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Offline puffnstuff65

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what type of rock is this
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:48:36 AM »
Hello guys can anyone id this rock for me it has this purple line going through it it has quarts as well

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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 05:59:48 PM »
Quartz, the purple is trace metal iron. See Amethyst.
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The common BC prospector name for it is leverite.
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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:31:09 PM »
Thank you geezir
I find all sorts of them on my property and lots of fools gold pyrite lots of red stones with black veins is there a reference book or something that can help me id them. Still no gold lots of quarts broken one large full of black veins in them as well.

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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 07:05:51 PM »
Hi.Simply google Simple geology.Alot of reading but a whole new outlook.could help you alot.Luck,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 06:25:50 AM »
Hey Puff,

Try this link> http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/mineral_id_keytic.htm

Click on the various items and picture will come up as well as descriptions.

Good Luck

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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 06:28:43 AM »
Hey thank Cat
this is nice info The Mineral Identification this will help out for sure  Key thank you


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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 04:30:12 PM »
Thanks ykplacer for the links and help on this subject  BC needs that similar info like Ontario
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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 07:25:29 PM »
Thanks you for the links guys this is some interesting info  :D

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Re: what type of rock is this
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 11:53:46 AM »
Thank you geezir
I find all sorts of them on my property and lots of fools gold pyrite lots of red stones with black veins is there a reference book or something that can help me id them. Still no gold lots of quarts broken one large full of black veins in them as well.

Hey Puff...you say you got lots of pyrite on your property but no gold eh?
Just because you can't see it ..that doesn't mean it isn't there..
Ever hear of the big giant mining company" Agnico Eagle "in Quebec?
Here 's some information from a gold mine they own in Quebec.



The Goldex mine


Mineralization

Goldex is a large, relatively low-grade body defined by the intensity of stockwork veins and gold grades rather than by individual veins. Most of the gold occurs as microscopic particles associated with pyrite, while the rest occurs as coarse native gold grains. There are several zones of gold mineralization with isolated ore-grade intercepts over mineable widths on the property, and all of them except the South Zone are hosted by the Goldex Granodiorite. The M and E Zones and the Deep 1 Zone contain gold-bearing quartz-tourmaline-pyrite veins and veinlets. The South Zone consists of quartz veins that have higher grades than those in the primary mineralized zones at Goldex.



Processing

The processing plant treats ore from the M and E zones and more recently the Deep Zone. Ore is treated using a two-stage crushing process, followed by a two-stage grinding circuit that consists of a semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill and a ball mill. Most of the ground ore is fed to a gravity circuit that recovers about two-thirds of the gold, which is then smelted on site to form doré bars. Flotation recovers the rest of the gold, producing a gold-bearing pyrite concentrate.

 


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