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Went Gold Prospecting Today
JollyRoger Show this Post
06-03-2013, 04:35 AM #1
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A friend of mine and myself went gold prospecting today. Here is a video of the first stop we made. We will look in to this one more deeply at a later date. We did get some sluice concentrates from sluicing on the river, but I have not panned it all out yet. I'll do it tomorrow after work and we will see what we found. I used my jeweler's loupe to look at the concentrates and it appears there is some fine gold in it. We will see.

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06-03-2013, 04:51 AM #2
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I found all sorts of Washington State Jade in the river. Some red and some green and some a indigo blue. But I left them. There is tons of it there.
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06-03-2013, 04:54 AM #3
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In about two weeks, we are going to go check out an old abandoned Silver mine. It supposedly goes back 1/2 mile into the mountain side.
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06-03-2013, 04:56 AM #4
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We found a lot of Iron Pyrite in the river and in a stream. I almost shit myself because it was scattered everywhere on the surface in little flakes. But, I believe it is Iron Pyrite (Fools Gold). I'll inspect that closer as well.

We definitely ran in to a LOT of black sand, which is a very good sign.
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06-03-2013, 04:58 AM #5
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We ran 3 buckets of classified material through the sluice and came up with about 2 pints of black sand and concentrates.
06-03-2013, 05:03 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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pinch the flake between forefinger and thumbnail

if it cracks
it's fools gold

if it bends
it's gold

get Carbolic acid
put in a glass jar

drop the black sand in it

check the next day
all black sand will dissolve
and whats left is gold .
JollyRoger Show this Post
06-03-2013, 05:07 AM #7
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(06-03-2013, 05:03 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  pinch the flake between forefinger and thumbnail

if it cracks
it's fools gold

if it bends
it's gold

get Carbolic acid
put in a glass jar

drop the black sand in it

check the next day
all black sand will dissolve
and whats left is gold .


Yep. Those methods work pretty well. I forgot to bring my loupe with me. I have a 60x loupe. But I will look at the samples I gathered tomorrow. I'm beat. I marched a parade yesterday and today, I hiked about 6 miles in the forest. Plus dug.
06-03-2013, 05:22 AM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,213 Threads:232 Joined:Feb 2011
black sand is shaped like a star
it has little tiny points that actually can pick up
minute gold placer

the acid dissolves the black sand and leaves the tiny gold dust .

you can take the rocks , roast in the oven for an hour at 350

moisture in the rocks will dissipate leaving the rocks brittle

break them down by crushing them

sluice or pan them out

take the heavy sand and do above process with acid

I am a miner .

JollyRoger Show this Post
06-03-2013, 05:29 AM #9
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(06-03-2013, 05:22 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  black sand is shaped like a star
it has little tiny points that actually can pick up
minute gold placer

the acid dissolves the black sand and leaves the tiny gold dust .

you can take the rocks , roast in the oven for an hour at 350

moisture in the rocks will dissipate leaving the rocks brittle

break them down by crushing them

sluice or pan them out

take the heavy sand and do above process with acid

I am a miner .


Sweet...

thanks.

Was I correct on my assessment for the minerals I found in the video?
06-03-2013, 05:33 AM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,213 Threads:232 Joined:Feb 2011
i didn't look at it too long

i use a 10 inch notebook and i have bad eyes

JollyRoger Show this Post
06-03-2013, 05:35 AM #11
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(06-03-2013, 05:33 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  i didn't look at it too long

i use a 10 inch notebook and i have bad eyes


Ah.
JollyRoger Show this Post
06-03-2013, 05:58 AM #12
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Holy shit.

This "Iron Pyrite" I found looks an awful lot like friggen GOLD, man!

I'm looking at it through my loupe and it is a dark yellow color, like 24k gold, it has a nugget appearance, but it very thin and fine flakes.
06-03-2013, 06:05 AM #13
ocker1 Member
Posts:2,240 Threads:908 Joined:Mar 2011
Crikey have a look at this for an amateur gold prospector



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21055206
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06-03-2013, 06:13 AM #14
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(06-03-2013, 06:05 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  Crikey have a look at this for an amateur gold prospector



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21055206


Wouldn't THAT be something...

There is lots of gold in Australia.
06-03-2013, 07:48 AM #15
ocker1 Member
Posts:2,240 Threads:908 Joined:Mar 2011
yeah thats what keeps them going , Ya just never know when ya gunna dig up huge lump



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