Last weekend got a couple of nice pans in the Styx might have to go back soon.
I have that place on my list to check, But I’ve seen there are gates to get there?
LOL I’m not going to give away the spot , but it was no where near the MRT map marked gold area and not gated… and in a legal prospecting zone, surprised the shit out of me as i didn’t think anything would be there.
A couple of mates went fishing and I broke out the pans and pump and went crevicing on a rock bench above the river, maybe 2 full pans in total (probably worked 8 x 1/4 full pans ) we were there only for about an hour mucking about.
Looks like quite a bit more gold than ossie. Interesting.
There are bank receipts for some Maydena locals selling a few ounces of gold at a time in the 1930s and 1940s, and no mention of osmiridium. I always wondered whether they came from Adamsfield (separated from the ossie) or the Styx River / 14-mile Creek area.
Could be one to put on the list for a visit, PMAT trip.
I’m not sure if it is osmiridium. ?, the coarse silver spec’s were sitting high in the pan with the gold, they must be heavy.
Yeah, almost certainly osmiridium. It’s usually chunky and much more angular than gold, or in little hexagonal flakes.