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bedrocker
04:20:55 Wed
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Hi Guys...looking for some of the geologist type guys for info about Banded Iron Formations ( BIF's ).....I am looking at a Geologic map for my area that breaks areas into rock formation zones...like Ultra Mafic...Meta Sedimentary and so on....I am looking for ideas on how to locate them if they are in my area, Happy Camp, CA....or if someone has a link to a site that could help me....thanks..to all...Rich

  
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bedrocker
04:48:17 Thu
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Hi Bill....I am a jade hunter first gold second...while prospecting in a creek I found this first small rock then a set of multi ton boulders.......that I thought could be BIF's....when I read they can be related to gold that got me curious......then when I read they are like 4.5 BILLION yrs old..considered some of the oldest rocks on the planet...I thought they may make a nice lapidary pendant, with a great story...basically here at our planets formation...too cool...so I am looking for a way to id what areas to look for the main formation...most of the rocks I deal with are much much younger...again..it is fun to find new things while prospecting



  
bedrocker
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Correction on the age of the BIF's....they are mostly considered 1.8 to 3.8 ( GA ) Billion yrs old...

  
aumbre
16:12:00 Thu
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Very purty rocks and good photos. Looks like jasper.

  
dickb
17:23:30 Thu
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I to think they are a very nice looking stone. I wonder how they would polish up, could be that the iron bands won't take a polish. But even so, that might make an interesting cab. Give it a try and I'd be interested to see how it came out.

Thanks for the post.

Dickb

  
kringle_mining
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Go to facebook and look up:

South Fork Mining, Happy Camp California
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bedrocker
05:55:10 Fri
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Yes..South Fork Mining is me...

  
kringle_mining
00:38:03 Sat
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pretty cool stuff!

  

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