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can someone tell me if this rock is gold?


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#1 goldy swan

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

while hiking i found this pretty rock. could this be gold? innocent0002.gif

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#2 highaltitude

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:05 AM

probably not

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

Goldy Swan After blowing up the picture it looks like gold with a streak of quartz and well worn from water. Post it on the main forum for a better reply. I would say it is gold. Jerry

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 11:45 PM

I would guess from the picture that it is a mineral alteration and not gold.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

If thats gold, my pecker is 19in. long on a bad day!! laught16.gif

Is it heavy???...If that was gold it would weight more than the lead sinkers I use for salmon fishing!! Huh_anim].gif

At best it's metomorphic that was caught up in solution, it might be sedimentary.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:05 PM

The yellow looks like silica (rhyolite, agate). It dosent even look metallic to me. Take a needle and poke it...If it is gold it will be soft metal, like lead, and Steve's pecker is 16 long... OOPS...19 inches. Rub it on your boot a few times, if it is gold it will polish up and look like gold (the rock, not Steve's pecker).

Minerals are classified by their physical characteristics...Weight (specific gravity), hardness, fracture and streak. Using these tests it is EASY to identify gold. You will find all of the info in any mineral handbook.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (bedrock bob @ Apr 13 2009, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The yellow looks like silica (rhyolite, agate). It dosent even look metallic to me. Take a needle and poke it...If it is gold it will be soft metal, like lead, and Steve's pecker is 16 long... OOPS...19 inches. Rub it on your boot a few times, if it is gold it will polish up and look like gold (the rock, not Steve's pecker).

Minerals are classified by their physical characteristics...Weight (specific gravity), hardness, fracture and streak. Using these tests it is EASY to identify gold. You will find all of the info in any mineral handbook.

Bob


My understanding is that Steve hasnt been polished in a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. opps.gif

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:11 PM

I'm polishin as we speak!!

I can multi-task!! laught16.gif

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:23 PM

Bob,

I always enjoy your posts.

Your a funny guy.

Your also a good guy.

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