David K. Joyce Minerals

Gold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia

The Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine was one of the few successful "hard rock" mines of the Cariboo gold fields. Most of the gold production in "the Cariboo" has been from placer mines. The Gold Quartz Mine was built by Fred M. Wells and operated from 1937 to 1959. Besides producing gold bullion, the mine is famous with mineral collectors for the gold and cosalite specimens that it has produced over the years. Most of the specimens that you see these days(like these ones), have come out of old miners' or geologists' caches.

All prices in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 16% or multiply by 0.84.

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Gold, CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15519
  • Gold, Cosalite
  • 2.8x2.0x1.4 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $60.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Lots of globs of bright gold in the quartz and between cosalite crystals in white quartz on this specimen. Nice!
CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15521
  • Cosalite
  • 3.4x2.6x1.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $35.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Lustrous, steely-grey cosalite crystals swirl through this white quartz matrix. Very nice cosalite specimen but no gold!
CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15540
  • Cosalite
  • 3.3x2.8x1.5 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: 3mm
  • $40.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • An open space in this quartz matrix contains several "free-standing" cosalite crystals. Interesting!
Gold, CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15527
  • Gold, Cosalite
  • 3.1x1.9x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • A seam of cosalite cuts through the middle of this specimen and has gold exposed in a couple of spots.
Gold, CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15528
  • Gold, Cosalite
  • 2.8x1.8x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $60.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Lots of globs of bright gold intermixed with steely, lustrous laths of cosalite in the white quartz of this piece. Rich!
Gold, CosaliteGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #15530
  • Gold, Cosalite
  • 2.7x2.2x1.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $50.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Some rich areas of gold amongst this cosalite and pyrite-laced calcite matrix. Rich!
Cosalite, GoldGold, Cosalite -Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, Wells, British Columbia
  • Item #19263
  • Cosalite, Gold
  • 4.6x3.1x2.8 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $45.00
  • Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine
  • Wells
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Rich, acicular crystals of cosalite with a couple of small blebs of gold are present in this calcite/quartz matrix.