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gold what glass like rock can it be trapped in

 
 
Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 12:11 pm
i have a rock that has gold in it the rock looks like dark red glass. some iron dust is on the out side what is it the glass stuff.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 12:13 pm
probably amber?

Lot's of things get caught in amber.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 01:48 pm
@elfcrystals,
What makes you think the stuff inside is gold?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 01:56 pm
@elfcrystals,
obsidian ?
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 02:08 pm
@elfcrystals,
Gold appears associated with quartz.

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The soil has a high iron content that gives the quartz rock enclosed in the specimens a rich red color.


http://www.akmining.com/moore/101969fm.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 02:48 pm
Alteratively, it could be iron pyrite . . . fool's gold.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 03:01 pm
@Setanta,
oh, the irony.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 03:04 pm
Irony . . . is that the mineral form of iron?
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elfcrystals
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 04:00 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
i cut it obsidian appears to be right. it with stood the nitric test just small flecks of gold should make the gransd child a nice pendant. thanks
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