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Alwaysdirty last won the day on November 30 2017

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About Alwaysdirty

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  • Birthday 04/22/1979

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    Cottonwood, AZ
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    Crawling on bedrock

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  1. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    I found out who the owners are, I might still contact them to do a lease or permission to small scale prospect, especially if I don't find anything as good in the area.
  2. Alwaysdirty

    Challenging Day

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing guys!
  3. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Haven't crushed it yet so I better take it back!
  4. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Keep that super detector down South!
  5. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Thanks clay!
  6. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Well, there wont be anymore updates on this spot. I messed up! After thoroughly researching this area for claims with the recorders I somehow missed the easiest claims to find, patented mineral claims and this spot is within one, whoops!! Of the 8 or so sections that make up this general area there is only a few patented claims. and unfortunately for me this claim did not have any signage or claim markers. Though, I am sure, because of the age of the claim that the markers have been knocked down or overgrown with brush. But, the good thing is, before I went back out to gather more samples and get anymore excited I thought to check the Yavapai GIS mapping for patented mineral claims just in case, as I was ready to file a claim here if things kept coming out hot. Normally I check the gis first and the validity of "claim" on the GIS but just didn't think of it this time and of course find some nice gold I cant have! So I'll be checking the hillsides next to the claim since its all wide open, all the ground looks the same and there is quite a few prospect digs. I still have high hopes for a good find around here. Sorry for the disappointment, I feel like an idiot!
  7. Alwaysdirty

    "One for Wednesday"

    Lots-o-bedrock! Glad you squeaked something out of there. All day while slaving away at work I kept thinking how perfect the weather was to go out prospecting, I'm jealous!
  8. Alwaysdirty

    Newcomers beware

    I see we have both a gentleman and a scholar. I for one like this thread, it brought everyone out of the woodwork. Also Wyo is nice enough to be cleaning up trash and leaving behind gold for the rest of us. Thank you! On a side note, since Mike C is gone, I'll lay claim to this emoji...Alwaysdirty .
  9. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    I like that idea and I do have a vacuum. Going to take samples down the hillside this weekend, bedrock is very shallow and shelf like so good spots for trapping gold. I'll post up results Sunday afternoon, hopefully the first sample wasn't just a fluke. That wouldn't be the first time though.
  10. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Bam! Thanks adam!
  11. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    Let's hope so Tom. I'D like to crush and pan the remainder of the half bucket and see what that holds.
  12. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    The gold is tiny and the monster handles this ground excellent. I think the 5" coil and raking dirt down is the way to go and it's what I will be doing this coming weekend. When I get a drywasher again that raked down dirt will be ran through it, lucky for me I can also get my Bronco within 20 yards of this spot because of its offroad capabilities now. Woot!
  13. Alwaysdirty

    Hillside fine gold

    I went out Sunday exploring lode mines not far from home, there is hardly any placer history here but plenty of lode. Walking across a very steep hillside I found a 20' stretch of what looked like a metal producing vein with quartz and granite host rock. I detected it with the monster and pulled out what i thought was a nail. Closer examination I realized it was a piece of natural iron, I got no other signals from this spot. It looked so juicy though that I had hopes and took a 1/2 bucket sample without classifying and just handpicked out the big pieces. I panned out three pan fulls of the loose dirt and got a nice amount of very fine gold from it, now I just need an ore crusher and drywasher. Not sure if the drywasher would catch most of the stuff this small, so tell me what you guys think. Its hard to tell in the picture but the my pan is just littered with fines from really about a 1/3 bucket of panned dirt and a decent piece in the upper left.
  14. Alwaysdirty

    Yavapai County Assessor's Map

    Have you used the Yavapai recorders website to search mining claim documents? You can search by section/township/range, so I find a section of interest and search for mining claim location filings within it, you can see the actual paperwork filed and if lode or placer, then use the gis mapping you asked about with the section/township/range overlay with satellite imagery turned on, this makes it very easy to find claim markers in the field. As long as the claimant knows which direction north is! Make sure to check the BLM LR2000 to see if the claims you find are active or not. If the claim owner filed with the recorders properly, the BLM amc number will be on the paper work.
  15. Alwaysdirty

    Worked hard today

    At least he didn't beat you 0-8, two is excellent!! Wtg!
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