Reef Gold Prospecting

Rocky Reef Mining

Rocky Reef Mining provides consulting and support services for gold prospectors in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields area of Western Australia. Executive Director and Kalgoorlie native, Frederick Saunders has over 35 years of gold prospecting experience and his passion is helping other prospectors get more out of their exploration ventures.

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Lode or Reef Prospecting - Start Your Own Gold Mine

In searching for payable lodes, whether of gold, silver, copper, or even tin in some forms of occurrence, the indications are often very similar. The first prospecting is usually done on the hilltops or ridges, because, owing to denudation by ice or water which have bared the bedrock, the outcrops are there more exposed, and thence the lodes are followed down through the alluvial covered ...

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Quartz reef mining - Wikipedia

Quartz reef mining played an important role in 19th century gold-mining districts such as Bendigo, Victoria, Central Otago in New Zealand, and the California mother lode. In at least the shallow, oxidized zones of quartz reef deposits, the gold occurs in its metallic state, and is easily recovered with simple equipment. A "reef" is another term for a vein of some mineral or ore, and has nothing to do with biological reefs (bioherms), such as coral reefs. Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the earth's crust, and mo…

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Digging a Reef for Gold at Havelock between Maryborough ...

Apr 13, 2009· We were getting huge signals from this Reef and ironstone intersection at Havelock. http://detectormods.com

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Quartz Reef Mining, Mining Techniques, Surface Mining ...

Reef prospecting entails locating gold bearing quartz veins. The majority of the accessible reefs have most likely been found by early prospectors and explorations; as a result, remote and poorly outcropping reefs are more probable to be found. These days, in the short term, this form of prospecting is not as rewarding as metal noticing.

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Old gold shines again in Braidwood - Dargues Reef Gold Mine

Aug 10, 2019· After years of prospecting, planning, consultation and preparatory works, the historic Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek is back in action, with the first ore located on May 29. With hoards of hi viz workers out and about in Braidwood, blending with the tree changers, creatives and farmers, Braidwood is feeling the boost of new pay packets ...

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Alluvial or reef? - Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum

Jun 11, 2013· Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum :: General :: Prospecting Answers ... As for an answer to your question,If one had a choice to go detecting on an alluvial gold field or the adjacent reef mines higher up on the hills,the answer is,to inspect or do both.For if the gully,creek or river bellow was found to be rich in gold bearing wash,I can ...

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Gold Prospecting | Goldfields Guide

Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Victorian Goldfields are a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area (including the famous Welcome Stranger ).

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Alluvial Gold Explained - To Help You Find Gold

Just What is Primary, Alluvial Gold and Eluvial gold Primary gold is Reef or Lode gold where the gold is still deposited in its original host rock. There are a few theories on how gold originated but the main consensus is that the majority of gold nuggets originate from Primary gold deposits.

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Geology of the Batemans Bay region Brief colonial and ...

Majors Creek were a focus for prospectors looking for alluvial gold from 1851 onwards. Also, reef gold veins occurred within shear zones or fissures in granitic and metasedimentary rocks. Near the coast the richest veins were those at Candoin Creek, near Moruya, Mogendoura, Bimbimbie, Big Hill near Batemans Bay and at Brimberamala farther inland.

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Finding SHARP Reef Gold in Victoria, Australia with Vo-Gus ...

Mar 22, 2019· Twelve prospecting mistakes that stop you from finding gold – successful gold prospecting techniques - Duration: 44:35. Chris Ralph, Professional Prospector 69,160 views 44:35

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What a reef! - Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum

Nov 06, 2013· Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum :: General :: Prospecting Yarns. Page 1 of 1. What a reef! Gold Miner on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:32 am. ... I think thats what the early reef miners used to call being on gold There was a story doing the rounds of …

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Faults and Reef - Australian Goldfields Prospectors

Mmm no ,I don't think so any way .Firstly ,any reef's ( hidden ) are going to be covered over In eroded material ,soil etc ,well out of the reach of a detector ,2ndly any gold in massive enough form ( in the case of rich leaders ) would have broken off and travelled ,god knows how far !! 3rdly the gold remaining in the host rock is going to be ...

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Old gold shines again in Braidwood - Dargues Reef Gold Mine

Aug 10, 2019· After years of prospecting, planning, consultation and preparatory works, the historic Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek is back in action, with the first ore located on May 29. With hoards of hi viz workers out and about in Braidwood, blending with the tree changers, creatives and farmers, Braidwood is feeling the boost of new pay packets ...

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Is this a reef? (Page 1) / Metal Detecting for Gold ...

Jul 08, 2020· 07 July 2020 10:20 am. most gold bearing reefs run north - east or within 18 degrees of it. however plate movement could have twisted one around to be west-east

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Alluvial or reef? - Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum

Jun 11, 2013· Well, according to the little man called gravity,most targets gold including man made leftover junk,will over time congregate to what I call,the bottom of the jar,in on alluvial flats surrounding rivers,creeks and gullies.As for the elluviul gold shed from gold bearing reefs higher up on the hill top flats or sides,given enough time,they to will shed their gold and leftover man made junk,once ...

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Prospecting For Gold

If your local gold is alluvial (river) gold then you will need different tools to someone whose local gold is reef (vein) gold. Most new prospectors in New Zealand will be targeting the alluvial gold because of the comparative ease and accessibility of this kind of prospecting.

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Spectacular Reef Gold - YouTube

Dec 22, 2015· Out on the gold and managed to stumble across a nice run of reef gold. Hope you like some of the great pictures of the specimen gold.

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Indicators and Quartz reefs

Dec 29, 2012· When the SD range came out the gold kept coming off this hill for some time before the pickings got thin and I started looking along the reef lines for the source. I think the old timers got the source with the shaft but about 3m away ran a very small quartz line in parallel with the main reef.

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Lasseter's Reef solved? Canberra historian Chris Clark's ...

Mar 17, 2015· Lasseter's Reef is one of Australia's most alluring legends – a vast gold-bearing deposit purported to have been discovered around the turn of the 19th century (some reports suggest 1897 and ...

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Visitors page – NT Government – Fossicking in the Northern ...

He was trained by Geologist Peter Simpson who was the finder of the big “Tom’s Gully" gold reef near Mt Bundey. Henry is an ex Ringer, Fencer, Boreman and “Jack of all Trades." My favorite reef that Henry found was the “William" reef at Marrakai. It was 30m long, 30cm wide at its centre and it had a steady grade of 2 ozs/ton Gold.

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Dunn's Reef | Goldfields Guide

Before mining took place, Dunn's Reef was an exposed quartz reef protruding from the earth. From the late 1850s Dunn's Reef became an open cut quartz mine. Gold was extracted from the quartz by 'roasting' the material to soften it, then crushing it in huge stamp batteries. The crushed quartz was then washed to separate the gold. Day and night, loud stamping could be heard throughout the ...

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”Alluvial” and ”Reef” Gold!

Jul 27, 2011· gold in Nature, nor can we feel quite sure that gold now exists naturally as a sulphide, chloride, or silicate, though the presumption is strongly that it does. If so, the deposition of the gold may be ceaselessly progressing. Generally reef gold is finer as to size of the particles, and, as a rule, inferior in quality to alluvial.

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Berringa Cape Clear Staffordshire Reef - Golden Plains …

STAFFORDSHIRE REEF By 1863 Staffordshire Reef was an established mining and postal township, situated on the prosperous Stafford Quartz reef. Gold was first discovered within the Staffordshire Reef range in the form of alluvial gold deposits in the early 1850s. …

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What a reef! - Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum

Nov 06, 2013· Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum :: General :: Prospecting Yarns. Page 1 of 1. What a reef! Gold Miner on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:32 am. ... I think thats what the early reef miners used to call being on gold There was a story doing the rounds of …

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Rough Australian Reef Gold Crystalline Specimen Nuggets

Here are some gorgeous Australian gold specimens. This is rough crystalline "reef" gold that comes direct from the host material and shows no signs of erosion. This is that bright Australian gold that the country is well-known for. The combined weight is 4.78 grams.

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”Alluvial” and ”Reef” Gold!

Jul 27, 2011· gold in Nature, nor can we feel quite sure that gold now exists naturally as a sulphide, chloride, or silicate, though the presumption is strongly that it does. If so, the deposition of the gold may be ceaselessly progressing. Generally reef gold is finer as to size of the particles, and, as a rule, inferior in quality to alluvial.

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Gold Panning | Gold Reef City Johannesburg

Gold Panning at Gold Reef City Try Your Hand At Striking It Rich. Try your hand at panning for gold at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. Search for the elusive specs of gold that hold the promise of wealth the way it used to be done. Pan the mud in freezing cold water by hand and experience the euphoria of finding a shiny spec among the dirt.

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Dunn's Reef | Goldfields Guide

Before mining took place, Dunn's Reef was an exposed quartz reef protruding from the earth. From the late 1850s Dunn's Reef became an open cut quartz mine. Gold was extracted from the quartz by 'roasting' the material to soften it, then crushing it in huge stamp batteries. The crushed quartz was then washed to separate the gold. Day and night, loud stamping could be heard throughout the ...

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Reed Gold Mine (Locust) - 2020 All You Need to Know …

All reviews panning for gold self guided tour day trip heat index visitor center picnic area walking tour nice museum gold flakes nc state state park two hours panning area history charlotte info woods. deborah r wrote a review Jun 2020. Belmont, North Carolina 1,150 contributions 165 helpful votes.

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Arizona Gold Locations - Prospecting + Panning

If you go north 13 miles, there is a dirt road to the west, here you will find the Rackensack Mine and south to another old mine which produced lode gold. Other area mines: the Mex Hill, Lucky Gus, A. B. Bell, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Gold Reef all produced lode gold.

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Lasseter's Reef solved? Canberra historian Chris Clark's ...

Mar 17, 2015· Lasseter's Reef is one of Australia's most alluring legends – a vast gold-bearing deposit purported to have been discovered around the turn of the 19th century (some reports suggest 1897 and ...

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Visitors page – NT Government – Fossicking in the Northern ...

He was trained by Geologist Peter Simpson who was the finder of the big “Tom’s Gully" gold reef near Mt Bundey. Henry is an ex Ringer, Fencer, Boreman and “Jack of all Trades." My favorite reef that Henry found was the “William" reef at Marrakai. It was 30m long, 30cm wide at its centre and it had a steady grade of 2 ozs/ton Gold.

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Berringa Cape Clear Staffordshire Reef - Golden Plains …

STAFFORDSHIRE REEF By 1863 Staffordshire Reef was an established mining and postal township, situated on the prosperous Stafford Quartz reef. Gold was first discovered within the Staffordshire Reef range in the form of alluvial gold deposits in the early 1850s. …

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Goldfields places & maps - Gold miners and mining ...

Robert Brough Smyth's 1869 book The gold fields and mineral districts of Victoria (available online) includes information about the geology and mining history of all major Victorian goldfields. The 1872 Bendigo goldfield registry (available online) includes descriptions and plans of many of the local mines, reefs and goldfields.

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Reef Hill at Wombat. The background... - Bendigo ...

Reef Hill Gold Mining Company NL, Wombat,1903. Wombat was a stop on the Daylesford to Creswick line, built primarily to transport timber to major gold mining centres. It is now a feature on the Goldfields Track rail trail, 4.5 km west of Leonards Hill. The Reef Hill mine was south of the Wombat railway station on two leases, the larger being 37 ...

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Sultan Mine, Barrys Reef Blackwood | Blackwood Publishing

Barrys Reef became a thriving township in the 1870’s with the opening up of mechanised digging to obtain the gold deposited in the quartz reefs found running north and south through Barrys Reef. The first reef was worked by two men called Barry and Bawden. Their claim had a battery on it and the mine was worked by a whip.

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Gypsy Road Mine Shafts - Bulldog Reef | Goldfields Guide

Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold …

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