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  1. #196

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkie13 View Post

    Wow that certainly is turquoise! I've never run into it on my claim but did see something like that at a recreational area up north near the Canadian border i used to go to. It did have quite a bit of gold but it was all mixed up and piled there by a backhoe so I never got to see where it came from. Lord was it a lot of work to process!

    The stuff your seeing reminds me of an article I read about a historic claim near mine. Scan down to where they are talking about the clay layers/colors and specifically where the gold was in relation. http://www.detectorprospector.com/st...m#.UZSOiCi9Kc0

    Have you ever heard of a hydro force nozzle? We find this can work well to clean the top of the clay after we've run everything above it.
    it was backhoe too and soil was too soft to step on and the turquoise clay is all above the side of what i think was ancient river bed
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  2. #197
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    I hope this is not too far off topic but.... I recently saw on a show called "America Unearthed" an entire episode called "America Maya Secrets". They talk about a mound site found in Georgia's Chattahoochee Forest they believe is related to the Mayans. They use and analyze the blue clay vs. blue pigment used by Mayans in South America. They seemed to think that some of the South American pigment may have came from the Georgia blue clay. What is funny I NEVER heard them once say the word GOLD! The Mayans all but worshiped gold. SO it is MY theory that if the blue clay went south for pigment why would gold not come North. For that matter if the site in Georgia is related to the Mayans and has the blue clay I bet there is also a gold source near by. BUT that is just my thought on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoJoe View Post
    I hope this is not too far off topic but.... I recently saw on a show called "America Unearthed" an entire episode called "America Maya Secrets". They talk about a mound site found in Georgia's Chattahoochee Forest they believe is related to the Mayans. They use and analyze the blue clay vs. blue pigment used by Mayans in South America. They seemed to think that some of the South American pigment may have came from the Georgia blue clay. What is funny I NEVER heard them once say the word GOLD! The Mayans all but worshiped gold. SO it is MY theory that if the blue clay went south for pigment why would gold not come North. For that matter if the site in Georgia is related to the Mayans and has the blue clay I bet there is also a gold source near by. BUT that is just my thought on it.

    MOJO YOU ARE BANG ON TOPIC, This is why i started this topic.
    27 years ago i found the clay, the next year i found evidence that it was mined by a seafaring culture that left celestial monuments similar to Mayan monuments.
    The location of this clay deposit and the local trade between the west coast native cultures makes it very plausible the Mayan came here to mine.
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  4. #199

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    so is it the same hmmm?the clay use for cosmetic?where can i sell it?its like hectares of turquoise blue clay..
    "Treasure is all Around Us,We just need to know where to look"

  5. #200

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    seeing lots of broken quartz..
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  6. #201

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    I am a pigment specialist and I work with blue clay a lot when I do restoration of Native American artifacts. I'm interested in deposits of the clay. I'm trying to map deposits on the NW coast from southern Washington to SE Alaska. I've ID'd the blue clay we have here as vivianite, a ferrous phosphate mineral. It was used widely by NW Coast Natives and First Nations people. I'm trying to map deposits because I'm doing SEM and XRF analysis on all the samples I take from artifacts. I can match these samples to deposits by comparing the elemental data, looking for trace elements that are indigenous to particular deposits. This is helping us determine more closely the area in which a particular artifact originated. In some cases it's helping us date some pieces as well. If anyone is willing to share what they know about blue clay in the Pacific NW, I'd be grateful. My email is copperwomanstudio@gmail.com.

  7. #202

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    i am fine with you testing and recording the clay deposit, but if you match my clay with a mask in Seattle that was made 200 years ago. i will have the Indians from down town Seattle coming to my mineral clam demanding i turn it over to them because there ancestor came here and took some 200 years ago .
    Sounds like a big headache.
    With that said, have you looked into maya blue?
    my clay is a type of kaolin clay, would you classify this as vivianite, a ferrous phosphate mineral.
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  8. #203
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    The Granddaughter

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    I've either read or heard tell of the local native Indians digging through the blue clay around the creeks or rivers and finding a substance that is similar to opals. But, that's all I know. I think it would be cool to find some.
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  9. #204

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    im new to this site,but trying to get good ideas on the blue clay. I live in georia,and in my back yard I have 2 small creeks that form into one.
    anyhow,about 3 ft from the surface is a line of blue clay,anywhere from a foot to 3-4 ft thick. it follows all 3 creeks. have not found any gold,but real curious of the silver.i will have to have some tested.. anyone tell me here to send it to so it can get tested?? I would appreciate it.

    and as for how im separating the clay from rock. its just me so I put a couple shovel fulls in a strainer, that is on top of a 5 gallon bucket.. run water over it to turn it into like a pudding. and frm there I put in the pan and let a current wash it away,leaving the heavy stuff at bottom. getting lots of black sand,so im hoping to hit gold sooner or later. but I am going to have it tested for silver and such...
    ty for any feed back. and good luck to everyone

  10. #205

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    You should check out LaRune's Rockpecker if you're interested in doing the testing to see what minerals your clay holds. If you have a reasonable understanding of chemistry the tests are very easy to follow. These tests do require a few tools and a few chemicals that most of us would have to go out and buy. It's a must have book for any rock hound/prospector even if you never use the tests. In all honesty it would probably be cheaper and less headache to send samples of your heavies off to a lab to have them analized.

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    If you look on icmj.com there are ads for numerous companies that can test your material.

  12. #207

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    On the beach in san diego saw some very large exposed in the sand formations of light blue clay with red spots, at the base of a cliff where a small stream of water was coming out of the cliff. Came across this great website and after read thru this thread on blue clay, got very interested in what it might be and might contain. Is anyone familiar with this formation ? Tried to upload pic, but wouldn't take. Thx in advance Click image for larger version. 

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  13. #208
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    Interesting looking stuff, for sure. With all that black sand
    that is present it certainly would be worth seeing if it holds
    any small gold.

    BTW, welcome to the site..
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  14. #209

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    Hi all, i noticed something interisting about my clay that is a good selling point. it has 27% gemstone in it. the quantitative phase analysis shows 4.1% prehnite 2.3% diopside and 19.9% non fibrous actinolite. this is why it is so green.
    Diposide is the interesting one , it is often found in kimberlite dikes and veins.
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