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Author Topic: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)  (Read 3118 times)

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Offline mcbain

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Re: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 07:31:53 PM »
In BC.the price of everyting just went up 40% to everyworking  tax payor.The restget a free ride.surprising how many voters show up when they are promised a free ride.Oh well just something we have to live with before they cut thier own throats again.Just saying,Luck,Mcbain.
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Re: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 11:14:49 AM »
I wouldn't be doing many assays at $600 a piece, that much I do know.  I only checked on the 3 element one so now I am curious as what the pricing would be for full element at the lab I went to....

What has changed with the XRF analyzers?  The last I heard is that they could be useful kit for some applications but not the best thing to rely on.  The calibration and targeted industry for the analyzer could lead to errors in the results, maybe the new ones for mining are better in this aspect?  Don't they just look at and analyze what it can see, which is a small window into the sample?  So in this small window it could look like 1000ppm gold but actually the sample contains 1ppm overall?  Or it could show that nothing is there but if you crush and pan the rock there is gold there as the windows it was pointed at had nothing to see.

Maybe I am missing something here but I would sooner buy a Falcon MD-20, or crush and pan, or assay before I would go down the XRF road, but that's just me.

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Re: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2018, 10:18:41 PM »
The photo in the link is from a grass roots project in Red Lake. It looks a bit more compelling than what you have.

You must be in an interesting area. I'd keep looking around.

If you do decide to get assays some at some point, don't rule out base metals either.

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Re: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 09:07:00 PM »
Wow.That assay was cheap.Lucky to get away with less than 600.00 in B.C. <~ShOcK~> <~ShOcK~>.Luck,Mcbain.

Different lab located on Vancouver Island same cheap price, I've used them a few times.

Also used American Analytical in the USA a few time and a lab in Saskatchewan, none have charged unreasonable prices.

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Re: Could this be gold bearing formation?(photos)
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 09:32:16 PM »
Hello Bill of Rights:  Those photos appear to be either/or both:  boudinage structures or migmatites.  Boudinage structures are usually found in relatively high level metamorphic terranes and are a result of tensional forces.  The most common source rocks are layered sedimentary rocks of different composition.  When these rocks are subjected to tensional (pulling) forces and high heat the layers become plastic and stretch and thin with some layers actually pulling apart. When this happens the material in the other layers sags to fill in the voids created and the result is a series of sausage like structures (Boudinages).   Migmatites are similar but of a much higher degree of metamorphism.  Usually they are indicative of a deep burial environment where the rock is near molten and under compression forces. Here the rock will start to segregate (sweat), large quartz eyes for example, and  being near molten they have the consistency of putty and being subject to compression can be swirled into a variety of shapes. As to gold content , well, as the saying goes - gold is where you find it. So the only real way to know is to grab a couple of samples and have them assayed.  Generally such high metamorphic terranes  don't have gold in them as the high heat tends to dissipate the gold into the surrounding rock. Good luck and happy hunting. 


P.S.  With you being in the Canadian Shield you might want to check out Ore Deposits 101 Part 4 Archean Greenstone gold deposits by Andrew Jackson and produced by Sprott Media and found on youtube.  It's actually quite informative and easy to follow


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