Okay, I will start the Crazy Home Depot sand thread.

Abraxsis

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Well, I know a few of you have heard about gold being found in Quikrete all pupose sand bags bought at local home depots. Has anyone found this to be true?...Or is anyone thinking of thowing 3 bucks out for a simple gamble? I am thinking of trying it.
 

homefire

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#5
Yep, it was true . This happened years ago.

The good sand was only coming from one supplier and after they got the word, stopped selling it.
 

Jason in Enid

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#6
Sand comes from many suppliers around the country. Since most comes from aluvial deposits, it is very possible for gold to found in those sands. I have seen it myself. Nobody is saying you can get rich from doing this, but you can find some amount of gold in many.
 

Abraxsis

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Well i bought 2 bags..screened a half bag down to 16 cm. Ran a few small tupper wear bowls full thru the miller table..IT Has quartz and black sand..No color. WHO KNOWS I may get lucky!!
 

Gold Nuggets

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#8
If you don't find any gold, you can always
make a good sized sand box for some kids to play in.
Just trying to be helpful. LOL Gold Nuggets :)
 

Abraxsis

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#10
Found some flour specs...like 2 out of 8 pounds. of concentrate!!!..lol Need a freaken digital microscope to take any pics. I still got about 3 pounds to run thru then i am thru.o_O
 

Abraxsis

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Yep, as stated above this really will not make ya rich..But I had to try this out and see for myself if there is indeed gold in HD all purpose sand. Remember the pic i post is 0ne flake out of 11-or-12 lbs of concentrate..Also I picked it up with a q-tip and it looked like a freckle on the swab. But did it shine on the miller table.
 

homefire

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#12
Dang! I live in the high desert here in New Mehico. My 5 acers be nothing but sands.

I do better then that any place but the hight spots.
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Ive been doing it , I buy a bag of all purpose sand at Lowes now and then and pan through it. I have found a couple tiny flakes but most of what I see is stuff so small I can barely see it , so that means there is most likely more that is literally too small to see. I keep an eye out for pickers or flakes but I am saving up all my black sand concentrates to use chemicals on and remove the gold once I get enough saved up. The aqua regia process is what I am hoping to use on it , that should put even the microscopic gold into liquid suspension to be dropped out and then melted. After doing some research and emailing the quickrete company , I found out that regardless of what the bags say on them , the sand comes from a somewhat local source since sand is expensive to ship but its cheap to buy on location and put in their own bags. What is the best source for sand and gravel and where does much of it come from ?......many times places that are know to have gold too. Out west many of the plants are on ancient riverbeds or at the foot of some gold producing mountains ( not all but some ) , here in Ohio where I am a lot of them are in glaciated areas not far from glacial moraines of some sort where the glacial gold was transported to. Its not as silly of an idea as it sounds. There is more than one thread where you can read about it on the GPAA forum. Here is one of the flakes I found , the rock is about the size of a dime , just to show size.
 

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Abraxsis

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Our HD sand we get here in sw PA. must be from ohio..Or i would of never found any gold at all. I did some prospecting in ohio and you find small flour gold easily at GPAA locations.