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SALT n PEPPER - GOLD SPOT or NOT ?????

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SALT n PEPPER - GOLD SPOT or NOT ????? CRACKING the PROSPECTING Code: PRESS 'LIKE' if reading this helps. What on earth does 'look for salt n pepper to find gold' mean and how can this crazy sentence be one that thousand of prospectors have used to help them find GOLD areas ???? What are they talking about??? 'Salt and Pepper': the strict definition that this is referring to are areas where there is a noticeable amount of quartz 'FLOAT',.... pieces of quartz Veining scattered all over the ground It is common for these areas of Quartz-Veining rock fragments (white...

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GOLD in QUARTZ VEINS - What To Look For:

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GOLD in QUARTZ VEINS - What To Look For : So it can be almost impossible to know if you have a GOLD rich quartz vein when there seems to be pieces of quartz Veining scattered everywhere !!!!. What 'Feature ' or 'Appearance ' in quartz 'FLOAT' can you look for that will indicate a GREAT CHANCE for gold to be in that vein???!!. This BLACK 'GUN-METAL-GREY (Charcoal looking)' Mineral in this vein is one of my favourite rock examples that we use in our courses as a fantastic 'real-life' example that has over 4oz gold / tonne in the...

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GREAT 'LOOKING' GOLD QUARTZ-VEINING!!!!

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GREAT 'LOOKING' GOLD QUARTZ-VEINING!!!!

SMASHED up quartz Veining is called "BRECCIATED" (brett-chi-ate-ed).
Basically means this quartz vein was ORIGINALLY a normal looking, white, boring, quartz vein, then it was RE-WORKED !!!,..... SMASHED UP & RE-CEMENTED with new fluids that were Iron-RICH. These 2nd generation of fluids usually bring the GOLD into the quartz vein, transforming it into a Brecciated-Gold-Bearing-Quartz-Vein 🙂

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COPPER & GOLD are GREAT MATES !!!!

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COPPER & GOLD are GREAT MATES !!!!.

YES, if a geology map indicates a location of old copper workings there is a VERY HIGH chance for GOLD!!!!.
It's not ALWAYS guaranteed, but where there is old Copper workings it is a GREAT place to go looking for GOLD !!!! 🙂

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GOLD Bearing Quartz Veins - What do these look like?

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GOLD QUARTZ-VEINING, ... What to 'LOOK' for ! MANGANESE-OXIDE minerals (Steel-Grey Colour) associated with the Iron-oxide 'dirty' Quartz-Veining. YES, this is a VERY good 'appearance / association' that MANY gold-bearing quartz veins have. YES, sometimes there is MORE Mn-Oxide & Fe-Oxide minerals than actual Quartz in the vein. This is because MANY gold bearing quartz veins have had a 2nd generation of fluids re-introduced into them that are often rich in all the Iron-oxide and associated minerals that Gold loves..... so don't JUST look for quartz veins.... the 'Ugly' (sexy) Quartz-Veining is often the BEST !!! BRECCIATED Quartz-Veining (veins that...

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