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silvervortek

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About silvervortek

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  • Birthday August 9

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    camping out and huntin for gold ,lol

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  1. the rotovator is a good idea/ pity the rotovator isint on the front it would be handy for breaking up ground that big engine would be a thirsty engine on gas[apig on petrol lol.]
  2. i have a keane 151 and so does a mate of mine , lately we have only managed to be getting very fine flour gold mostly and we find we seem to do better if we clean out the riffle tray about every half hour. i find it a good thing to see if one is still getting some gold and its a kind of mental boost to see a little colour. if your starting to go off the gold youll know after about 2 washes when it starts fading away. i have a small sluice i run the concentrates through so i see roughly what i get. layely i have been doing bad and fuel costs and keeping cool are making it not worth while for me
  3. interesting topic im probably moving back east and i am thinking of setting up a small dredge. the keane pump is close to $700. and i cant see me getting the cash to get that its taking me over 2 weeks to get an ounce now dry washing and the weather is getting hotter so i only stay out in the heat for a max of 4 days now so its taking several 4 weeks to get an ounce and im plagued with very fine flour gold i cant to seem to get chunky gold lately. i will have to get the 3 inch nozzle and the y thingy that generates the suction im going to use the dredge out of a pontoon boat in about 2 foot o
  4. if you had some kind of tromell or an old washing machine that could be doctored to agetate the dirt. i used clay be gone to clean and settle mud to the bottom of tub. years ago while doing freeze river samples i used stuff called aluminium flox. it makes particles in the water heaavy and silt drops out of the water it is used in water treatment also. a re circulatingsluice will work fine if you can keep the water from getting soupy/ muddy.
  5. thanks dave for reply i did get it along with some fine gold and there is a little more in the area but it will take digging more overburden. it going to take a while longer to get a huge chunk of a meteorite, i seen 2 fall to earth recently but they landed //guessing a few hundred miles from my position in GB.
  6. I found this rock in gold basin AZ about 3 years back while metal detecting. it gave a huge reading on the metal detector and i dug down almost 3 feet, it was among 2 other rocks and the bottom flat part of the stone was embedded in the caliche, also the sides somewhat and the top was coated in clay. it weighs about 14 pounds and ifeels fairly heavy for its size but isint as heavy as a bulk piece of iron its size. the stone is greyish and black in colour with greenish white stone mixed throughout it and the greenish white stone gets more predominent as it gets towards the back of the stone o
  7. just seen the post the dredging video is awsome,and your getting nice gold as well. i might be moving to where there is some gold in a river and im going to start looking into a god highbanker or dredge soon. again awsome underwater footage
  8. is that the film where one fellow goes to gun down the other man for using up some of the water to make coffee as far as i remember there were 3 men with the gold and the mexicans were after them as well to get the gold ,i think all 3 went mad wondering if the other man would steal the lot. the area ran out on him i think he got closer to a little over an ounce. were both scratching around now trying to find a few grammes lol. around the same time i hit one or two good pockets of gold which has since ran out. aw well life goes on and i dream of finding another pocket or two with a decent f
  9. awsome nuggets garimpo ,did you get them with a new minelab and of course half the battle is knowledge of the areas your hunting.i spent 3days dry washing for 3.5 grammes of gold which wasnt great for the amount of earth i moved again congrats on the great find.
  10. thanks everyone for replying, i was fierce disapointed at the time and after a few days i was still bitter but in the end i let it go i met back up with him last week and said nothing, i happened to find a little gold and he got very little so it kinda balanced out and from the few weeks i have known the man, he is very decent and goes out of his way to help peole in need he has served his country with distinction and has served in several wars abroad. not to mention a bit of company is a lot better than talking to the jackrabbits and lizards. if i got stuck in the sand i could easily reach
  11. thats pretty much the same gold as i get working the washes in the desert and if i can manage a gramme or two in a day im doing well. if you had a small re circulating sluice with the black mat on it you could concentrate down you concentrates to gold and finer black sand though i would pick out any pickers or bigger flakey bits of gold. youll have far less to pan and i use those black basins you can get at wall mart or auto one for doing oil changes, i usually wash concentrates into basin and swirl it around if i see good signs of colour i keep going and pan it out when i get home.
  12. doug i used extremely fine silk i got from the mother in laws scarf. it worked great until i left it up against a thorny bush which put 2 holes in it and of course i made the hole bigger by poking it with my finger. next i used a mans silk shirt i purchased from a charity shop, it was made of heavy strong silk and proved a disaster as the air would barely go through it and once it choked a little with dust it stopped me dry washing altogether, i tried to wash it with soapy water and even the water wouldent go through it. ended up calling it a day and going home. i got a piece of sheet or cloth
  13. a few weeks back i met a new prospector out looking in washes who didnt have any experience dry washing. I let him run material he had classified through my dry washer until he got his own. most of the time he would be working in areas where there was little to no gold and i would invite him over to where i was working as i was getting some gold there. we ended up being a team working areas. Last week we were trying a hill top where many nuggets were got via. minelab and we had a go dry washing the area, after about a day we got nothing, i went on farther past the hill and found a nice wash to
  14. i lived in marietta georgia for about 9 years and fished most weekends on allatoona lake. i recently joined the gpaa, Gold prospectors Association of America and looking on the book for georgia they say theres gold in allatoona lake and small streams in the marietta area and tribituries feeding into allatoona lake. i couldent find anything to prospect or pan up n dahlonega and all the land has posted signs on it and the only place you can prospect is 20 feet each side of a road bridge. most mines there and in helen ga you can pay for gold bearing dirt and pan it out but for me that didnt offer
  15. i got pAID TODAY FOR THE GOLD I SOLD AND IM OVER THE MOON.Im delighted with what i got for it. pay some bills / fix the steering in the truck and i will be able to stock up on grub and gas to go out get me some more yellow.
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