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I got a real solid signal when I was out nugget hunting this morning with my GPX5000. It was the first non-trash signal I've had in 4 days in norther Nevada.

What I found was a shattered rock that was down about 6 inches. It came out in crumbly pieces. It is not magnetic and there are tiny black crystals in it.

Hot rocks are pretty much non existent in this area. Any ideas as to what it is?

All total, it weighs 1 pound 14 ounces.


Edited by Dakota Slim
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Odd. Are all the pieces detectable? Maybe there is a chunk of gold in just a section of it.

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Is it dark enough to be basalt? Thought it was more black. But I'm no space turd expert either haha.

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MIght help if you knew the geologic trend/rock unit of the area local to your find.

where did you find it?https://mrdata.usgs.gov/sgmc/nv.html

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Slim what shape are the black crystals? octahedral, if so Im thinking black spinel? Im optimistic. LOL great photos but I still cant see that small.

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