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  1. 3 points
    Looks more like a chunk of basalt layed on the ground and photographed. Insitu means still naturally embedded in bedrock or clay, found and carefully exposed and not moved. that rock has been moved. not carefully exposed in situ. Dino bones are carefully exposed insitu before being removed. going to have to get out my hip waders. TBSIGD Jamale Why don't you show us some rocks that have been windowed,sliced or least tested? rather than just showing us a bunch of rocks you found out in the Somali desert. AzNuggetBob
  2. 3 points
    Why do even post photos of your so called "meteorites" It just seems like any rock you find is a meteorite. You seem to have an "I think, therefore I am" mentality with regards to meteorites. If it's a rock, it must be a meteorite.
  3. 2 points
    Been traveling around Colorado. Beautiful state with a rich mining history. In Telluride now for a few days. Just chilling out after 7 days of camping and being off grid here and there. Been visiting national parks and mining country. Prospecting and detecting in national parks is not allowed. Colorado has lots of country to beep and prospect. Endless mines and hiking. Hope you are all staying cool wherever you are. Getting back on the road soon. Life is good. Enjoy the pics... No visible gold but screams on the Gold Bug. Lots of pyrite showing. Gold and pyrite do run together so we'll know more when we crush it. Nice molybdenum specimen. Some cubic pyrites. My daughter and I at the Old 100. Very cool tour with neat history. A nice quartz slab with gold and pyrites someone had at the Old 100. Met some kids from Missouri on the Old 100 tour who wanted to see some "real gold" so we showed them some. Inside the Old 100. Massive pegmatites in gneiss and schist at the Black Canyon of the Gunnision national park. Only 2,500 feet down to the river. Lots of great photo opportunities here. Hiking the Black Canyon. 3 pics from La Plata Canyon. A great mining history here. Met two guys while hiking who had sluices and pans who were on their way somewhere. Once we began talking gold they had to leave all the sudden. Think they were worried about their honey hole being discovered. Can't blame them for being cautious. Big mudslides below Sawpit and Placerville. It's rained every afternoon. Sometimes it's light, other times very heavy. 3 off road pics. Lots of opportunity for those who wander. A nice morning in Telluride.
  4. 2 points
    Duh ! Can`t believe everyone has not figured it out already.
  5. 2 points
    Ok Dave I'll get back to edged weapons. here is the tomahawk Im working on. this is a brass steel forge with a pipe bowl. the wood is walnut. the black pen marks are layout marks for brass or wood hand file work and tacks. like I said before Its going to look a lot different when its done. AzNuggetBob
  6. 1 point
    This video caught my attention, this guy does awesome artwork using gunpowder and thusly fire, hope ya'll enjoy this as much as I did!!
  7. 1 point
    Actually it is a chunk of basalt laid in THREE places on the ground and photographed. This "in-situ" fecolite clearly has three different backdrops.
  8. 1 point
    Nice!! Love that state. I'll be in Pagosa Springs with the family tomorrow through Sunday camping, taking the pans for sure and maybe the monster.
  9. 1 point
    ... and, like a scene from the old Far Side comic, Clay inadvertently tips an entire 50-pound sack of pellets into the enclosure. Although I'm not a meteroites (sic) person, I occasionally watch these threads with some amusement. The truth is, most of us are susceptible to trolling on occasion. Heck, I've been trolled a couple of times in recent months, and I usually consider myself above such nonsense (Above such nonsense? A touch of over-educated elitism? Probably. Sorry. That's something else to which most of us are susceptible on occasion, given the opportunity). Still, to chip in my (quasi-plagiarized) opinion, the above photos are of native rocks on native soil, apparently turned up in freshly broken clods in a neighbor's wheat patch.
  10. 1 point
    Yes, every rock is a meteorite. Obviously.
  11. 1 point
    Actually Adam it is a very good learning tool for folks wanting to get into prospecting and once one learns to use literature to see why they are on a club claim and where the gold was found like from Maureen Johnson's book Placer Gold Deposits of AZ they quickly begin to learn to hunt other areas on their own. Remember we all had to start somewhere and there are many who need some guidance and claims to hunt, the GPAA offers just that for a dang reasonable cost. I have been a member for well over 20 years and it was the Ol' Buzzard on the TV on a Saturday morning that began my switch from rock hound to gold prospector. I had no clue I would be in the video though, pretty cool....
  12. 1 point
    Guys I have renewals and new membership kits (pan,guide, etc.) here at my shop, also the new mining guide will be here withing a week or so..... I have all their stuff available.
  13. 1 point
    Let's put it this way. I was out with a buddy detecting and I brought my GM 1000 to a spot his GPZ has hit numerous times. I even have my own GPZ. But I only brought the GM1000. Anyways, I found two pieces of gold in this patch area that was only about 10ft length of wash. (so it had DEFINITELY been hit many times) And the funny thing is, the pieces I found with it were smaller than the blow tube gold found earlier in the night. I had to scratch my head on that one. And that was with the larger coil. It gets gold plenty small. Not the smallest, but then it's not worth trying to get it in the scoop when it gets too small. No machine gets it all.
  14. 1 point
    Back In Church Leroy gioes to church on Sunday morning, gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: 'Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?' Leroy replies: 'Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing.' The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leros head, lifts his eyes and head to the Heavens and prays and prays and prays. After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks Leroy: 'Leroy, how is your hearing now?' Leroy says, 'I don't know, Reverend, it ain't until next Wednesday.'
  15. 1 point
    Debeers is in big trouble. http://news.mit.edu/2018/sound-waves-reveal-diamond-cache-deep-earths-interior-0716
  16. 1 point
    Nylon clothing is worst thing to have around black powder.
  17. 1 point
    No Instantaneous Gratification ?
  18. 1 point
    The spirit of the discussion and the information is oxygen to the forum. It's fun to be able to read along with some people who actually know (I think), what they are talking about even if it's about something that seems unknowable at the moment. Rock on gents and thanks for taking the time to bring us along on the ride.
  19. 1 point
    Dave Here is some other things Im working on. I know its not a knife but it will give you an idea of some of the things Im working on, when Im not mining. I hate to showing them before their done as you have no idea where Im going with them until their done. stay tuned. Its hand carved soap stone ends with road kill skin. I think its going to blow your mind where Im going with this peace pipe. here is just a few quick photo's. Ive got another peace pipe tomahawk Im working on too. AzNuggetBob
  20. 1 point
    You can't get quality entertainment like this on TV! fred
  21. 1 point
    Google just uses regular 30 meter resolution DEMs Chris - no LIDAR. The "3D" effect on buildings and trees is a result of photogrammetry extrapolation from off angle aerial photos. That's why the trees look so funky and buildings often look "wavy". Apple just recently revealed they have spent the last 4 years doing ground level high resolution LIDAR scans and 3D photography from surface vehicles. They have now created a true 3D LIDAR based interactive map of the United States. I've seen the results and they are truly amazing. Google's 3D mapping days are numbered, when you see this new technology you will wonder why you thought Google 3D was cool.
  22. 1 point
    High Sierra Gold Join Jeff and Mike as they look for Gold and Treasure in the High Sierra's , Watch as Jeff finds a .45 Gram nugget. High Sierra Gold
  23. 1 point
    Our progress has been phenomenal and it continues to build speed. I stood in line at a computer store in 1995 to MS Windows 95 when it first came out and it was at that point when I was first able to access the internet. There was nothing on the internet at that point, but the groundwork had been laid. The opportunity was there. Advances in productivity followed along with the sharing of information. Technology in all forms began to advance at a faster and faster pace. Gold continued to disappear at a faster and faster pace as internet prospecting forums opened up (Thank you Bill Southern!) and advances in metal detectors enabled miners to be more productive. There is no doubt that space is the new frontier, and about the only thing that could stop progress here on Earth is an asteroid. Is there intelligent life on other planets that is similar to humans? At the rate we are going there will be answers very soon and it won't be long and we will have the ability to send humans to habitable planets inside or outside our solar system.
  24. 1 point
    Dave here is few shots of my carry knife. no finish on the wood just a little wax. I have been packing this around for years. AzNuggetBob
  25. 1 point
    Thanks Bill I'll tell ya its a lot of fun sharing info on gold and nugget hunting here. Ive seen many tons of placer gold working on several large and small placer operations over the years and learned a lot about placer mining from them. I've also taken that with me when I'm nugget hunting, my true passion. There is nothing like digging gold nuggets on a hillside or out of a wash with nothing more than a detector and a pick. "digging gold never gets old" AzNuggetBob
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