Can granite have gold in it?
Keeping this in consideration, how can you tell if a rock has gold in it?
To identify gold inside of a piece of quartz, hold a magnet against the rock. If the quartz sticks to the magnet, then it contains iron pyrite, or fool's gold. You can also try to scratch a piece of glass or unglazed ceramic with the gold portion of the rock. Real gold will not scratch these substances.
Similarly, what metals are found in granite? Granite is mostly silicon dioxide, with about 15% aluminum oxide and diminishing quantities of the oxides of potassium, sodium, calcium, iron and magnesium. There is almost never any free metal in granite, not even ore. Around the edges of a granite baolith, however, you might have better luck.
Hereof, what rocks contain gold?
Gold is most often found in quartz rock. When quartz is found in gold bearings areas, it is possible that gold will be found as well. Quartz may be found as small stones in river beds or in large seams in hillsides.
How do you remove gold from ore at home?
Pour the acid-and-bleach mixture into the plastic bowl with the ore grains and stir. Allow four hours for the gold to dissolve, stirring every 20 minutes. The chlorine reacts with the gold inside the ore to form gold chloride.