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    & Swamp
  3. What I thinkI need

    What I think I need or would like is for someone to take me or show me and old worked out patch , Not a new producing place . I am looking for , why you hunted there , what made you look for gold there. I need to learn the "whys" of prospecting , and what to look for . If anyone would be that kind , just let me know and I can meet in Gold Basin to learn. Thanks.
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  5. Rookie

    Howdy Mark and welcome to the community....
  6. KLM Files

    I would be interested to see if this exists. The US Forests maintain websites that have a lot of metadata for electronic maps, but I'm not sure how many mines they contain. AZ has 30,000 documented abandoned mines, and I don't know where good coords for all those are stored. With the maps the USGS has put out since 2010, they have removed historical sites such as mines, shafts, prospects, and tailings piles. I think its there way to keep people safe and protect the environment, or maybe just transcribing it to electronic format cost too much. Closest I know of is MineDat, and those coords are by no means accurate. If they get me within a couple of miles, I'm happy. For Accuracy, the only thing I can tell you is PDF files of the 1:24k maps from the USGS webstore which are accurate enough to put a coord in a GPS and hike to. That is not KML, but that is the best I know. There's software available, like FootPrints, but that is only built for a few areas like the San Domingo Area by Wickenburg, maybe a couple hundred square miles. That has electronic formats for mines. You may live in one of the areas it is available for. After hiking to many a mine in this area, I have come to a conclusion that all the mines, shafts, and prospects I've hiked to were closed for a reason.
  7. Wonderful outing !!!!! Congrats on helping others an your perserverance !
  8. KLM Files

    Does anyone know where to get the KLM files for old abandon mines?
  9. The 10 Gram and one of the 4 Gram Slices are sold
  10. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Here's more on this.... Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article179076696.html
  11. An old patch

    You've been there, Chris! I love that red dirt too. Dean
  12. My Collection

    Love the sphere thing..... Every time I go to buy a nice quartz sphere they are always to pricey.
  13. Rye Patch Cold (25)

    Hope you find some good finds....good luck... Dave
  14. Way to go Dave! Helping others out and you scored big time Good to see other older folks getting out, exercising and finding fun stuff. Tom H.
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  16. Helping a newcomer, and getting gold nuggets

    Karma can be Awsome!! Way to show newbie the ropes.
  17. An old patch

    Great video and some great looking ground. I love to hunt dirt like that. When you get down that deep it's gotta be the good stuff.
  18. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    First-seen neutron star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/world/neutron-star-collision-gravitational-waves-light/index.html
  19. Weird $tuff

    A Oklahoma State trooper pulls over a pickup on I-40 and says to the driver, "Got any I.D.?" and the driver replies "Bout wut?"
  20. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    Here we go again, tomorrow at 0145 get on the bus for a 4 1/2 hr. bus ride so I can be at the Doc's place so he can put another "little hole" in my belly button to "drain the swamp". This will be trip number 6, hope the last one. Getting desperate to get out of the house and do some beeping. Since I use a hip stick I wonder if that would be enough weight taken off the belly. Hope to give that thought a try next week.
  21. November 17th to 19th Nugget Shooter Outing

    Myself and some of the other Tucson guys are planning on going, working on getting the days off work right now. Never detected LSD before so looking forward to it.
  22. Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Beat me to it Shiny. Here is another article on this, two black holes collide making gold and platinum. I am pretty sure it said as much gold as there is earth we live on! NPR article
  23. I've never even heard of a kilonova before. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilonova That is a pretty interesting reading. Thanks for posting.
  24. Lol that was my first thought!! Chris
  25. Also, if you're at all interested you should really watch/read this, fascinating. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/science/ligo-neutron-stars-collision.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  26. Thank you very very much
  27. Helping a newcomer, and getting gold nuggets

    Fantastic-John
  28. Awesome meteorite Dave!
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