a 1860's California gold mining camp. Nothing there but sagebrush and a few scattered rocks now. I did polish it with non abrasive gold polish. The cabochon is quartz with gold in matrix. I'm wondering how it was worn and by who? Man or Woman ?
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    Wow, that is sharp. I could see it going either way, male or female it's a beauty
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    Nice find - did you happen to get a picture of that
    before the polishing ? If so would like to see it .
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  5. #5

    Apr 2017
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    Yep
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    That's a "Killer" find ! Congrat's!!

    Iowa Dale
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    very cool but i liked the uncleaned surface better
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    Awesome find. Looks like the stone in the middle has gold in it.
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    Last edited by wilcam47; Feb 18, 2020 at 08:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner3791 View Post
    Found this yesterday in a 1860's California gold mining camp. Nothing there but sagebrush and a few scattered rocks now. I did polish it with non abrasive gold polish. The cabochon is quartz with gold in matrix. I'm wondering how it was worn and by who? Man or Woman ?
    I wonder if its a hat ornament. A broach would have a hinged pin id think
    Last edited by wilcam47; Feb 18, 2020 at 09:22 PM.
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    Apr 2017
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    That darn Walmart detector has pulled many 1850's-1860's silvers. Now an ornate gold piece. What the heck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner3791 View Post
    That darn Walmart detector has pulled many 1850's-1860's silvers. Now an ornate gold piece. What the heck!
    Being in the right place right time..lol
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    Love that specimen gold in the middle! Sick find!
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    Cool and unique find. My wife has gold in quartz earrings and pendant we got in Alaska years ago. It makes really nice looking jewelry.

    It looks like a loop on the back and not a pin. If so it might be for on a hat band as wilcam47 said.

    I have to agree with villlagenut that I like the unpolished surface better.

    It might be a cheap detector, but good finds means you are using it right and getting your coil in the right spots. The best detector in the world isnít much good if you donít use it right. Good work.

    Congratulations and keep swingin.
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    If youíre not digging trash you are missing treasure.

 

 
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