Please help me identify the type of mineral in these rocks!

kennyg0317

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Hi,

This is my first time posting. I'm new to prospecting. I was searching for a silver vein when I came across these rocks that contain minerals. It was my first time using a metal detector(whites dfx). The rocks were located near a small creek in a mineral rich area. The area is known to hold silver, gold, iron and copper. It was very difficult for me to decipher what the metal detector was trying to tell me was in the rocks. I broke the smaller of the rocks apart, it was giving me a different hit on the metal detector than the other rocks were. The smaller rock appears to have a bunch of quartz and a light green oxidation inside it. I have no idea what I'm looking at. I am fairly certain that they are not "Hot Rocks". Any info is appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

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kennyg0317

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Here are some better pictures. I spent a few hours scrubbing the rocks last night. IMG_20150824_201949735.jpg IMG_20150824_202003510_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_202025939_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_202048515.jpg IMG_20150824_202107684_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_202125657.jpg IMG_20150824_202142262_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_202149068.jpg IMG_20150824_202231410.jpg IMG_20150824_202301946.jpg IMG_20150824_202433886.jpg IMG_20150824_202443124.jpg IMG_20150824_202457330.jpg IMG_20150824_202525854_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_202544392.jpg IMG_20150824_202643779.jpg IMG_20150824_202726921.jpg IMG_20150824_202845428.jpg IMG_20150824_202914947.jpg IMG_20150824_203010534_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_203034017.jpg IMG_20150824_203037535.jpg IMG_20150824_203650905_HDR.jpg IMG_20150824_203700653.jpg IMG_20150824_203710227.jpg IMG_20150824_203732996.jpg IMG_20150824_203741571.jpg IMG_20150824_203752462.jpg IMG_20150824_203804135.jpg IMG_20150824_203901016.jpg IMG_20150824_203910729.jpg IMG_20150824_203927239.jpg IMG_20150824_203949285.jpg IMG_20150824_204007664.jpg IMG_20150824_204021824.jpg
 
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My 6th sense. No seriously. I just use my intuition.
My dad has the metal detector. No clue what brand it is. You think he's gonna let me play around with it? NOPE.
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I swear that first one looks like coral or reef rock.
 
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kennyg0317

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It was found a very long ways from any ocean. Lake superior wasn't far though. I think they are "Gabbro" after a lot of research... Still not sure.
 
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DanB

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Looks like a hint of copper some iron ...and the green is a fungus that grows on the rock..db
 
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