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Here is a study on fools gold if you know where to find it ... don't throw it away.


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Arsenic is the main indicator we use when scoping new areas over here.  The XRF gun isn’t really accurate on gold when sampling, so we generally go of the arsenic levels when deciding which samples to get assayed.  Saves a fortune in assay costs by only assaying the ones likely to have gold.

Nearly all areas have been soil sampled over the last 50 years, putting these together and mapping the elevated levels is a great tool for finding patches.

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Good article Mitchel,

  Nevada is loaded with Arsenic.... working for the water district, Arsenic is always present in the water here, and concentrated in different places. A lot of places and mines out here in the desert have it. A good indication of Arsenic is the slight smell of garlic when a rock is broke open with a rock hammer, just very deadly to be smelling the stuff... ?


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