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Gumby1
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13 June 2016 08:01 pm

Hi guys,
Had my first go at detecting today and found a rock that sent it singing. Have no idea of what it may be. Could anyone give me some pointers. Cheers1465808501_2016-06-13_19.00.18.jpg

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silver
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13 June 2016 08:10 pm

Nice photo, and welcome the the world of detecting, no going back now regardless of what this is ,... even thinking it's gold has the ability to start a fever. smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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The Green Wanderer
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13 June 2016 09:42 pm

A hotrock Gumby, probably hematite or magnetite. Definitely some form of iron.


Wandering the north wherever the trail leads.

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Gumby1
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13 June 2016 09:57 pm

Thanks TGW. Found plenty of other hot rocks today none had flecks of gold like this one has.

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jethro
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13 June 2016 11:17 pm

drop it into HCL and leave it for a week. You might be surprised at what shows up.

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Heatho
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14 June 2016 08:58 am

Gumby1 wrote:

Thanks TGW. Found plenty of other hot rocks today none had flecks of gold like this one has.

Mate if it has flecks off gold wrap in some cloth and hit it with a hammer, then do as mentioned above,if it shows gold then drop it in HCL for a week or so. Sometimes gold comes in ironstone lumps like that one.


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The Green Wanderer
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14 June 2016 01:14 pm

Heatho wrote:
Gumby1 wrote:

Thanks TGW. Found plenty of other hot rocks today none had flecks of gold like this one has.

Mate if it has flecks off gold wrap in some cloth and hit it with a hammer, then do as mentioned above,if it shows gold then drop it in HCL for a week or so. Sometimes gold comes in ironstone lumps like that one.

Cant hurt to try. If you think theres gold in it, at worst youve used a bit of acid. At best more shiny's!


Wandering the north wherever the trail leads.

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rusting
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Just looking

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