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Hot Rock or Not

Post by Peaky on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 11:40 am

Was able to have a swing over the weekend prior to work in Kalgoorlie

I only had the SDC on me and managed to ping 3 bits

I got two out of the same hole ( A First For Me )

Anyway I had a hot rock give me a good signal so I picked it up and have got it at home
The rock is about 6 cm X 3 cm and weighs 221 g

I did a ground balance over the rock and it still gave a good signal

It is really heavy for the size so I now have it in a Bath of Acid to see whats in side

Fingers crossed

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Hot Rock or Not

Post by goldstrijk on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 1:55 pm

Smash it mate!
Does the pin pointer go off on it? Shocked

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Re: Hot Rock or Not

Post by Peaky on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 2:02 pm

Pete

I didn't try that

I will check it out tonight

For a old bloke you do have some good ideas

HAHAHA

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Re: Hot Rock or Not

Post by goldstrijk on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 4:30 pm

AaaaaaaaH not as good as Fred Hahaha!
Hope ya have some luck mate!
Not that ya need it haha! Laughing

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Post by Guest on Thu 17 Sep 2015, 4:53 am

Always check any rock that gives a signal, as I found many specimens that had no gold visible, what I usually do while detecting with the small ones that I suspect are just hotrocks I put them on a flat rock and pound them with the back of the pick, if it is a hotrock they will usually just disintegrate as they are generally light and soft.

Anything more solid and heavy you are better pocketing it and have a better look at it when back in camp, if you don't have a dolly pot then the easiest way to find out what it is just to crack it open, its safer to wrap it in some rag to contain the pieces and to stop bits hitting you in the face, and give it bash to break it up, species with no visible gold are not worth anything so all you can do is crush it.

First time I cracked a quarts species for a better look a piece hit me in the face just under my left eye and cut me, lesson learnt and only got two eyes so take care to contain it.

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Re: Hot Rock or Not

Post by Jack-Tar on Thu 17 Sep 2015, 11:17 pm

Have you checked it to see if it is magnetic?

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Post by travelergold on Thu 24 Sep 2015, 1:57 pm

Checking to see if it is magnetic or not will not tell you if there is some gold in the middle of it. We have picked up many numerous hot rocks and they were magnetic but they still had gold in them.  Even some of the early guys to the muster saw a couple of hot rocks that they said throw them, gold was showing in very small specks on a couple that we pointed out to them and turned out they had good gold in them when crushed. The guys were surprised that they had gold. Just to clarify, we only crushed when we could after we left when we could but if you looked carefully at them there was specks showing.
Check all your hot rocks carefully. TG

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