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#1

madworld
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From: Northern NSW
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12 April 2015 09:33 am

After googling it I know you find gold within pyrite but has anyone come across gold and pyrite in the same pieces of host rock ? Not sure if these pieces have 2 different shades of gold or fine gold and chunky pyrite or fine pyrite and chunky pyrite for that matter .. whats the easiest way to test other than crushing and panning ?

Collected a few samples yesterday that look to have fine gold powder within them and chunky looking gold colour but is very crystalline in shape so im assuming thats pyrite and one large rock has definite gold traces , veins of what looks to be pyrite again and another silver coloured deposit that im thinking might be a different composition of pyrite

Having trouble uploading pics but will get some


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#2

madworld
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12 April 2015 09:47 am

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#3

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
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12 April 2015 11:19 am

That looks like very high grade ore to me.


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Heatho
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12 April 2015 12:09 pm

Third pic looks like Gold to me......... Could be wrong though. As Grubstake said, could be quite high grade. A drop of Hydrochloric Acid on the Gold bits could maybe help prove it, HCL won't damage Gold but it will dissolve Pyrite.


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#5

yobskin
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From: Gympie, QLD
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12 April 2015 01:58 pm

I have found all three together up here...the pyrite is very cubic in apearance ..to me it looks like gold. big_smile


Try and try again...

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#6

crustydog
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14 April 2015 11:18 am

yes you can. have worked underground in a narrow vein gold mine in N.S.W. was quite common to find pyrite and gold together in the quartz.


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#7

Hunting the yellow
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15 April 2015 04:56 pm

that looks like gold to me m8 verry nice


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#8

SWright
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From: Wodonga, VIC
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19 April 2015 01:29 pm

G'day All

Geologically speaking, it is quite common to get free gold and separately pyrite in the same vein system, particularly if the material camr from relatively shallow systems. The two minerals were introduced at different times. Either the gold is supergene gold or there was a secondary formation of pyrite.

Araluen

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#9

Chloe0305
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26 February 2018 11:00 am

Mate with that sort of ore i would be making a claim.
But i have some advice from alot of study and prep. Get you and your mrs miners act license for $24 each . As not alot of people are aware you can claim 5 acres with miners license (prospecting license) and only 10 acres with a claim ...
But a claim will cost $10,000. ?????
I dont know you guys be the judge

#10

bumdags
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26 February 2018 11:41 am

Wow. I'm only newish. Don't know a lot but that looks pretty damn exciting. Happy days hopefully. Best of luck. Well done

#11

jethro
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From: North East , VIC
Joined: 06 September 2013
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01 March 2018 10:05 am

Looks the goods, tongue Have you got a good detector? if so wave it over that rock, it should scream if its gold we are all looking at yikes


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