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  1. Hello everyone Made it out yesterday with my oldest son to swing for some nuggets. But after dang near all day of being skunked on the gold, we decided to pull out the coin and relic machines. Cameron ended up finding an 1877 s Seated liberty dime. 'Our first ever seated dime'! He also found the dark colored eagle button and the solid coin silver pocket watch back. I found the gold guilted eagle button and some pretty cool relics. Its a new spot so we will be going back to give it another go. Take care everyone!
    11 points
  2. Got my third Nevada cold find today; story here: https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/15876-new-nevada-cold-find/
    9 points
  3. I use a lot of Sharpies out in the work shop and it seems that they run dry too fast. Did a little experiment a few weeks ago and it worked. Drill out the back end of the Sharpie, inject 1 ML of lacquer thinner. Put some tape over the end. So far it has lasted 2 times as long as the first time. Don't know how many times I can do this but it works! I know....im cheap. Its just irritating they don't last very long. Tom H.
    8 points
  4. You did not post the actual law - you posted some internet crap that didn't in any way match what the law is. That's why I posted the actual law. If you want to know what the legislature was thinking when they passed a law to insure wildlife and livestock could drink without being blocked by people recreating you will need to read the debate and leg law created. It seems others here have given you a good overview the these common sense rules and why they would be observed by any experienced outdoors person whether there was a law or not. Camping does not work for claims. Camping is a
    7 points
  5. Ok this topic should of never been allowed because this is the Prospector's Lounge, this topic has nothing to do with prospecting...but we have allowed other "off topic" topics to be posted in this section just to give everyone something to comment on.....not to fight about, not for name calling, not for getting political, etc., etc. But as always most can't get along together, many here have to hit below the belt to get a reaction from their "adversary", but the time has come to move along to other discussions, hopefully most has developed "herd immunity" for their animosities and bicker
    6 points
  6. Glad you sold it.. Hard to believe I paid 6G for mine new....and they are at this price now. Oh well. It paid for itself and had a ton of fun along the way Tom H.
    5 points
  7. Sold. Thanks Nuggetshooter! Now I get to go appliance shopping, yay...
    5 points
  8. Ok so i have a cure for this thread!!!! If you want the vaccine get it!! If you dont want it, dont get it!! See, cleared that up in 4 sentences not 12 pages. Wow!
    5 points
  9. Hey Mike C, Thanks for the welcome back and I have some stories, some of them are still under the Statute of Limitations if you know what I mean ! Highway Departments and HighWay Patrols just don't have a sense of humor, even in the dark of night. Especially in Washington and Oregon! I'll be back there someday when the locals have retired and forgotten me, after all I am only 86! My best advice " Keep your loop low and slow" and oh yes don't park close to the highway right of way and keep your snake bite kit handy on warm nights! Max
    4 points
  10. Hello everyone, i hope you're all doing well. The boys and i headed out again Saturday to go chase some gold and relics with my friend Larry. He didn't make it out last year with us at all due to his age and the Covid stuff so this was his first time out in over a year. He ended up getting a new Equinox 600 so we wanted to train him on it. Well Cameron my oldest son was running his GP Extreme chasing gold and his first target of the day was this pistol. Cant get any manufacturer info or any other markings off of it yet, but i think it is a Hopkins and Allen 32 caliber. Still looking into it. P
    4 points
  11. I always wondered why guys that believe the virus was deliberate are also the ones who won't do anything to protect themselves from it. Seems like if I really believed the virus was an intentional attack on our country then I would be doing my darndest to fight it. Some folks just don't have the stomach for a fight though. Lots of people will stay in bed frozen with fear while an intruder steals their stuff. So it is predictable that some would refuse to fight a scary virus. Some folks are afraid of slimy monsters. Some are afraid of hairy monsters. Others are afraid of viruse
    4 points
  12. Simply because a route is "designated" doesn't mean it's suited for travel on 4 ply hiway tires. I've been on designated routes in there, in my Dodge 4 x 4 where I'd never take the wife's Outback. People die often in the outdoors because they don't believe it can happen. It can...and does! All serious outdoors people often walk a thin line near tragedy, and the only thing that determines which way you go is often a seemingly innocent decision. Jim
    4 points
  13. Mineralized quartz vein in granite.Mineralized quartz vein in what I think is andesite.very red dirt. This red patch come out of nowhere and couldn’t have been wider than 50 feet.ore sample, had lots of pyrites.the megamortar. IMG_1437.MOV IMG_1438.MOV
    3 points
  14. I finally had the time to download, print, and read the user manual, pair the wireless headphones and test this detector with a snuffer bottle that has two flakes that are about half a match head each in size, along with about a quarter gram of fines mixed with a tiny bit of black sand..... I was impressed... really sharp response starting at about 6” with the meter reading of minus 6.....this is with the stock 11” coil....I probably won’t make it out to my hunting ground for a couple more weeks....should be fun......
    3 points
  15. No 6” coil....it’s supposedly gonna be shipped when Minelab gets them back in stock...the only piece of gold I’m playing with now is about the size of half a BB.... I’m not going out hunting just yet....heck, I’m still using the manual to start it up... ETA... gold 2 seems to work better in the dirt here...at least with the large coil
    3 points
  16. Flocculants help to remove suspended particles from wash water. If you are wet processing free milling gold the addition of settling ponds is necessary whether you are processing your material with fresh water or reusing the water. Flocculants are added to the already used process water so they have no direct contact with free gold unless you are getting losses in your processing system. Flocculants will increase your gold recovery if you are recycling your process water because all things being equal dirty water loses more gold in a gravity separation process than clean water. Flocc
    3 points
  17. I work for the Las Vegas Water District, we use Sodium Thio for Floc... have 2 treatment plants each capable of running 600 MGD. Our drying beds from the leftover particulate, has no Gold , thats water from Colorado River/ Lake Mead...
    3 points
  18. OK....I need to correct/clarify this post... .... after re-reading the manual and dumping out the contents of the snuffer bottle, I noticed that a goodly portion of the black sand had oxidized around one of the two tiny flakes/nuggets.... .... after taking the chunk of oxidized gold/iron out, I’m only able to get a response/ meter reading at a couple of inches with the other small picker ... I’m now getting a +1 reading.... I think this is more in line with what I had expected... I’ll update this post after I can get out on the creek and do some actual hunting
    3 points
  19. Rio’s discovery of lithium at Boron was a fluke. The miner was actually testing Boron’s tailings to see whether the presence of gold was significant and found instead traces of lithium at a concentration higher than domestic projects under development. “We were looking for gold… but we found something better than gold: battery-grade lithium – and the potential to produce a lot of it,” Alex Macdonald, senior engineer at the plant
    3 points
  20. I know what you mean. I brought some of the first gold I found into work and I got comments like they couldn’t see it. Sometimes you got to resist that magic draw of spending the whole day doing a third run on material that produced a fraction of a gram to begin with on the first run, and the second run you got not enough to tip the scale, but thinking the third run is different. That’s the same type of voodoo that makes gold look bigger when you first find it.
    3 points
  21. It was done so the animals would be able to drink water. Been that way for as long as I can remember. Tom H.
    3 points
  22. The sky isn't falling. Read the actual law rather than relying on some hippie website interpretation. This law only applies to natural water holes or man made watering facilities containing water (not a "body of water" and not "lakes, rivers and others"). It only applies when the water is the only reasonably available water for wildlife or domestic stock. It only applies when your camping location will deny those critters access to the water. Common sense thinking only and not a blanket prohibition on camping within 1/4 mile of water. Here is the actual law: 17-308. Unlawful c
    3 points
  23. This is an artifact that came off a statue. I was being very, very diplomatic for even suggesting otherwise. I can't think of any process whether it's mummification, petrification or fossilization that would produce anything close to what resembles the hand in the photo.
    3 points
  24. A cargo net and a snatch block, with a hand crank winch works very well, Grubstake
    3 points
  25. Very little water in Big bug, haven't been to Wolf recently. Lynx might have better water. Later...Jim P.
    3 points
  26. You could always bring 10 gal. of water and a tub to pan in. Dry creeks are a lot easier to dig in than one that keeps filling up with water. Tom H.
    3 points
  27. The misinformation about the vaccine you read here is all a product of politics. Pointing that out is not political. It is simply a fact.
    3 points
  28. Again the political stuff. What don't you understand about, "Knock It Off". Old Tom
    3 points
  29. Vaccines, where else can I get aborted fetus DNA, bovine extract, monkey cells and glycol shot directly to my bloodstream. Surely in such small amounts it cant possibly effect me in anyway...
    3 points
  30. Been tuning into this Dr. for over a year. Good info and presentation.
    3 points
  31. Looks like a 32 rimfire. H&A Dictator. There were a bunch of different names on very similar pistols. It would be almost impossible to tell exactly what name it was marketed under. H&A was the progenitor of all of them though. At least that is what my gun expert buddy says. He is sitting here looking at the pictures. That's his opinion on it.
    3 points
  32. Terry: Glad to hear your doing good, especially after a bypass surgery. Heal up sir! Remember to keep your heart pillow close and dont push it. Keep that sternum together Tom H.
    3 points
  33. I heard a report on the radio from a scientist that studies transmission. He said there is good evidence that most people do not transmit the virus. Only certain individuals. He points to the fact that many households will have one person infected but no one else in the household gets it. It is very common for this to happen. While other people infect everyone they get close to. They said most people do not transmit the virus to anyone. But people who do transmit it will infect am average of 28 people. He indicated that "super spreaders" were not so much events but individuals.
    3 points
  34. Wow! This is quite a thread. It took a while to read the entire 11-pages, and digest all the opinions. I underwent heart bypass surgery on March 22, and I got my Johnson & Johnson vaccine shot this morning. I still feel like I got hit by a cement truck from the heart surgery, but I'm glad I was finally able to get the vaccine. At 64-years-old, I'm not afraid of it. Now, if I was a young woman with children in my future, I may have been more hesitant. As some have mentioned, when I was in the service and on my way to Asia, and Africa, I got hit with vaccination guns in both arms twice. All
    3 points
  35. I found that if you are in a spot with lots of targets, even just iron trash when they are starting out, they love it. They dont get bored!! Then throw a few good targets in the mix, and my boys were hooked. My oldest son is 19 and my youngest is 12. My oldest got hooked when he was 9 and my youngest when he was 6. They love it!! Thanks Mitchel!
    3 points
  36. Hey Rocky! How are things? There has actually been one potential iron posted. It wasn't an obvious artifact anyway. And a guy just recently had a sweet meteor wrong. I would have kept it for sure. Otherwise it has been the usual stream of slag and hematite. An occasional old rusty horse shoe. Mike just educated us on ferromanganese today. It looked like a metal mineral but it was an industrial slag by product. Never heard of such madness but it is true! I think a couple of the resident die hards posted some lakebed finds too. So there are some worthy posts in the
    2 points
  37. Hey Mike thanks for the welcome back. Say I don't have a 4X4 any more nor a detector ( Congrats on the Gold Monster) , and don't get around too good but I will call you soon and discuss a spot I will guide you and you can try it out. It's not easy to get too and not under claim and I can tell you where you can see some of the gold from the area before we go. I am kind of spoke for for by family matters until about the middle of next month but we can talk for free! I have verizon unlimited, 928-232-0497 happy to talk gold and remote areas any time. I spent 15 years trying to find a spot that
    2 points
  38. This would be the late time of year for any chance of water, not much snow pack anywhere so I wouldn't have high hopes. We usually muck around Turkey and Black Canyon Creek because the spring run off makes for some nice water for a few weeks in late March early April.
    2 points
  39. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levant
    2 points
  40. I don't think it's a fossil. It looks more like part of an old statue that was buried, covered and over time and some type of mineralization growth occured on the tips. There's another possiblity but depends on where it was found. If that's where it came from, the correct term to use would be petrification, not fossilization. Where did it come from?
    2 points
  41. Tough to tell from the photo, but the ground-window picts, around the edge of the grind where I would expect to see a thin layer of fusion crust I do not see anything resembling; it appears to be more of an oxidation coating than a fusion crust. Also tough to tell from the photo is if the interior is metal, or is it a semi-metallic luster like you'd get from filing hematite/magnetite? Regmaglypt size is a function of the size of the body upon which they form. I would expect reg's on a rock of this size to be respectively larger, and not as uniform in size/spacing. Also, if you look
    2 points
  42. Is this one a fulgurite? Here are two tektites and two concretions with kind-of-similar shapes. Maybe some concretions are fossils of tektites?
    2 points
  43. If you look at the official map for lynx creek, there are some areas along the creek that are not part of the withdrawal area for whatever reason. Prescott National Forest - Recreation (usda.gov) Without having been to any of Clay's sites he mentioned, these two yellow areas look like either private property or patented claims. I checked Lynx creek for open areas years ago, and found nothing. I checked for miles to the South. There was some open ground perhaps a mile to the West on some pretty steep hills. Who knows what is open there now. There is an AMRA claim that borders
    2 points
  44. COVID-recovered woman catches the virus again AFTER being vaccinated (msn.com)
    2 points
  45. Even as important as vitamin D may be.... and how much we know about it.... large percentages of the population are still vitamin D deficient. Good thing the vaccine is effective whether you are vitamin D deficient or not.
    2 points
  46. https://www.npr.org/2021/03/25/980035707/lying-through-truth-misleading-facts-fuel-vaccine-misinformation
    2 points
  47. Laws, Policies & Regulations The National Park Service carries out its responsibilities in parks and programs under the authority of Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, and in accord with policies established by the Director of the National Park Service and the Secretary of the Interior. Policies are designed to improve the internal management of the National Park Service. They are not enforceable legal tools. An example of NPS policy is section 7.3.2.1 of Management Policies (2006), deal
    2 points
  48. You are welcome to change your point Bob. Now you get it. I'm glad I helped clarify that for you. The earth's crust discussion must be in another thread?
    2 points
  49. I think they had 3 days of water a week ago. No telling what they were thinking. Yup, they should have stayed put.
    2 points
  50. In the pandemic of 1919 the local madam in Hillsboro got her girls together and sewed their fancy dresses into linings for the children's caskets. That is the very first Hillsboro story I learned when I started prospecting there. My good friend Sue Bason told me that story on the steps of her antique store. Then she took me next door to the "Chinaman's House" which was the Black Range Museum and showed me one of the coffins. Then she told me the story of the Madam Sadie Orchard and how she ran the brothel and drove the stagecoach. And rode down the streets of Hillsboro naked. The flu
    2 points
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