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#51

LoneWolf
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11 September 2019 09:41 pm

Molybdenite? ... Galena?...

LW....

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#52

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11 September 2019 10:11 pm

Some stainless isnt pure and will be magnetic.


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#53

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11 September 2019 10:12 pm

Iron oxide hematite-magnetite maybe.

#54

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11 September 2019 10:17 pm

Aussiedigs wrote:

Some stainless isnt pure and will be magnetic.

Yeah I mainly said that so he didn't get too excited if it didn't stick. wink

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11 September 2019 10:32 pm

Jeff wrote:

It’s hard to make out in the shots, I’ve got to admit- the last shot looks like chalcopyrite to me.( the gold coloured stuff) Given how oxydized the vein is, and those other minerals look like arsenopyrite( the grey stuff),the black mineral could be anything at this stage but I’d guess a silver ore, theit’d have to have sulphides present. Doesn’t mean there’s no gold, quite the opposite. If the little particles shatter like quartz when crushed- it’s a sulphide mineral. If it flattens it’s gold.

Hi Jeff, post #41 is definitely gold I know chalcopyrite can look very similar.

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11 September 2019 10:38 pm

Hell yeah!!!
Nice one then. Onto the next step.


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#57

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11 September 2019 10:41 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

Back in your post #7, there is, on the left side, a pocket of Smokey Quartz? Crystals with some plain and clear Crystal pockets scattered around the Pic... Could it be part of them?
..... Do you know what will scratch it? My guess if it's hard= Smokey Quartz.... Soft surrounding Crystals ?= maybe Calcite?

Or is it Metallic Looking? ....... Hard to tell in the pic... A view of a torch or something shining through the back of it can help with a better ID....
PM sent... wink Im really not sure... smile

LW....

Uglyest crystals in the world I reckon lol
Clean or crush? Lol
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#58

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11 September 2019 10:48 pm

Clean then crush maybe?

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11 September 2019 11:17 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

Molybdenite? ... Galena?...

LW....

Mineral I'd pics on geology.com..
Galena or graphite I reckon.
Leaning towards graphite because of the description and I use to have galena specimens (lost them) and it looked different..

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12 September 2019 11:09 am

Yes they formed in a not too nice environment by the looks of it... hmm

Lots of Molly was found around Stanthorpe.... Is your bit Heavy? Galena can take on many forms too...

LW....

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#61

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12 September 2019 04:03 pm

Graphite feels greasy when rubbed between fingers. Very soft and will form a silvery grey scum on top of the water in your pan if your ore contains it. It is a form of carbon so it cause gold to drop out in a lode. I found some near Tallandoon.

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#62

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17 September 2019 11:26 pm

jethro wrote:

Graphite feels greasy when rubbed between fingers. Very soft and will form a silvery grey scum on top of the water in your pan if your ore contains it. It is a form of carbon so it cause gold to drop out in a lode. I found some near Tallandoon.

When I crushed and panned a sample from there it formed a grey bubbly scum to...so that's what that was, it looked like galena in the sample before I crushed it..

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#63

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19 September 2019 08:53 pm

jethro wrote:

Graphite feels greasy when rubbed between fingers. Very soft and will form a silvery grey scum on top of the water in your pan if your ore contains it. It is a form of carbon so it cause gold to drop out in a lode. I found some near Tallandoon.

Have you come across this up there yet?
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#64

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20 September 2019 09:18 pm

No I haven't seen that old stope yet. I was about halfway between Eskdale & Tallandoon near the paddock that Wilsons Creek runs through.

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#65

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20 September 2019 09:31 pm

jethro wrote:

No I haven't seen that old stope yet. I was about halfway between Eskdale & Tallandoon near the paddock that Wilsons Creek runs through.

I left a map of this ground on your passenger front seat.

#66

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20 September 2019 10:05 pm

Ill have a look through my maps folder, Was it a mudmap or a printed one of the tallandoon goldfield.

#67

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21 September 2019 10:54 am

Printed, access through a private property, my old man cut a track up from the camp hut.

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21 September 2019 12:19 pm

I remember it now. You'll have to give me a shout out If you get down this way again. Theres a chap from Myrtleford that has mapped and researched all the mines in the eskdale / Mitta Tallandoon Sandy creek and Mt Elmo reefing fields. Very interesting and explains a lot of the name changes of mines in the area. He has uploaded a lot of his data to the Geovic mapping site. He has teamed up with Ross from up the end of the creek at eskdale. Both these blokes are part mountain goat and sambar deer. As some of the mines they have walked into are way off any know track and you know what the scrub and mountains are like. Ive been working a shallow costean up near Elmo. Its dyke hosted quartz with very little mineral it only goes about 7grams to the tonne but access very easy. big_smile

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21 September 2019 11:10 pm

jethro wrote:

I remember it now. You'll have to give me a shout out If you get down this way again. Theres a chap from Myrtleford that has mapped and researched all the mines in the eskdale / Mitta Tallandoon Sandy creek and Mt Elmo reefing fields. Very interesting and explains a lot of the name changes of mines in the area. He has uploaded a lot of his data to the Geovic mapping site. He has teamed up with Ross from up the end of the creek at eskdale. Both these blokes are part mountain goat and sambar deer. As some of the mines they have walked into are way off any know track and you know what the scrub and mountains are like. Ive been working a shallow costean up near Elmo. Its dyke hosted quartz with very little mineral it only goes about 7grams to the tonne but access very easy. big_smile

Nice mate...50c per kilo

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#70

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23 September 2019 10:39 am

$ per kg interesting way to look at it. I like it!

#71

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29 September 2019 08:46 pm

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#72

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01 October 2019 08:40 pm

Thats a lovely Cyristal of im guessing one of the many sulphides containing iron. Im no expert but I dont think it is iron Pyrites in the true sense as its form is not cubic. It looks more rhombic. sad argh

#73

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01 October 2019 09:47 pm

jethro wrote:

Thats a lovely Cyristal of im guessing one of the many sulphides containing iron. Im no expert but I dont think it is iron Pyrites in the true sense as its form is not cubic. It looks more rhombic. sad argh

Rhombihedral cleavage is four sides all parrellel but NOT at 90° (didn't have to google that one lol)
Wierd little bit ey, what it's grown on is a pyrite cube and that's growing in molybdenite matrix in quartz lol

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#74

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01 October 2019 09:52 pm

How I watch tv after work lol
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11 October 2019 06:03 pm

Take some samples and send them to a lab.


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