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  2. middleforkminer2

    MicroNugget showing how it's done!

    Hmmm....I've never found gold in loose sand like that.
  3. kwah

    MicroNugget showing how it's done!

    Micro Nugget, very interesting recovery technique. I think I am going to give it a try. Where did you obtain the large flat bottom scoop?
  4. Nice bag Doc, got any more of those Nox covers laying around?
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  6. hardtimehermit

    Good Hunt Today

    Wow, you guys are bad to the bone. Great finds turtle included
  7. Mike Furness

    Good Hunt Today

    Looks like you are close to the source. WTG on the day's finds.
  8. Mike Furness

    Lake Erie gold / Shipwrecks

    Welcome to the forum ... you lead an interesting life! Looking forward to you sharing some of your experiences.
  9. Morlock

    Good Hunt Today

    Terrific. Congrats.
  10. Bedrock Bob

    Good Hunt Today

    Excellent form to those pieces! Awesome gold!
  11. Edge

    Good Hunt Today

    Beautiful!
  12. adam

    Good Hunt Today

    Nice pieces dude ! Thanks for posting
  13. Breccia is pretty common out West, but perhaps in the North the glaciers scraped down to the bedrock, including all false bedrocks and deposits that would have cemented into Breccia. I also think that if there are Breccias, still in the bedrock, then they may be located in some of the higher mountains. If you find a geological survey, they may be indicated. I've tried the AZ state website and the USGS, and occasionally find the detail I'm looking for. The best detailed geological maps I've seen are Clay's Footprints, and I have no idea how he gets that data. It shows a hundred meter wide patch of pegmatite located on my claim, where as the on line state maps will tell me a few types of rocks within a few miles of my claim. That's like the difference of looking down from the top of a building for Clay's Maps and looking down from an Airliner at 40,000 feet for the state online maps. Again, far from an expert, but I wonder with how rounded the rock is and how the pebbles inside the rock seem to broken smooth and then worn to the rest of the rock if that sample hadn't somehow metamorphized. Quartzite is supposed to be metamorphized and able to break along the individual pebbles and wear evenly.
  14. Saul R W

    Time To Play With Your Spaghetti

    Richard Feynman was a genius with the common touch who motivated several generations of amateur and professional deep thinkers. One of my cousins considered the spaghetti problem while designing an improved precast concrete beam that's now used in bridge construction all over the world. Of course, he didn't solve the spaghetti breakage equation, but he did use Feynman's experiment as a place to start -- he described his mental process as "curing the problem without understanding it."
  15. I don't know very much about the geology on your end of the continent, Rocky, but in Y.T. there are numerous magma-driven breccia zones that are all lumped together under the name Wernecke, some of which contain gold, copper, uranium and other goodies. There are similar breccias in Alaska. Sitting right under my house up there (my mom lives in it now) is part of a mud breccia zone with high gold content, but it's too deep at that part of the valley to be mined profitably, and also there are issues with mineral rights due to Jimmy Carter and ANILCA, but that's another story. I did find a lens of gravel containing river rocks made up of gold-bearing conglomerate, though. I discovered it while digging a borrow pit for gravel for building pad and road material (my youngest daughter found the first piece of gold in a rock that also contained a couple of nice fossils while I was spreading rock on the road with my handy dandy Mezoproterozoic trackhoe). I'm not positive, but I would guess there must be multiple breccias north of you. They can be highly individual in looks and content. Someone smarter than me, one of our resident geo-geniuses, might be able to identify where your rock came from just from its appearance.
  16. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813160537.htm Went through a whole box and couldn't do it. Now I know what all the great scientists do in their spare time.
  17. Randall

    NEW! Hand Made Drywasher

    That is a nice looking "puffer" Bedrock Bob and enjoyed the history behind it's design. I built a small puffer (Sam Radding design) this past summer just for the purpose of testing tailing piles and reworking old drywasher piles. Frame and hopper are constructed from cedar while riffle tray and body are made from poplar which puts the total weight under 10 pounds for easy portability. Mine is more of a tester/sniper puffer.
  18. It may be Saul. Many features of cape cod are a result of glacial deposits. Is this type of rock common in Canada?
  19. Micro Nugget

    MicroNugget showing how it's done!

    Earlier in the day when Monster Guppy (AKA Patrick) spotted my truck and hooked up with me he requested that I let him know when I was getting a clear, repeatable signal as he would like to video the recovery. I don't use external speakers so unfortunately you can't hear the signal. The technique of employing two scoops -- one larger with a flat bottom side and the other spoon like -- allows fairly rapid isolation of the target. Anyway, after a two month hiatus, it was good to get out again even if the heat was a bit uncomfortable.
  20. Grabowski,uwcsi

    I found it, anyone know what it is

    I have one, just like it - that was part of the jack that mounted in pieces under the Back seat of a Datsun car. I still have mine I now keep it under the seat of my Ford. It does not fit the lugs of the Ford but it makes a really good "attitude re-alignment tool" in a bind with a road raged motorist! it also, is great for assisting at accidents to open doors on Rolled over vehicles.
  21. Professional Underwater Investigator and wreck Hunter - new to this group just introducing myself. I live in Arizona and California and have worked wrecks all over the world. I have a lot of interest in Lake Erie finds and have been following many projects on the Great Lakes. To date I have discovered wrecks in multiple nations including wrecks of Spain, Japan, America, Canada. I am currently working projects in Arizona, Oregon, Mexico, and California. I work non profit so my discovery’s go to the museums and belong to the public. I am trying to sort out the source ship of gold coins that wash up on the shores of Erie and would love to here from any hunters that have found any! To date we know the discovery locations of over thirty coins that appear similar in age and mineral content. We are hoping that with help from others we can map the currents and debris field or at least identify the nation of manufacturing and year. All the coins shared thus far are significantly sanded having traveled great distances on the bottom making the markings on most undistinguished or non legible. Metallica testing arts indicate the source gold is South American and all test about 18 kt in purity having trace metals of copper, arsenic, and amalgam. This just adds to the mystery of the source. We can not say these did not come of a 19th century ship though we can say they appear to be from around the 16th century in manufacturing. I would love to see any pictures or hear any stories of finds others have had along the shores. The oldest accounts date to the 1800’s after storm surges.
  22. That is a nice bag!! Going to have to pick one up.
  23. Received an E-mail from MicroNugget that he was willing to brave the Southern Cailf Desert 100+ degree weather and get in some Nugget shooting. Soon after I arrived he had a sweet sounding signal on his GPZ7000 and this is a short video of his results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVeOykRt07U
  24. Your breccia really is a pretty piece, Rocky. A whole bunch of those would make for some fantastic stone work around the house. Did you find it in an area where it might have been transported down from Canada via ice?
  25. Ha! Maybe there's a complete set, uppers and lowers.
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