Thread: Gold in quartz
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:40 PM
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agreed. A decent mid-range detector should detect gold (especially if it's made for it... the frequency matters).

The smaller the gold, the closer you have to be, of course, but it'll pick it up.

The hard part will be the fact that it'll also pick up OTHER minerals, such as iron. Extremely small gold ("pickers" for example) will ring up very low on the conductivity range, and sound much like iron.

If you're in a heavy iron-pyrite area, it's going to be tough.



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