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    Hi all,
    I posted these pics in an earlier thread and I wanted to get a few opinions on whether any of this might be the shiny yellow stuff? I know they're pics but any thoughts you have would be welcomed. For you expert hard rock miners this softball size chunk of quartz is abundant on my site. Does it look promising enough to focus on breaking down and panning? Thanks again for all of your input. I am learning a ton! For those of you who have responded thanks again as always :-)
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    It is almost impossible to tell you based on these photos. Might be gold, I hope it is, but it might be pyrite. Use a sewing needle and see if it flakes and breaks, or just bends or does not flake. If it is brittle and flakes it is pyrite. If not.. Best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
    It is almost impossible to tell you based on these photos. Might be gold, I hope it is, but it might be pyrite. Use a sewing needle and see if it flakes and breaks, or just bends or does not flake. If it is brittle and flakes it is pyrite. If not.. Best of luck!
    Thanks Terry. Even if this proves to be pyrite would you say conditions are favorable for gold?
    - area in past has produced gold
    - presence of magnetic black sand
    - tons of quartz
    - presence of pyrite

    In your opinion if you were working a spot with theses conditions would you expect to find gold? My conclusion is based on listening to what many people say here regarding what to look for geologically speaking. Overwhelmingly people here all agree you have forgotten more about finding gold than most of us will ever know so I hope I have listened well and are on the right track? Thanks again Terry and good hunting to you too.

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    Oh yes, absolutely. The first and best key is that gold has been found in the area, and that all of these other favorable conditions also exist. Best of luck to you, and rockhounds pay nice money for cool pyrite specimens to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
    Oh yes, absolutely. The first and best key is that gold has been found in the area, and that all of these other favorable conditions also exist. Best of luck to you, and rockhounds pay nice money for cool pyrite specimens to.
    Thanks again Terry!

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    It could be mica. Often mica appears to be gold colored, It flakes in thin pieces and looks like glitter in water. Gold will be heavier not flutter around in the water. Hopefully its gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frost10509 View Post
    Hi all,
    I posted these pics in an earlier thread and I wanted to get a few opinions on whether any of this might be the shiny yellow stuff? I know they're pics but any thoughts you have would be welcomed. For you expert hard rock miners this softball size chunk of quartz is abundant on my site. Does it look promising enough to focus on breaking down and panning? Thanks again for all of your input. I am learning a ton! For those of you who have responded thanks again as always :-)
    Start pulverizing. Pass through a classifier no larger than a #20. Pan the resultant mess. there will be very little turbidity as there is very little dirt. The host rock will be quartz (specific gravity of about 3), pyrite (5), Galena (7), and others that will not come colose to the SG of gold (19), so you should have no trouble panning it out. Good luck! TTC
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    Gold will bend and flatten but not break,Time for Ye Ole Hammer Test and you will know for sure,Either way though,I think you are on the right track to finding what you r looking for! Best of Luck!!

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