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  1. #1

    Mar 2008
    New Lenox, Il
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    Help with quartz

    I just posted this under the prospecting forum but think I might gety more help here.
    I found this rock on the beaches of Lake Superior in the U.P. of Michigan.

    There are known gold(very small) mines within a mile of my location but I am a newbie and not really sure what to look for
    unless it's gold in color.

    The one close up is the underside of the rock and looks mineralized where quartz was. It looks a lot like some copper I have bought from the area when I go to visit.

    I also collected some black sand from the beach but don't have a pan yet.

    There is another pic of what looks like it might be a fossil but I have no idea.

    Any ideas/suggestions or directions are greatly appreciated.

    Makton
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  2. #2
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
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    Re: Help with quartz

    hola my friend it does look interesting. The question is, is there much more? Especially #3.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

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    Re: Help with quartz

    VERY nice looking rocks and/or fossil! Wish I could put them under my mineral scope! TTC
    If the universe is only 14 billions years old...... how can it be 93 billion light years across? Mmm?

  4. #4

    Mar 2008
    New Lenox, Il
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Don Jose,
    The pic is the same rock just both sides. #3 looks like the quartz has fallen out over the years.
    There is plenty more. Here is another pic of a 20lb rock I brought home.
    Same thing with quartz running through both sides.

    When looking for gold bearing quartz, do I look for red staining in it or how do I know there is mineralization?

    Thanks,
    Makton
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  5. #5
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Makton, To over simplify... (old adage)... Gold is where you find it! Suggestion; go to a hardware store and buy a bundle of those "underground pipe" flags. Plant one at every promising quartz find on the side of the hill. After awhile, a pattern will begin to show. Follow the flags uphill (ALWAYS uphill) to the outcrop source. That is basically how the oldtimers found the spots to dig the tunnels. TTC
    If the universe is only 14 billions years old...... how can it be 93 billion light years across? Mmm?

  6. #6

    Mar 2008
    New Lenox, Il
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Thanks for all the responses. I am just trying to identify what type of quartz/colors to look for.
    Here are some different rocks with what looks like mineralization but again, I am not sure.

    Makton
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  7. #7
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    Jul 2004
    Angels Camp,Ca.
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    Re: Help with quartz

    The rocks with all the sparkly colors is peacock rock,copper pyrites......http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/minerals/peacock.htm

  8. #8

    Mar 2008
    New Lenox, Il
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Thanks, Dave.

    Makton

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2010
    Texas
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Hey Makton,

    See my reply under your original posting on this subject..

    Klondike...

  10. #10

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    Makton, To over simplify... (old adage)... Gold is where you find it! Suggestion; go to a hardware store and buy a bundle of those "underground pipe" flags. Plant one at every promising quartz find on the side of the hill. After awhile, a pattern will begin to show. Follow the flags uphill (ALWAYS uphill) to the outcrop source. That is basically how the oldtimers found the spots to dig the tunnels. TTC
    Thats true if you have rough quartz samples....these are very water worn and probably traveled many miles from the source
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Re: Help with quartz

    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    Makton, To over simplify... (old adage)... Gold is where you find it! Suggestion; go to a hardware store and buy a bundle of those "underground pipe" flags. Plant one at every promising quartz find on the side of the hill. After awhile, a pattern will begin to show. Follow the flags uphill (ALWAYS uphill) to the outcrop source. That is basically how the oldtimers found the spots to dig the tunnels. TTC
    Thats true if you have rough quartz samples....these are very water worn and probably traveled many miles from the source
    Very true! Tnx for the clarafication. TTC
    If the universe is only 14 billions years old...... how can it be 93 billion light years across? Mmm?

  12. #12
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    Denver,CO
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    Re: Help with quartz

    thats good advice terry to mark the quartz until you see a pattern that leads you to the spot. I never heard of that before.

    thanks

  13. #13

    Nov 2007
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold_Striker
    thats good advice terry to mark the quartz until you see a pattern that leads you to the spot. I never heard of that before.

    thanks
    Thats the text book scenario,but if you have several lodes or reef's,it is pretty tough,and over millions of years a lot of the "float",isnt visible
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  14. #14
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold_Striker
    thats good advice terry to mark the quartz until you see a pattern that leads you to the spot. I never heard of that before.

    thanks
    Striker, with today's "electronic prospecting", it is easy to overlook the basics. The quartz rocks, to outcrop... is one of those basics. I am by no means an oldtimer at prospecting. I have only been heavily into prospecting since moving to CA in '07. Much of what I have learned has come from these people on this net and store-bought books. Most of my comments are those remarks that have been passed to me when I was a newbee here on the net. TTC
    If the universe is only 14 billions years old...... how can it be 93 billion light years across? Mmm?

  15. #15

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Help with quartz

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    Quote Originally Posted by Gold_Striker
    thats good advice terry to mark the quartz until you see a pattern that leads you to the spot. I never heard of that before.

    thanks
    Striker, with today's "electronic prospecting", it is easy to overlook the basics. The quartz rocks, to outcrop... is one of those basics. I am by no means an oldtimer at prospecting. I have only been heavily into prospecting since moving to CA in '07. Much of what I have learned has come from these people on this net and store-bought books. Most of my comments are those remarks that have been passed to me when I was a newbee here on the net. TTC
    ....and that is not bad info Terry Its when you are in the field(which I know you are)and you put what you have read to the test...that seperates the truth from The B.S....and a lot of the books are B.S
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





 

 
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