Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:33 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:58 AM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:12 AM
When you re getting near a pocket the minerals making up the pegmatites get bigger.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:15 PM
Gilaoro I haven't seen any water seep from this vein but I've not been there much yet, there is a smaller vein in a different location that I may or may not have posted some pictures of months ago that I'm not sure if it is a quartz vein or a pegmatite vein it is in a sidewall where apparently they hydraulic mined and in wet weather it will seep water. I've dug some in it but haven't found any gold yet. I know for a fact it contains quartz & feldspar and some mica but it's appearance is not as obvious as the other pegmatite and it has such a dip, I would probably need a machine to follow it.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:03 AM
I don't know how large your property is or if you even have a creek on it but you might want to check and see what you have if you do.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:36 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:52 AM
Bob: Haven't thought about looking for monazite in the pegmatite maybe that is some of the yellowish material, I have found it on the farm in other places. Lots of mica, blackish and pink material in the vein.
The sands are heavy and easily seperated from the deletrious material. Monazite is rich in REE's and sometimes VERY RICH. The crystals are as big as your fist in Elk Mountain pegmatite and in my stomping grounds near Tecolote. If the pegmatites have eroded and left the more durable monazite sands in quantity you can just scoop it up and it is "marketable".
The time is right for development as there will soon be buyers for monazite sands and there is already stockpiles being amassed. Keep your eyes open for the elements that technology needs and you will make more sheckles than hunting for gold.
All rich veins are worth SOMETHING. It is too often that the prospector is oblivious to what that something may be.
Just my two pounds of neodymium to add to the disccussion.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:36 PM
Good luck! It is the prospector's new heyday!
Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:41 AM
You might want to check with your state geology dept. They have all kinds of information on the geology and economic mineral deposits in your area.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:43 AM
Don't think too much, you'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the first place.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:35 AM
The thing to keep in mind when identifying minerals is they don't always look like what you might expect in the field guides. Quartz, feldspar and many other minerals can be "contaminated" with impurities to the point where they could defy field identification since they come in a wide range of color shades. Not sure exactly what you have but just something to think about.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:55 AM
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