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  • Birthday 11/21/1955

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    san tan valley az
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    Used to be bass fishing , flying RC planes, got the gold (frustrated) fever now
  1. colors of gold

    Adam, DP, thanks a bunch. I can use all the help I can get. i'm leery of jumping other claims so sometimes i go where there are no claims at all. i sure a claim owner would let me know if i was on their claim. also if i could find an area that hasn't been picked over as much ? most comments are go where gold has already been found and you have better chances. I will do that also and just see where it has not been picked over recently or go just after creeks have been flowing. . thanks again JOHNM
  2. gold fever / lynx creek

    thx chrisski, i appreciate the comment. timing is probably everything at lynx. water flow, run off etc. it would be nice to make a little money but at my experience level i'm just hoping to cover expenses.
  3. colors of gold

    LukeJ, one of the rock plants is approx. a quarter mile upstream and then it's in the town of queen valley. Turns into state land east of queen valley. thats a good idea to go upstream farther. also found some tailings and a hole on top of a hill near the creek. was 6ft. x 3 ft. and 7ft. deep. gold in the area? thx
  4. colors of gold

    that speck must have been newbie luck from lynx.
  5. colors of gold

    used my sluice yesterday to clean up dirt from queen creek. found one pin head sized bright yellow speck. lots of black sand in sluice but the spot i dug in really didn't look too promising. last ditch effort at sundown. i really don't know a thing about queen creek except there are lots of claims upstream and two rock plants nearby. the closest rock plant near me was working 24/7 when it was raining last winter. read on this website that rock plants process for gold. true or false? did the speck really come from queen creek or was it stuck in my bucket from lynx creek? i always check and rinse my tools and carpet well after each use. noticed boulder dash's gold (145 and 65 nugs. nice haul boulder) looks really brassy. are boulders nugs from a dry creek bed ? or was it just plain dumb newbie luck?
  6. gold fever / lynx creek

    adam, you hit the nail on the head. i still have a lot to learn
  7. gold fever / lynx creek

    Hey GDM/PV, apologies for posts (complaints) and not responding . I get very little computer time . I hope my posts don't sound like complaints because I was just joking around about "you might have gold fever" thing. I do appreciate all the input as I am completely new to this hobby. Just trying to learn from you guys. this site and responses have been very helpful. thanks JOHNM
  8. 145 nuggets detected

    was wondering why this gold looks so brassy? my uneducated guess is that it was not found in a creek and just needs a little water to wash it off? i'm totaly speechless boulder dash
  9. Lynx Creek

    WOW, nice pieces GDM/DV. You guys with the metal detectors have an easier time finding gold. One of these days I'm going to buy a metal detector (maybe I should learn to read the rivers and washes better before I buy a detector? ). Here's what I found in 54 hours of hunting by reading the creek. It's not a whole lot compared to you pros but it's the best I've done as a newbie. Thank you Bill Southern for your advice on looking in bedrock cracks. Most of this gold was found in cracks.
  10. i guess i should say that there are better areas in lynx creek than i have been finding. i know it does't give up huge nugs but i'm sure i could do better than a half a gram in 3 days.
  11. you might have gold fever if your tennis shoes have been wet for 2 days and they smell like they were in your locker for a year and you get athletes foot from them. . you might have gold fever when you pan in water that's coming off a mountain snow while its raining. you might have gold fever if you fantasize your dry panning when your cleaning your cats litter box (there's probably more gold in the box than i found at Fly Poop creek ( oop's, Lynx creek). i was gonna put might have gold fever if you go out in this heat but boulder dash beat me to it. nice pieces you got there dash!!!! tried hiking in on bank vault road to see if I could better gold . didn't do too great. talked to a guy who said go 1-2' deep and don't dig in a pre dug hole. and another guy say's he will dig in a used hole. i can't find anything bigger than a pin head. this guy had almost a gram in 3 days. it's been good experience for a newbie like me but i got maybe a half gram in 3 long , hard days work. i'm sure a lot depends on timing the flow of the creek after rains. i guess thats just the way it is at lynx. anyone got any tips without giving up their honey holes? AND PLEASE DON'T JUST PUT GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT!!! TIRED OFF THAT SAYING.
  12. oxidized gold ??

    thanks Dbado1, i,m new at this and would rather not waste my time.
  13. oxidized gold?

    has anyone seen oxidized gold? if so could you post a picture? guy said it was but it looked like yellow quartz to me.
  14. oxidized gold ??

    went with a friend and i watched him pan and save a piece of something that looked like yellow quartz to me. he said it was oxidized gold. it was the last piece of material that was in his pan . you guys seen anything like this? if so could you post a picture cause iv'e been throwing stuff like that away.
  15. claim jumping

    is LAND MATTERS up to date on recent claims? do not want to be on someone else's claim