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  1. #1

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    Is this an Ore?

    Hi every one, I was wandering if some of you could help to identify what is this. Thanks
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2004
    Angels Camp,Ca.
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    take samples every few feet....crush and pan out..it's only ore if it's payable.

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2010
    High Rockies
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Looks like a quartz vein.

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    Jan 2019
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    Marine Search
    From your photos, it looks like a brecciated quartz vein with some hydrothermal mineral infill between the blocks. The bluish colored mineralization may be ferric iron.
    Clay Diggins, tamrock and BC1969 like this.

  5. #5

    Apr 2013
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yeah open it up, usually the good stuff is leached near the surface but it may look a lot better a foot or two in. Its mixed with schist so you never know might be good stuff

  6. #6

    Mar 2016
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    If you sample it and find a profitable amount of minerals- its ore.
    You might crush and pan, you might have an assay performed.
    That's a lot of work!
    It's much easier to take a picture of the rock face with your smart phone, upload it to the internet and have the photo analyzed for valuable minerals.
    Cheaper and faster that way
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Mar 07, 2019 at 10:27 PM.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2016
    South of Gunnison, Gold Basin
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    Prospecting
    Haha here we go again!

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2017
    Colorado
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    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    If you sample it and find a profitable amount of minerals- its ore.
    You might crush and pan, you might have an assay performed.
    That's a lot of work!
    It's much easier to take a picture of the rock face with your smart phone, upload it to the internet and have the photo analyzed for valuable minerals.
    Cheaper and faster that way
    One of the best replies on TN I’ve seen

  9. #9

    Mar 2016
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    I was just being sarcastic.
    No insult intended.

    But really, if your interested in prospecting and you are wondering if a formation has minerals...there are only a couple ways to figure it out. The internet IS a great place to figure that out.

    What type of ore are you looking for?
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    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

 

 

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