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Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by Guest on Fri 25 May 2012, 3:39 pm

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Found this special nugget a few years back, it was only 4" deep and was beeped with
a GoldBug2 in quiet pipe clay mullock.
It was part of over 7oz of lovely Crystalline gold found in a virgin gully, most of the nuggets where
of the chevron type crystalline gold and i got over 5 times the gold price for em all.


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Re: Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by bluedog on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 11:15 am

hi pete what type of ground do you fine that in. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 3:58 pm

Hi Bluedog

I tend to find most of my crystalline in ground that has a Tertiary ironstone capping, such as elevated ancient river washes and bench Placers.
The ground does need to be fairly permeable so it allows the gold laden waters to percolate thru and seed the growth of Crystalline gold, much like Spuds growing in situ.
It also occurs in reef stone but the crystals tend to be smaller and not as spectacular as the iron-cap gold.
This is the worlds largest piece of Crystalline gold weighing in at 16.4 kg



More reading here BD Wink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironstone%27s_Crown_Jewel


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Re: Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by leinsterlad on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 5:38 pm

Some very nice pieces there everyone well done
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Post by bluedog on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 7:26 am

thanks pete it was a nice bit of reading thanks very much
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Re: Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by Flying kiwi on Thu 15 Dec 2016, 4:37 pm

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Got this little guy the other day 4.2g

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Re: Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by Bignuggs on Thu 15 Dec 2016, 5:34 pm

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Got this little guy the other day 4.2g

That's a nice piece.  Cleaned up it will make a nice pendant.
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Re: Show us Ya Crystalline

Post by EugeneApollo on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 2:12 pm

Cheers Chris.
you get a nugget that in size looks like it should weigh an ounce
What kind of did metal detector you use?  As for a beginner to choose metal detecting to be a hobby, I am  wondering about what are the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] How do you evaluate this product? lol!

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