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    Quartz vein vs quartz reef vs quartz outcropping

    Hello guys! Second post here, but I was just curious. Is there a difference between quartz veins, reefs, and outcropping? Also what is the best way or best tool or tools to get into this hard stuff?

    Thanks in advance!

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    tools

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    Heres my tool kit minus a bucket and a hoe pick, the most important tool being your eye glass.
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    Reef is a term used in Australia and often can be traced on the surface for a great distance.Veins, stringers, are different sizes and cutters intersect the above at different angles and if you can read these cutters in a known gold bearing vein you can often tell when the highgrade ore will appear.Bull quartz the large outcroppings often seen along California's motherlode highways is usually barren or occasionally very low grade rock having been formed before gold bearing solutions arose in our current landscape,but often nearby veins contain ore.Read some good books like Handbook for Prospectors by Von bernewitz or newer editions by Richard Pearl and Prospecting for Gold by the Late great Australian Ion Idreiss.

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    Thanks for the input to all! I rented a jackhammer today and surprisingly it's not much better than a pick axe and sledge hammer. I will check into those books, sounds very interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold tramp View Post
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    nice estwing i ordered one with the leather handle
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    Harbor Freight for the Cheap win! im with Tramp on that one.. got 2 backpacks with the same stuff..lol

 

 

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