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    Quartz rock specimens.

    Opinions?
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    us
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    Hello
    Looks interesting. Have you crushed up any of the rock yet to pan? Could be the start of a good find?
    May not hurt to run a pin pointer type of metal detector over the rock samples.

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    I have never panned for gold. It is from an abandoned mine that I have claimed in Nevada. The shaft is 60 feet at 45 degrees. I dug a foot into the dirt from the front at 45 degrees from the opposite side. If there is 60 more feet of this rock I would be quite happy. It is a gold mine and it is interesting quartz rock. We shall see. Thanks.

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    Basically picture a capital letter V. The shaft is the left half down to the point at the bottom. These are from the top right of the letter V.

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    Its been abandoned for 35 years. I am hopeful!

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    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
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    Hello
    If you can get a hold of someones 4 - 5 inch coil on a older gold detector you may want to try running this coil over some of the different mineral zones in the rocks to see what one can pick up. Best to also crush different mineral zone rocks and pan out to see the finer gold to help get a idea of how much 'Free milling gold' there may be. Finding someone at a local club that has a impact mill as well as a gold cube may also help. One can also go down to a hardware store to make a pipe stamp mill for crushing small rocks. Hope you are on to a good find there.

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    us
    Hardrock prospector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
    Hello
    If you can get a hold of someones 4 - 5 inch coil on a older gold detector you may want to try running this coil over some of the different mineral zones in the rocks to see what one can pick up. Best to also crush different mineral zone rocks and pan out to see the finer gold to help get a idea of how much 'Free milling gold' there may be. Finding someone at a local club that has a impact mill as well as a gold cube may also help. One can also go down to a hardware store to make a pipe stamp mill for crushing small rocks. Hope you are on to a good find there.
    You say you have maybe up to 60 ft. of this type of rock. If you can 'Highgrade' with different types of metal detectors this 60 ft. of rock then crush any of this rock that has any interesting signals you may cut down on your 'Prospecting time' and have a good claim there. The gold may all be very fine in size? The real test is how much per ton on your 'Highgrade' is free milling?
    Maybe a lot of the gold is 'Lockup' with sulfides or other minerals? Crushing and test panning should give you some idea here.

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    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
    You say you have maybe up to 60 ft. of this type of rock. If you can 'Highgrade' with different types of metal detectors this 60 ft. of rock then crush any of this rock that has any interesting signals you may cut down on your 'Prospecting time' and have a good claim there. The gold may all be very fine in size? The real test is how much per ton on your 'Highgrade' is free milling?
    Maybe a lot of the gold is 'Lockup' with sulfides or other minerals? Crushing and test panning should give you some idea here.
    Forgot to ask the basic question have you seen any gold yet in the rocks?

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    Yes. There is some visible gold. At least the color is right. The pieces are very small and not like nuggets or flakes...more like dust. I tried with a pinpointer at the mine and did not get much of any signal. Though, I am a newbie; it looks like what I have seen described as oxidized gold ore from Nevada. I am fairly colorblind too. Does gold ever occur as powder in or on rocks? There are not any mining clubs on the East Coast. I live near Boston. Its my hobby. I do own 40 acres for camping three hours from my claim. Could the red/yellow flakes contain pyrite and gold? I have no idea. Its the whole 10 feet above the adit from the front/top on a downward slope. The shaft look like its on the back of a sand dune at the beach. This sample is from the front. I am guessing I could dig or have someone blast it. It is definitely hard to crush by hand. Panning is definitely new to me. Thanks.

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    This is what I got from crushing a pound of the rocks.
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    us
    Hardrock prospector

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBM610 View Post
    This is what I got from crushing a pound of the rocks.
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    Time to pan to see what you may have. Gold will hammer out flat say on a piece of steel. This does not look like gold, however there may be some small gold in there after panning. Go take a look at some of the great gold panning videos under gold panning.

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    Time to fire up the Google Machine and do some research... No point in starting from scratch when most of the basic leg work has already been done,
    written up in report form and posted online.

    USGS is not a bad place to start, and then get some historic mine names and mining companies and start researching those... If some company in the recent past has
    tried firing up a mine in the area, there are going to be papers and reports on that.. The things in those papers can lead you to better understand what you have, and
    how to put it in your pocket.

    And learn how to pan... It all starts in the pan and ends in the pan... Nothing wrong with buying paydirt... Sometimes you can even buy "ore", I've got a box over
    here I bought on e-bay.. If I run out of my own dirt and rocks and I need a fix, I'll crush some of it up and cool down the gold fever a little.

  13. #13
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw53 View Post
    Time to fire up the Google Machine and do some research... No point in starting from scratch when most of the basic leg work has already been done,
    written up in report form and posted online.

    USGS is not a bad place to start, and then get some historic mine names and mining companies and start researching those... If some company in the recent past has
    tried firing up a mine in the area, there are going to be papers and reports on that.. The things in those papers can lead you to better understand what you have, and
    how to put it in your pocket.

    And learn how to pan... It all starts in the pan and ends in the pan... Nothing wrong with buying paydirt... Sometimes you can even buy "ore", I've got a box over
    here I bought on e-bay.. If I run out of my own dirt and rocks and I need a fix, I'll crush some of it up and cool down the gold fever a little.
    Very good tips. Thank you.

  14. #14

    Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw53 View Post

    USGS is not a bad place to start, and then get some historic mine names and mining companies and start researching those...
    I need to amend that advice... I was just messing around on Landmatters.. There is some new stuff over on the right hand side.
    of the claim maps... All that old mine stuff pops on Landmatters now... Sweet. MUCH MUCH EASIER...
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