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  1. Just to give some of you newbies an idea of what to expect when out in the gold fields. I've had better days with more gold and less trash but what you see in the photo's can be expected much of the time. The small piece of gold is .11 of a gram.
    4 points
  2. I have been working on my house up here most every day since April (of this year) UGH ; making repairs, upgrades, painting inside and out etc., etc., etc. all for the sole purpose of putting it on the market to sell. So, due to that purpose and because of the excessive heat, I haven't been out much, nor down into the lower desert areas...and have also become antzeeeee and rar'n to get back out. ...Well about a week-or-so ago we where getting some fairly good (late) monsoon rains and I saw on Accuweather where they where slamming an area pretty hard that I wanted to explore. I had been to
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  3. Will, there are many better things to do with your life than babbling on with this pretend science! At 30 years old you should be doing something productive, not sitting at home waiting for Mommy to feed you. autism or not go do something with your Life! I am done, again fred
    2 points
  4. I have added a simple brochure from UCLA Collection of Meteorites that you can review and it will help you determine if you have a meteorite. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101421522673623412677/albums/5980102290642930001 Mitchel
    1 point
  5. One of our fellow prospecting members..JasonG... had a bunch of his prospecting gear, tools and other items stolen. If anyone notices any specious persons selling any prospecting gear, etc., please contact Jason or the Mohave county Sheriff dept, please! Here's is a link to his post on Steves H.'s forum, which would most likely be the best place to try and contact him if you notice anything that may help him track down the thieves. https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/10779-theft/ "Posted Tuesday at 01:57 PM Sorry for the off topic post, I just wanted to get
    1 point
  6. Early this summer I made an important find. I was searching with my Illudium PU-36 Space Modulator in a new spot when I got a strong signal. After digging for hours through 9 feet of corn flakes and Skittles I finally uncovered this baby... When I found it, it was pretty shabby. It was an old snack wagon that the disabled vets took to local functions. It has a popcorn machine, freezer and all the stuff to outfit a snack concession trailer. I was talking to a buddy of mine one day and he mentioned his veterans group wanted to sell it. I checked it out and the deal was too good
    1 point
  7. some days all you do is clean up lead ,good going hanging in there and getting that on piece of gold
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  8. Went to a tropical climate in the service where we stayed in a roofed but not walled facility in summer. We were sleeping on cots and the mosquitos were terrible. Its the only place I've been at you truly needed a mosquito net on the cot to sleep. Put your arm on the net at night and the whole area that was touching the screen would be red from where they bit through the net. The mosquito net was the single biggest thing to keep bugs away. The next was the tubes of bug repellant they'd issue us. That was 34% DEET and worked well. I usually shy away from bug sprays, but there I would
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  9. I did the GPAA Nome, Alaska trip in the early eighties. Tons of mosquitoes. But I didn't have a problem with them because I brought the concentrated LIQUID repellent with me. NOT SPRAY! Muskol or Deet are fine as long as it is the LIQUID. Sure, the skeeters would still cloud around your body, but they kept a 5-6" distance. Put it on as if it were sunblock. You will STINK while you wear it, so don't put it on and then expect to run errands or visit folks. But it will keep them off you while you swing that coil or feed that high banker. oh, did I say to get the LIQUID?
    1 point
  10. Do they taste good?
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  11. The rye patch area is high desert with stubby sage, fairly easy walking. I like that. Gold basin is similar without the sage, I like that, too. I love the Sierras but the altitude is too high for me now. i don’t care for cactus covered gold fields. You didn’t ask but... Western Australia is my favorite place. fred
    1 point
  12. Definitely not a meteorite. Don't need any more data. Just knowledge on what they look like.
    1 point
  13. So I think I finally figured out what the white one is, Montana Moss Agate. After days of scouring around the internet I found a rock tumbling website that had an extensive list of stones. I saw a piece that was similar to a polished piece of mine and it led me to search for the raw form. I believe this is it, what do you all think?
    1 point
  14. Sounds like South Florida to me.
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  15. This past weekend I took another trip to Rye Patch. About half the time I go I don't find any nuggets but this time I found two! One was my biggest (ever?) in a long time at over 2 grams. I've been going there since 2011 and it certainly isn't easier now. The larger nugget was found on Friday the 13th. Those are early morning (sunrise) shadows. The smaller nugget was found on Monday after some 'side' trips to Winnemucca, Elko, Tuscarora and Charleston. Mitchel
    1 point
  16. That ship sailed a long time ago.
    1 point
  17. Green crystals? Magnets have a slight reaction? Light grey powder when crushed? Sure sounds like basalt to me. Olivine (aka peridot) is often found in basalt. Again, it’s very hard to make an ID from pictures, so I’m not going to say 100% it’s basalt, but I’m certainly leaning in that direction. And some tips for cutting: Cutting very hard stones, and trying to cut too fast can glaze your blade. Basically, steel from the blade is dragged over the top of the diamonds, which greatly reduces their effectiveness. You can deglaze the blade by cutting a silicon carbide sharpening stone or old g
    1 point
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  19. Nice chunk of millings /asphalt you got there ! You should put it on display at the Tucson Gem Show next year. Dont worry , they have armed guards to protect it .
    1 point
  20. Wrong...You need to know what you're talking about to.get published. Obviously you don't.
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  24. Doesn’t look like anyone’s carved it to me. Looks like it was broken by geological pressures and lots of time. If my ID is correct, the stone in the middle is a remnant of whatever it formed on. It could be other minerals too. If you do a streak test and the streak is brownish black, then it’s probably psilomelane.
    1 point
  25. Looks like a fragment of botryoidal hematite to me. Could be a few other things though.
    1 point
  26. This topic is a catsasstrophe as well as a corundum. A real abdomination.
    1 point
  27. I don't see anything in the photos to indicate it's a meteorite.
    1 point
  28. To heck with the nickel disks Skip. I am after the folding olivine paper! And I like the invisible intergalactic transactions that make my bank balance magically increase when I swipe their cards! I have been setting up a little booth for years now at various events. I have had a gold panning booth, a crafts booth and I put stuff inside inflated balloons with a vacuum chamber. My mother sold crafts at the fairs and markets since I was a kid so I grew up with it. I have always wanted to do a snack wagon or food booth. I have been using this trailer to sell crafts. It has doubl
    1 point
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