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#51

LoneWolf
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11 September 2019 09:41 pm

Molybdenite? ... Galena?...

LW....

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#52

Aussiedigs
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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....

Last edited by LoneWolf (12 September 2019 11:12 am)


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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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