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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: eschindler7714@gmail.com on 30/09/2018 19:30:10

Title: Have I found gold? It's a black and white layered rock with gold chunky flakes
Post by: eschindler7714@gmail.com on 30/09/2018 19:30:10
Is this gold? Found in a wash. Black and white layers with shiny golden flakes. Also shiny silver and black flakes.

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Title: Re: Have I found gold? It's a black and white layered rock with gold chunky flakes
Post by: chris on 01/10/2018 09:29:07
The picture's very small and so details are not easy to discern - can you upload a better image?

Nevertheless, from what I can see and based on the description above, it looks like quartz or calcite or marble with iron pyrites inclusions to me
Title: Re: Have I found gold? It's a black and white layered rock with gold chunky flakes
Post by: gwynhefar on 05/10/2018 19:52:27
The flakes are probably mica.  They're usually silver, but can look gold depending on the light and the color of the surrounding rock.  I used to find lots of rocks with mica veins near my house.  They're very pretty, but aren't worth any money.