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Macro shots of small gold
« on: May 05, 2015, 05:48:29 AM »
Got a macro lens for the phone camera.
Some recent gold shots, second panning trip of this season.
40X makes the gold big!







Bottom of my vial so far.



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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 06:47:20 AM »
Gotta check those out> nice clear Pics.

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 07:52:32 AM »
Some of these look like they just popped out of the quartz vein (shiney facets), others look like they have mercury staining on them!
Nice though!! Are these from a hard rock deposit or a placer?

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 12:14:18 PM »
Thanks Top Cat and beav, Some of the pieces have native silver,
I think, no mercury, but the beach that I pan on has a former mine there.  So some is angular
and some is rounded and more weathered and more orange.  Some has quartz imbedded. 

Fun to look at.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 07:59:13 PM »
Hi.Great pics.too bad  the camera cant keep it that size.Would not life be sweet.luck mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 10:52:13 PM »
Agree totally McBain, can't take those pictures into the bank and exchange them for money.
I think every miner wants to find a hole to put their hand into and pull out a few big nuggets.
It is fascinating to look at, even at a small scale.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 07:21:32 PM »
Those are some excellent photos. :)
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 09:00:51 AM »
Will have to look more closely at that mercury idea.  
May have been hasty in noting silver.  Haven't come across it before and you
may have hit it on the head if the former mine used Hg in the concentration process.  
Will look into that beav.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 05:35:32 PM »
I have seen that happen before, that is what it looks like. Mercury LOVES gold...

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 04:39:46 AM »
Some more shots, reference dime.  Different location, more garnets (pink), less pyrite.
Thanks for the info on the mercury beav, first time coming across it.
Thanks -CHAD- for the compliments on the pics. 
















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