Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

ROCKS, MINERALS and FOSSILS

Rockhounds information pages with subjects related to geology and mineral ID
 


Rock and Mineral Forum Guidelines

There are just a few rules here and yup I do enforce them and keep an eye on things as best I can. Here are a few guidelines I'd like you to follow if you will be participating here. This forum is not moderated as heavily as the other sections so please do not enter or open a topic if you think you will be offended. If you are at least respond like an adult or we will remove your post as soon as brought to our attention.

Vulgar and abusive language is not welcome here! Heck a cuss word to get a point across is not so bad, but I think you know what I mean.

I will not host public arguments and pissing matches between individuals here so please just don't do it. When it happens the post most times will simply vanish into cyber space.

Political or Religious posts belong in "Off Topic" but surly you can find other forums that host those discussions if it is your thing, I don't think anyone cares if you are Conservative or Liberal when we are out hunting gold nuggets.

You may not use this forum to advertise any other dealer, store, or product without written permission by owner at any time. Used items are allowed in the classified section.

This forum is not responsible for anything said by it's members at any time. This is a public forum and will remain so and although I can and will occasionally zap "bad content" I don't do it often and so far have never permanently banned a person. Also opinions expressed here do not always represent the opinion of the forum's owner!

Guests are welcome to browse the forum and use the information provided by registered members, but you can not post yourself until you are a registered member.

That is pretty much it my fellow Nugget Shooters so enjoy the forum, keep it clean and play nice.

798 topics in this forum

    • 5 replies
    • 156 views
    • 1 reply
    • 133 views
    • 8 replies
    • 261 views
    • 30 replies
    • 672 views
    • 8 replies
    • 366 views
    • 4 replies
    • 310 views
    • 5 replies
    • 288 views
    • 7 replies
    • 286 views
    • 15 replies
    • 316 views
    • 9 replies
    • 315 views
    • 6 replies
    • 129 views
    • 1 reply
    • 133 views
    • 6 replies
    • 231 views
  1. Identification?

    • 3 replies
    • 210 views
    • 7 replies
    • 219 views
    • 15 replies
    • 444 views
    • 7 replies
    • 273 views
    • 7 replies
    • 369 views
    • 9 replies
    • 311 views
    • 3 replies
    • 254 views
    • 7 replies
    • 231 views
    • 13 replies
    • 489 views
    • 2 replies
    • 164 views
    • 8 replies
    • 355 views
    • 4 replies
    • 313 views
  • Posts

    • Galena is a great bet. It is certainly a base metal ore high in lead. And those ores are also often high in silver. In my neck of the woods galena can be much richer than a gold mine. Galena is probably one of the easiest and most fun minerals to identify. Just follow the established procedures of identification and it will teach you a lot. Galena taught me the term "sub metallic" when I was about twelve. I still remember sorting that one out whenever this mineral is mentioned. Galena is also where I first observed a streak tarnish over night and turn from shiny "metal" to a dull gray oxide. I remember sitting in my room and doing that test for the first time. I then made a home made radio out of the crystal and listened to the rock station out of Juarez, Mexico. I heard ZZ Top for the very first time on a hunk of Galena from the Organ Mountains. That rock has a lot to offer. It is no common bastard stone I tell you! Just step through the density/streak/hardness/fracture/luster/color observations and this one will be easy.  A perfect specimen to identify! And a worthy exercise even if you already know exactly what it is. 
    • Ty will do and will look up galena as well. Let you know the result
    • With the dredging laws being lifted next year I'm getting a jump on having the right equipment ready. Found nozzle made locally, https://hbminingsupply.com/product/2-dry-lander-nozzle/, 2" Drylander Nozzle.  Minimum 55 g.p.m. My whole claim is slate bedrock so I'm thinking this size would be the best for cleaning out the crevasses. I don't have any background on setting up the sluice boxes (48" & 36") which I plan on using in-line with each other. What criteria am I looking at for getting them set up. I'll need some legs as I plan on working it as a high banker. Mats? Angles? I have a new 158 gpm trash pump.   to move the water with a 2" connector. I wanted to use my Gold Cube but was told the water flow would be too great.  Any tips?
    • Have you done a streak test on it? My first thought is galena but need more information.
    • Found years ago near an old barn in concord ma, been in my change bin ever since. Very heavy for the size if it helps. Always thought it was modern junk.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. JordanD
      JordanD
      (29 years old)
    2. KingmanDave
      KingmanDave
      (62 years old)
    3. oldmangruff
      oldmangruff
      (75 years old)
×