Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia

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November 2013 - Prospecting with Doug Bowes Sign In or Register to add photos

An evening of gold panning and minerals fluorescing under black light
Fluorescent minerals under normal light
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More fluorescent minerals under normal light
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Fluorescent minerals under black light
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More fluorescent minerals under black light
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These crystals were particularly bright under black light
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With no light at all, the crystals revealed another property - several seconds of phosphorescence, generating their own light!
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Doug Bowes shows off a piece of arsenic pyrite
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A dramatic natural "fold" in this stone is highlighted by polishing
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Doug Bowes brought mineral samples and some tools of his trade
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Fred demonstrates gold panning, a traditional and tried-and-true method of recovering gold
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Members look on as gold panning is demonstrated in a small tub
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