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  1. #1
    Apr 2009
    North, Texas
    White's XLT & Quick Draw II
    8 times

    Unknown rocks

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't iron pyrite show up on a metal detector? Well, this piece here does not show on my XLT at all! Even in all metal mode I get nada.

    Could this be something else?

    This piece here looks metallic as well and is VERY heavy, but again, nothing in all metal mode...

    Any ideas from the rock hounds?


  2. #2

    Mar 2007
    West "by god" Virginia
    Fishers CZ5 and 1280X
    12 times

    Re: Unknown rocks

    Looks like quartz crystals on a base of shist. Shists have the look of metal, but are not metallic. Could be part of a pocket wall or vug.

  3. #3

    Dec 2007
    Culdesac, Idaho
    101 times

    Re: Unknown rocks

    Either that or put some batteries in the detector.

  4. #4
    Aug 2007
    Northern Indiana
    Fisher 1280x Aquanaut
    52 times

    Re: Unknown rocks

    are the 2 pics of the same rock? I that's been established, sorry for the thick headedness...but...

    rock one looks like orpiment and the 2nd one looks like schist.

    That's my uneducated 2 cents

  5. #5
    Apr 2009
    North, Texas
    White's XLT & Quick Draw II
    8 times

    Re: Unknown rocks

    Well schist! I forgot to mention that those are 2 different rocks!

    Not anything I have to ID now, but I've often wondered about them.


  6. #6
    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
    gold bug pro,garret,whites,tesoro,bounty-hunter,,.....
    114 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Unknown rocks

    no matter where you go,there you are!

  7. #7
    Sep 2006
    White's V3, Minelab Explorer II & XP Deus.
    2097 times

    Re: Unknown rocks

    First one looks like Garnet but I am thinking more along the way of calcopyrite? Possibly Curpite?
    Can you scratch it with a knife?
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.



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