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    Hard Rock Pocket Gold

    Can anyone here say they've ever seen it or run across it ? Any stories pictures or knowledge you're willing to share? For clarification I am not talking about Eluvial h2o+gravity concentrated pockets but pockets of gold found exploring a lode deposit.
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    Been exploring a quartz vein in granite country rock. A friend told me he got gold out of it in the eighties with a shaker table. Trenches with a couple short adits, coyote holes and inclined shafts. Not easy to get to and whoever opened it back in the day somehow got an air compressor up there to run a drill. Mineralization is pretty standard for the area (geothite limonite iron layered quartz, iron pyrites). In areas in addition to the quartz and granite there are layers of very soft altered material that for lack of a better word I refer to as chlorite. Very very soft in comparison to the vein or country rock. Coloration is from white to blue to iron iron iron brown (with inclusions of sandwiched iron (oxides, and geothite) to sometimes interestingly enough 'gold' colored. If it's gold gold then it's not like anything I've ever seen or recognized as gold.
    Thanks for knowledge pictures enclosed.

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    Some pictures off the internet. Some are hydro formed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
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    Some pictures off the internet. Some are hydro formed.
    Thanks Assembler. You're a real internet librarian to the hard rock forum.
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    More pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
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    Some pictures off the internet. Some are hydro formed.
    Can you offer any further context on pictures 1,4, and 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assembler View Post
    Some more pictures.Click image for larger version. 

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    Any context you can provide on these?

  8. #8
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    All the rock pictures respond to a metal detector and have visible gold as told by the owners.

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    Most of those don't really look like "pocket gold" The spongy stuff kinda does.

    get this book

    Last edited by Goldwasher; Jan 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM.

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    Research Seam gold seam diggings and gold in shear zones.

    Get a copy of Fists full of gold it goes over different deposits including what I mentioned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    Research Seam gold seam diggings and gold in shear zones.

    Get a copy of Fists full of gold it goes over different deposits including what I mentioned.

    Thanks for the resource recommendations

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    Very interesting. Thanks Assembler. Unfortunately I don't have metal detector to test with. Up to this point I've done all prospecting visually. An MD-20 is high on my wish list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twobrothers View Post
    Very interesting. Thanks Assembler. Unfortunately I don't have metal detector to test with. Up to this point I've done all prospecting visually. An MD-20 is high on my wish list.
    The MD 20 will see gold that you may miss with your eyes. Be prepared to replace the cable on the unit when it acts up. The MD 20 can be a lot faster then one's eyes. Usually if you find visible gold there is some more near it. A 4" - 5" coil on a Gold type metal detector can find wonders.

    This one thinks the Pocket Gold book is a good start and have talked with Tom Bohmker.
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    You can also have ore running many oz per ton with no reaction to the md20 at all.

    Id say most lodes have pockets..it could be a geologic feature along the vein that causes more gold to drop out of solution than other areas.

    But I do think the ore looks good. Probably not high grade but still has potential.
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    All good advice. An assay will give you the real dirt on it.
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