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kazzgem
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19 April 2017 06:18 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows what this rock is. We found it today while we were out gold detecting.
any help would be greatly appreciated. smile

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Sandta
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19 April 2017 06:23 pm

Very interesting
Certainly a big chunk wink
Im curious

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GypsyGoldAu
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19 April 2017 06:30 pm

quartz intruded ironstone (indicator junction)......or......magma enclosed quartz... tongue devil

I'm gonna go with A/, and relinquish the thought of igneous heritage...more Sedimentary

It's certainly been washed and bashed about a distance by the look...

Does it set the detector off?...looks good for color imo.

Last edited by GypsyGoldAu (19 April 2017 07:17 pm)


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kazzgem
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19 April 2017 08:47 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your replies, I put the detector over it and we got a really good signal around the quarts line all the way around the rock.
so do I break it or keep it?

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GypsyGoldAu
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20 April 2017 09:25 am

If it was ALL the way around, you either have a large single piece within, or, it is just responding to the ironstone...

If you like the 'look' of the ore as it sits....leave it, or go back out and find a replacement/duplicate...

Then to find if you actually have Gold, there is only one way....(well,...you 'could' do a Specific Gravity test...or even dissolve with acid, but i know which is most FUN!!!) devil


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kazzgem
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20 April 2017 01:05 pm

Hi GypsyGold,

My curiosity got the better of me and now the rock is gone lol, roll

we broke it and can see lots of color in the rock so we are going to dolly it and pan it off and see how much is in there.

I think the rock was nice but gold is much nicer lol. big_smile

Here is a pic of the inside.

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thanks for your help

Last edited by kazzgem (20 April 2017 01:08 pm)

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GypsyGoldAu
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20 April 2017 01:09 pm

WAHOOOOO!!! and good luck... thumbsup lol lol lol

... now waiting for the final pics/result cool

That reminds me, i got three trays need doing the same thing....(haven't tested with detector lol)

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TTKooAu
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20 April 2017 01:52 pm

Ca....ching!
Nice looking debris there. Yes, I'm waiting to see your panned off results.
Nice one!
thumbsup


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Sandta
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20 April 2017 04:02 pm

TTKooAu wrote:

Ca....ching!
Nice looking debris there. Yes, I'm waiting to see your panned off results.
Nice one!
thumbsup

Me too tongue

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GypsyGoldAu
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20 April 2017 04:06 pm

My philosophy on species... if ya can't see the gold on the outside, it's a goner...

If the specie is a piece of art in itself and gold veins popping out....i generally keep it.

Been a while since i found a decent one though..

Goodonya!!! thumbsup


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shivan
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20 April 2017 04:32 pm

if ya can't see the gold on the outside, it's a goner

Careful with that, i have seen a few species now that had no visible gold on the outside, but a considerable amount once crushed yikes

Never mind, just realised what you ment tongue

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#12

Outback
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20 April 2017 07:43 pm

My first guess would be a lump of slag hmm

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shivan
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20 April 2017 09:55 pm

Don't think its slag cause of the quartz vein running through it outback wink


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#14

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22 April 2017 12:18 pm

Hi Kazzgem, you definitely have iron oxide that has formed in the gap around a quartz vein. All the big iron nodules and bubbly material like you have actually forms at room/warm wet climate temperatures. Leaching/precipitation etc.

Just detect a few pieces separately they will all give a signal.
Save time and dolly a couple small pieces of the quartz to confirm/discount gold.


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GypsyGoldAu
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22 April 2017 07:06 pm

2 days now....c'mon already, give us weights and pics... tongue lol devil


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Noogle
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13 August 2017 08:54 pm

Any update? Looking forward to seeing your cool find.

#17

kazzgem
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13 September 2017 08:12 pm

Hi all, thanks for your help and to be honest, I put it aside and forgot about it yikes I will dolly it over the weekend and let you all know what I find.


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