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    I didn't


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    May want to try a carbide drill bit in some of the hole pockets that don't have values to help break up the rock. If you are lucky maybe a rough line of deeper holes will make the rock easier to crack open the rock. First try a gold type of metal detector to mark any values inside to stay away from with the drill bit. Keep us posted. The rock mite crack or explode open in a campfire be careful with this as you can hurt yourself with this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
    May want to try a carbide drill bit in some of the hole pocket that don't have values to help break up the rock. If you are lucky maybe a rough line of deeper holes will make the rock easier to crack open the rock. First try a gold type of metal detector to mark any values inside to stay away from with the drill bit. Keep us posted. The rock mite crack or explode open in a campfire be careful with this as you can hurt yourself with this method.
    Another reason to crack open the rock is for clues of the type of quarts and country rock that can help you track down the source. Be sure to use a lens when looking over the quarts for clues. Many people out there take years or never find frocks like this so thank you for posting OregonGold76.
    Hope you find some 'Wire gold' there.

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    Thanks, I'll keep y'all posted.


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    Don't know if the type, size and shape of crystals are any help of finding like rocks near the source. However cracking open the rock should yield many more clues. The smaller pieces should make it easier to saw up the better sample pieces with a rock saw. Do you have any idea how far the rock float may have traveled?

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    The bad thing with this float rock the source may be long gone or can not be tracked down. The good side is you may be able to find more of the same type of float rocks. Maybe you can track down the source who knows for sure but start with all the clues this rock will give you to start with. Now crack that 'Puppy open'..........LOL.

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    Nice find man! Still have yet to find a specimen like that. Every time I get excited about a rock it ends up being just that. A rock lol, I feel like Charlie Brown on Halloween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnofreak View Post
    Nice find man! Still have yet to find a specimen like that. Every time I get excited about a rock it ends up being just that. A rock lol, I feel like Charlie Brown on Halloween.
    Yes this is the way most people feel out there asking them self are they Charlie Brown again. Cracking the rock may give every one some thing to look forward too. However the use of a metal detector may be interesting as well.
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    My latest suggestion will put off the rock cracking by a week. Soak the rock for a week in water before putting in the campfire method. Hope everyone can wait an extra week for cracking open of the rock.

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    I'm going to investigate the inside while preserving the outside


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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonGold76 View Post
    I'm going to investigate the inside while preserving the outside
    A good idea as this one would hate to see you drill into something good. Any detector will work to a degree on this however use a gold detector with the smallest coil if you can. At least by using any detector you will likely miss drilling into something good.
    The rock may be so hard that it is hard to drill with carbide don't know until you try. A diamond drill should work on just about any rock be sure to use water. This is the reason this one suggested the water soak and campfire with less control on how the rock could explode into pieces.

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    Forgot to ask is this the only rock like this so far you found. Was this the type of rock the gold miners where looking for? Maybe there is some more who knows.

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    It's the only piece that big. I'm pretty sure if the miners would have found it, they would have mined it


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    I'm hoping there is A LOT more!


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    FYI If you decide you want to slab it some retirement centers have lapidary equipment/diamond saws and may be willing to help you out.
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