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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011
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    Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand



    So as you can see im excited,I just moved to a location that hasnt been touched for prospecting.Most of the land around me is state owned or privatley owned.I have everything that is needed for possibly gold in the river that flows by my house,Mountains with quartz being flushed into the river,waterfalls(2 of them)clay and black sand,today was the first day I went down to the river and took a good hard look and right away I found gold flakes right on top of the black sand,gold flakes embeded into rocks and rocks with big quartz viens in them,yes its exciting but...not knowing where to exactly look kinda has me wondering if I should go forward and buy tools or whatever to see if there is anythign bigger than flakes,I live in WNY and like I said no one has ever tried looking for gold in this part well..at least legaly lol

    (also..river was down today soo all the black sand was brand newwhen i went out to take a look,ill try to add pictures in a bit so you can be the judge)
    blondes have more fun prospecting!

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    Re: Gold Flaked Right On Top of Black Sand

    Welcome to T-Net golenblonde.



    I moved your topic to the Gold Prospecting Board as I believe you'll get more specific help here.

  4. #3
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: Gold Flaked Right On Top of Black Sand

    Thanks!learning as I go! I even spelled my user name wrong was suposed to be goldenblonde
    blondes have more fun prospecting!

  5. #4

    Nov 2007
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Welcome!!!

    I hate to be a naysayer but........something about your description worries me.Gold is VERY heavy,and doesnt "sit",on top of anything but maybe bedrock.I dont think you have gold.Is there any history of your area producing gold?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  6. #5
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    had bad storm last night ,all the sand is new and i went down when the water level went down,I have read that alot of people want to try looking around here (Zoar Valley) and there is a thread on another site saying a guy did find gold.please keep in mind that just this mornign we had water levels way up now its snowing again ugg
    blondes have more fun prospecting!

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    Nov 2007
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Well,I hope it is but after mining for gold for over 30 years I have never seen what you describe,and I mine in some of the richest ground in the U.S.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  8. #7
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Kinda waiting for it to get warmer out im a wimp when it comes to cold,I havent even tried digging anywhere yet have alot of bedrock,and a coulpe of waterfalls with clay along the side of the river and black sand that is fresh
    blondes have more fun prospecting!

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    Re: Gold Flaked Right On Top of Black Sand

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenblonde
    Thanks!learning as I go! I even spelled my user name wrong was suposed to be goldenblonde
    Wondered if a d was missing.

  10. #9
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Hi Goldenblonde, I've sniped around the area you're talking about for a few years off and on. There are small amounts of gold in the gorge. I've never seen it sitting on the sand though. I had to work my butt off for what I did get through mostly crevicing and panning. This is what you should be looking for. Happy hunting!

    GG
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  11. #10
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    Mar 2009
    North Carolina
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    It's probably Pyrite (fools gold) or Mica. Mica is flaky and very light.

    Put up a picture if you can. Welcome to TN!
    SkyPirate

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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Quote Originally Posted by goldgrubber
    Hi Goldenblonde, I've sniped around the area you're talking about for a few years off and on. There are small amounts of gold in the gorge. I've never seen it sitting on the sand though. I had to work my butt off for what I did get through mostly crevicing and panning. This is what you should be looking for. Happy hunting!

    GG
    Your Avatar is my wallpaper on my P.C!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  13. #12
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    Jun 2007
    Simi Valley California
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Nice!

  14. #13
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    He may have come on a crevice lock of Gold that has come out in the sand , if it is then it will not stay there long when the water come up .
    Few things I love to do is , Metal Detecting for anything of the past!
    Making Detectors better ! Tuning and finding ways to upgrade Detector hardware , To make them work the Best that is possable !

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    Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    I hate to tell you Goldenblonde, but gold will not sit on black sand or any other kind of sand. It's just not possible regardless of the size of gold. I'd bet your looking at mica. Gold is heavier than even black sand and will be under it when it's washed in. good luck
    Glen

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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    May the Lord watch.
    Between me and thee.
    While we are absent.
    One from the other.
    Amen!

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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    There is one sure way to tell what you have, Goldenblonde.

    Look at your "gold" through a jeweler's loup or magnifying glass. If it looks crystaline and has a rainbow hue to it, it is pyrite. If it crumbles in your fingernails, it is mica.

    Gold will look like tiny melted pieces. It will be obvious under magnification, that it is metal, and not something else.

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    Re: Gold Flakes Right On Top of Black Sand

    Gold is UNDER black sand deposits?

    I was in a wash once got an x terra 705 new. It went off but this whole spot is black sand and just this giant signal like it was just seeing the black sand. So I passed it by with out digging it.

    this spot is RIGHT next to a fault line and there are a couple of abandoned gold mines in this are about a mile north.

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