🔎 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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Granted,I know little about this subject so I too am confused a bit. At first we were talking alluvial gold,which I at least have an idea about and now we,re talking rocks,found by eye with platinum and palladium. Please enlighten this old country boy so I can at least follow the discussion. Would be much appreciated since I find this interesting.
 
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traveller777

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Granted,I know little about this subject so I too am confused a bit. At first we were talking alluvial gold,which I at least have an idea about and now we,re talking rocks,found by eye with platinum and palladium. Please enlighten this old country boy so I can at least follow the discussion. Would be much appreciated since I find this interesting.
It is starting to appear to be a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
 
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Charlie P. (NY)

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Just popped into my head from an ancient quote by somebody or other!:laughing7::happy3:
Winston Churchill - 1939 - “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

Some things never change. ;-)
 
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traveller777

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Winston Churchill - 1939 - “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

Some things never change. ;-)
Good job. Charlie. You win a cigar too. But I only had one so you and crashbandicoot have to share it.
 
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crashbandicoot

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Winston Churchill - 1939 - “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

Some things never change. ;-)
Many thanks! Indeed it was Churchill,a man we could probably use today.
 
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The first thing to do would be a specific gravity test. Pure gold has a sp.gr. of 19.3, that is 19.3 times heavier than an equal volume of water.
 
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traveller777

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My experience, not here but in a jewelry store in the mountains in Colorado, say, if you have to ask, you don't have gold.
Sorry.
Some people need more convincing. Some people just know they have found a fortune. I found a great treasure. My kids and grandkids.
 
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