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1968falconxt
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09 October 2018 02:50 pm

Hi guys,

I stumbled across this big chunk on the weekend in the golden triangle. Probably 40cm x 40xm in size. On top of an old rock dump. I couldn't see where all the rock was from but there was an old concrete battery base next to the monster pile. Is this rock worth attempting to smash up for a look? What is the dark rock?

Any advice would be great. A rock this size is not going to be easy to break up for a look inside

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Occasional_panner
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09 October 2018 05:22 pm

Smash it open a bit and see how much mineralisation is in there, then crush and pan it.

Gut feeling, it looks too white/clean. But always test and poke around the area a bit.

Use a big 6 foot crow bar that has plenty of weight/inertia, quartz breaks easy compared to some rocks.

If it's been left behind by someone that was operating a professional setup that probably tells you something.


Don't worry me with your problems, I have enough of my own.

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Jaros
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09 October 2018 05:32 pm

Looks like too much excercise for me-if fit enough go for it.


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Phoenix76
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09 October 2018 05:54 pm

Ahh Jaros, showing your age mate. smile

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1968falconxt
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09 October 2018 08:26 pm

I figured it was probably left due to being worthless. It was on top of a really big rock dump

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Simmo
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09 October 2018 09:43 pm

I think I agree that it looks too clean??
You have a 705, roll the rock around and detect it from all sides??? If you get a hit, smash it... if you dont... dont...


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goldierocks
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09 October 2018 11:52 pm

1968falconxt wrote:

I figured it was probably left due to being worthless. It was on top of a really big rock dump

It and hundreds of others on most old mine dumps. While you might fluke a few colours in it, there is usually a good reason why they were not put through the battery - one sees hundreds of these in a day. Probably better ways to spend your energy unless your detector indicates something in it.


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

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Moneybox
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10 October 2018 12:35 am

Try this....You can cut your effort needed down while enjoying the campfire.


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