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Went out yesterday with Dave, James, and Dad to do some detecting up the LSD way.

There is a mineralized vein that I got a flake out of in the past, so I took some more samples. There were some really small specks in it but nothing to write home about. Looked like I was slaughtering a pig when I panned it out. :)
Did some detecting in a wash on the other side of the hill and  WOW! Did I get a work out digging garbage. I cant believe how much was in this wash in the LSD area. I thought every wash out there had been hit. :idunno:Especially this one as its so easy to get to.  So at a ratio of about 16 trash to 1 treasure....I had a name for that wash. After working my way down to a V,  I get the first one (medium sized one in pic, put a stick and scoop in the pic. so you could see how deep it was on that nug). Had to chip out the bedrock to get it out. Above it in the other drainage at the V I get the small one. I heard Dave talking to Dad up on the hill so I went back and got them so they had a chance at getting some yellow stuff. They used the GB2 and Monster and were kind enough to clean up all the bird shot I dont hear with the 13x17 EVO coil.

A little farther up the other drainage I get the big one.  .8 of a gram total...no skunk though! :) There was a lot of new hand stack in this wash and I have a feeling my two legged gopher friends may have visited it before me :2mo5pow: Hope they got a lot!

Found a pretty cool copper rock also.

Great day out with friends and got blessed with some gold.

Tom H.

 

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Why would you prospect in such a dull blond looking wash?  The Experts would not bother..... Theres no way you found gold there

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6 minutes ago, adam said:

Why would you prospect in such a dull blond looking wash?  The Experts would not bother..... Theres no way you found gold there

Wow..... ignore that comment Tom, thanks again for posting.

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7 minutes ago, jjbond said:

Wow..... ignore that comment Tom, thanks again for posting.

Jen, you must learn to read through the words to find the true meaning :)

Tom H.

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10 hours ago, TomH said:

Jen, you must learn to read through the words to find the true meaning :)

Tom H.

Naaa... not into head games, my time is better spent elsewhere, like on the gold fields. :action-smiley-068[1]:

Thanks again, neat pictures.

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Good stuff Tom !!   

That copper rock sure makes a nice 'background' for that yellow.

I always figured there might be something out past the windmill...

Luke

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1 hour ago, jjbond said:

nice looking area.

I`m having a hard time reading ground . Why do you say " nice looking area" ?  I don`t understand....

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Cool Finds Tom... love the copper rock color, a little never dull, and shell shine right up, :4chsmu1:

Dave

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Is that a coating on the copper rock or does it go all the way through?

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1 hour ago, Morlock said:

Is that a coating on the copper rock or does it go all the way through?

Its solid all the way through. I sanded a spot on it. Its pretty soft.

Donno what it is?

Tom H.

 

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I'm thinking it's a poor quality malachite.

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Nice Gold

I second the awesome background for the gold pictures. 

What is the red dirt in the pan from?

 

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Nice looking nuggets Tom.    Looks like there is some iron-stained quartz sand crystals lodged in the nooks of the nugget; that or maybe it is magnetite???  Is that host rock in the wash and boulders a type of granite mixed with quartz??  Gary

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2 hours ago, fishing8046 said:

Nice Gold

I second the awesome background for the gold pictures. 

What is the red dirt in the pan from?

 

Probably the mashed up hematite.

May have found a nice back ground for my macro shots :)

 

Tom H.

 

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58 minutes ago, GDM/PV said:

Nice looking nuggets Tom.    Looks like there is some iron-stained quartz sand crystals lodged in the nooks of the nugget; that or maybe it is magnetite???  Is that host rock in the wash and boulders a type of granite mixed with quartz??  Gary

Yes. there are some pretty cool stingers of rotten quartz/mix in this area. Found some up on the hill side and sampled it....nutten. but, that was just surface stuff so there could be more deeper. Im just not too into hardrock mining.

To my limited knowledge, yes, it does look like a mix of granite and quartz.

Would rather scoot around with the metal detector. :)

Tom H.

 

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Wny quit sampling that vein?Any color out of a quartz vein is worth further sampling.Just because as detector dosen't give off a signal dosen't mean there isn't bigger gold three feet down or in or back.

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Nice day in the field guys..... Nice nuggets as well. Tammy and I are fixing to roll out in a few to do some exploring.

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