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  1. #16
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    Beek..Congrats...those are awesome!

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    Mike (aka Dizz)

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  2. #17
    if it flies, it dies

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    thankyou dizzy. there is only 1 piece, just 2 different sides
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    Now you need to start hunting for the lode these came from.
    this did not come from a lode. the quartz seam is completely eroded and is nothing more than soil with some rocks that havnt fully deteriorated yet. this layer sits on top of the shale bedrock. this piece was only 2-3" deep. none of the gold here was more than 6" deep
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  4. #19
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    Hey beekbuster, lovely specimen ! Would you be able to discuss how you found the sample, detector type and settings, dowsing rods or your dog dug it up! We are all spellbound by the pictures though I've not seen anyone ask how it was located so I thought I would. When you have time and please forgive my teasing as I'm only releaving some job shopping stress.............63bkpkr
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    Exposing more gold won't devalue it. It most likely will increase its value to a collector.

    Who wants a rock they "know" has more gold in it.

    I would etch it with weak acid it will brighten up the quartz.

    If you have continuity you can soak for a long time and end up with a cool fully exposed gold form

    Taking some of the quartz off will get you a more accurate spec gravity weight as well.


    Oh by the way since I got mine for a specimen with less gold in it I vote

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  6. #21
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    sdc 2300. the only reason i knew to search the area i did is from advice from ray mills. in a recent article he discussed how pocket gold runs in a line. so with that knowledge i drew a line between the 2 one gram nuggets i found in the area, and i just started clearing away all the deadfall. in 15 minutes i had my first .3 gram. another 20 mins i had another. an hour went by and i turned around and searched back towards my finds of the day and whamo! felt like i was dreaming. any detector could have found this chunk, but the sdc found the clues i needed to look where i did
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    Sweet! Nice CHUNK.

    I'd leave it alone for awhile...

    Hydro-shocking really does not work very well in my experience.

    If you want to expose some more gold, you can soak it in Wink rust remover.
    It will dissolve the quartz, but also will leave it a white chalky color.
    Sometimes it's worth it.

    Beware - there is a skull and crossbones on the Wink container for a reason. It is diluted Hydroflouric acid.
    Weak acid, yet the same molecule. The Hydroflouric molecule passes easily through your skin and remains persistent in your body.
    Wear good rubber gloves, eye protection, and put it away where kids and pets can't get into it while it is soaking.
    Helps to refresh the solution once a day.

    If you only soak it for a short time (say 30-40 minutes) it will really brighten and clean the quartz without making it chalky. That's what I would probably do...just a serious cleaning to highlight the gold. It will take away a lot of the rusty/red appearance.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Feb 08, 2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    Before you do anything you might regret , reach out to a gold dealer. like Dave from goldbay.com

    Always good to check with someone in the business of selling specimen gold. Plus there are some amazing pcs on goldbay
    Will work for gold dust.

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    The specific gravity test won't be accurate because of all of the other minerals showing in the quartz. I've had them be way off in mineralized quartz because there was more iron then gold. But either way, I would etch the gold out because you do have a great looking specimen and with it being conductive all the way thru, it will look magnificent

  10. #25
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    with it being so close on the 1 oz margain i know the actual gold content is probably a little under an oz, but would not know for certain until all other elements are removed. i think the ultimate result would be to have the quartz dissolved professionally to expose only gold and have it cased? i need to give it some serious research, thought, and hear opinions before doing anything to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beekbuster View Post
    with it being so close on the 1 oz margain i know the actual gold content is probably a little under an oz, but would not know for certain until all other elements are removed. i think the ultimate result would be to have the quartz dissolved professionally to expose only gold and have it cased? i need to give it some serious research, thought, and hear opinions before doing anything to it.
    If you really want to know a close weight in gold content, gather quartz rocks with similar appearance near where you found the gold. Calculate the specific gravity of those rocks to use as the as the basis of your calculations. Soak all of the rocks including your specimen in water overnight before you do the test.

    With a light acid wash you might just be happy with it as is (I would be).


    Right now itís something you can handle and hand to friends to check out.
    Once you dissolve the quartz away, itís a hands off affair.
    If you were selling, most collectors would want to prepare the sample however they see fit.
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  12. #27
    if it flies, it dies

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    If you really want to know a close weight in gold content, gather quartz rocks with similar appearance near where you found the gold. Calculate the specific gravity of those rocks to use as the as the basis of your calculations. Soak all of the rocks including your specimen in water overnight before you do the test.

    With a light acid wash you might just be happy with it as is (I would be).


    Right now it’s something you can handle and hand to friends to check out.
    Once you dissolve the quartz away, it’s a hands off affair.
    If you were selling, most collectors would want to prepare the sample however they see fit.
    thats some solid advice. thanks.
    got the fever? dont scratch the itch.

  13. #28
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    Nice find! Who knows what your specimen piece might look like if the quartz is ever acid etched away.

    Check this article and video (about the 58 second mark) by a local TV station of a 200 ounce specimen that is currently on display at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/3...g-one-underway. It was originally displayed, apparently in it's natural state, in a museum for many years then acquired by current owners who acid etched it. It is now for sale again and valued at about $1,000,000.

    * I hope the video and article do not disappear before any and all can see it. If that happens then maybe googling "Gem show's big one underway - Tucson news now" will bring up the article(?).
    Last edited by arizau; Feb 09, 2018 at 04:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Nice find! Who knows what your specimen piece might look like if the quartz is ever acid etched away.

    Check this article and video (about the 58 second mark) by a local TV station of a 200 ounce specimen that is currently on display at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/3...one-underway.* It was originally displayed, apparently in it's natural state, in a museum for many years then acquired by current owners who acid etched it. It is now for sale again and valued at about $1,000,000.

    * I hope the video and article do not disappear before any and all can see it. If that happens then maybe googling "Gem show's big one underway - Tucson news now" will bring up the article(?).
    Can you re-post the link? That one does not work.

    My suggestion is to go out and find a smaller piece this weekend and play around with a combination of Wink, hydro-shock, and removing quartz with an engraving tool just to see how each method works or does not work.

    You could always just use the crush method..JK
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Can you re-post the link? That one does not work.

    My suggestion is to go out and find a smaller piece this weekend and play around with a combination of Wink, hydro-shock, and removing quartz with an engraving tool just to see how each method works or does not work.

    You could always just use the crush method..JK
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    Try this one. Gem show's big one underway - Tucson News Now. It worked for me after I made this post.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

 

 
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