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MissyP

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Tin or silver along Strathbogie Rd?
« on: August 27, 2019, 07:40:26 PM »
Hey diggers! We did some fossicking on a place along Strathbogie Rd, Glen Innes the other week. I picked up a couple of little blueys and took a bucket of wash home to clean up. Interesting thing was that in the bottom of the pan in the sediment was a silver substance that would form a line once the pan tipped at an angle. Would this be tin? Maybe silver? Have done many a clean up in Southern Highlands area with mica and can say for sure it isn't that. This stuff seemed quite heavy. Just for interests sake... thoughts?

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Re: Tin or silver along Strathbogie Rd?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 08:21:43 AM »
Tin would be black or  red, if it was heavy and soft then could be bits of Molybenite, more likely iy is little bits of sphene.
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Re: Tin or silver along Strathbogie Rd?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 09:39:23 AM »
More than likely Galena...... Although depends where on that road.. If its between Tangoa Rd and Emmaville, I would say Galena, a Silver related Mineral...

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Re: Tin or silver along Strathbogie Rd?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 09:30:20 PM »
Thanks Gemster, we were back  toward Wellingrove Rd. Just interested to see what it was. Never have that result with the yellow stuff haha.

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