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  1. This is an old thread that I figured could use a bump. This 1860 colt replica was built from pieces and started as a .44 cap and ball. Now a 45 long colt, with stabilized maple burl grips. Silver crosses on both sides. These were my grandfathers. He was a chaplain in ww2. Silver turtle front sight, but it's not needed, she's a real pointer out to about 10 to 15 yards. This 1858 Remington replica is the current project. A target model, she's also converted to 45 long colt, but has yet to be gated for rear loading. The "remmys" don't fit my hand like the colt, thus the
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  2. Current truck: Chevrolet Sonic LT, 1.4L Turbo, Wrong wheel drive, 6 speed auto 4"+ lift kit, 100% GM stock components 215/75R16(28x8)General AT2's Warn Axon 55S, rear mounted On board air w/air horns Accessory lighting and a front receiver for the winch are in the works. Still considering a set of 10" travel, dual rate coilovers on the back and a pre-runnerish style bumper up front. With next to no concern for aesthetics or structural integrity, she can be driven just about anywhere. Soft sand is a no go. I do carry extra recovery gear. I also carry plenty of
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  3. Out hillside and piddler wash prospecting in a new spot yesterday paid off... Think I will be going back because I like cornflakes.
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  4. Colorless and sherry topaz from Topaz Mtn. Worth every flat tire to get out there. Take multiple cans of fix-a-flat and a compressor. You will need them. We did find one tiny, partially replaced piece of red beryl after 2 days of busting rocks. Never got a pic of it, and it's in my partners garden now! Had a day to myself and decided to spend it on Sunstone Knoll. Glad i did. I'll end up there again next year, mainly because I have some strange urge to use the sunstones for fishbowl gravel. Yes that is an entire Ziploc snackbag full of sunstones.... I do tend to get kinda greedy.
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  5. Nice to see some people have a sense of humor.
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  6. I like it! Some equipment makes more sense if it is disposable. Vehicles fit this slot perfectly. I knew a fellow who prospected in a PT Cruiser. It was a bit extra effort for him but it sure didn't hold him back. You can tear up a $40,000 pickup in three or four seasons and get a couple miles closer to "the spot". Or you can tear up a dented Kia Sportage in four seasons and spend a thousand bucks. Either way you find just as many rocks. I have driven a 1976 fj40 Land Cruiser for 35 years. It has 650,000 miles on it. When the forces of erosion weather the mountains to dust
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  7. Bob, I usually don't start topics to redirect/move off topic subject matter, if someone else would like to do so I can however move any posts that are off topic here and pertains to that topic if need be, especially if the OP (DaveZ) feels they are a distraction to his topic and subject matter.
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  8. Well, it was bound to happen eventually, and today it did,.....I found my "ugliest" gold nugget ever!!!! I was exploring some new ground when I got a real strong and well-defined signal just under a 4"-or-so (shelf) drop in exposed bedrock. The small (10" round ) area was covered with green grass, which also contained an over abundance of intertwined roots that really became a pain when trying to clear them away. Every time I swung my coil over this area ( after pulling out dirt and small rocks) it .....screamed...., and gave off the same noise as I had heard 6-times today after unearthing 6-c
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  9. A meteorite does not contain mineral iron in quantities that would make it magnetic. So if a magnet sticks to a rock and the source of the magnetism is identified as magnetite it is not a meteorite. Free metallic iron and nickel make meteorites stick to a magnet. Hematite and magnetite are what attracts a magnet to a terrestrial stone. Differentiation in the field is as easy as determining the form of iron that is attracting your magnet. There are exceptions to every rule I suppose. And in a laboratory under a microscope all sorts of things are observed in meteorites. But in the
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  10. Yep Bedrock, same stuff, Utah Sunstone/yellow labradorite. No or very little schiller. Those are all float, picked up in about 6 hours. Don't cry over the red beryl loss... It was about .5mm thick and 2.5mm round. It looked like a tiny stop sign, but was mostly replaced, half grey/half red. After finding that one tiny piece though, I know where to look again!
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  11. Here it is after a nitric acid bath,.............looks much better,........ It initially weighed in at 1.0 grams with all that poop on it,...now it's .98 of-a-gram,........close enough to a gram for me....Guess I'll keep it... Gary
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  12. It was a rhetorical request directed as a question to Mr. Stillwillie. Not a request to actually move or create a new thread. I just said that instead of telling Mr. Hillbeaver that nobody gives a ratsass about his flat tires. Nor do we need instructions and/or advice on tire repair. I was trying to be polite and it wasn't any fun at all. What is with this place anyway? It is full of wackos and cranks and a bunch of swinging bratwurst. As soon as a normal guy that writes in full sentences shows up with some cool rocks someone has to go and derail the whole train with some handy
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