Post By Fullpan
Post By DesertNuggets
Post By Oakview2
Mar 04, 2013, 10:41 PM
Mar 04, 2013, 10:58 PM
welcome Mark - Just can't tell from the pics, sorry. Maybe another ten lbs of crush will answer the question. I don't think the test kit will help on that small
sample either. How about the next round of crushing, you leave the black magnetics just for better contrast in pics.
Mar 04, 2013, 11:03 PM
thanks fullpan I plan on processing some more of it tomorrow during the daylight and will post pics pre-magnet. I'll add some pics of the host rock too. I guess then the next step is crush some more, gather some more dust and try to smelt it into a pellet to test with the jewelers kit.
Mar 05, 2013, 12:09 AM
Maybe invest in a jewelers loupe? I use one with a flashlight to check my cons for small gold.
When you see gold you'll know it!
Mar 05, 2013, 10:00 AM
Thanks desertnuggets I ordered an LED illuminated jewelers loupe a few days ago from amazon. Just a cheap one for like 5 bucks. Hoping it comes in the mail today or tomorrow but I chose the free shipping option so who knows. My hand held magnifying glass doesn't reveal much on this small material.
I picked up a box of borax from town this morning. I've got a melt furnace set up I made a while back to melt down some aluminum I was molding with the lost wax process. If the snow stops falling I will try to melt some of this stuff later and see what happens. In the meantime it's time to pound rocks.
Last edited by dirtwizard; Mar 05, 2013 at 10:34 AM.
Mar 05, 2013, 10:15 AM
A cheap 30x microscope works great too, Radio Shack has a pocket sized one, used to be 10 bucks. good luck.
Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.
It's all small stuff.
Mar 05, 2013, 07:37 PM
Cpt. Herb Bussell
I have ore samples that have good visible gold in them, very good way to learn what your doing, having material that you know has gold in it from the start.
Mar 05, 2013, 11:44 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
If you are talking about lots of glittery specks in the pan, no. It is only "fool's gold". If you are talking about just a few specks, the loupe is the way to look. Your detector will not sound off on flour gold. Sorry. Welcome to the Net. TTC
A stranger is only a friend I haven't met yet.
Mar 06, 2013, 07:40 AM
It doesn't appear your blue bowl is doing its jobs separating. Too many light colored materials left after the process. The bowl should be clean and having nothing left but heavies. This video has some great pointers. Good health and good hunting
"The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2
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