3.5 g nugget

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penguin
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3.5 g nugget

Post by penguin » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi every one .
I Had a swing on the north west today , got one 3.5 g piece with a thin coating of iron stone.
Any ideas on how to clean this little nugget?
Sorry about the photo.
:D
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Re: 3.5 g nugget

Post by penguin » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 pm

This photo is better
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Re: 3.5 g nugget

Post by Philski » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:10 am

Hi

Alibright give the best results ive seen on iron stained gold. Nice and bright and natural looking at the end. Miguel did a write up on cleaning gold and covered a few acids a while ago too. Its worth a read.
https://www.appleisleprospector.com/cle ... d-nuggets/

Nice nugget too..

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Re: 3.5 g nugget

Post by Dave79 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:40 pm

Nice nugget! Good work.
Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one always gets away!

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Re: 3.5 g nugget

Post by penguin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 pm

Thanks for the comments fellas.
I found 20ltr drum of hydrocloric acid in the shed and gave him a bath for 24 hours (undiluted)

Worked very well but I need more nuggets to clean
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Re: 3.5 g nugget

Post by Dave79 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:26 pm

That did the trick! Beautiful chunk.
Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one always gets away!

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