A few things of mine looking for new home..

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Not the best of pictures but should be high resolution...weighs in at 47.39 grams...by far not one of my babies but I feel it is a decent piece to share for the first thing of sharing...let me know your thoughts etc etc
 

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Also would like your thoughts on this paticular piece....please be nice as I am very new to all this but do have some very nice pieces I believe...
 

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And sorry but this will be my last one for awhile until I at least get some responses or something lolol eager to hear back from you all for real tho....
 

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I’m not familiar with the geology side of gold recovery, What are these rocks made of, have you had them tested, what’s your estimated gold content? The pictures in the second set really look cool
 

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Have not been tested come from an unknown what I feel Treasure trove....I'm pretty sure all 3 of these are quartz based but not 100...I've been doing alot of reading I mean alot for a long good minute as in months maybe year or 2 because well secretiveness is key I guess lololol but yes yes the 2nd set looks like spider webs or something....its taken me awhile to find a couple decent forums to actually trust the people so maybe here soon I will figure out alot more....
 

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You have some lighting issues I think.
All the images seem very yellowish.
Maybe retake the pictures with proper lights.
Then it may be possible to see what it is?
Regards Per-Ove
 

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Added a different one will get the second set retook not sure if this helped much but...
 

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Can not tell, kinda looks like quartz, if you see something that looks like gold, try a couple of tests.
Does what you think may be gold crush to powder like pyrite or can you smash it flat like gold, soft or brittle like a sulfide fools gold, or is it malleable like gold metal.
scratch a mark, piece of broken china or bottom of the coffee cup, after finishing your drink, is the scratch still gold, or do you get a blackish to red(magnetite) or red-brown streak (hematite) of iron sulfide ore pyritic ores.


If you still suspect gold or you are still not sure what you have here is another test.
Crush and pan it, you can add a few small slivers of lead to your pan (count them).
Your gold (if any) is heavier than your tiniest lead sliver, and pyrite is so much lighter than the lead piece,
In the pan we shake the heavies down and dump the lighter material from the pan, pan till all you have in the pan is gold, black sand, and your sliver of lead, all the pyrite or mica will float out or be washed out of your pan early in the process...

There are several other tests like using chemicals or other methods, but you should not need them at this point if you can see something shining and yellow you wish to know if it is gold or fools gold...
 
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The last 3 different pics are all quartz and will work on a better picture but one one you can actually see the nice gold coloring overtop the black....if that makes sense but I I pretty sure they are all of the gold variety along with many other ones I have....umm as far as basic testing the sunlight shadow test is 100 for gold as in losing no real color from light to dark along with no affect from a couple different acids...I will work on some much better pictures maybe even ones outside in natural light because I do believe there will be some people very interested because from what I have read researched etc etc I do actually have a few very nice rare specimens...
 

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I'm usually pretty good with rocks, rockhounding is one of my many other hobbies. If you can take some more focused pictures, maybe even some macro shots, I could probably tell you what you've got there. From the pictures so far, looks like a sulphide but its pretty blurry so hard to say for sure. I find similar stuff around iron and copper mines, and in landscaping stone yards as "desert gold" flagstone. Again, based on the current pictures thats my guess.
 

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Not the highest resolution but hey a little better....

And and "desert gold" that usually just with quartz or quartz an actual rocks/silver/copper because these are just a few of the quartz variants I have but since I'm mentioning I do have one I'm going to snap a quick picture of to see exactly what you all think the rock is or mineral or whatever
 

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To me on some parts of this that color is a beautiful golden color butt I'm also very very new to all of this so it could just be a simple well know rock or something but the way it feels is a bit different than most
 

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One last thing the weight of all these are just incredible compared to other rocks of the same size or even damn near twice the size
 

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The same one....your thoughts??
 

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Not all that is yellow is gold - I just did a search with - pictures of yellow rocks

Check out this web page


pic #02 is interesting (the base rock the crystal is sitting on) # 06 quartz #09 provides a huge list of minerals (rocks) that can be yellow (but no gold)

I have a couple of pieces of tigers eye (raw rocks) when cut & polished it "looks" like it has bands of gold running through it - but it's not gold

Bottom line - you can post pictures of "yellow rocks" all day long but that does not mean they are gold &/or have gold in them (& no one else can tell just from looking at the pics)

If you really want to know I suggest you follow "butchers" testing advice

Kurt
 

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Also have a couple like this that seem a bit different than usual
 

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