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#901

Lukep
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09 October 2020 01:30 pm

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#902

Lukep
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09 October 2020 01:59 pm

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#903

mbasko
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09 October 2020 03:40 pm

mbasko wrote:

Is it common to the area?
Looks like sedimentary rock like sandstone or chert to me but hard to tell.
Country rock or rock native to the area.
Is the second photo showing quartz through the rock? If so then you've probably found an area where igneous rock (in this case quartz) has intruded the country rock. These contact zones can be good gold areas.
Maybe crush a sample & pan to see if gold is present.

As above still looks like sedimentary rock intruded by igneous rock (quartz).
These rocks aren't uncommon or certain to hold gold but in a gold bearing area can be good indicators.
A contact zone & if there are shafts there the oldtimers may have known it had something worth digging for? How rich it was or wasn't who knows? Do some sampling of the throw outs or detect around the area if it outcrops on the surface.


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#904

Skip
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09 October 2020 04:54 pm

goldierocks wrote:

Bingie Bingie Point near Tuross Heads is also pretty interesting geology - I had a student do some geological mapping there.

http://www.geomaps.com.au/scripts/bingiebingie.php

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/dykes-a … a93355696e

https://users.monash.edu.au/~weinberg/P … _point.htm

Yes, and did you ever walk the plank over the gap.. yikes took me four attempts to get the balls up. Got to be 50 or 60 foot drop into the water with a cold swim back around. argh


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#905

cha55a
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15 October 2020 10:19 pm

Hi all

I recently purchased a gemstone paydirt bag as a little bit of fun and learning experience for myself and my daughters. Also trying to get them off their dam ipads.

So far they are enjoying it. They are picking out the "pretty little tiny rocks" as my daughters call them.

Just want to clarify exactly what it is they are picking out.

Very tiny mostly orange in colour. Some red ones and a couple of blue.

Hope the image is clear.

Cheers

Shazza.

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#906

Dihusky
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15 October 2020 10:52 pm

Looking at the gravel mix you will probably find sapphires, zircons, garnets, and a bit of black spinel. The Sapphires could be blue, green or even yellow, zircons will look orange or clear and garnets red. Most will be too small to cut but you might get lucky with the occasional larger stone.

Great to hear your daughters are enjoying the experience, brilliant way to develop an inquisitive mind and a will to find more.

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#907

cha55a
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16 October 2020 12:12 am

Cheers Dihusky appreciate the feedback.

We have found some larger ones that range in colour. Ill post some pictures soon.

Are black spinel smooth and almost matte like?

Ill try and source some glass vials so the girls can store them and hang it up their room.

#908

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16 October 2020 07:11 am

(This posting copied over from the Gold Detector section on Deepseekers advice....apologies for duplication)

Ran the Nox800 over some old diggings the other day.......quite a few hot rocks, which I threw in the bag for the Dolly.
When i got home, scrubbed up a rather unusual looking one....and it's got me stumped.
It's about 14 X 10 X 5 mm, and weighs 2.1gm.....the yellowish tinge caught my eye, which is why it went in the tub for a scrub.
It appears to be a real mixture of stuff, with some obvious crystals embedded, ranging from almost clear through to red and black.
My detectoring mate reckons it's part of a meteorite.......wouldn't discount that.
Don't know what the yellowish coating is.....guess I can live in hope smile
Would appreciate any opinions.

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#909

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16 October 2020 08:46 am

Not a meteorite. Cant tell what it is looking at the outside, but meteorites lack quartz. Unfortunately you need to cut it or crack it open and see what it is inside. Looks like a coating of an iron mineral (eg jarosite is often yellow).1602798359_jarosite.jpg


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#910

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21 October 2020 09:56 pm

Goldierocks can you tell me what this stuff is in the video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4iCvU1rkrs

Looks beautiful and would love it if we have anything similar in Oz.

Cheers,

Mike. wink


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#911

Pat Hogen
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22 October 2020 07:46 am

There is a Prase deposit in the hill above Nundle, NSW, which is really nice stuff. It is a fair walk in but well worth the effort. There should be some information on location available if you search for it, but from my last recollection you would have to go in the back way as a lease covers the track from the road.


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#912

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22 October 2020 09:15 am

Yes, a nice colour


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#913

Lukep
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16 December 2020 04:30 pm

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Very heavy, found in castleMaine under a tree root. It wasn’t easy to break apart

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#914

Dihusky
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16 December 2020 09:08 pm

Lukep wrote:

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Very heavy, found in castleMaine under a tree root. It wasn’t easy to break apart

Lukep, very difficult to provide any answer with such limited information, I suggest you read https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=24758
this will help you provide the information people on the forum will need to get closer to helping you with an ID

#915

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14 January 2021 11:35 pm

Hey
i am not sure where to post this question but i thought here maybe aha i have some rocks that my partner and i have collected that we think may have a mineral of some type in them but we need help identifying them. is this where i could post some questions and get some help figuring out what they might be or is there a more relevant one i should post in? smile

#916

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15 January 2021 08:19 am

mbasko wrote:

Is it common to the area?
Looks like sedimentary rock like sandstone or chert to me but hard to tell.
Country rock or rock native to the area.
Is the second photo showing quartz through the rock? If so then you've probably found an area where igneous rock (in this case quartz) has intruded the country rock. These contact zones can be good gold areas.
Maybe crush a sample & pan to see if gold is present.

I agree mbasko - sedimentary, probably quartz sandstone with some white mica flakes.


Robert Benchley...
I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

#917

Dihusky
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15 January 2021 04:00 pm

Lilleth wrote:

Hey
i am not sure where to post this question but i thought here maybe aha i have some rocks that my partner and i have collected that we think may have a mineral of some type in them but we need help identifying them. is this where i could post some questions and get some help figuring out what they might be or is there a more relevant one i should post in? smile

This is probably the best spot, please read goldierocks post on identification at the beginning of this section as this will give good starting points, also when you post photos look to provide the best images as possible, well lit and in focus.

#918

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02 March 2021 02:43 pm

Is this rhodinite?
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#919

Heatho
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02 March 2021 04:09 pm

Possibly very poor quality Rhodonite. Is that near Bingara? I've been to a deposit near Bingara and it looked very similar.


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#920

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02 March 2021 05:02 pm

Also one outcrop up near Bendemeer township looked very similar.


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#921

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02 March 2021 05:13 pm

Heatho wrote:

Possibly very poor quality Rhodonite. Is that near Bingara? I've been to a deposit near Bingara and it looked very similar.

Your on to me tongue

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#922

Heatho
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02 March 2021 09:15 pm

20xwater wrote:
Heatho wrote:

Possibly very poor quality Rhodonite. Is that near Bingara? I've been to a deposit near Bingara and it looked very similar.

Your on to me tongue

lol , yeah it's Rhodonite. I gave up there after an hour. Wish it was better quality. thumbsup


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#923

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03 March 2021 10:49 am

Heatho wrote:
20xwater wrote:
Heatho wrote:

Possibly very poor quality Rhodonite. Is that near Bingara? I've been to a deposit near Bingara and it looked very similar.

Your on to me tongue

lol , yeah it's Rhodonite. I gave up there after an hour. Wish it was better quality. thumbsup

I read that it oxidize's at the surface so you would have to dig deep I reckon. cool

#924

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03 March 2021 08:44 pm

20xwater wrote:
Heatho wrote:
20xwater wrote:
Heatho wrote:

Possibly very poor quality Rhodonite. Is that near Bingara? I've been to a deposit near Bingara and it looked very similar.

Your on to me tongue

lol , yeah it's Rhodonite. I gave up there after an hour. Wish it was better quality. thumbsup

I read that it oxidize's at the surface so you would have to dig deep I reckon. cool

Yes without a doubt, the oxidised manganese isn't pleasant, bit messy. thumbsup


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