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  1. It hit the $1300 mark and will go back down a little after all the selling. I had some stuff bought at $240. Sent it in Mon. I'll use that to buy a beater 4x4. Then I'll find more gold and sell when it hits $2000. If I take the money out of savings my wife will be in line for her cut. A $3500 truck will cost me $7000. So Selling $3500 in gold I get $7000 as I saved the wife's cut. Casino AZ will be out that $3500. As you see it's not just the price of gold. There are other factors at work. For me gold is at $2600.

    Frank, Did you ever sell used cars? I have allways liked how you explane things.

    Gold may be $1300 but diesel is $3. I wonder how it compares to how things were in the 1930's? It's still big money for pretty yellow rocks.


  2. As gold prices slowly creeps upward to 1300.00 an ounce I have been getting my plans together for the upcoming season. Have done some research on new areas to try and have areas listed to work with the drywasher that produced lots of small nuggets and tested good for fines.

    Starting the season with a real solid plan for gold recovery and prospecting leaves little time for wondering where to go and changes the outlook to hoping I have enough time to go all the places I have planned.

    Heck this year just 3 grams of gold a day will be pretty good wages my friends...

    Hope you are as excited to get out this year as I am!

    Bill, This is going to be a great season, come on cool temps! I have also have been looking at new areas that I am real excited about!

    Now is the time when all the research over the long hot summer, pays off. Its not hard to make 3 grams a day if you work smart insted of hard, Wishbone, told me that. Real glad to see you back at it!


  3. Glenn,

    I find it funny that you're asking people that you know have a terrible case of GOLD FEVER this question, the answers here are to be predictable!!!

    That being said and I having GOLD FEVER as bad as anyone I say go on the trip, you may never get another chance like this, Talk to your daughter I sure she will understand, and want you to go!!


    Boy, thats the truth! At least I didn't tell you to take the gun outside and shoot one time and come in and tell everyone that Santa, just commited suicide.


  4. Looks like you had a Great pay day. Did you run that wet or dry? Also, what was the size of the matieral that went into your mill? I have thought about useing a small mortar mixer on a drywashing opperation to chush the clay balls.


  5. I have to second what Bill has to say. I also tried being a full time placer miner in the mid 90's. It was one of the most fun times in my life but no real money in it. We ended up with a couple of ounces for six months work, even at todays gold price, that would be pretty slim wages. I still like to dink around drywashing but I really like wondering the deserts with a detector.


  6. I like to hunt by color, the last nugget I found was on a bright red hillside with alot of quartz, ironstone and greenstone. This hillside just looked different than others in the area with no signs of metal detector activity. We did find a couple recent dry wash piles but no old ones. This method works for me. Here is a pic.


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  7. Just picture it. The street full of Police cars. My wife Angie giving a house tour to the female officer and I'm out in the front yard with only shorts on covered with mud screaming the F word. Yes I don't do well with the neighbors. They never come out of the house anyway.

    I got the visual! I can't wait to meet you, I can tell, you will be fun to be around! Did they dig up your yard?


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