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Yellow Stuff

A little gold to brighten the day.
 

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Thank you all for the comments and the likes. On numerous occasions when I work the stream, I do remove what I call “cemented rocks.” Simply put, these rocks are embedded at the bottom with clay and have not been moved or altered. If the water depth isn’t beyond two feet, I’ll carefully remove it from the bottom with top clay/gravels intact. Once placed on the bank, I then can make a thorough cleaning and place all contents into a pan. Photos 1 and 2 illustrate this with the before and after look. The last photo is the end result of what gold was recovered from this single rock.
Granted not all rocks with clay hold gold. I have found that for the most part, a creamy substance type clay without gravels are the ones that will hold no gold. Still I wash each rock because one never knows.
 

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Odanscoils

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Thank you all for the comments and the likes. On numerous occasions when I work the stream, I do remove what I call “cemented rocks.” Simply put, these rocks are embedded at the bottom with clay and have not been moved or altered. If the water depth isn’t beyond two feet, I’ll carefully remove it from the bottom with top clay/gravels intact. Once placed on the bank, I then can make a thorough cleaning and place all contents into a pan. Photos 1 and 2 illustrate this with the before and after look. The last photo is the end result of what gold was recovered from this single rock.
Granted not all rocks with clay hold gold. I have found that for the most part, a creamy substance type clay without gravels are the ones that will hold no gold. Still I wash each rock because one never knows.
Very nice work. Congratulations on your finds.
 
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