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Gaius last won the day on February 25 2014

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About Gaius

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  1. Thanks to the side effects of my prostate cancer treatment (arthritis like symptom in my finders and hip) my prospecting activities dropped to zilch. Too much soreness. I plan to sell all my equipment consisting of my dry washer and all the support equipment (blower motor, hose, gas, oil), classifiers, pans, buckets, large black panning container, homemade washer, small washer, blue blow and gold wheel similar to the desert fox. (Please see attached pictures.) Pretty much 100% of my prospecting equipment. I would like to sell everything in one big lot at $800.00, if someone is only interested in certain pieces then please make an offer. The one best way to reach me is at cgbunn@verizon.net I live south of Los Angeles and I’m willing to meet but it’ll have to be somewhat local. ps: I’m more than willing to meet if someone would like to meet and talk about prostate cancer and what I went thru. The driver behind why I seek gold is to let the adventure of the hunt take me along for the enjoyment of it. Cheers Beers & Gold
  2. Prostate

    While I was in my 50’s had a PSA of 7 at 70+ or older that’s may not be too bad but at 50 that was consider worrisome enough for a biopsy. Biopsies are not fun but I snoozed better at night knowing I had no caner. So if possible do the biopsy and be sure. Rolling the clock forward 20+ years my 2015 PSA came back 23, my cancer score was 8 out of 10 that’s very, very worrisome (I was in serious trouble). Thanks to a good team of doctors as of April 2016 my PSA is now 0.138 but I have 4+ years to go before I’m consider cured of cancer. Let me know if you have more questions and If you would like we can get together somewhere. I currently give in Lakewood, CA. and maybe we can work something out. Chuck AI6OZ (was KG6SYX)
  3. 21 nuggets with the SDC 2300

    Good for you! How many inches down where these nuggets? And what where the soil conditions like such as lots of iron, black sand, dry wet and so on?
  4. How often do you go out and nuggethunting?

    With family obligations driven by two autistic grandsons I feel lucky to made it twice a month, I suppose I average about once a month 3 to 4 days at a time.
  5. Reference section for gold prospecting

    I'm not too sure this has a whole lot to do with prospecting but I image some where down the trail some one is going to tell me it does or could. So attached is a publication from 1919 about model making. Model Making - 1919.pdf Enjoy Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck KG6SYX
  6. Reference section for gold prospecting

    The item posted Telegraphic Mining Code was a tumble on while I was looking for other information and its bit on the interesting side. The first several pages are black outs and it seems nearly all the older posting I have found from the late 19th and early 20th century are like that. After the black out pages there are ads which are fun to read thru and afterwards you get into the meat of the book. Telegraphic Mining Code - 1889.pdf Enjoy Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck KG6SYX
  7. Reference section for gold prospecting

    The address below is to 9 training videos by Sprott Global Resource Investment titled Ore Deposits 101. These 9 part courses give an introduction to different ore deposit types in simple layman's terms. The web site notes there are 12 parts currently only 9 parts are posted. I have watched the first two videos and they are a little dry but loaded with some outstanding info. Who is Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd.? Sprott is a public natural resources investment management firm offering investments in precious metals, mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, forestry, agriculture, and/or water industries. Posting to advise folks about Sprott's training videos and nothing more, and comes via a commendation from a ICMJ's forum posting. http://www.sprottglobal.com/natural-resource-investing/investment-university/ Cheers, Beers, and Gold Chuck
  8. Reference section for gold prospecting

    It was mention that having a glossary would be nice here a link to the USGS Geologic Glossary simplified definitions. http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/misc/glossarya.html
  9. Reference section for gold prospecting

    I have posted pretty much everything I have found last year or so, there are others but the files are too big (40,569 KB). Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck CA Geological Survey Note 12.pdf CA Geological Survey Note 24.pdf Gold Deposits in Metamorphic Rocks Pat 1.pdf USDA San Bernardino Soil Survey 1978.pdf USGS Life Cycle of Mineral Deposits.pdf USGS Mining Claim Activity on Federal Land.pdf USGS Mercury Contamination From Historic CA Mines - 2000.pdf USGS Rare Earth Elements.pdf USGS Reveiw of samples trailing.pdf USGS Sediments Samples, tailing.pdf
  10. Reference section for gold prospecting

    Couple More Gold References - 1986, 1970 CA Placer gold recovery methods SP 87 - 1986.pdf Gold Districts of CA Bulletin 193 - 1970.pdf
  11. Reference section for gold prospecting

    I not sure how well this will load up these documents are dated 1889 & 1924 and not the easiest to read. If folks are interested these and others I can over time up load a few more. I have a large number of pdf documents from USGS Geology web site, if there is something specific let me know and (if this works) if I have it I'll added it to the forum. Also if odds "N" ends is not the one best location for this info then let me know which is. Gold Fields of CA - 1889.pdf Gold Placers of CA Bulletin 92 - 1923.pdf
  12. Route 66 Gold Miners, Inc. Treasure Fest When: 07/20/2013 all-day Where: Bolsa Chica State Beach Huntington Beach, CA 92648 USA For free parking, park behind the “Jack-in the Box” But warning…there are limited parking spaces. Parking at Bolsa Chica State Park is $15.00. Hunt #1 “Warm-Up Hunt” $5.00, starts at 9:00am-Clad/Coin Hunting. Hunt field is littered with coins. Average ~40 coins per hunter! Hunt #2 “Silver Hunt” $30.00, starts at 9:45am-Silver coins, varies old coins & some surprises. Hunt #3 “Ticket-Prize Hunt” $25.00, starts at 10:30am-Hunt field will be seeded with targets which will be traded for raffle tickets. Varies prizes!
  13. Bureau of Land Management California, News Bytes, Issue 584, 06/21/2013 Abandoned Mine Lands Around Fremont Peak (San Bernardino, CA) Many of the mines in the Fremont Peak District were constructed between the 1880s to the early 1900s, including the Monarch-Rand Mine. This mine like many around it can harbor hidden openings that can drop many feet down. "Rotting timbers and unstable rock formations make falls a real danger" says Jamie Livingood, Geologist at the Barstow Field Office. BLM may take temporary measures to mitigate against physical safety hazards, such as by posting warning signs and fencing. Additional remedial measures include closure of adits and shafts, backfilling of high walls, drainage of impoundments, removal of leftover equipment and debris, and reclaiming to help offset erosion and improve stability. Full Story - http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsbytes/2013/584_extra_-_aml_around.html

    Well I guess we can hardly wait for the NFL season to start.
  15. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.