Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

What Percentage of the Time .................


Recommended Posts

Probably close to 90% for me when I think about it, as in there is visible quartz with the other material in the general area.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Quartz blows, quartz float, quartz veins, nearly all areas here have quartz mixed with gravel and other minerals where gold is present.

Around two hundred years ago when the Portuguese brought slaves into Brazil they found visible quartz vein loaded with gold. All they had to do was dig out the vein until it was gone. Many times the vein was only one to two feet deep and less than two feet wide.

Other veins of quartz carrying gold was a couple of yards wide and 50' deep that went into and sometimes through a mountain. I've beeped several of these after I burned out the snakes but only found one quartz and gold nugget that was discarded with the tails.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Here in the Golden Crescent the mean average would be at least 80% but the platinum group metals not so much. John

Link to post
Share on other sites

In my area, much of the gold comes from ancient rivers. Most of the nuggets are very river worn and not much quartz with them......

Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't had much luck around ' bull quartz' what I call it, pure white quartz. I get more interested the dirtier the quartz is; rusty ol crappy ugly quartz, I like

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a few patches that have tiny quartz stringers in iron schist associated with iron pyrite ... Always seems to be quartz nearby even when the gold occurs in the schist without quartz directly involved .... When I'm prospecting I look for four main indicators: schist, quartz, greenstone and ironstone ... Like the old timers said (crap, I guess I'm one of them now!) the more colors in the mineralization, the more favorable for gold! .... Cheers, Unc

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I like Shep ... rarely find much if any gold in pure white quartz ... mineralization is the key ... more colors the better!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

So what y'all are sayin' is I shouldn't bother diggin'

out all those bull quartz stringers over to the Leviathan then..?? :rolleyes:

( One time I paid a visit to that face for about an hour or so

with an MD 20 and all I got was lonely.. )

SA

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...