GOLD ORE SAMPLE, MINERAL SPECIMEN, ROCKS AND MINING

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  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2009
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GOLD ORE MINERAL SAMPLE SPECIMEN FROM A GOLD MINE IN SHOSHONE COUNTY IN

NORTHERN IDAHO.

THIS ORE IS FROM A GOLD MINE THAT I OWN AND AM TRYING TO BRING INTO PRODUCTION

AT THIS TIME. THE ORE FROM THE PILE I PULLED THIS SAMPLE FROM ASSAYS AT 1.43 OZ

OF GOLD TO THE TON. WHAT YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE IS QUARTZ AND GALENA.

GALENA IS A BLUISH GREY MINERAL WITH METALLIC LUSTER CONSISTING OF SULFIDE

OF LEAD WHICH IS THE MAJOR ORE OF LEAD FOULD IN THE WORLD. GALENA MOST OFTEN

CARRIES AN AMOUNT OF SILVER SULFIDE MIXED IN AS THIS SAMPLE DOES.

THIS SAMPLE WEIGHS 9 OZ AND IS 3" LONG, 2" WIDE AND 1 1/4" TALL. THE GOLD IN THIS

DEPOSIT IS MIXED IN WITH THE IRON PYRITES BUT THIS SAMPLE HAS VERY LITTLE PYRITE

WITHIN IT.

ONCE IN EVERY FEW PIECES ONE CAN SEE A PIECE OF FREE GOLD WITHIN THE QUARTZ AND

PYRITE BUT IT IS VERY SMALL AND IT TAKES A POWERFULL LOUP TO SEE IT, 25X SHOULD

DUE IT. I AM NOT SAYING THAT YOU WILL FIND A PIECE OF FREE GOLD IN THIS SAMPLE

BUT I DO FIND SOME FREE GOLD IN ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR PIECES OF ORE I TAKE THE

TIME TO CARFULLY EXAMINE.

I JUST THOUGH THAT SOME ONE OUT T WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A GOOD SAMPLE OF

ORE FROM A REAL GOLD MINE FROM NORTHERN IDAHO.

THANKS FOR LOOKING,
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