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    Was panning for gold the other day

    Found a nice ripper panning for gold the other day
    Check it out nice 4lb 13.4oz California nugget
    Enjoy the pic let me know what you think
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    Since it's a quartz matrix, are you going to crush it to look for gold or other heavy minerals? The dark spots are either iron minerals or garnets.
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    Highly mineralized. Before crushing it I would have someone run over it with a very sensitive gold detector. It could have a nice vein of gold inside and have more value cut open as a specimen than crushed and panned for values.

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    crush it and see.

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    might be could be only one way to find out



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