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  1. I was going to join the GPAA once. Before I did, I called them to see if they had any claims in my area. They told me I would have to join first and then see..... That was enough for me.
    4 points
  2. I hope you have some success. That's a terrific area if you can find a place to hunt. For those of you not familiar with the Liberty mining district, it's famous for wire gold specimens which are some of the highest priced in the world on a per gram basis. https://www.google.com/search?q=liberty+washington+gold&tbm=isch&chips=q:liberty+washington+gold,g_1:crystalline&client=ms-android-google&prmd=isnv&hl=en-US&ved=2ahUKEwi3-dT26azhAhWDwIMKHbCkA1gQ4lZ6BAgBEBk&biw=412&bih=604
    3 points
  3. And now we know... thank you. I have never seen so many counterfeits... What country(countries) are they coming from?
    2 points
  4. Yes lots of assuming going on. LOL
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  5. Not quite as dramatic as the thread title, but who can resist click-bait headlines? Out hunting a claim I got permission for, where there has been a lot of placer work done over the years. I dug 3 bomb craters, for a piece of wire, a shotgun shell, and a Coors light can, along with some shallow trash. Found this tiny little specimen maybe an inch down. Really surprised the GPX heard it, but it was loud and clear. It's only .2 gram, but I am a happy camper. I can't seem to find an actual nugget to save my life, but these little specimens are cool too. I couldn't tell it was gol
    1 point
  6. Bob, you absolutely correct that I'm in the dark as to how they come to the conclusions of these Meteorites origins. They have classified items as Lunar, Martian and other way long before any of the Lander found way to mars or the moon. All based on conjecture and Assumptions ? I just find it stupefyingly that people of the Science Community would have the arrogance to do so. JUNK SCIENCE . We do in fact have some hands on ( Robot Hands ) information these days. Based on that information I can see items being believed to have originated from a KNOWN Planet or Body in space. B
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  7. Bob We have probes on Mars that are sampling the soil and we have a pretty good idea of what Martian soil consists of and its very low in graphite. AzNuggetBob
    1 point
  8. I'll be sure to let you know when i find out, thank you for all the help. My guess so far is silicone, possibly silicone carbide or moissanite, but you can never know.
    1 point
  9. You're right. I completely forgot about that find. The odd thing is it was a martian instead of a lunar. You'd think there would have been many lunars found as opposed to martians simply because the moon is much closer. There's no doubt in my mind someone or perhaps even a few people on this forum have walked right past a lunar without knowing it.
    1 point
  10. In my opinion black holes are in the center of almost every galaxy.galaxies are nothing more than the result of a massive explosion spinning out into space. Possibly from the impact of neutron stars.I really think neutron stars are the key.(Protons/Neutrons/Electrons)the planets in a particular solar system within that galaxy are the result of debre that began to rotate and coalesce by its own gravity into single planets and moons. but at some point the expansion of these solar systems and galaxies begin to reverse and stop spreading out and are drawn back into the vacuum of a black hole
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  11. maybe this will help. total known Martian specimens, 224 as of January 9th 2019. me has over 900 pictures as they lay. 71 elements listed U- .00004 percent the lowest, Fe- 50 percent the highest. plus carbon gases water listed no percentage posted. mars lava flows 1,400 million years old. their meteorites would be the youngest.
    1 point
  12. The club I belong to, the GPAA, has member reports that they print in the guide. Examples can be "Fine Gold," "Dry Washing Only," "Seasonal Water." "Members report course to pickers." With that, you'd have to match the placer to the club claim, if the club had a claim around the placer. If you get to know some of these guys in the field, they may show you what their gold after trust is established. The GPAA has many chapters in AZ each having monthly meetings. The Roadrunners used to have monthly meetings. A bit of what I find on google from the old AZ geological reports has vague refer
    1 point
  13. Bob, You forgot 'alternative fact'. Assume.......
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  14. That right there is precious Chris. You should read the "paper or story" that the scientists who classify Martian meteorites actually write! You would find out how they know the rock comes from Mars and the process they use to reach that conclusion. Maybe then it would seem less ludicrous.
    1 point
  15. Homefire, with all due respect... You obviously don't know how they determine a Martian meteorite. And based on what you don't know you are making a judgement on what is "good science"? Come on man. This is Nuggetshooter Meteorite Forum. There are guys here that know their stuff. Before you decide what is "good science" you should learn some. Why not ask some questions rather than make judgements based on what you don't know? Don't devalue science simply because you don't understand how they reach their conclusions. You are an elder here. You should be offering wisdom. Ju
    1 point
  16. Can you take pictures in natural light? It's too dark to discern the different minerals. Ditto on your other post as well.
    1 point
  17. It looks like the ore of lead and zinc. The shiny grey crystals are galena (lead) and the green crystals are sphalerite (zinc). The tiny white crystals are calcite. All of your rocks look to be the same stuff. Some more crystalized than the others.
    1 point
  18. Thanks guys. Gonna drag Wifey out tomorrow. She can run the Equinox or the Monster, and I'll hit it with the GPX again. We should be able to cover the area very well that way. Regards, Kyle
    1 point
  19. Congratulations, Kyle. Don't matter how small it is as long as it's yellow.
    1 point
  20. (Alder Gulch, Virginia City Montana is where I first got bit! I wrote these lines in memory of that fateful day.)The Alder Gulch Virus, or, Why I Chase The GoldIn days gone by, when just a ladMy sister’s spouse did somethin’ badA ghostly town we went to see,That lit a fire within me . . .Virginia City’s driving forceWas mining gold. You knew of courseThat Henry Plummer ruled that town‘Til vigilantes brought him down.But his demise is not my goal,A bug bit me to take its toll.It bred a fever inside me,Away down south, in Montanny.What plague is that, you’ll likely say,That sickened me that fate
    1 point
  21. Looks like Quartz to me.
    1 point
  22. What’s their hardness on the Mohs scale? What’s their specific gravity? Where were they found? these are all things we should know. Those stones could be about a million different things, and without more information we are literally just guessing.
    1 point
  23. Thanks to AZNugget Bob and Old Tom for the kind words about the baja bug.....and it's passengers! Fun car. And big thanks to Bill Southern for such a fun outing!
    1 point
  24. Flashback Series: Tales From The Flat, Part 1Oh, the things we discover when we camp with someone for the first time . . .In the 1990’s, I used to chase the gold a long, long ways north and west of where I currently live, and the last section of the journey was a series of rough logging roads that was hard on vehicles and on nerves (if you’ve ever almost been killed by a logging truck, you know of what I speak).After our arduous journey, we selected a spot where some of the original gold rush miners from the 1870’s had camped. It was a nice level spot with a creek on one side and the river on
    1 point
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