Gold Detecting Show'n Tell

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Whilst seeking what and why Crystalline gold is so rare, apparently its the purest form having not travelled or been effected by erosion etc. As I found three pieces within two feet of each other I was pondering how and why you would find Crystalline along side non Crystalline gold :eek: On further inspection I think the other two pieces may also be Crystalline. Well here's hoping :D Either way as soon as the heat of day drops a little I'll be nicking back out there tonight to find their mates ;)

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found (not by me) in north western australia late last year, weight 44 g (?).

crystalline gold is rarer, but in some places gold is only found in crystalline form.
also small/abraded crystals of gold are much commoner and less valuable than larger sharper crystals.

these very well formed, sharp and large crystals are apparently valued at many times their gold price.
 

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Conrad said:
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com/forum/img/member-images/16362/1642227186_gold_crystals_2.jpg
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found (not by me) in north western australia late last year, weight 44 g (?).

crystalline gold is rarer, but in some places gold is only found in crystalline form.
also small/abraded crystals of gold are much commoner and less valuable than larger sharper crystals.

these very well formed, sharp and large crystals are apparently valued at many times their gold price.

Works of art ....................... I want one :p
 
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would be great to get some higher res photographs of these.
the value of mineral specimens is also limited by the size of the market -
there are not many buyers who'd pay the premium they attract.
maybe consider contacting a specialist dealer - crystal fraction or ausrox for example?
 

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Conrad said:
would be great to get some higher res photographs of these.
the value of mineral specimens is also limited by the size of the market -
there are not many buyers who'd pay the premium they attract.
maybe consider contacting a specialist dealer - crystal fraction or ausrox for example?

Conrad don't let the avatar fool ya, it was adopted as suitable when I was called out on my photography skills (or lack of) in first posts :lol: My phone doesn't do macro which would probably be more useful than being able to take a picture of oneself I'd reckon :eek: Dollars aside it will probably just join the other ave a look at dat things on the shelf in shed. :p
 
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speaking of skills (or lack of) I can't even work out how to like this post!

Diginit said:
Conrad said:
would be great to get some higher res photographs of these.
the value of mineral specimens is also limited by the size of the market -
there are not many buyers who'd pay the premium they attract.
maybe consider contacting a specialist dealer - crystal fraction or ausrox for example?

Conrad don't let the avatar fool ya, it was adopted as suitable when I was called out on my photography skills (or lack of) in first posts :lol: My phone doesn't do macro which would probably be more useful than being able to take a picture of oneself I'd reckon :eek: Dollars aside it will probably just join the other ave a look at dat things on the shelf in shed. :p
 
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I made pie and sausage roll money! :p
Met up with deepblue yesterday and did a few hours at Inglewood. Thanks deepblue :Y:
I then headed out to Wedderburn . Stayed overnight and am still here.
The speccie and one of those bits came from Inglewood. The rest were found this morning.
Too bloody hot today.

Good beer drinking weather though :beer: :beer:

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