- Jan 10, 2015
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Hi - I don't think I have ever posted here because it always seems good, accurate advice. Just one comment though on "Don't spend much time around "White" quartz outcrops which have no visible signs of mineralization...they are nearly always devoid of gold". Most major central Victorian gold reefs look just like that - big bucky quartz reefs - because the gold is often in the finely laminated margins (this photo from Fiddler's reef Percydale illustrates an example - little gold in the white quartz because it is associated with the thin layers of dark rock within it at its margins). These also tend to have more sulphides in them and readily break up and weather away leaving the big white quartz body sticking out of the ground. But the gold can be there, on the margins, in the soil now. More the rule rather than the exception.