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09-11-2012, 06:52 AM
He is taking more samples from our Blueberry Knob area, and we do have some red dirt. Its also carrying gold.

Brian Berkhahn
09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
That's awesome.. sounds like you guys really know how to find the gold.

09-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Thank you Brian and Steve. We have learned a lot about structures, shear zone, faults, dikes, and the right gold bearing ore to look for. Our area is very different because of the schist, and ultra mafics involved. And the old saying, (gold is where you find it).

Bill Bohan
09-13-2012, 10:09 AM
Good pics Michelle,
google "gossan" for notes on reddened laterite soil indicators.

09-14-2012, 08:25 AM
Gossan (eiserner hut or eisenhut ) is intensely oxidized, weathered or decomposed rock, usually the upper and exposed part of an ore deposit or mineral vein. In the classic gossan or iron cap all that remains is iron oxides and quartz often in the form of boxworks, quartz lined cavities retaining the shape of the dissolved ore minerals. In other cases quartz and iron oxides, limonite, goethite, and jarosite, exist as pseudomorphs replacing the pyrite and primary ore minerals. Frequently gossan appears as a red stain against the background rock and soil due to the abundance of oxidized iron and the gossan may be a topographic positive area due to the abundance of erosion resistant quartz and iron oxides.

In the 19th and 20th centuries gossans were important guides to buried ore deposits used by prospectors in their quest for metal ores.[1] An experienced prospector could read the clues in the structure of the gossans to determine the type of mineralization likely to be found below the iron cap. Bill this is really interesting. And our red dirt is still holding the gold and other minerals. This is one of the indicators Mike and I look for. Also the gold bering quartz. We have a hard time understanding shear zone and why is that there? Were finding so much and at times its hard to follow.

Bill Bohan
09-14-2012, 09:01 AM
Wikepedia has a good outline plus illustrations about shear zones. The sugar daddy gold deposit is a ductile/brittle shear zone but within an active fault zone.

09-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Sweet digs, great finds. You guys are developing an excellent working knowledge of you claims. I'm sure your hard work will pay off.

09-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Thank you Bill and Lurch. Bill I will look that up.