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types of rocks with gold

types of rocks with gold

To know what type of rock is gold associated with you must see that the minerals most common in placer deposits are platinum iridosmine magnetite iron pyrites ilmenite zircon garnets rutile and barytes wolfram scheelite brookite and diamonds are less common Diamonds are associated with gold

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  • Day 22 Igneous rocks associated with gold and

    Day 22 Igneous rocks associated with gold and

    Gold usually comes detachment veins hosted in metamorphic rocks such as quartz and slate which being eroded by floods igneous type basalts peridotites andesites granites breccias and other large volume of coarse grains especially that although gold is not specifically formed igneous bedrock drag him to these streams

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  • Gold USGS

    Gold USGS

    Gold is relatively scarce in the earth but it occurs in many different kinds of rocks and in many different geological environments Though scarce gold is concentrated by geologic processes to form commercial deposits of two principal types lode primary deposits and placer secondary deposits Lode deposits are the targets for the

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  • How to Find Gold Using a few common placer gold rocks

    How to Find Gold Using a few common placer gold rocks

    In this video post I’ll start you with an understanding of rock types then you’ll zero in on the specific set of rocks and minerals commonly found with gold Fool’s gold – chalco pyrite CuFeS View the full gold prospecting video at this link when you’re done reading How to find gold using rocks

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  • Natural Gold Indicators Part 1 Gold Geology Lesson

    Natural Gold Indicators Part 1 Gold Geology Lesson

    Aug 22 2014 · Productive Rock Types for the Area When researching a mining district good gold geology references will indicate the general rock types that area associated with the productive gold mines in the area Pay attention to these most common rock types and always be looking for them when you are out prospecting

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  • Geology of Gold Mineralization How Gold Deposits are

    Geology of Gold Mineralization How Gold Deposits are

    Gold deposits are found in a variety of geological conditions identifying these indicators of gold geology will increase your likelihood of finding gold

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  • Chris Ralphs Gold Prospecting Encyclopedia Information

    Chris Ralphs Gold Prospecting Encyclopedia Information

    These pages answer frequently asked questions about gemstones There are pages and photos for all types of individual gemstones featuring both the most popular stones as well as some lesser known special stones Make Your Own Jewelry Some prospectors and rock hounds are interested in converting the gold and stones they find into jewelry

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  • GoldBearing Soil Types Our Pastimes

    GoldBearing Soil Types Our Pastimes

    Certain types of soil and rock formations are more likely to be goldbearing due to environmental and geological processes Gold is relatively rare but it occurs in various types of soils and environments particularly those that have been shifted or compacted by the

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  • Gold The mineral native Gold information and pictures

    Gold The mineral native Gold information and pictures

    To extract the gold the ore is crushed then the gold is separated from the ore by various methods Gold nuggets a popular form of Gold with collectors are formed when erosion causes a large piece of Gold to separate from its mother rock and then gets carried into a stream or river The flowing water tumbles the Gold giving it its distinct

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  • Gold Geoscience Australia

    Gold Geoscience Australia

    Gold is a very rare substance making up only 3 parts per billion of the Earths outer layer imagine 1 billion smarties in one place and only 3 of them were made of gold Its rarity and physical properties have made gold one of the most prized of the Earths natural resources When gold is found in rocks it is almost always in a pure state

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  • Chris Ralphs Gold Prospecting Encyclopedia Information

    Chris Ralphs Gold Prospecting Encyclopedia Information

    These pages answer frequently asked questions about gemstones There are pages and photos for all types of individual gemstones featuring both the most popular stones as well as some lesser known special stones Make Your Own Jewelry Some prospectors and rock hounds are interested in converting the gold and stones they find into jewelry

    read more
  • Prospecting for Gold Ore Techniques to find Rocks with

    Prospecting for Gold Ore Techniques to find Rocks with

    Nov 25 2017 · Changes in Rock Type and Vegetation Gold will often form in places where two different types of geology come together Thus places where two distinctly different types of rock come together are alway worth prospecting If an area has a lot of soil then these rock changes aren’t always easy to see In this case vegetation will be a good

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  • Prospecting Encyclopedia Geology of how Gold Deposits

    Prospecting Encyclopedia Geology of how Gold Deposits

    This type of gold depositing system is the most common one found within the state of Alaska A third theory of gold genesis is applied mainly to goldbearing veins in metamorphic rocks that occur in mountain belts at continental margins

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  • Gold The mineral native Gold information and pictures

    Gold The mineral native Gold information and pictures

    To extract the gold the ore is crushed then the gold is separated from the ore by various methods Gold nuggets a popular form of Gold with collectors are formed when erosion causes a large piece of Gold to separate from its mother rock and then gets carried into a stream or river The flowing water tumbles the Gold giving it its distinct

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  • Gold Volcano World Oregon State University

    Gold Volcano World Oregon State University

    Gold in Greenstone Belts Gold is found in Archean rocks older than 25 billion years greenstone belts in Australia southern Africa and Canada Greenstone belts are volcanicsedimentary sequences which include ultramafic rocks dolerite basalt chert sandstone shale tuff banded ironformation and other rock types

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  • 3 Ways to Identify Gold in Quartz wikiHow

    3 Ways to Identify Gold in Quartz wikiHow

    Sep 06 2019 · To identify gold inside of a piece of quartz hold a magnet against the rock If the quartz sticks to the magnet then it contains iron pyrite or fool’s gold You can also try to scratch a piece of glass or unglazed ceramic with the gold portion of the rock Real gold will not scratch these substances

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  • Identifying Gold Rocks Our Pastimes

    Identifying Gold Rocks Our Pastimes

    Gold is a very rare and precious metal that is soft malleable and heavy and it is often found with other minerals such as quartz Learn about the differences between gold and fools gold with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this free video on identifying rocks

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  • Geology Glaciers and Gold part 3 Klondike Gold Rush

    Geology Glaciers and Gold part 3 Klondike Gold Rush

    Feb 10 2020 · But what types of rocks usually host deposits of gold And how does the gold get into these rocks Nature is a mad scientist and there is more than one answer to these questions Geologists have studied gold deposits for decades and know of different processes that form gold deposits Klondike gold formed by one of these processes

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  • GOLD

    GOLD

    Veins and reefs of goldbearing quartz can occur in many types of rock for example around granites in volcanic rocks or in regions of black slate but in most cases these host rocks are not the

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  • Gem Mineral Identification Treasure Quest Mining

    Gem Mineral Identification Treasure Quest Mining

    Pyrite – Better known as “fool’s gold” pyrite was often mistaken by prospectors as gold because of it’s brassy color and shine It’s name is derived from the Greek word pyr which means “fire” When struck by iron pyrite emits a spark of fire Pyrite occurs in many different shapes and

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  • Rock Identification Guide Mining Matters

    Rock Identification Guide Mining Matters

    The sheer number and variety of rock and mineral samples required for the production of the units is immense More than 60 samples representing 25 different types of metallic and industrial minerals aggregates and the three main rock groups – igneous sedimentary and

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  • Gold Volcano World Oregon State University

    Gold Volcano World Oregon State University

    Gold in Greenstone Belts Gold is found in Archean rocks older than 25 billion years greenstone belts in Australia southern Africa and Canada Greenstone belts are volcanicsedimentary sequences which include ultramafic rocks dolerite basalt chert sandstone shale tuff banded ironformation and other rock types

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  • Methods of Gold Mining Geology In

    Methods of Gold Mining Geology In

    Barrick Gold Corporation has one of the largest openpit gold mines in North America located on its Goldstrike mine property in northeastern Nevada Other gold mines use underground mining where the ore is extracted through tunnels or shafts South Africa has the worlds deepest hard rock gold mine up to 3900 metres 12800 ft underground

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