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ColinD
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06 September 2016 05:06 pm

One of our family friends has land in Scarsdale and we were around there over the weekend to catch Yabbies with all the kids for Fathers Day, anyhoo I noticed on the edge of their dam there was a big chunk of quartz poking out of the ground which had been exposed from digging out their dam. The quartz was white with brown patches, but these stones had been brought up by the trees nearby. I've got permission and I'm going to have a poke around with my metal detectors, but is there more that could be done with the quartz and stones? I know nothing about it, but find it interesting and would like to learn. Pic of 3 random rocks I picked up, I noticed a large chunk of slate poking out at the base of one of the trees too. The soil is like red clay.

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06 September 2016 05:50 pm

Might be worth whipping up a dolly pot or crusher of some sort to test what's inside them. Ill be heading over that way a few times to visit a mate this year smile


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06 September 2016 06:01 pm

As AR said, get the dolly pot working.
The Scarsdale/Smythsdale region was a very productive gold producing area so if you have an opportunity to prospect on private property,
GO FOR IT !!!!!
Just saying, good luck big_smile
Cheers Steve


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vstrom
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06 September 2016 06:34 pm

And have a good look around with a detector.

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ColinD
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06 September 2016 07:51 pm

Thanks, I live in the area so have a few private permissions from neighbours and friends, it was just something Wall69 said the other day about panning and sluices, made me wonder if I wasn't making the most of them, especially this new place as the rocks look promising IMO. The detecting side I know about, but the panning/sluice etc is an arse from elbow job.


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06 September 2016 08:43 pm

Looks like some nice mineralisation ColinD, definitely worth exploring the property for potential. tongue

Might be worth doing a few test pans of the dirt caught up in the shale below the reefs to see if there is a bit of colour. If you follow the slopes down to a creek and find some gravel deposits or bedrock crevices I would test pan there as well.

Test panning is a quick and easy way to see if land has potential, even if you only find one spec, it means there is gold shedding from somewhere. roll then the fun starts

Enjoy cool

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Hunting the yellow
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06 September 2016 10:53 pm

if you can track it down to the source you might find more and maybe even something very rich.


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ColinD
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06 September 2016 11:00 pm

I'll bash up some rock and see what happens, will update too, hate when someone asks a question like this then disappears. If nothing else I'll get big arms, the Clash song "I fought the Law" is playing in my head... "breaking rocks in the hot sun..." we must be mental when you think about it.


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Tathradj
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06 September 2016 11:16 pm

Slate with a Quartz intrusion with stains like that. ?
And in a locality of Gold Bearing Country. ?
I would be getting a bit excited about it. LOL
Please keep us updated as we love to see things like this and
I would say you would never be left alone with the questions Cobber. big_smile
Good Luck.


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ColinD
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08 September 2016 10:48 am

Crushed and panned the slate looking one and the rock with the black oxy showing, no gold in the pan.
Think I'll just go back and hit the place with detectors.


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08 September 2016 08:41 pm

Needle in a haystack CloinD - don't give up - the needle could be the size of a crow bar

You might want to try a few of the ideas in this thread

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … d=1514&p=1

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