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Thread: Old Cripple Creek sylvanite high grade!

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    Old Cripple Creek sylvanite high grade!

    I think the matrix set off the detector! First piece of high grade with the detector. Found it in an alley, it is very very heavy with sylvanite going all through the piece. I took it up to the rock show yesterday and verified it was thick with sylvanite. Wish I could find more!!!! I think I would rather find this than a gold ring. Happy hunting! What would you do with a piece like this. It's about an inch and a half long. Click image for larger version. 

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    if it flies, it dies

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    id give my little bessie half, but she probably throw it in my face, just for a laugh
    got the fever? dont scratch the itch.

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    The sylvanite normally won't set off a metal detector. Must have been roasted in a fire to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggingthe1 View Post
    I think the matrix set off the detector! First piece of high grade with the detector. Found it in an alley, it is very very heavy with sylvanite going all through the piece. I took it up to the rock show yesterday and verified it was thick with sylvanite. Wish I could find more!!!! I think I would rather find this than a gold ring. Happy hunting! What would you do with a piece like this. It's about an inch and a half long. Click image for larger version. 

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    Congratulations diggingthe1 on a real nice find. Iím certain that I would rather find it than a gold ring!! Suggest you keep with it your other natural mineral finds, or start a collection and purchase a suitable display container to put your minerals into. Some folks may suggest it, but donít even consider roasting it to create a Ďblisterí specimen.

    Iím not familiar with detector responses to sylvanite but am a bit surprised it generated a signal. But then, there must be something in the matrix that produced one. No matter, it is a fantastic find that Iíd love to have in my collection. Again, WTG and congratulations.

    Jim.
    Time, oh good, good time...where did you go?

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    Feb 2015
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    Thanks ecmjamsit and Jim for the posts. The piece hasnt been roasted, it's in a very metallic matrix. I would like to go to the museum and match itt to the mine it came from. The old-timers could tell what ore came from what mine. I like your idea for the display case and have the perfect one. I have acquired a small colletion of high grade and roasted pieces from around. It sure doesn't show up very often. It was sure a thrill to find with the detector. I would bet there is more gold in the piece than a Gold ring!

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    If you took it to Hallenbeck Coin Gallery in Colorado Springs they might be able to XRF it. That would tell you the gold content by %. I think they charge $5.


    https://www.hallenbeckcoingallery.com/

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    Like they said, nice find!

    As a detectorist, prospector and rock hound, I've got to say I'm pretty jealous.... so far the only specimen I've come up with is some silver/lead ore from west of Boulder
    Metal Detecting bucket List
    Pirate/Spanish Treasure
    Gold Nugget
    Tellurides
    Silver Ore
    Gold Jewelry
    Silver Jewelry
    Gold Coin
    Silver Coin
    Trade Dollar
    Eisenhower Dollar
    Coin from the 1800's
    Indian Head Penny
    Buffalo Nickel
    Wheat Penny
    Miners Tag
    Tax Token
    Store Token
    A Gun
    A Stash of some kind

  8. #8

    Feb 2015
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    Thanks for the information ecmjamsit! I might do that. I would like to do more detecting for Gold Moose, but found this by accident on the alley up here in Victor. Hopefully I can find a large spill someday! I do find some neat specimens from the old rock gardens! I met someone who found a nice chunk of deteriorated gold rock from the mines way above alma near the top. Happy hunting!!!
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    I heard Pennsylvania mountain near Alma yielded a large nugget. I got interested because I was looking at purchasing the Orphan Boy mine near there. Too much mine drainage water for me.


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    I was at the old London mine week before last picking through some of the old equipment left up there. What an Environmental mess and the EPA wants it all cleaned up along with the fines imposed upon the property... I'm pretty sure I wouldn't my name attached as a principal to any of those old operations up there anymore. The drainage from that mine will need to be treated indefinitely.

 

 

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