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  1. mn90403

    Bing (Bong) the skunk is dead!!

    Ok, there is a bit of a 'problem' with this type of math calculation for gold in our specimens. Here it goes. We all know that gold nuggets are not pure gold. Many of them have a percentage of silver and/or other metals. I have a specimen with 8 oz of 'gold' in it when calculated the way it has been done in this example. The 'true' math would be to shoot the gold with an XRF gun and figure the percentage of other metals and put each of those specific gravities into the formula. I'd get just about the same answer if I figure 8 toz of 92-93% gold which would make it closer to 7.5 troy oz of pure gold. (Remember those pesky troy ounces?) Mitchel
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    Bing (Bong) the skunk is dead!!

    That is not a subtraction sign. That is a division sign.
  3. mn90403

    Thanksgiving Day Gold !

    I too want to see the location of where the quad tipped over! 1. I want to know another spot to avoid (I don't have a quad) 2. I want to see the location myself so I know what to avoid (please be specific how far you were from the gold when it tipped over) 3. I promise not to look at it on Google Earth. Please don't post the location on this thread. I promise to tell Tom. Mitchel
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    Bing (Bong) the skunk is dead!!

    Nice job on that find. I'm fond of this calculator. http://www.desert-gold-diggers.org/gold/specgrav.htm Was you test just on the one nugget or all the pieces? Mitchel
  5. mn90403

    Lost Gold on Travel Channel

    Yes, the gold legends were written many years ago and I've heard from Bill that Merv Griffin and a few others were out in his area 'looking' for lost treasure many years ago.
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    Finding Nuggets in Lost Basin

    Jeff Williams has a claim in there. It is my understanding that most of it is claimed up and current but there could be some open. Clay has his Footprints you can buy that had all of the property lines. Mitchel
  7. Does anyone know anything about this series? https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Travel-Channel-to-Premiere-New-Series-LOST-GOLD-20181206 http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/12/06/brothers-josh-and-jesse-feldman-seek-out-americas-missing-treasures-in-new-travel-channel-series-lost-gold-333312/20181206travel01/
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    I have just bought the permit. I'll be staying around Friday and Saturday night. I've got a 4Runner 4x4 that can fit one prospector for day hunting (no sleeping). If you know where to go (preferred) and you need a ride, let me know. If you don't know where to go (I don't either) and you still need a ride and we can follow your friends let me know. Finally, if you don't know where to go and you don't have any friends to follow, I still have room for a rider on Saturday. Mitchel
  9. mn90403

    Stupid is As Stupid Does

    Well remembered and told. You should bring that one out at the camp fire at Bill's outing or one of the PCSC outings. Mitchel
  10. Here is a site for you all following this thread! There are 19,254 objects being tracked in space. Iridium #70 is no longer one of them. https://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=25342
  11. Here is a schedule of where they are tracking this stuff ... they know when it is out of service. Now there is one more to add to the list. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_satellite_constellation
  12. mn90403

    Jim Pangle RIP

    Jim Pangle, a long time prospector with his dad and general all around good guy passed away on October 15. He was a veteran (a Marine I believe) and will be buried in Riverside National Cemetery on October 29th. Jim might be better known to some of you as the guy who lived out north of Barstow for about 30 years in the house next to the goldfields and Coolgardie. Our club PCSC has a couple of claims there and there are some other clubs in the area including GPAA. He had a great view of his area and he would always come out in his black truck for a visit. The last few years that I knew him he enjoyed watching women's golf. If any of you knew him and want to put up a little story or some other information please do so. Mitchel
  13. Thanks for the info ... I know there are more pieces of 70 out there but I don't know if they are hazardous but the makers must know and put out a warning to responder types of people who need to protect the public. They track this space junk and I think someone KNEW this one was coming back and they were tracking it. If some of these pieces hit someone or something it could kill so they could warn us or 'hope' that it doesn't hit us. Perhaps it's just a small threat ... like winning a bad lotto of getting hit by a piece of this stuff. Mitchel
  14. Ben, You are right. Lots of stories now about 70. https://watchers.news/2018/10/19/iridium-satellite-fuel-tank-crash-california-october-2018/ Mitchel
  15. Ben, Hi ... been a while. Where did you get the area of the fall? The tank in the walnut grove would certainly be on private land. That would be a problem. What's the value of Iridium 70 pieces right now? I'm thinking they don't say much about this space junk because they don't know how 'hot' a particular piece would be after bouncing off the atmosphere. It 'could' make a lot of news here but they are kinda keeping it under the radar. Mitchel