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Author Topic: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?  (Read 325294 times)

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Offline SDHillbilly

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #680 on: August 13, 2017, 09:28:08 PM »
 <-wave-> Changed the pipe to plate. Added two drops sulfuric (I don't have any Hydrochloric).  Now the wait.  Here'some pics of improvements. Left it enough inside audit to protect it from rain.  The orange mud that settles out averages .16 oz. au  per ton.  If I ever get the portal stable I can clean out the tunnel.  Its just a little over 1800 ft. long with around 4 feet of mud that has precipitated out of the water after my grandpa blasted the entrance shut in 1973.  Thanks.
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #681 on: August 14, 2017, 08:57:10 PM »
 <-wave-> Yes, same water. <-d'oh-> I have smaller copper I could use.  I'll set up a new batch tomorrow with fresh water and less surface area. What would be the best ph level?
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #682 on: September 15, 2017, 12:51:34 PM »
 <-wave->Sorry so slow. End of season dirt work frenzy  [^Crazy!#] . Set up larger test with gravity water flow. Here are some pics. Simple but seems to work.  What if i use dc current on plates? I'm amazed at how much metal can be harvested this way.  Thanks again tinmanII.
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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #683 on: October 29, 2017, 07:16:52 PM »
Finally got my tranny job done and was able to get down to claim,been a long time! Took a Whites metal detector with me for fun,and it helped me locate some nice spots with sulfides. Was on the hunt and have been for a very long time for 200' fissures which the history on record says holds  some very sweet mineral counts. The problem being,after 104yrs, the forest has changed since this history was recorded. Like being logged in some places twice as well as forest duff being very deep and fern and salal cover <-thinking->  Any way  I found them,and the detector showed me a few sweet places of some nice rock.  Bornite/chalco/pyyrohotite/zinc   This stuff is far nicer then the rock I had assayed except for the 20% Zn. Gold& $ilver  where key in this fissures,my fingers are crossed.Edith Occurance -Spencer Creek Claim 012.JPG

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #684 on: October 29, 2017, 08:03:10 PM »
Hi.Nice find.Quite the jungle you got there.Luck,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #685 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:58 PM »
Thanx  mcbain. What I have learned the hard way, is trust the geology when its speaking loudly to you, more then old historical written record. lol! ^#!

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #686 on: November 09, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
Sending a couple more assays away.The rock I got this time out appears to be better then the last couple of assay rock we did.  Hell the one assay already done last yr = in a very rough fun est $1150 can/T    It held 1oz Ag/ 19.5%Zn/  1.5% Cu/  2.9lbs Cobalt/ 1150grs Cadium don't think will beat this one.We will trouch the copper assay with this rocks bornite content.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #687 on: November 09, 2017, 07:38:22 PM »
Hi.MCC. nice pic ,you are onto something.Luck ,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #688 on: November 10, 2017, 02:36:54 PM »
So this is the blue clay I've heard about... while digging in my spot I find stuff that blue. But not this dark of blue.

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Re: Lets Talk Copper!Any Takers?
« Reply #689 on: November 10, 2017, 04:33:07 PM »
Yes siree Blue Clay,your picture of the chunk in your hand is showing  what appears to be a small spot of Malachite or chrysocolla copper.The Blue like you,I see is Azurite=5%Cu or better.I guess if it appears to be a big enough area,an assay would be the order of the day. You may have even more exotic copper(covellite?) hidding within.   {-applause-}