Sep 29, 2012, 07:22 PM
Any chance this may be gold bearing quartz?
found this rather large vein of milky white quartz with lots of reddish brown staining. any chance it may bear gold?
Sep 29, 2012 07:22 PM
Sep 29, 2012, 11:10 PM
The reddish brown is most likely rust from iron in the rock.If the area is highly mineralized look around for any pegmatite.If you cant find any gold you might come across a gas pocket.If you find a gas pocket (made while the rock was forming)youll get yourself some crystals or gemstones.
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Sep 30, 2012, 12:37 PM
Break some out from different spots on the vein,crush it up and pan it out.Is the vein in a known gold bearing area?
Oct 11, 2012, 02:35 AM
Quoting Dave ;
" Break some out from different spots on the vein,crush it up and pan it out. "
Ain't no magic to this stuff . If you can find some good possibles your gona have
to work it a bit to know for sure .
" A man should look for what is , and not for what he thinks should be ". Albert Einstein
Oct 11, 2012, 03:57 AM
Ask Terry Soloman. He has forgotten more about gold than most of us will ever know...
Oct 13, 2012, 05:21 PM
I can dig it! "WP"
Here is some good info in a full length video......
Hard Rock Prospecting Mining Techniques
Oct 17, 2012, 10:34 PM
Calories in... calories burned... whats left is you.
I viewed the link. Thanks, Goodguy... it was very informative and well done. TKC
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Jan 03, 2013, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the link Goodguy!! Learned a lot from watching it.