Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
Like Tree15Likes

Thread: Mineralized Quartz Cut From Quartz Vein

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Mineralized Quartz Cut From Quartz Vein

    Hi

    First time posting. Here is a mineralized quartz cut from the quartz vein below, it has not been panned yet, due to my impact mill being made. Is this high grade gold ore?

    Here is a sample ore from the vein
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0999.JPG 
Views:	196 
Size:	3.02 MB 
ID:	1549741

    Here is a view of the vein,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0998.JPG 
Views:	170 
Size:	3.95 MB 
ID:	1549748

    There is an abandment gold mine in close distance. Thanks in advance.
    RTR and patiodadio like this.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2006
    Orlando, Fl
    Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
    35,921
    26663 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Post moved to it's own thread.
    PLEASE READ OUR RULES. CLICK HERE TO READ ------> TreasureNet.com Rules

    2nd Amendment
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war!

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2004
    Angels Camp,Ca.
    716
    645 times
    Take a few samples every five feet or so from the vein and crush and pan out.Mark a seperate bag as to know where each sample came from.It's only ore if it's payable to work.If you do not want to crush just pan out the dirt,clay and small quartz chips slowly.If you've a good amount of gold..pan into another pan or tub.Any color out of a quartz vein is worth further sampling.

  4. #4
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
    Middle Oregon
    Whites, Fisher, Garrett, and Falcon.
    1,372
    440 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dave wiseman View Post
    Take a few samples every five feet or so from the vein and crush and pan out.Mark a seperate bag as to know where each sample came from.It's only ore if it's payable to work.If you do not want to crush just pan out the dirt,clay and small quartz chips slowly.If you've a good amount of gold..pan into another pan or tub.Any color out of a quartz vein is worth further sampling.
    Good information and thanks for posting.
    Yep if one finds any color it worth sampling around that area as better values may be near by.

  5. #5
    us
    Period Six Mining and Exploration LLC

    Mar 2015
    Sonoran Desert of AZ
    440
    597 times
    Prospecting
    You'll never know if it's worth messing with until you have an assay.
    Assembler and mytimetoshine like this.
    This ain't Michigan, its GOLD COUNTRY!

  6. #6
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
    Middle Oregon
    Whites, Fisher, Garrett, and Falcon.
    1,372
    440 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by SaltwaterServr View Post
    You'll never know if it's worth messing with until you have an assay.
    A "Fire Assay" will show almost all of the values in a given sample including values one may not even be looking for per "Assay ton".
    Crushing and processing a ton will give one a very good idea of the recoverable values for a given process or processes per ton sample material (test material). One may choose to not recover trace amounts of some values depending on the costs and time to recover.
    Last edited by Assembler; Feb 13, 2018 at 02:48 AM.

  7. #7

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks all for your prompt responses. I will finish building my mill this week and process samples from the vein and report my finding here.

  8. #8
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
    Middle Oregon
    Whites, Fisher, Garrett, and Falcon.
    1,372
    440 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Kjavanb1234 View Post
    Thanks all for your prompt responses. I will finish building my mill this week and process samples from the vein and report my finding here.
    Look forward to your reports and thanks for updating us out here.

  9. #9
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
    Middle Oregon
    Whites, Fisher, Garrett, and Falcon.
    1,372
    440 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Kjavanb1234 View Post
    Hi

    First time posting. Here is a mineralized quartz cut from the quartz vein below, it has not been panned yet, due to my impact mill being made. Is this high grade gold ore?

    Here is a sample ore from the vein
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0999.JPG 
Views:	196 
Size:	3.02 MB 
ID:	1549741

    Here is a view of the vein,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0998.JPG 
Views:	170 
Size:	3.95 MB 
ID:	1549748

    There is an abandment gold mine in close distance. Thanks in advance.
    Forgot to address the question is this high grade gold ore? Besides just crushing and panning you may want to try different gold type metal detectors with different coils to spot some higher grade rocks before crushing.
    Not that you will find a lot of good rocks however can cut down on the number of rocks during the sorting process. You never know just one or two good rocks can really stand out from the rest in a pile of rocks.

  10. #10

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks guys. As you see below my chain impact mill is about to be finished. I am hoping by weekend I have it pulverizing rocks. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	194.6 KB 
ID:	1552102

    And
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	188.1 KB 
ID:	1552104

    I have to thank members here with great threads regarding different design of chain mills.
    Last edited by Kjavanb1234; Feb 18, 2018 at 10:09 AM.

  11. #11

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hi

    I finally got my chain mill running and took a rock that first I thought is quartz but upon testing with acid it fizzed so I concluded these pieces of rocks are limestones.

    Here are two pieces of limestones,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	80 
Size:	168.6 KB 
ID:	1560428
    And this one
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	171.0 KB 
ID:	1560429

    For the mill I had to chop these rocks into smaller pieces which can be seen here,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	68 
Size:	201.3 KB 
ID:	1560431

    Here is the result pulverizing those rocks. About 95% passing mesh 100.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	136.6 KB 
ID:	1560432

    Ran those in my homemade blue bowl on low flow rate, got this band of magnetic fine powder which can been forming in this photo,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	125.0 KB 
ID:	1560433

    Using a magnet I collected those black sand and save them for further fire assay with lead fusion,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	157.6 KB 
ID:	1560434

    Here is most of magnetite black sand collected, since I used flash it got this green stain to it, but fine powder under loup looks dark gray.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	189.7 KB 
ID:	1560435

    I will be testing different samples of quartz rocks with fire assay results and post them here in this thread.

  12. #12

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Ok further investigation showed that black sand magnetite which first thought to be blacksand turned out to be fine pieces of iron eroded from main chamber or chain of the mill. Hence the rusty color once they dried out.

  13. #13
    us
    Hardrock prospector

    May 2017
    Middle Oregon
    Whites, Fisher, Garrett, and Falcon.
    1,372
    440 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Kjavanb1234 View Post
    Ok further investigation showed that black sand magnetite which first thought to be blacksand turned out to be fine pieces of iron eroded from main chamber or chain of the mill. Hence the rusty color once they dried out.
    This is part of the fun and learning what is in the rock and what is not.

  14. #14

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Kjavanb1234 View Post
    Ok further investigation showed that black sand magnetite which first thought to be blacksand turned out to be fine pieces of iron eroded from main chamber or chain of the mill. Hence the rusty color once they dried out.
    Yes indeed. This is my first panning of quartz in my life. So it is learning step for me.

  15. #15

    Feb 2018
    26
    26 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    In continuing quartz ore sampling and panning here are some mineralized quartz ores I had spotted before I built my chain mill, and brought with me some rocks.

    Sample rocks, mostly iron minerals in quartz imbeded in mica shell,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	332.2 KB 
ID:	1560943

    Smaller rocks which were dropped off the main quartz ore body were collected and can be seen here,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	69 
Size:	194.7 KB 
ID:	1560946

    I put all these rocks into my chain mill except the big quartz with black stain on it, here is the output which I sifted for panning,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	67 
Size:	170.5 KB 
ID:	1560947

    Starting to pan, lots of light white quartz were washed off,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	211.3 KB 
ID:	1560951

    Here is what I think is blacksand since it was heavy and upon looking at it using loup very fine gold powder were visible but not a lot, hard to take photo, but I will pan the rest and smelt the concentrates to see if there is gold for sure or not,
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	380.5 KB 
ID:	1560961

    Best regards
    KJ

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Quartz vein detector
    By silesia in forum Metal Detecting For Gold
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Oct 23, 2017, 08:40 AM
  2. Quartz vein
    By Goldspeed in forum Rocks/Gems
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jul 17, 2017, 09:23 AM
  3. Quartz vein vs quartz reef vs quartz outcropping
    By jatdogg in forum Hard Rock Mining
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Mar 31, 2013, 08:31 PM
  4. Quartz Vein
    By TerryC in forum Gold Prospecting
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan 13, 2013, 09:23 PM
  5. Quartz Vein
    By tridge800 in forum Gold Prospecting
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: Dec 13, 2012, 05:25 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0