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#9901

RM Outback
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13 January 2022 08:17 pm

Nice work SL perfect next time steal dam it's idea of using a 10 cent piece it'll brin'em into focus and make'm look bigger playful

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#9902

dam it
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13 January 2022 08:31 pm

Teemore wrote:
Solid Luck wrote:

Few hours this morning.

Awesome effort in weather that's too hot for this little duckie.

lol lol Dont know about the little part lol lol


We got Lumps of it round the back ................

#9903

dam it
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13 January 2022 08:33 pm

RM Outback wrote:

Nice work SL perfect next time steal dam it's idea of using a 10 cent piece it'll brin'em into focus and make'm look bigger playful

yikes Ease up Mate it was a COLD day lol lol sad


We got Lumps of it round the back ................

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#9904

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13 January 2022 10:09 pm

dam it wrote:
RM Outback wrote:

Nice work SL perfect next time steal dam it's idea of using a 10 cent piece it'll brin'em into focus and make'm look bigger playful

yikes Ease up Mate it was a COLD day lol lol sad

lol lol lol looking forward to his and your hot day posts tongue

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#9905

Diginit
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14 January 2022 06:03 pm

Few hours this morning before heat and being bitten by march flies defeated me mad One piece is rope gold wrapped around some iron stone and should be a nice piece once cleaned up.

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Last edited by Diginit (14 January 2022 06:21 pm)

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#9906

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14 January 2022 06:09 pm

Nice Diginit, wonder what it looks like cleaned?
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#9907

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14 January 2022 06:23 pm

Mackka wrote:

Nice Diginit, wonder what it looks like cleaned?
Mackka

The rope gold should be real nice but will have to be extra careful on the clean up. Rope gold will usually fetch more than it's scale weight due to natures ability to weave big_smile Heats dropping a bit now so about to go out and clean up the rest of the patch. With a tin of Bushmans wink

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#9908

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14 January 2022 07:10 pm

Wow, congratulations mate! That’s one handsome piece of gold
Cleaned or not

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#9909

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14 January 2022 08:09 pm

Good luck Diginit, i think bush flies or any flies, midges etc eat / drink Bushmans for breakfast.
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#9910

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14 January 2022 08:21 pm

I find a good dose of Vitamin B as Vegemite or Veg on toast for brekky works well.


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#9911

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14 January 2022 08:53 pm

Mackka wrote:

Good luck Diginit, i think bush flies or any flies, midges etc eat / drink Bushmans for breakfast.
Mackka

No issue as rain stopped the intention. Shall have to be an early start tomorrow now roll Meanwhile have amused one self by starting to clean up the rope tongue You would swear it was a man made weave

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Hard to get a good image of rope as it's pretty intricate.

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#9912

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14 January 2022 08:58 pm

Jaros wrote:

I find a good dose of Vitamin B as Vegemite or Veg on toast for brekky works well.

Is this on topic ? Stay on topic please lol lol lol lol lol Just gaggin ya Joe

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#9913

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14 January 2022 09:08 pm

Diginit that is a bloody ripper find perfect beer

#9914

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14 January 2022 09:12 pm

RM Outback wrote:

Diginit that is a bloody ripper find perfect beer

Thanks bloke. Yeah pretty happy as my first rope gold type nugget. Just put a third pic up but you still can't see how it is actually standing proud of ironstone. It basically looks like a piece of tangled cotton. Nature can certainly deliver the goods. thumbsup
This pic is probably better to show how intricate it really is

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Last edited by Diginit (14 January 2022 09:21 pm)

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#9915

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14 January 2022 09:18 pm

Diginit wrote:
RM Outback wrote:

Diginit that is a bloody ripper find perfect beer

Thanks bloke. Yeah pretty happy as my first rope gold type nugget. Just put a third pic up but you still can't see how it is actually standing proud of ironstone. It basically looks like a piece of tangled cotton. Nature can certainly deliver the goods. thumbsup
This pic is probably better to show how intricate it really is

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … rope_4.jpg

Have you got a multi metre to do a continuity test to find out if it is one piece. You don't want it to fall apart argh

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#9916

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14 January 2022 09:23 pm

Yes good idea . It's so intricate I'm almost afraid to touch it yikes as you can see in new pictures I've added. I think this one might go straight to the pool room tongue

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#9917

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15 January 2022 03:14 am

It appears this nugget could be crystalline gold which apparently is pretty rare in Australia . Hope to clean it up but don't want to destroy it in the process awful

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#9918

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15 January 2022 08:16 am

Diginit wrote:

It appears this nugget could be crystalline gold which apparently is pretty rare in Australia . Hope to clean it up but don't want to destroy it in the process awful

Seek advice from some experts if you don't know. Could well be crystalline big_smile perfect

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#9919

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15 January 2022 12:27 pm

no question, it's crystalline, in the second photo down, lots of parallel structures are visible,
characteristic of crystalline materials.

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#9920

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15 January 2022 12:29 pm

also very visible in the last photo, in the upper part.
all wire gold is crystalline actually, although crystals may be obscured by abrasion etc.

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#9921

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15 January 2022 01:56 pm

Conrad thanks for confirming thumbsup Pretty happy as apparently only 0.04% of world gold is crystallized and is regarded as rare . On reading up on it the Georgetown area in FNQ is know for it's crystalline gold. Happy camper big_smile

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#9922

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15 January 2022 04:02 pm

Whilst seeking what and why Crystalline gold is so rare, apparently its the purest form having not travelled or been effected by erosion etc. As I found three pieces within two feet of each other I was pondering how and why you would find Crystalline along side non Crystalline gold yikes On further inspection I think the other two pieces may also be Crystalline. Well here's hoping big_smile Either way as soon as the heat of day drops a little I'll be nicking back out there tonight to find their mates wink

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#9923

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15 January 2022 04:21 pm

Looks good. smile


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#9924

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15 January 2022 05:18 pm

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found (not by me) in north western australia late last year, weight 44 g (?).

crystalline gold is rarer, but in some places gold is only found in crystalline form.
also small/abraded crystals of gold are much commoner and less valuable than larger sharper crystals.

these very well formed, sharp and large crystals are apparently valued at many times their gold price.

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#9925

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15 January 2022 05:27 pm

I will be a lot more cautious with pick when digging targets from here on in yikes Getting cleaner but now I need a new tooth brush sad

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