Is this gold?
July 4, 2008 12:30 PM Subscribe
Is that gold I'm seeing in this
hunk of quartz?
posted by Brodiggitty to science & nature (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend found the rock in Dawson City, Yukon while walking on the tailings of an old gold mine. I realize it's nowhere near pure, but amongst the grime and silvery metal, there is something metallic and gold coloured.
I know that veins of gold are found in quartz, and I'm fairly sure this is a hunk of quartz. The next picture in the album is the reverse side of the rock.
If it's not gold, what mineral/metal is it?