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Post  Guest Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:59 pm


Came across a few of these recently: small discrete bits of gold embedded within calcrete matrices (gold is 98% pure based on the surrounding finds). Interesting from a geological perspective.

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Post  adrian ss Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:35 pm

Interesting indeed. Will be more where that came from. Wink
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Post  joe82 Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:17 am

Nice mate 👍

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Post  AnnieL Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:34 am

Interesting finds. 😀
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Post  Guest Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:28 pm

I think most people look out for indicators (such as ironstone, quartz etc) when trying to find or follow a lead – particularly when they are detecting. However, calcrete can also be a good agent as both Au and Ca potentially accumulate in the same part of the soil.

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Post  Guest Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:50 pm

Also found (with GPZ). Crystalline gold on a quartz matrix background. Had to very carefully chip it off a rather deep quartz reef.

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Post  Nightjar Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:38 pm

Country Girl,
That gets the heart in "excitement" mode.
Well done, keep them coming.
Are you using machinery?
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Post  Guest Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:58 pm

No such luck - just very very slow and steady. Bought another new pick about a week ago.


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Post  Detectist Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:22 pm

Great looking gold CG and a good haul as well. Congrats!
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Post  joe82 Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:45 am

Very nice indeed well done 👍

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