Extracting Gold from Rock - PBS
Jan 09, 2010 · If you do find a quartz vein with gold in it, you will have to shatter the quartz and then melt the gold out. Source(s):.. 0 0 2. Login to reply the answers Post; Amy. Lv 4. 4 years ago. For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/ayfRY. Given the weight, an expert can GUESS. Without SEEING the actual rock, it is a BAD guess.Gold is often found associated with the mineral quartz. It is sometimes associated with other minerals as well, including iron and manganese oxides, calcite, pyrite and other sulfides as well. It is not uncommon for prospectors, especially those who operate metal detectors, to find a rich gold .