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Yes I live in Littlerock California and up on a hillside me and  a friend found so many quartz rocks.  it looks like there's gold all through mall I found flakes and pieces in veins and everything is it or not how do you tell

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Dear Angel
Quartz is mineral not a rock
Rock is associates of natural minerals
Gold traces may available in quartz veins
However it is difficult to find out it is gold or pyrite by visual identification
U have to collect mineral specimens test for phyicsl properties-
Gold in its natural mineral form almost always has traces of silver, and may also contain traces of copper and iron -
see web site in details
See more at: http://www.minerals.net/mineral/gold.aspx#sthash.cRIQhbDn.dpuf
contact local geologist
USGS geologist see their web contact geologist -working for public relations
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Dr D.Venkat Reddy

Expertise

Engineering Geology,Mining geology,commercial petrology,Decorative and dimensional stones,Hydrogeology

Experience

20years texhing and reserch expireience in geology,enginnering geology for graduate and undergraduate students-reserch guidance,10years field exoireience conducting field camps for geology students=Presently Assistant professor in geolog

Organizations
NITK-National Institute of Technology,Surathkal,Mangalore-DK,India Geology section Dept of Civil Engineering

Publications
published 70 research papers.( 4 books)- Editor in Chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering -1.Engineering Geology for civil Engineers-oxford &IBH pub-1996] 2.Decorative and dimensional stones of India-CBS Pub-1997 3.Engineering Geology-Vikaspublishers2010 4.Applied Geology-Vikaspub-2010

Education/Credentials
MSC(GEOLOGY),Osmania university,India, MSC(Tech )Hydrogeology,OU,India PhD(GEOLOGY)OU,India

Awards and Honors
Distinguishing Indian Award Editor in chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (www.cafetinnova.org)

Past/Present Clients
PRESENTLY WORKING =Professor of Geology-Dept of Civil Engineering NITK-INDIA

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