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Metal Detector
Jun 14th, 2017 at 5:05pm
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I know that aquamarine has some iron in it, but would it be enough iron to set off a metal detector?
Are there any rocks in western NC aside from gold that would set off a metal detector?
  
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Re: Metal Detector
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2017 at 5:25pm
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No, aqua won't set off a metal detector. I don't even think Hematite will. Maybe some Iron concretions will?
I've only heard of detectors being used for gold, but good question. I wonder if there are any minerals folks hunt with metal detectors?
  
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Re: Metal Detector
Reply #2 - Jun 15th, 2017 at 11:43am
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Will they pick up pyrite?
  
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Re: Metal Detector
Reply #3 - Jun 15th, 2017 at 2:58pm
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Now that you mention it, Yes, I have seen metal detectors used for pyrite. Mainly at Glendon.
  
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