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  1. #31
    us
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    Resaca, GA
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    did you see my reply above?

  2. #32
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    GSX yup... my guess without a better picture is that it is a tsavorite Shist..Name:  tsavorite shist.jpg
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    Rare Green Garnet schist.. the large ones Click image for larger version. 

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    Are gorgeous.. i would look (if you can) for a much hotter spot in the rock,, one that would have more mineralization in it or be cloudier and look for the large Green crystals! yum yum!
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  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustedyou View Post
    PATfreak ... not so much on the first one but http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/at...3585401546.jpg that one you just posted is yummy!<img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=782627"/> That is a sweet vein with all kinds o mineralization... good source of gold to say the least.. i would crush and pan .. or just stare at it for a while..then crush and pan.. hehe the Quartz Iron copper and molybdenum is exuding thru it and .. well Yumm!
    yeah,i was kinda amazed too when i look at it too i got it on my way home saw a very large rock just like what youve said about 2-3tons big..so i cut it using a crow bar..i dunno how to crush it and mill it since im just an amateur in terms of hard rock mining/gold panning.or just do the old fashion way of hammering it to dust...i attached the mother rock i get it from.
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    Last edited by patfreak; Apr 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM.
    "Treasure is all Around Us,We just need to know where to look"

  4. #34
    jp
    Photons

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    Ok, here are two more, smaller samples of the same rock. I am going to say chrysocolla inside copper, but what else? The rock is from our new claim which has a silver mine as well as gold placers. How do I know if it contains silver?? The Chrysocolla goes from a light turquoise to a deep blue turquoise. Really nice stuff.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. It's already helping me in identifying things. Let me know how I can repay the favor.

    Oh ya, the host rock of these also has peacock inclusions, small, metallic, rainbow covered spots.

  5. #35
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    Master of MeteorWRONG

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    hummm... nice samples there to tell i would get a piece say 3 inches in diameter and any length ,, cut it in 1/2 using a tile saw (harbor freight 29.99) if the Green melts away and doesn't take a polish its probably Chrysocolla if it holds a polish take bees wax or parafin and rub some over the green,, you should see striations of metals in the blue to green of little "Treelimbs" of gold copper or silver. Either way if its of a good strength it will sell as is to a jeweler (indian jewelers supply or rio grande...) as for the Chrysocolla if you cut it you should also see rings (like a tree stump) within the formation... after cutting it again with the bees wax (lasts longer) or parfin from a candle rub some on.. (heating rock in the sun beffore helps alot) and look for Name:  chrysocolla_slice.jpg
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ID:	783012. the Turquoise almost never has any chasms. looking at that rock... i would so be slicing it up... hehe i actually did that to hundreds of samples in an afternoon just to get a picture "Inside" without smashing it ... and now have "Bookends" for the next 5 or 6 generations.

  6. #36
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    Rick

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    I will try to post as many pics as I caClick image for larger version. 

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    Rick
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  7. #37
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    Master of MeteorWRONG

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    Hawk, like i posted earlier I do believe : you have a type of Jadite

    Jadeite colors can range through the color spectrum with more exotic colors.
    Jadeite: NaAlSi2O6
    Color White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black, Banded, Multicolored
    Hardness 6 - 7
    Crystal System Monoclinic
    Refractive Index 1.60 - 1.67
    SG 2.9 - 3.7
    Transparency Translucent to opaque
    Double Refraction -0.027 (Nephrite); 0.013 (Jadeite)
    Luster Waxy, vitreous
    Cleavage 1 or 2,2 - prismatic. Due to lack of visible crystals, cleavage is rarely observed.
    Mineral Class Jadeite or Nephrite (Nephrite can be either Actinolite or Tremolite)

    GORGEOUS ROCK!

    That rock should go directly to a gemologist (whom is going to drool) Its a perfect specimen of Jade (traditional colors) and creams and the Red is extremely rare. A Jade stone of that mixture should fetch $1.00 a Gram or more.. and i would settle for no less... An extremely Sweet find!

    On a secondary note I nominated you for a banner! Not often that us Prospectors get a woohoo!
    Last edited by Dustedyou; Apr 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM. Reason: banner nominated the Jadite!

  8. #38

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    hey dusted here are a few pictures. i have a few mountains on my property that have this type of rock all over them. they form a ridge on the top of these mountains. south central arizona... mammoth district. thanks Name:  photo.JPG
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  9. #39
    us
    Master of MeteorWRONG

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    Dmax it quite possible the 3rd picture has good signs of quartz mineralization.. i would get a loop and check out the quartz. I would also start looking within the rocks for talc and red from iron this will "Guide " you toward a good vein, red (iron) or Green (copper) is a nice indicator of good mineralization.. but are not allways present.. thats why i would suggest a loop and a close look at the Quartz area. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	785617 good examples of where you would find some gold... ALSO Check out the GeoCommunicator its a great tool for looking at your spots ,, surrounding spots in topo or satilite, and finding old mine claims.!! GL and get some!
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  10. #40
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    Joseph

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    Subject 1: Hard, shiney inside, can be picked up with a magnet, beeps for metal.
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    Subject 2: Frail, breaks down to black powder, colorful inside, beeps for metal.
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    Please help!
    Last edited by Joescollection2012; May 01, 2013 at 09:37 PM.
    Need hunting buddies in MA/RI!

  11. #41
    us
    Master of MeteorWRONG

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    Ok JOE..lol
    Subject #1 is most likely Magnatite
    Category Oxide minerals
    Spinel group
    Spinel structural group
    Formula
    (repeating unit) iron(II,III) oxide, Fe2+Fe3+2O4 Click image for larger version. 

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    also known as the "black sand" we find in panning.. It also could be Hematite Click image for larger version. 

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    The mineral graphite pron.: /ˈɡræfaɪt/ is an allotrope of carbon. its formula is C (pencil lead)

    ! now having said this there is a caution there is a very small chance you have Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	788774 Beryllium ore However remote it mimics the Graphite in quite a few ways except for the crumbling effect if it powders easily you have graphite.

    If anyone wants to know more about Beryllium check out CDC - Beryllium Research Highlights - Issue 3 - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic .. this is a non sparking metal,, and is used quite a bit from nuclear warheads to pipe wrenches. DONOT LICK THIS ROCK! hehe

  12. #42
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    Joseph

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    Thanks for the info! And yeah it crumbs so easy I could hit it with a hammer and finger paint with the dust haha...
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    Need hunting buddies in MA/RI!

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    is this a bedrock?please help me out..tia
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    "Treasure is all Around Us,We just need to know where to look"

  14. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by patfreak View Post
    is this a bedrock?please help me out..tia
    I think it's volcanic bedrock, till someone else chimes in.
    "The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. #45
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    Dustedyou,

    From the Dale District.......immediate area shows coarse gold, no fines.....mineralization in this sample close to contact with country rock...any thoughts sir?.....

    Thank you,
    Jerry
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