Step23 wrote: »
Slowburner, where did you take those pictures? Looks like the adits in Glendasan?
I have been in some old mines (some bl**dy dodgy ones too...) and working conditions must have been quite hard for the miners.
Oh and I agree, it looks like smoke rather than manganese oxides...
slowburner wrote: »
AFAIK, you have to find the biggest mofo boulder in the stream - one that's been there since the ice age and has caused a deposit to sit undisturbed for millennia.
Then you have to find black sand underneath it, and that's the stuff you have to pan.
There are lots of good youtubes on gold panning.
Best of luck with your adventure.
coolabuaile wrote: »
Bogwalrus, have a look south of lough Guitane outside of Killarney on the Cork road. Seems like there may have been some volcanic activity there back in the day. Might be a good spot for gold or at the least some interesting minerals and a nice day out. Will I send you some coordinates? You could check it out on Google earth. I haven't been out there yet so I don't know what you could expect to find. The green in and around the quartz is chlorite as far as I know, loads of it out on the Dingle peninsula. Been searching for a nice looking bit to add to my collection of useless but interesting stones.