I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z
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    des

    Jun 2009
    taupo
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    I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    howdy...i was given an old sack of rocks that lay under the verandah of an old deceased ladys house in mokau, on the west coast of the north island...i was told the right one was serpentine a poor type of jade, the left, petrified wood which stacks up as it has a bark lookalike on the exterior and sort of limb holes.. now the middle one has me guessing and I would like your knowledge if possible..it has gold veins running through it and gave me the hots for awhile but the detector didnt register a thing...pic maybe not that good but any thoughts i sure would appreciate..thanks guys..des from N/Z
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    time and tide waits for no man...or woman !!!

  2. #2
    Cappy Z.

    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z


    Nice photos Des.

    I think the gold lines might be opalized wood.

    Could be worth a huge chunk of cash.


    Have it checked out by a geologists at a local museum.

    HH

    Cap Z.

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    us
    Feb 2008
    Florida
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    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    I also have a piece that looks like that one too. I was told the name but have forgotten already, I`ll ask again what this is I have,I cant wait to cab this piece, its almost like a tigers eye type


  4. #4
    Cappy Z.

    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z


    wow. Amazing. I know where CFldigger gets his..and I know where Des lives....I wonder if a meteorite hit the earth at the same time?














  5. #5
    nz
    des

    Jun 2009
    taupo
    garett 1500 gti and T2 ltd, garrett propointer
    470
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    Man.I... enjoy your follow ups HH...des
    time and tide waits for no man...or woman !!!

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    us
    Aug 2009
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    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    it's called tiger iron, or marra mamba. it's only found in australia. it's made up of hemetite, sandstone, and tigers eye. it's also getting pretty rare. nice chunk.

  7. #7
    au
    Jan 2008
    Australia
    Ace 250, Whites PI Surf
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    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    Tiger iron, be careful when working with this or Tiger's eye, it contains asbestos, work wet and wear a breathing mask while cabbing, more on the others soon
    Just one more hole...Then I'll go home!

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    Oct 2007
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    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    Looks like petrified wood to me.....nice finds...

    db

  9. #9
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
    White's V3, Minelab Explorer II & XP Deus.
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    Prospecting

    Re: I need your expert help again....thanks guys!!! des from N/Z

    Quote Originally Posted by lordpiney
    it's called tiger iron, or marra mamba.


    Though not only found in Australia, not very rare nor expensive...yet.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

 

 

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