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Post  heidii on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:01 pm

I went to Mt Baw Baw today for a bit of a 4x4 and an explore and I found in one of the creeks that the sandy bottom was sparkling with gold dust.....im wondering if this is what you call FOOL'S GOLD??

Fools gold? If9a9e

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:05 pm

Heidii It certainly at first glance looks like the genuine gold. It is hard to judge the scale without references.
Crush the sample with the side of a knife blade. If it crumbles it is fools gold. If it just bends it is the real stuff.

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Post  the speciman on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:12 pm

GDAY HEIDII
pick it up mate or do an sg test on it or bite it
good sratchin
cheers the speciman

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Post  heidii on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:20 pm

yes it must be fools gold, it crumbles

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Post  Wombat on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:34 pm

Sorry mate but it is fools gold or another name for it is Mika. If you ever see something like that but not to sure, put your hand under the water just above the gravel and wave it, if the item that you are looking at disperse and floats away it is not gold. Gold will stay there.

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Post  the speciman on Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:23 pm

GDAY HEIDII
nice fingers mate
good scratchin
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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:27 pm

hence the old saying "all that glitters is not gold" --fools gold/Mica will change its lustre in the sun shine gold wont cheers keep diggin you will find some and then you will never be in doubt again! Very Happy

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Post  goinbush on Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:52 pm

sorry it wasn,t gold but i recon your photos are brilliant very nice shots (golden photos ) Regards Goinbush

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