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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. 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
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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. Of course they'll sue. That's what they do. They can't stand the idea of people being able to go out and have a good time on public land whether it's the forest, the lakes & rivers or the desert.
    2 points
  36. Well done! Now find its strewn field!
    2 points
  37. If 1 in 5 Californians switched back to gas cars after buying electric cars that means 80% of them stuck with their electric cars. 80% is a mighty strong majority of people. Especially in a culture that revolves around their automobiles. It would seem that the vast majority of people are happy with their electric vehicles. Electric cars are great for local driving. As long as they are close to the charger and not pulling an RV in the mountains they work fine. As with any battery operated tool we know it takes a while to charge them up. We generally can work around that. Bu
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. Mining is always worthy of mention as it is one of the three (beginning) creators of wealth-ranching and farming being the other two.. The two year difference in the articles is the initial finding of Li value ,vs. the recent refining results, I believe.
    2 points
  40. I know this is an older post but here is some great info about manually moving boulders and other heavy loads, and how to split boulders using hand tools: https://tahoerimtrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/USFS-Griphoist-and-Rigging-Techniques-Presentation.pdf
    2 points
  41. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levant
    2 points
  42. My panning tubs are cement mixing tubs from Home Depot. I transport water in 5 gallon buckets. If you guys have a drywasher, that's one way to pan the cons out.
    2 points
  43. Electrician, I’ve found it very hard to get any reviews of a specific area unless the club you belong to has a website that allows members to post reviews to. The GPAA allows member reviews for the claims. I’ve found water very spotty in Arizona. When the GPAA had claims along the river in Black Canyon city, I only saw the water running once in the dozen times I went out there. The other times there was water, but in puddles every mile or so, and sometimes not on the claims. Even Lynx creek is spotty, although you can usually dig deep enough and the bottom of the hole will fill up
    2 points
  44. I assume you mean fairy stones. They can be found in Virginia and you can hunt them in a state park or on private property. Lots of information in this link. https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/legend-of-the-fairy-stone
    2 points
  45. Did you get the J&J vaccine? I just got back from getting my second shot of Moderna and I feel fine. Time will tell, but the odds are in my favor. I posted the article above to point out that there are real instances of reinfection even after vaccination. The vaccines are only 90-95% effective, so roughly 5% could be at risk. 90% is far better than zero. It's not all about prevention of infection. Studies have also shown the vaccine greatly reduces the severity of symptoms which almost eliminates hospitalizations.
    2 points
  46. COVID-recovered woman catches the virus again AFTER being vaccinated (msn.com)
    2 points
  47. Have you noticed that bob can never be wrong? It also seems that he has a habit of trying to steer any thread I start off topic. I suspect he will bring sausage into this conversation next. Getting back to tires, I think many hiker types take the blacktop to a trailhead and park in the lot, then follow the designated trails. It ain't like that in remote areas of Death Valley. Just pulling off the blacktop on the side of the road or into an unimproved parking area can result is cut sidewalls or sharp rocks wedging themselves into the tread of tires. I'd like to hear about how these unf
    2 points
  48. 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
  49. Im glad to hear they got through it with no big issues. I hope it's the end of it for your family. It's my personal opinion that lifestyle makes all the difference. If you are active and walk around outside a lot you are less apt to get it bad. The folks who can't or don't walk up hills and roll in the dirt are the ones who get seriously sick. Being on your feet and being used to constant effort daily keeps us a lot stronger. So does being used to temperature changes. Your body's ability to handle sustained effort and environmental changes are directly tied to your ability to fight
    2 points
  50. Nope. Looks like either slag of some type or volcanic basalt. Most likely slag.
    2 points
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