🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Alluvial Gold?

Jackstraw20

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A friend sent me a photo of what he says is alluvial gold he has found in ancient riverbeds in Colorado over the years. Can anyone verify if he is correct and this is truly "alluvial gold."
Thanks very much!
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crashbandicoot

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Pepper and crash. IfI had a lot of gold I would help you, but alas, I have none. If we only knew some kind soul that had lots of gold to help us. Let us all think golden thoughts and maybe help will come our way.
Thank you for that kind reply trav.You,re a good man with a good heart and I know your words have iron in them. Alas,all the golden thoughts have brought me naught. The only help I,ve received has been if I helped myself. I feel you and pepperj have had the same experience.
 
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pepperj

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Sorry to hear that pepp,we,re supposed to get it later tonight.
3 dead, 350,000 without power.
Looks like might have to get fuel tomorrow. ⛽️
Should prove interesting when there's no power.
Wish I had Jackstraw's poke. I'd install an automatic switch over type generator.
 
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crashbandicoot

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3 dead, 350,000 without power.
Looks like might have to get fuel tomorrow. ⛽️
Should prove interesting when there's no power.
Wish I had Jackstraw's poke. I'd install an automatic switch over type generator.
I,ll second that auto switch generator.Went into the local EXXON to get a can of snuff and they were out of gas.As in none for sale,didn,t affect my can of snuff but being out of gas at a station here hasn,t happened since 1973 or whenever it was.Damndest thing I,ve ever seen.OOps,almost made a political comment!
 
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I,ll second that auto switch generator.Went into the local EXXON to get a can of snuff and they were out of gas.As in none for sale,didn,t affect my can of snuff but being out of gas at a station here hasn,t happened since 1973 or whenever it was.Damndest thing I,ve ever seen.OOps,almost made a political comment!
Hard not to. I admire your resistance. MUST. RESIST. THE. DARK. FORCE.
 
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traveller777

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A friend sent me a photo of what he says is alluvial gold he has found in ancient riverbeds in Colorado over the years. Can anyone verify if he is correct and this is truly "alluvial gold."
Thanks very much!
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Any word on possible assay, jack?
 
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Any word on possible assay, jack?
I am packaging up some samples at the moment! Do you have any companies you would recommend? I am sending in two sample that have platinum & Palladium, one of which is sulfides bronzitite. so they need to have the equipment to test for that. I'm sending 2 tellurides (one calavarite and one silvanite) to get a feel for their silver & gold contents. Plus 10 -20 grams of all those pieces that could be alluvial gold. I found a tremendous amount more today 100 grams plus because of the mid may snow melt we just had from that storm a few days ago. Once again I wasn't trying to collect today,j ust being observant on a frontage trail next to a river. It was easy to notice areas where the rocks and especially heavy rocks were picking their favorite 'trail' to get down to the river. The pieces looked much shinier and new because they had just traveled down hill by snow melt over the last 2 days.

Other than those pieces, I also have some serious heavy gold ore that I would have loved assailed. I will post a few samples with this post, but I don't want to just break off a piece and send that in. My shipping costs and fees are already going to be quite high, that's why I'm asking advice on what types of ores are going to help me in the long run. I have and ancient gold ingot (I will include a pic) that does test at approximately 19 karate.

I also do own a Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II metal detector an virtually all of my gold ore was popping hot for gold consistently. This was after I had copied down or re-written the entire owners manual so I would be more on the advanced level of things when testing and operating the stone.

Any ideas or suggestions for a top notch, trustworthy, & no B.S surprises assay company, (closer to Colorado, the better) or which types of ores would be best to have assayed so that I can easily find a buyer or someone who has the technology and sees that it is worth processing because of the high graded assay report. These suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I will keep you updated.

John
 

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pepperj

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I am packaging up some samples at the moment! Do you have any companies you would recommend? I am sending in two sample that have platinum & Palladium, one of which is sulfides bronzitite. so they need to have the equipment to test for that. I'm sending 2 tellurides (one calavarite and one silvanite) to get a feel for their silver & gold contents. Plus 10 -20 grams of all those pieces that could be alluvial gold. I found a tremendous amount more today 100 grams plus because of the mid may snow melt we just had from that storm a few days ago. Once again I wasn't trying to collect today,j ust being observant on a frontage trail next to a river. It was easy to notice areas where the rocks and especially heavy rocks were picking their favorite 'trail' to get down to the river. The pieces looked much shinier and new because they had just traveled down hill by snow melt over the last 2 days.

Other than those pieces, I also have some serious heavy gold ore that I would have loved assailed. I will post a few samples with this post, but I don't want to just break off a piece and send that in. My shipping costs and fees are already going to be quite high, that's why I'm asking advice on what types of ores are going to help me in the long run. I have and ancient gold ingot (I will include a pic) that does test at approximately 19 karate.

I also do own a Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II metal detector an virtually all of my gold ore was popping hot for gold consistently. This was after I had copied down or re-written the entire owners manual so I would be more on the advanced level of things when testing and operating the stone.

Any ideas or suggestions for a top notch, trustworthy, & no B.S surprises assay company, (closer to Colorado, the better) or which types of ores would be best to have assayed so that I can easily find a buyer or someone who has the technology and sees that it is worth processing because of the high graded assay report. These suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I will keep you updated.

John
Your in the state of Colorado which probably has many Assay companies that will process your samples. Just in a quick 3 minute look in the Google search I have seen many that would suit your needs as this one.
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I am confused. Your original post said a friend sent you pictures of alluvial gold he had found and you wanted help from us with identification. But as your thread goes along you reference what you are doing with the alleged gold and even reference finding more. So what is story with that?
Pepper answered on assay options.
 
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