Prospecting for Diamonds: Is It a Diamond or Crystal Quartz?
July 2001 by T.D. LaRuneProspectors typically stumble upon diamonds while searching for other minerals.
A breccia pipe, or chimney, is an irregular cylindrical mass of breccia that is often silicified and stands out as an iron-stained knob. They can be from a few feet to several hundred feet in diameter, and may or may not be mineralized.
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The evaluation must also consider the gold fineness or purity. The purity of the Sugardaddy nuggets is estimated at 850 fineness, meaning 85% is gold (Au), 12% is silver (Ag) with 3% being other gangue alloyed metal.
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