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David Wiseman

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David Wiseman last won the day on June 16 2014

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About David Wiseman

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  • Birthday 05/19/1946

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  1. Finding the Source

    Sample all the quartz veins and stringers.Check all the gold you find with a loupe to see how rough it is and if any minute pieces of quartz remain on the specks.Crush up and pan out the samples
  2. New to SDC2300

    When you put the coil over gold you'll find it.Headphones will help greatly.
  3. Crystal Cluster ... Worth?

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=worth+of+quartz+crystal+clusters Likely, it would be an easy to sell item at the Quartzite flea market when the snowbirds arrive.
  4. Cool specimen I cracked open....

    Cube of pyrite...
  5. Pocket gold

    Often you'll find a few colors or a tail of gold first when sampling quartz veins or stringers,while looking for pockets.A metal detector won't pick up fine gold.If there was a small pocket of gold two or three feet inside the wall rock or back would your detector pick that up?One could easily leave a pocket or small species behind if your just using your detector....and just because there was a gold mine.that does not imply that the mine made any highgrade ore..or even free gold for that matter.I've sampled hundreds of veins over a period of 35 years and even when a vein shows color,it often stays that way....on the other hand I've had veins that only showed a few colors and eventually made a small pocket.
  6. Who is "RD" ?

    RD was Richard Delahanty,also known on the forums as RD of Indio.We PM'ed each other many times when I was detecting with a GMT some years ago.Doubt if he needed his initials on a rock for posterity.His good will to share knowledge and his expertise at detecting in the desert are his legacy...even though many newcomers don't know about him.
  7. Butte Fire in California

    This fire is burning out of control in my county(Calaveras) in California.It has burned over 65,000 acres so far and containment has dropped from 20 percent to 5 percent.Most of the county is in private property and the BLM ground that's open is very hard to get access to.Alot of it is landlocked.Lot's of small communities here about have mandatory evacuations and others are on standby.Even if you know people in this county it's very difficult to get access to any ground to prospect.
  8. Does anyone ever sample those quartz veins?
  9. Another cool hunt.

    The lid with the Chinese writing may be from an opium tin.
  10. Gold Nugget Item

    Tie pin...A topper for a walking cane was usually made from a quartz gold specie.
  11. Silver & Silver Ore????

    Uncle Ron,type into Google ...pictures of Arizona silver ore...I can't post links on this site for some reason.
  12. Nice Aussie nugs

    Thanks for fixing the links.Anyone know why I always have trouble posting links on this site?I can copy the link,but not paste?
  13. Nice Aussie nugs

    http://www.finders.com.au/finders-forum-info/finders-forum/ click on the links on the Wedderburn gold post.
  14. using a gps

    Lydia,last time I checked about claims in Calaveras County...which was at least ten years ago most of the GPAA claims in our county had not been renewed.
  15. How cold is it?

    It's been in the mid 20's in Angels Camp Calaveras County,gold country in the mornings...and will be so all this coming week.
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