Gold is where you find it.
At $1900 on ounce, this handsome 2 pound specimen of wire gold in quartz might yield 4 to 6 ounces of the buttery yellow metal.
$7600 to $11,400 in the palm of your hand sounds pretty good to me. As a specimen, this rock is valued at between $15,000 to $25,000 to those well heeled collectors out there.
I'll just keep looking for one of my own.