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Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby PAsniper » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:48 pm

If you guys could help I would really appreciate it.

So I'm panning in my favorite creek in Western Pennsylvania, and on my second pan, I get down to the "heavies" in the bottom of the pan, and I found what looked like a black coated gold nugget. I'm swirling the pan and this thing won't budge...

Please help me identify.... I was shaking when I found it.... brought it home and cleaned it up some with a wire brush and white vinegar. What do you guys think? Can it really be gold? First Pic is before cleaning, and last 2 pics are after cleaning... did I hit the motherlode?

Opinions welcome please. PS - it is NOT magnetic...

Rich (PAsniper)
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby Darth Placer » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm

Yeah it's gold... congrats. Skip the wire brush and just put it in the vial with white vinegar for a week or so.

Listen to it tap the sides of the vial and ring it like a bell.... live the moment..... good stuff.

Don't forget to dig in that spot more often.
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby shack » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:48 pm

Looks like AU to me, nice find!!!!
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby Dave_Pa » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:24 am

Real Cool, thanks for the pic's.
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby woodchuck » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:05 am

A plastic vial!!! Nice find!! 8)
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby PAsniper » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Thank you much guys.... so excited. Never have found a piece of gold this big, let alone PA... more pics for size reference.
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby ruffandtuff » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:56 pm

Mr. PAsniper, nice find!
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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby TRJ » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:21 pm

Um, I live in western PA, where's that creek again....

LOL, great find. I hope you find many more.

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Re: Gold nuggets found in Western PA

Postby PAsniper » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:38 pm

Thanks for all the help guys. Can't wait to get back to that honey hole this weekend...

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