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  1. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Weather worn breccia or a conglomerate with large clasts of rock embedded. You see these near old fault zones. Usually if they have rounded rocks embedded it would be more of a conglomerate that could be formed when ancient floods washed silt over smaller pebbles and rocks then hardended into...
  2. Mary Clough Mines Nevada-History, Geological Investigation & Economic Assessment

    Awesome! Thank you to all of you on this forum who have added comments, insights and educational information about these things. And thank you to all of those who posted them on other forums, Facebook and other sites. Obviously all of us working to add a little exposure eventually puts some...
  3. Mary Clough Mines Nevada-History, Geological Investigation & Economic Assessment

    All, Again, thank you for all the replies and information. It does seem that if there are more topics around claim validity and law type things, perhaps a new thread that is specifically on topic would be more easily searched and found for others on the forum. As 'Clay Diggins' mentions, my...
  4. Purchasing a Mining Claim - Mining Education Lesson

    At the time, those who were advertising the 'historic claim' for sale, all had a copy of the exact same state geologist's report from back in the day, and all were trying to capitalize on the the historic report by using it to show that the claim that they were selling had 'proven value'...
  5. Purchasing a Mining Claim - Mining Education Lesson

    As an adjunct to my post in the Hard Rock Mining forum about the Mary Clough Mines that I owned and explored in Nevada, I want to post a very important lesson for ANYONE out there who is considering purchasing a mining claim from anyone or any company (including Gold Rush Expeditions, and many...
  6. Mary Clough Mines Nevada-History, Geological Investigation & Economic Assessment

    Thank you to all of you for the replies and comments. Honestly, though it cost me a bit of money to truly come up with all of the facts and data, I consider it paying for my college education course in the mining industry. My "Introduction to Mining Claims and Being smart about it 101" course...
  7. Mary Clough Mines Nevada-History, Geological Investigation & Economic Assessment

    February 1st 2018 History, Geological Investigation & Economic Assessment of the Mary Clough Mines in Humboldt County Nevada. To educate the public, warn the public and save other hard working honest individuals from wasting time, money or effort on this property, I am posting this report on...
  8. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    I was assuming silver based on assay of the vein material in that picture with well over 200 ounces per ton Ag. (18 ppm Au). Will run a 41 element suite assay on it and see what I get. Thank you for the reply. We all appreciate you sharing your knowledge on this forum.
  9. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Bluish Black mineral coating on quartz- Silver sulfide? I would guess this to be a silver sulfide mineral- Thick bluish black mineral covering quartz from a vein outcrop at a known past producer of gold and silver mine. Anyone know what this black/bluish black mineral in a gold/silver vein...
  10. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Quartz vein samples and float laying all over the ground, remote location but within 1000 yards of an old abandon gold and silver mine with extensive workings. Quartz has veinlets and large patches of what appears to be silver sulfides? Some are loaded with dull, ash grey mineral and the...
  11. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Is this granite or member of the granite intrusive type group? Assay's high in gold (note close up's) Don't know that I've ever seen free milling gold in granite before however this spot may be productive given my assay results.
  12. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Found this in a desert dry valley. Feels smooth like jasper or something. I'm wondering if it is silicified mud or limestone as it looks like it has organic debris from the bottom of a pond or something. Thoughts anyone?
  13. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Weather worn sea shells. Most likely from a shoreline or an ancient one at least. The porous holes happen as the calcium degrades over time. The picture on the left looks to be the inside edge of a clam type shell. If you look at clam shells you can see that the inside edge of them has a...
  14. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Epithermal Plate/Bladed Hardrock Textures? I have a large section of hard rock in the spine of this old mine tunnel that is Bladed Plate like pattern textures. I've read that this texture is caused by boiling of fluids in epithermal deposits but haven't seen enough of them to confirm that this...
  15. any one using this company for gold ore or black sand cons

    I'd like to hear anything you find out as well....
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