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Hello I found a very large boulder of sylvanite . I havent weighed it yet but the thing is very heavy , im still working on getting it on my truck . just wonder how hard it would be to turn it into gold . Could take the silver and the gold out . thanks

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If you really have sylvanite, it would be worth much more as mineral specimens. Break the boulder apart with a hammer and sell them individually on ebay. You should even be able to get much more then gold and silver spot selling to a mineral dealer.

Steve

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Really . I did take a hammer ,then a big hammer . A chisel and about everything short of a power impack hammer . I was only able to bust off some small peices from the outer Skelton . The funny thing is after all that ,these smaller pieces are still really hard . It's so hard it's britle . And breaks up easy . I took these smaller pieces and put them in my rock grinder and it turned into this purple powder and ground up real nice . I tried to pan out the heavys but it's all heavy so it didn't work at all .

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Are you sure you have sylvanite? I just don't think it would turn into a purple powder if you ground it. Maybe if you had some sylvanite in some type of purple host rock but I can't even picture that..

Have you done a streak test on it?

http://www.minerals.net/resource/property/Streak.aspx

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/streak1.html

Steve

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The rock is the most hardest rock I have found to date it is also the heaviest for its size . Haven't taken any pic of it yet because I might do something like post them . I will once it's in my truck just dont wish to give away it's location . I do have pic of the chips off the Skelton I will post later . The rock has fluorite In it because my uv light makes it glow . The boulder does have this dark red hydrothermal vein down threw the center that has all kinds of stuff going on in it . I can see some wire gold and small quartz looking stones ect . I've done a lot of research and every single thing points this thing came down 13.000 years ago from Canada . They do mine this same stuff to the north of me and looks exactly the same other than this red looking vein down the center . If this rock was cut cross ways it would look incredible that's forsure

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Hey pesky ,

It's a little tough identifying a rock without a pic... It's like asking what color my shirt is and telling you it might be made of cotton... You are pretty safe in posting a couple pics if you dont include any geographical info with it. Michigan is not exactly a postage stamp so finding one rock would be quite a task. It would be so cool if it was sylvanite , and Steve is right . It would be worth more being sold as specimens then the value of it refined. at least double in value. post a pic when you feel safe. Could be granite too.

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I'm trying to roast some of it right now . Just got it started . Added a old brown bottle , flour . Sodium carbonate and silica sand . The pic I have are just chip from the outer shell like thing they really don't do it justice . The big piece thats still out there is something I can look at all day .

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The pieces in the pan looks a lot like my flint or chert rock. Which is like 6 1/2 to 7 on hardness scale.

Rim

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We also found this giant piece of this dark green rock with a white quartz vein about 2" wide not to fare away . The vein has black as well , very cool looking . Getting a plan of attack on that one as well . Thinking I might need to mount some kind of a lift on the truck .

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Can you see that red powder that should hematite and should be loaded with gold . The purple is flourite because under the uv it glows pink . Them black mineral cristles I think should be sylvanite,. What ever it is it has a lot going on . I can see some wire gold in the vein as well

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Hey Pesky ,

you sound alot like me when i was younger , but don't start dragging home rocks because they look like something somebody else had that held a precious mineral. I think your rock is leaverite. And thanks for posting some pics for us to see. I hope it works out good for you....If you really want those rocks you will find a way to get them home...

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These rocks all came down from Canada no one has ever seen or held these rocks before they just pop out of ground like mushrooms every winter from the frost . The Canadian mountains where all ground down and deleaverd to me . It's hard to say what's around . Very few rocks look the same around here . Not trying to make money looking to save money because it's hard to spend money rolling boulders back to the house

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Justin Beiber came down from canada. We do know that. We dont know that for sure about your rocks , and if it did come down from canada doesn't mean a thing.... unless it's got a case of Molsons with it.

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