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Hi,

I have been helping and working for a relative in a mine for over a year. But have had trouble identifying what this mixed mine contains. Ive been suggested vanadium, malachite, antimony, pyrite and so on but dont know which one it really is. I have an analysis report too but someone suggested that this report may be wrong and the Fe, S is lower than what it really is. I wanted to know if this report matches the ore and what the exact name this is. I have a few pictures to show.

Thanks very much!

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Peacock can contain Gold and Silver, hence the Blue sulphides. Cobalt could also be present. Without having it tested ya never know. Don't go by the one and only test that was done.

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Peacock can contain Gold and Silver, hence the Blue sulphides. Cobalt could also be present. Without having it tested ya never know. Don't go by the one and only test that was done.

Every test I have done came out similar to this but I believe they are wrong. Anyway thanks for the information and I think this is peacock ore as the images are closest to matching the photos.
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Every test I have done came out similar to this but I believe they are wrong. Anyway thanks for the information and I think this is peacock ore as the images are closest to matching the photos.

Why do you disregard the results of multiple tests? :idunno:

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Why do you disregard the results of multiple tests? :idunno:

Because the observatories here are not well trained. When the ore was sent to a chinese company, We were told the ore has a lower Fe and S than what the report shows.

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I used to do assays.

You can get conflicting results depending on the samples tested

due to variables of mineral content per sample.

You can get dif results in samples taken depending on the part of the ore

sampled.

Just a slight dif in the location of the samples taken can scew the results.

Very seldom will mulitple samples result in duplicate determinations. :brows:

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I used to do assays.

You can get conflicting results depending on the samples tested

due to variables of mineral content per sample.

You can get dif results in samples taken depending on the part of the ore

sampled.

Just a slight dif in the location of the samples taken can scew the results.

Very seldom will mulitple samples result in duplicate determinations. :brows:

Oh ok. Thanks very much for letting me know.

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Assays, at best, is your best educated/calculated guess. :89:

Ya take several samples, break 'em down to componants,

and figure the averages.

Say a sample assays at 15% Fe.

The next assays at 12%.

The last assays at 9%.

Take the total, 36, divide by the number of samples,

(in this case 3).

So, the ore would contain an "average" of 12% Fe.

* In my example above, the assays also show that you're getting further away from the main ore body

with each sample taken. So, note the location where each sample is taken. Ya might wanna work closer

to where ya got the first/best resulting sample. :brows:

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SP so how far away from the ore are you if it's 12%? Just had to ask... :89:

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SP so how far away from the ore are you if it's 12%? Just had to ask... :89:

The above is just a hypothetical example.

The 12% is just an "average" in the example.

The distance from the main body to the 12% values concentration

depends on the location of the sample spot in relation to the main ore body.

Ya never know until you assay the samples just where the greater values are

located. There is never a set distance, it can vary in several yards to only inches

and then disappear altogether in the next foot. :th:

As the saying goes, "Sample, sample, sample,...". :4chsmu1:

Eventually you would be trying to find the aprox amount of "values" in a

ton of ore. You assay 2 oz. samples from various sites and do the math

to figure your "average" values content per ton. :brows:

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"it can vary in several yards to only inches"...That's good to know! At least you didn't say 100's of yards...yeaaaaaaaaa! :D

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"it can vary in several yards to only inches"...That's good to know! At least you didn't say 100's of yards...yeaaaaaaaaa! :D

That's the clincher, the main ore body could be miles away and you are only getting into the aluvial deposits. :cry2:

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Oh, now you say miles away. No fair... :cry2:

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