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  1. It’s quite possible it’s natural pure copper, now for the “but part”. The only known natural pure copper in the US comes from Keweenaw area of the Michigan Upper Peninsula (UP). By “pure copper” I mean copper that does not require processing, you can us it right out of the ground. When the first European explorers entered the Michigan UP mid to late 1600’s one of the first things they notice were the mining pit and some 400+ years later they still don’t know who dug the mining pits. By 1600’s these pits apparently had already been there a good number of years. During the 1800’s westward expansion, they found the Plains Indians with copper tools and weapon the Indians had been using for generations. There was only one place these copper tools and weapons could have come from and that was Keweenaw area of the Michigan UP. For the most part I think the copper mining finally stop sometime after WWII. Dilly Dilly
  2. Good for you! How many inches down where these nuggets? And what where the soil conditions like such as lots of iron, black sand, dry wet and so on?
  3. With family obligations driven by two autistic grandsons I feel lucky to made it twice a month, I suppose I average about once a month 3 to 4 days at a time.
  4. I'm not too sure this has a whole lot to do with prospecting but I image some where down the trail some one is going to tell me it does or could. So attached is a publication from 1919 about model making. Model Making - 1919.pdf Enjoy Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck KG6SYX
  5. The item posted Telegraphic Mining Code was a tumble on while I was looking for other information and its bit on the interesting side. The first several pages are black outs and it seems nearly all the older posting I have found from the late 19th and early 20th century are like that. After the black out pages there are ads which are fun to read thru and afterwards you get into the meat of the book. Telegraphic Mining Code - 1889.pdf Enjoy Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck KG6SYX
  6. The address below is to 9 training videos by Sprott Global Resource Investment titled Ore Deposits 101. These 9 part courses give an introduction to different ore deposit types in simple layman's terms. The web site notes there are 12 parts currently only 9 parts are posted. I have watched the first two videos and they are a little dry but loaded with some outstanding info. Who is Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd.? Sprott is a public natural resources investment management firm offering investments in precious metals, mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, forestry, agriculture, and/or water industries. Posting to advise folks about Sprott's training videos and nothing more, and comes via a commendation from a ICMJ's forum posting. http://www.sprottglobal.com/natural-resource-investing/investment-university/ Cheers, Beers, and Gold Chuck
  7. It was mention that having a glossary would be nice here a link to the USGS Geologic Glossary simplified definitions. http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/misc/glossarya.html
  8. I have posted pretty much everything I have found last year or so, there are others but the files are too big (40,569 KB). Cheers, Beers, & Gold Chuck CA Geological Survey Note 12.pdf CA Geological Survey Note 24.pdf Gold Deposits in Metamorphic Rocks Pat 1.pdf USDA San Bernardino Soil Survey 1978.pdf USGS Life Cycle of Mineral Deposits.pdf USGS Mining Claim Activity on Federal Land.pdf USGS Mercury Contamination From Historic CA Mines - 2000.pdf USGS Rare Earth Elements.pdf USGS Reveiw of samples trailing.pdf USGS Sediments Samples, tailing.pdf
  9. Couple More Gold References - 1986, 1970 CA Placer gold recovery methods SP 87 - 1986.pdf Gold Districts of CA Bulletin 193 - 1970.pdf
  10. I not sure how well this will load up these documents are dated 1889 & 1924 and not the easiest to read. If folks are interested these and others I can over time up load a few more. I have a large number of pdf documents from USGS Geology web site, if there is something specific let me know and (if this works) if I have it I'll added it to the forum. Also if odds "N" ends is not the one best location for this info then let me know which is. Gold Fields of CA - 1889.pdf Gold Placers of CA Bulletin 92 - 1923.pdf
  11. Route 66 Gold Miners, Inc. Treasure Fest When: 07/20/2013 all-day Where: Bolsa Chica State Beach Huntington Beach, CA 92648 USA For free parking, park behind the “Jack-in the Box” But warning…there are limited parking spaces. Parking at Bolsa Chica State Park is $15.00. Hunt #1 “Warm-Up Hunt” $5.00, starts at 9:00am-Clad/Coin Hunting. Hunt field is littered with coins. Average ~40 coins per hunter! Hunt #2 “Silver Hunt” $30.00, starts at 9:45am-Silver coins, varies old coins & some surprises. Hunt #3 “Ticket-Prize Hunt” $25.00, starts at 10:30am-Hunt field will be seeded with targets which will be traded for raffle tickets. Varies prizes!
  12. Well I guess we can hardly wait for the NFL season to start.
  13. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
  14. I’ve been to several areas north of Barstow, CA and its amazing the amount of 22 cal and 9mm lead I have turn up, and have them turn up deep in some places.
  15. I’m bad I did not realize the story was almost 3 years old. I shall attempt to be more care full in the future.
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