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GOLD WITHOUT QUARTZ - is this possible, uncommon or common

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GOLD WITHOUT QUARTZ - is this possible, uncommon or common

YES to all, but depending on the geology.

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

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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 Can you see the area i have highlighted with yellow lines showing a small 'sheared' zone within the Brecciated vein ?? This is a good example of how the original quartz Vein has been faulted a 2nd time, making these new areas of...

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Tourmaline, does it indicate that Gold Veins are present

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STEAMBOAT TOURMALINE: At nearly 1 foot tall, this is an amazing example of how the colours of minerals will change as the mineral crystallized. The different colours form as the mineralogy changed as the fluid crystalizes. This happens as some elements will preferentially crystallize first, leaving the crystal fluid richer in the remaining elements, that cause the tourmaline to have different 'layers' of colours. Tourmaline is usually black in colour & common throughout the W.A. GOLDFIELDS, mostly associated with Quartz Veining. This will often look like black veining within the quartz that will generally make that part of the quartz...

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