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  1. IDdesertman

    Rocker box pics

    And another from Victoria, Australia...
  2. That's a cool piece!
  3. IDdesertman

    Rocker box pics

    And another...
  4. IDdesertman

    Rocker box pics

    Came across another good one...
  5. IDdesertman

    A couple of Oregon nuggets

    Yeah that spot is several hours from home so I just haven't had a chance to get back there. No doubt there's some more nuggets there. Old trash there makes it slow going but we all know that it can hide some good stuff too.
  6. These are a couple nuggets that I found with my GPX a few years back. I had hit this area before with the Gold Bug and found quite a bit of smaller gold. almost all of it had quartz in it. I figured there had to be a few more. These were the two biggest pieces I ended up getting out of the area. We're starting to get teased with cooler weather up here so I'm looking forward to getting out again soon.
  7. IDdesertman

    So what do you do....

    Don't crush it man that's a nice piece! Maybe not the best but certainly not ugly. Nice find for sure.
  8. IDdesertman

    Just some average Arizona gold

    Very nice gold Luke. Looks familiar.
  9. IDdesertman

    Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

    I took a nice trip to Idaho and Montana a couple weeks back and had a chance to swing by and visit the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge. One of the better existing dredges out there. You can take a tour inside during the day. I missed the "business hours" but still enjoyed seeing it from the outside. I love these old machines! There was some heavy equipment working just downstream.. At first I thought that there was some mining going on, but then saw a sign posted by the Forest Service that they were doing work along the river for salmon habitat. They were leaving a small bit of the dredge tailings for "archaeological" reasons and leveling out everything else to rehab the river. You can see a few more pictures and some history here: Yankee Fork Gold Dredge
  10. IDdesertman

    Large Gold Nugget From The United Kingdom

    There's been a few UK nuggets over the past few years that make the news and they always get quoted many, many times the spot price. Wouldn't surprise me a bit if someone "finds" a big Alaskan gold nugget in the UK if you know what I mean... not saying thats what happened here but it has been done before to add some provenance to a fairly "average" nugget to get a top price.
  11. IDdesertman

    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    Heres a few more, these are still from dredges on the Yuba. I think I'm getting toward the end, I've got one more box to go through with maybe a dozen slides.