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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 09:02:59 pm »
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  Shocked love  Kiss  that color  Angel when it's in the pan  Cool

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 09:39:39 pm »
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Now all you have to do is find out where they get their rocks from when they brought the bedding in, so you can go to the query.

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 01:58:20 am »
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Sorry about the quality of the pic. Did several tests (magnet was the first) and determined it is real gold. The rocks came from gold mine rejects. The rocks have very little and low quality gold therefore too expensive to process. There are only a few left that aren't already under eight inches of concrete. I have no intentions of crushing the rest of the rocks for an extremely small amount of gold. I'd rather      Detecting     Grin

It was still exciting though! HH yall,
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There is an even simpler test to determine if fools gold or real gold.... real gold is malleable, fools gold is brittle and fractures... you can NOT flatten fools gold, it goes to powder.

I have seen a type of pyrite that is not crystalline, but amorphous, perhaps due to gold content, that occurred in large,, dull yellow, rough nuggets, but often with 'rust' spots. I was going to have some assayed but lost my samples. Now, the area is staked up, obviously some fool found gold!  Shocked

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 02:48:12 am »
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I have seen a type of pyrite that is not crystalline, but amorphous, perhaps due to gold content, that occurred in large,, dull yellow, rough nuggets, but often with 'rust' spots. I was going to have some assayed but lost my samples. Now, the area is staked up, obviously some fool found gold!  Shocked


Somebody be you to it.  Cry Don't you hate it when that happens!  Angry

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 03:11:15 pm »
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Somebody be you to it.  Cry Don't you hate it when that happens!  Angry


No, I am not disappointed, I am laughing my head off because I think some fool thinks he has found big nuggets or real gold!  Funny

I feel sorry for the person(s)that have to pay the "fee in lieu of work," on that set of claims.... 2 cells run about $350/yr and I believe there are about 6 or 8 cells.... if that is pyrite, (it is NOT lode, its placer,)they are paying too much for not working the claims, even IF it has gold in the pyrite.  Shocked

Generally, the pyrite containing gold would be lode type deposits... alluvial deposits would be too borderline, in value, to mine. Where the claims lie, there are NO lode deposits, its all shale!  Wise

So, you see, just why I am laughing! What other conclusions can be drawn, here??  No no!

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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2009, 03:35:54 pm »
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Photo is a bit fuzzy!

What I see could be Wire Gold.

Simple test is to Tap it with a hammer.

If it crunches it's pyrites.

If it mushes flat, It's Gold.

If it is gold, you need to find the quarry it came from and make a deal.



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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2009, 04:55:23 pm »
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No, I am not disappointed, I am laughing my head off because I think some fool thinks he has found big nuggets or real gold!  Funny

I feel sorry for the person(s)that have to pay the "fee in lieu of work," on that set of claims.... 2 cells run about $350/yr and I believe there are about 6 or 8 cells.... if that is pyrite, (it is NOT lode, its placer,)they are paying too much for not working the claims, even IF it has gold in the pyrite.  Shocked

Generally, the pyrite containing gold would be lode type deposits... alluvial deposits would be too borderline, in value, to mine. Where the claims lie, there are NO lode deposits, its all shale!  Wise

So, you see, just why I am laughing! What other conclusions can be drawn, here??  No no!

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I can see your point and understand why you are laughing Grin

Speaking of pyrites, Brian. You among others here have advised me to do a "crush" test. Violent Well I did and got mixed results. After panning, the first golden color I could see ended up being pyrites.  Cry But if you are careful and get rid of the pyrites and some black sand, you see that different color that's not as reflective but it's still a dull golden color. It doesn't crush and is malleable and there's so little of it. Nitric acid only slightly affects it but even so it shows that the quality isn't great. Undecided
As for finding out which mine the rocks came from, there's no trail to follow because the company that delivered the rocks are no longer in business and cannot be contacted. It doesn't matter  Wink I'm not interested anyway. I'd rather be  Detecting .
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2009, 07:20:31 pm »
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If that came from one rock it's pretty rich stuff.Crushed many a rock over 30 plus years with mortar and pestle and that would be a great pan in anyones eye.......Dave

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2009, 08:06:19 pm »
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Dave, That was 3 rocks approximately hand size. The actual gold was only dust and I had to use high magnification to mash it flat. Below and mixed in with the black sand was only a few specs and I do mean only a few. Sad

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It doesn't matter  Wink I'm not interested anyway. I'd rather be  Detecting .
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That's the spirit kd, gold or no gold, detecting has to go on. The find will seek the passion.. Smiley

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