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  1. I collected at this locality recently, and found a few ok specimens. There is some debate as to the chemical makeup of the garnets from here. Some say Spessartine and others list it as Almandine. Either way , they are so blood red that they appear to be black. My collecting was limited to using a sledge hammer on the Rhyolite, attempting to expose vugs with Garnets perched inside. The garnets all have attachment points and no free floaters were found. If you decide to collect here, be ware that the road is very rough in spots, and a 4x4 is highly recommended. Heres
    8 points
  2. When I first started out hunting silver coins, I routinely ended up finding clads and maybe an old Wheatie or two. When I stopped hunting coins and concentrated on nugget shooting, I started finding silver coins. That's not all bad I guess, but it can be distracting. The historical allure of old silver coins can have a tendency to divert my attention away from gold. Especially if I haven't found any nuggets and suddenly start finding silver coins. I find myself gravitating toward old deteriorating buildings and evidence of habitation, and straying away from the more likely areas I should be se
    7 points
  3. I found this rock in a riverbed while hiking in northern Italy. Weighs 2 pounds. Wonder if anyone can say something interesting about it for me since I don't know anything except that I love it.
    6 points
  4. I found this camp in California. It’s abandoned so I spent a weekend there by myself. Beautiful place but getting there can be a little scary. The trail in places is only about 8 inches wide. You are grabbing hillside. There’s no reliable water.
    5 points
  5. Before i went to Vietnam, my company lined up and we went through a gontlet, shots with an air injector in both arms, I think we got around 6 shots all on the same day, for different thing, Never hurt me a bit! Grubstake
    5 points
  6. I got the “Moderna” shot #1 this past Saturday and the first day, I halfway thought I might have been injected with a placebo because I had no reaction...not even injection site soreness....yesterday, I woke up and the injection site was a little sore...not bad, but I could definitely tell that I’d gotten a shot. Last night, I slept a full 9 hrs. and the funny thing is, I think I’m seeing some unexpected beneficial side effects....chest congestion from COPD seems significantly better, my alertness sharper and a funny sense of subdued well being.... I know that the vaccine doesn’t start working
    4 points
  7. Why all the insults??? IIRC, it’s one of the reasons I took a vacation from this forum.... insults and not so lightly veiled partisan political rhetoric....
    4 points
  8. In the old LR200 system a claim was classed as ACTIVE, CLOSED or PENDING. There was no FILED class. We have recently received an explanation of the meaning of FILED from the BLM MLRS staff. Here's the explanation Land Matters received from the BLM National Operations Center last week. "Formerly, when a case was PENDING, it meant that the case was entered to LR2000 with only the information that the filing of the new claim or site had been received. No other data had yet been entered. In MLRS, PENDING is no longer used and the initial case disposition after payment has been submi
    3 points
  9. Thanks Bob. You didn't have to do it but once again you proved to the whole class that you have a bad case of some kind of envy. Now we know it has to do with sausage.
    3 points
  10. Happy Birthday @Chet I hope you have a great day!
    3 points
  11. They found a way way to make a synthetic version so that the mineral found here is no longer needed. I didn’t know it was private property. Some locals told me about it a few years ago and told me it’s a local secret. Once it hit the web all bets are off. I didn’t want to declare the name in hopes of keeping the traffic down and riff raff out. It’s no longer mined. The scaffolding is gone from the portals. Upper town was burned down quite a few years ago. Lower town, where the pics were taken is still intact and not shot up. There’s even a museum there. This place is an extremely rare find co
    3 points
  12. The first "reported" flight of the SR-71 Blackbird, was 1964. There is no doubt in MY mind that the United States has things flying about today we cannot comprehend. I am also not arrogant enough to believe we are the only game in the galaxy.
    3 points
  13. Got my second shot this morning at Mather VA in Sacramento. Wife's sister and husband in Mariposa went to Fresno and Livingston for theirs as the county was slow to respond. We are in El Dorado county and it is a joke. No information. I've registered three times to get the shots and it took me driving by the Senior Center in Placerville and seeing a sign out that got me to stop and go in to see what was going on. "They will call you" bs was still being disseminated but then one of the people there pulled out a blank clipboard sign up sheet for those who wanted to get on a list for missed appoi
    3 points
  14. There is no gold tax. It's just about like everything thing else if you make a profit over a certain amount...you pay a tax on it whether it's stocks, collectibles, property, etc. Quit blaming the obama administration for everything.
    3 points
  15. Gaps in knowledge are often backfilled with beliefs. Beliefs are fine in matters of spirituality. The unknowable and the spiritual realm are navigated based upon beliefs. But when beliefs conflict with known facts or reasoning they become spiritual poison and a logical conundrum. Anyone discussing science that trots out a beleif system to fill the void in their knowledge is trying to fool someone and have often fooled themselves. The vaccine is as safe as it is. And the virus is as damaging as it is. We have a very good idea of what both will do to you short term. And we
    3 points
  16. It’s either EUA or another 5-6 years of allowing the govt. to shutdown schools, businesses, large gatherings etc. etc.....heck, being as old as I am, another 5-6 years, it’s highly likely I won’t be around anyway....thank you for your opinion, but I’ll take my chances with possible side effects from the vaccine as opposed to KNOWN side effects of the virus....
    3 points
  17. I got mine first one at the Fresno Va, no side effects, I get my second one on the 5th, My wife got hers in Merced at the Mercy hospital, No side effects either, we are both heart patients and both have diabetes, she gets her second shot on the 10th. and we are both 72 years young. Grubstake
    3 points
  18. Yeah, I get a little angry about the lack of planning and inconsistency of priority of getting vaccinated....I’m 69 so I qualified in my COUNTY, but in a couple of neighboring counties, the supposed age minimum for us old folks is 70......the funny thing is, is that I got the shot at a Rite-Aid in Stanislaus county and I live in Tuolumne County...I registered for the shot on a Rite Aid web site that was linked to a state web site that was a redirect from our county health department web site..... another thing that puzzles me is how I feel today... I haven’t felt this good in years and from my
    3 points
  19. Hey Craig! You should check out the various laws about electronics in Mexico. It is complicated. Don't just assume you can get your detector there or use it. It has been a few years since I have been to Mexico. And laws are different everywhere. But an American with a metal detector can and will cause problems in many places. My advice is to ask someone you trust that is familiar with the local dynamics. Get their opinion on how you should proceed and who should give you permission. As long as the appropriate people approve you will have no problems. Without that approval
    3 points
  20. It's the mineral Stibnite. It's the sulfide of the element antimony, a toxic metal. The ore sells for less than $100 a ton but good crystal group specimens can sell for quite a bit. It looks like it's in a Siderite (Iron Carbonate) matrix, this is a common association with Stibnite ore. The Siderite being a carbonate is where the hydrogen peroxide bubbling came from.
    3 points
  21. Not sure what it is. It’s going to fall somewhere on the agate/Jasper/chert spectrum I’m sure. gorgeous rock though. congrats on the find.
    3 points
  22. No. That would be intentional mineral trespass. Arizona trespass law.
    3 points
  23. Hello dear friends its been while from my last visit to forum. I hope you guys all in good health, and suround with good gold, cold beer and hot womens Im been in mountains its my second year of runavay from jail sentence for growing weed for my moms cure. 4 more and i am free man again Every winter the same, Bill warning me on this. Gold fever hits me strong as hammer, on day its come from time to time, waching Discovery and get some cure from gold rush series, but nights its completly restless. Every single night in my dreams its gold prospecting, its makes me almoust mad. 2 more c
    3 points
  24. Figured I should update this thread and not leave it hanging. The car is up and running! I have some nickle and dime crap left to do, but it has carried me to work for the last two weekends. Aside from a few mechanical things, I still have to build the roof rack and spare tire carrier...and maybe some nerf bars too. It will be back to the airplane project now that this winding down.
    3 points
  25. It’s almost certainly calcite “onyx.” I’m about 90% sure it’s a type they call “silver lace onyx” from near Calico, CA. The .925 stamped inside means the metal the ring is made from its sterling silver. Here’s a couple of pieces of silver lace that I personally collected and cut. Edited to add: sorry the pic is blurry. It’s the only one I’ve got and I’m not at home to take another. These stones are a similar size to the one in your ring.
    3 points
  26. Sure Slobo, I was wondering if you can attempt to try and make a sluice box, its fairly simple. I have made a few myself with simple boards, scrap metals, and such things. Having aluminum is not necessary , you can find simple plans on the internet that will have simple instructions how to make a sluice box. Some cut lumber , nails, find some scrap metal and you will be in business. I am from a small town near Valpovo, but have not lived there for many , many years. Just tryng to give you a few ideas....I know you can do it
    3 points
  27. Pretty easy all - When the Dollar is strong, gold weakens. When the Dollar loses strength and inflation takes hold, gold soars. It will be up again by this time next year.
    2 points
  28. All of your links kind of prove my point... one case in Great Britain of spinal myalytis (sp)??? That probably isn’t related to getting the vaccination, And of course the usual cases of anaphylactic reaction that aren’t uncommon with ANY vaccine...
    2 points
  29. I know I am. I should have become a comedian.😉
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. I read that the “Moderna” vaccine is about 80% effective after just the first dose.... I suspect the Pfizer vaccine would be about the same.
    2 points
  32. Pompeii chariot found intact 2,000 years after Mount Vesuvius eruption https://www.king5.com/article/news/nation-world/intact-ceremonial-chariot-pompeii/507-1612bd11-a1ef-44db-9bd6-e140dec88fed
    2 points
  33. Here’s a different old mine and mill site. This was the site of the Chemung mine and mill site. I’d be surprised if it’s still standing after this years winter. It’s slowly deteriorating and won’t be standing much longer. They mined gold and silver here. Someone started a rumor that it’s haunted on Saturday nights. I guess the ghosts are to busy to haunt it every night. You can drive right to this one with a two wheel drive vehicle. All of the mines have been grated to keep people out. I crawled through them many years ago. I’ll bet some of you have been there. It’s an easy find just nort
    2 points
  34. Yeah...he got fired by over 81 million people.
    2 points
  35. It is from Australia. Here is more info from this site https://www.nationalopal.com/opal-showrooms-museums/opalised-fossils.html “Opal is a spectacular gemstone. It is also a dazzling key to Australias mysterious past, because buried in the Australian opal fields are fossils of dinosaurs and other strange creatures that lived 110 million years ago, in Early Cretaceous times. These fossils are literally gems: teeth, bones, shells and pinecones which have turned to solid opal. Australia is the only country where opalised animal fossils are found. Opa
    2 points
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  37. Thanks for posting this. I've seen pics of most of these nuggets but never in one link. Just makes me wonder what it is about australia's geology that produces such monstrous nuggets. Were the gold deposits formed in australia much younger than those elsewhere, thus reducing the chances of being eroded out of the veins and forming placer? That's about the only thing I can think of.
    2 points
  38. I know this is an old post, but if someone is looking to revamp the idea, the UXO guys at the old Lockheed test site I used to work at had one of these and they could detect small stuff with it quite deep- cost the same probably as at least four Zeds too! https://www.vallon.de/en/unexploded-ordnance-uxo/vxvt-magnetometer-trailer Jim Straight liked finding meteorites too, wonder if he ever tried it with his Bismarck coil?
    2 points
  39. Ive been wanting to CAD design and make some cabinetry and pull out shelves for the back of my truck, some wood signs, maybe a kayak and some other fun stuff with a CNC router, but the sizable ones for doing larger projects cost thousands, or so I thought. I found this lower cost 8” x 4” sized CNC router kit called a Maslow CNC and just finished building it: https://makermade.com/product/malsow-jump-start-bundle-kit-sled-router-bit/ It uses two servo motors to pull the router around on the base board with chain, and it’s really precise. There’s even a Z-Axis motor for automatic dep
    2 points
  40. I will tell ya, i have the same dang problem lately. Especially with my two boys loving to hunt coins and relics so much. And unfortunately, where i hunt gold, we also hunt coins because of all of the scattered camps. Then i go buy an Equinox and that made it even worse!! My absolute love for nugget hunting and gold has been partially overtaken by dang coins and relics. Great coins!!
    2 points
  41. Actually, I’m pretty sure it does meet the technical definition....the only difference is that instead of using a dead virus, only a piece of “spike protein” from the corona part of the virus is used... that’s a dumbed down explanation, but it’s what the mRNA vaccines do and even though the technology is considered new, it’s been used in other vaccines....everybody has the freedom of choice as far as I’m concerned. No way I’d fault someone for not thinking the way I do.....
    2 points
  42. If the Gold Basin has received even a fraction of the rain PHX has, there won't be any drywashing.
    2 points
  43. Thanks guys and gals! Was a good but quiet birthday. Been awhile since I have been on the site. Life gets in the way. Mostly in a good way! Haven't been out in the field for a couple months due to a torn LCL in my left knee. Its getting better and hope to be out again in March.
    2 points
  44. https://youtu.be/lBpct47DLyI A friend of mine lost his Gold wedding ring while checking the water level's in his rice field. I pack up the Metal detector and tools and hit the road in search of lost Gold !!!! I attempt to find it but have to call in the Heavy Equipment for a little help. I hope you enjoy the journey and thanks for watching. Thanks for watching I hope you enjoyed the video SG 024 https://youtu.be/lBpct47DLyI
    2 points
  45. And the answer is no. But If there's no previous placer claim in the area,and the properly filed, registered and blessed load claim has all the i's dotted and t's crossed, so I have read in these forums ,well then, "first come, first serve," as said by hoser john itf. I wouldn't want to trespass. There cannot be two different claims over the same ground, so I have read itf, unless by the same mine owner.
    2 points
  46. Thank you both! I went to work like usual last night, but am here to tell about it this morning...so it's all good @Old Tom I too look forward to the days when we can get out again my friend!
    2 points
  47. Thanks, for the birthday wishe's, I get my Covid shot at 10 Am in the morning at the fresno VA, Thats my present! Ha! Ha! Grubstake
    2 points
  48. Just snooping around in a new area, not expecting much, when I stumbled into this lump right in the middle of the wash. Not quite an overload signal on the 4500, but really loud. I am pretty sure a Walmart $99 detector would have found it. Maybe 6" down, and in the most obvious spot in the wash. I have no idea how the last 50 guys to walk up this wash missed it, but I'll take it! Most of the specimen is worn somewhat smooth, but one side clearly broke off something larger. The edge is so sharp and fragile that I broke a tiny piece of gold off with my tounge giving it the mouth-wash out of
    2 points
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