kingquartz

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I have a question? Has anyone one ever located blue clay in New York state. I recently ran across some blue clay in our creek bed while panning.
Western NY region. I will get a photo this week of the clay. What does it mean?
 
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Sometimes it means silver ore.
 
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I know it doesn't look blue but it is.
 

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I have seen it before along stream beds in upstate ny. I cant remember where exactly. It was eithér in orange county or otsego county. More likely in the later.
 

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I have it on my property, and it was used for brick making back In the mid 1800s.
The brick yard was in the field, and the clay pit was on the bush edge.
Always thought it was pretty common in most areas.
 

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When people around here build ponds they can get a gov't subsidy if they have blue clay as a base. I think it's non-permeable. Back hoe operators hate it when they hit blue clay. Very sticky and hard to dig.
 

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Not in New York. I'd check the local or regional prospecting club.
 

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i am in western ny on the pa border, we have grey/blue clay everywhere around me. we also have so much iron clay there was a huge terracotta industry here as well.
 

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Looking to prospect anytime I'm in Buffalo ny Steve's my name I'm also a gpaa member and I have some equipment like a gold rush bucket and a cc690 power sluice I don't even know I can use it in ny well give me a call if you want at 716-370-4448 till then later.
 

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found a lot of blue-sticky clay in N GA gold fields. problematic, gold stuck to it and you had to mash, and wash the stuff to get the gold out. it was worth it
 

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Any ideas where to get an assay
ICP - $35.00 Canadian, they need about 10 grams, the results returned via email so be sure to include it.

I just include cash with the sample.

They recently moved to a new location,you'll have to contact them for the new address.

SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories
125 - 15 Innovation Blvd.
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Phone: (306) 933-8118
Fax: (306) 933-5656
Email: geolab@src.sk.ca
 

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Back when the California dredging ban went into effect, I met a couple prospectors in Arizona just had left S CA. One of them showed me a coffee cup with large gold flakes. width you probably can measure. The flakes were panned from blue clay. I've read treasure legends also, about diamonds panned from blue clay.
 

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