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    Nov 2009
    Ingram, Texas
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    Gold carrying quartz vein detection????

    With the price of gold on the rise, thought it might be helpful to start a thread discussing the best geophysical techniques to locate and map gold carrying quartz veins in-situ. The veins on my claims also carry a lot of hematite and limonite (which is where most of the gold is located). Any thoughts on the best geophysical techniques to locate some veins the old timers missed

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    Jan 2008
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    Turns out there is a way. I came across a website named "Wyoming Jewelry Arts" that describes a discovery this person made. They found that Quartz when radiated with a microwave signal acts like a non-linear junction and will itself then radiate harmonics of the frequency of the microwave signal. He also said that if there is a gold vein in the quartz it will give off harmonics. Go to ebay and type in "Portable RF spectrum analyzer Arinst SSA-TG R2s with tracking generator 6.2 GHz" and there's your spectrum analyzer you'll need to see the harmonics which costs $370. On ebay type "3A736B Microwave Gunn Oscillator diode GaAs 5.0 - 18.0 GHz 20mW" and there's the oscillator for $11 for your microwave transmitter. You need to find a ham operator club and see if one of the people there could help you build a hand held transmitter with this diode. You need one or two amplifier stages plus a home made microwave dish. I know this is a pain but this is a cheap as it gets for what you're trying to accomplish.



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