Remember the Post about the LARGE quartz vein we found up the hill from our current dig site. Here is a picture of a grab sample off of the vein, we kept this one because it is a very neat quartz specimen with great crystal formation. This chunk is about 9″ long and about 5″ wide, very pretty. It took a little work to get it cleaned up, but it was worth it. It has now joined the ranks with the rest of my specimens on the shelf.
Here is a little introduction, from left to right, Me – Robert, Daughter – Lyra, Wife- Teri. We are standing in front of an outcropping we discovered this summer with a large quarts vein running through it. It looks like it may be the source for where we are currently finding gold. We have taken grab samples from the vein and are going to have it assayed to find out what it contains. Some of the samples had very nice quartz crystal development, Other samples we could see specks of gold in it, unfortunately the gold was to small to get a good picture of but I will post a picture of the crystalline quartz maybe next post.