Am I close to the gold?

wendyjo

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Hello I am new here and I done caught the gold fever. I live in the northeast ga mountains just south of Dahlonega. I have a small stream in my backyard and I have been exploring, cleaning out the trash people throw and anyways also looking for gold and diamonds and such. I’m pretty positive I have found silver and I have been doing a lot of research on finding gold. So I found a spot in my creek, where the rock changes drastically also at this point I have found a lot of broken crumbling quartz rock. Everything I have read and learned online is happening in my creek I just can’t seem to find the gold or maybe I have it don’t even know it. my soils are blue and silver red and then of course brown upstream can anyone help me out here? Am I close? Thank you in advance
 

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For those samples you have to find crush it then pan it. That's how you'll know if there are any gold pieces in the host rock. You may be close. Try getting down in the creek as close to the bottom of it as you can, ignore rocks, get the find stuff and pan that. Slowly.
 
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wendyjo

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For those samples you have to find crush it then pan it. That's how you'll know if there are any gold pieces in the host rock. You may be close. Try getting down in the creek as close to the bottom of it as you can, ignore rocks, get the find stuff and pan that. Slowly.
Thanks I will try and ignore rocks lol. Dumb question here… how does someone know when the have hit the bottom of a creek?
 

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You will find gold in quartz that runs red more than you will in a white quartz although in California some nice specimins have been found in white quartz when I say red quartz I mean quartz that has been stained by iron running in the same quartz vein. See how this has a reddish color and pink hues this is a very good gold ore sample but look for this in your quartz samples and it will save you from crushing a lot of rock and getting nothing out of it except sore muscles.
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You will find gold in quartz that runs red more than you will in a white quartz although in California some nice specimins have been found in white quartz when I say red quartz I mean quartz that has been stained by iron running in the same quartz vein. See how this has a reddish color and pink hues this is a very good gold ore sample but look for this in your quartz samples and it will save you from crushing a lot of rock and getting nothing out of it except sore muscles.
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Thank you so much. You have no idea. This is exactly what I needed. Guidance with good photos lol. . Well I have a lot of that type quartz and other rocks in the creek too. I will take a pic and post it and maybe you or someone can let me know how I am doing. Thanks a million
 

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How big is your creek. How deep is the water? Most creeks here in south Georgia are about 30 feet wide at the most and the water ranges from 3-15 feet deep. In some areas during the dry season it can be less than one foot deep. The hard pan is usually less than a foot under the mud and sand.
 
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wendyjo

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How big is your creek. How deep is the water? Most creeks here in south Georgia are about 30 feet wide at the most and the water ranges from 3-15 feet deep. In some areas during the dry season it can be less than one foot deep. The hard pan is usually less than a foot under the mud and sand.
Well lol, ok maybe it’s a stream rather. It doesn’t have a name but it feeds Balus creek which dumps into lake Lanier. It is also very close to flat creek and mud creek. At its widest point that I can tell is maybe 7 feet. I haven’t been to where it meets balus bc I don’t wanna trespass, you know what I mean? It’s also somewhat shallow with a few deep spots. However anywhere I have dug, you can just keep digging and digging. And I don’t want to damage anything or upset nature so I just usually dig a little bit then fill back in the hole. I have seen two cottonmouths in it One of them I saw today and the other a couple of months back. Also got a red snake but that’s a good one
 
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Thank you so much. You have no idea. This is exactly what I needed. Guidance with good photos lol. . Well I have a lot of that type quartz and other rocks in the creek too. I will take a pic and post it and maybe you or someone can let me know how I am doing. Thanks a million
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Use a smaller piece first. I bought a hand rock crusher off ebay which took the work out of it. My bedrock here I still haven't found at 3' down. I stopped after that.
 

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Those samples look a lot better because they have other minerals mixed in the matrix, the other quartz the white, was pretty much just pure milk quartz. When you are looking for gold it travels where Iron and copper woud be also, so some color in your quartz is always a good thing. With all your samples you are also going to get a good arm workout crushing all that.
 

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