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16oz gold monster register strong gold signal


Allen

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Hello all was out today with my gold monster when it registered this specimen. It was show a strong gold sound and signal. I picked it up and for the size about 3 inches round and only about 1” thick. It weighs 16 oz. 
I thought that it would have iron with the black and the quartz showing. But my name badge magnet just fell right off of it. It did not stick at all. 
I have it in salt and viniger right now so we will see what turns out. Of course the top you can see the bottom needs a good cleaning. Here are some pictures of the find before it is cleaned. 
 

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I broke it up yesterday. It looks like it may be pyrite in it. It is funny gold monster 1000 registered it as gold. It weighed about one pound and for the size it was small. It does not look like there is any gold in it. 

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Aside from the “gold” indication, is the sound sharp like a metal target, or warbly like a hot rock?

The hot rocks I found are on the surface.

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I’m not sure how big it is, but a couple inches or less I’d crush and pan.  It’s good exercise in the times I’ve used the mortar and pestle but only found a couple of specs of gold.

A good magnifying glass and light helps.  60 power jewelers loupe:

https://www.amazon.com/Magnifying-Loupe-Jewelry-Magnifier-Jeweler/dp/B0137997H2/

 

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8 hours ago, Allen said:

I broke it up yesterday. It looks like it may be pyrite in it. It is funny gold monster 1000 registered it as gold. It weighed about one pound and for the size it was small. It does not look like there is any gold in it. 

I've found specimens that sound just like gold but contained none. In most cases it was either pyrite or galena that gave off the signal.

It's odd some specimens that contain pyrite or galena can set off a detector but others don't. I'm left scratching my head at times.

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