This specimen shows sparkling yellow gold on quartz, with occasional pyrite and telluride mineralization. It comes from the Hollinger Gold Mine. This mine was discovered on October 9, 1909, by Benny Hollinger, who found the gold-bearing quartz dike that later became known as Hollinger Mines. The main Hollinger gold mine operated from 1910 until 1968. During that period 65,778,234 tons were milled, producing 19,327,691 ounces of gold, indicating an overall grade of 0.29. (1)
Gold mining continues today, after several corporate ownership changes in recent decades. The current operator of the Hollinger Mine is a company called Newmont. Remote-controlled, automated drilling equipment is currently used at the site.