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  1. AzNuggetBob

    Shalom, shalom, ladies and germs

    Welcome to U.S.A. AzNuggetBob
  2. Gold We know how, why and for the most part where it forms in the earth's crusts, but do we know with any certainty were it came from? could this help point out where to find it? AzNuggetBob
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    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    That's good Morlock. Thanks for posting that. AzNuggetBob
  4. Tom I think he is taking a jab at Jen, remember what I told you. AzNuggetBob
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    I can see Fall from my house!

    Chris We dont have it all backwards, you have it all backwards. wait a minute, its Australia that has it all backwards and upside down. AzNuggetBob
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    Gold is Not Where You Find It

    Chris I haven't read your article as yet but I've been saying this for years,"You got to think outside the box" But its hard to do when you have old traditional thinking and methods drilled into your head. Its one of the ways new discoveries are being made. AzNuggetBob
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    Took a Hit

    Dang Bill now you got me wondering? Is it a new scam? But I do agree about paypal I was going to mention them and forgot. I have a business account with them and have never been refused a refund. sometimes they investigate but it never takes more than a few days. AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Gold Atlas of Rich hill Arizona Dr. Eric Melchiorre first printing Dec. 2009 AzNuggetBob
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    Took a Hit

    Bill I heard about this awhile back.If its the same scam I heard about Its the shipping companies that are allowing this to happen by allowing a midway shipping diversion by hacked email. Im sure its the Russian hackers that are behind it. your detectors are probably going to end up on ebay. the only thing I can suggest is changing your shipping company. the shipping companies should be taking the hit on this. best of luck on the outcome. AzNuggetBob
  10. AzNuggetBob

    Working on the YOTO

    Well next time hand them a check list so they can help you inventory it. next time they will probably leave you alone. AzNuggetBob
  11. AzNuggetBob

    Hurricane Coming To AZ

    Ya I'd bet that (Mist)is enough to screw up the drywashing for much of Az.for awhile . Thank God for metal detectors. AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Well its raining over much of Az. so I thought I would throw up a little interesting reading. True story from my book. (still working on it, has not been published yet) Im not so sure you could catch enough gold from water coming from a cold water spring in my life time without processing millions of gallons of water without the water containing very large amounts of mercury. but I think you guys on the right track. cold water is lacking all the right stuff so to speak to carry enough gold to make it profitable on a small scale. JMHO but what many people don't understand is, these natural processes have been going on in many places for millions of years. and still are today. hot mineral rich solutions are known and do exist bubbling up from hydro-thermal vents in the ocean floor. To give you another example. I set up a small mine here in Az a few years back for a company to catch fine gold. not a big mine just a few hundred yards a day.we were a little bit shocked when our inhouse lab samples from most of the small washes near by indicated that there was a profitable amount of fine gold in the concentrates. but they also showed that there was a considerable amount of mercury. in fact so much mercury that the fine gold in some of the washes was enveloped in it. naturally amalgamated in it?. Cinnabar? small lumps of it in some cases that you could pick up with your fingers.(not recommended without gloves) At first we thought maybe lost by the old timers using it in their gold pans and or sluice boxes to catch the fine gold concentrates. A common practice years ago. So I decided on a trommel, jigs, rolling mill and a 3'x 1' amalgamated copper plate with a closed system recirculated lined pond setup. we purchased a flask of mercury thinking we were going to at least need it to get the ball rolling. pre-coat the copper plate and more as needed until we could retort the cons scraped up off the mercury coated copper plate etc.in fact all the gold rich amalgam stopped in a cone shaped pile as soon as it hit the copper plate but not all the mercury. We even had to reshape the copper plate at the bottom and build a trap to collect the excess mercury building up on the copper plate. Well to our surprise within a few weeks we had to purchase another (empty) mercury flask. because the excess mercury build up at the bottom collection plate and from our retorting process was building up fast and so was the gold and when analyzed much of it was Micron in size. The mercury was building up so fast at the bottom plate I was sucking it up with a turkey baster every few hours to keep it from running over the trap. I remember joking to the owner of the company that we weren't running a gold mine it was more like mercury mine with a heavy gold byproduct. We never did find the source of the mercury at least as long as I was there. Gold plating with mercury is a well established process that's been around for many years.(thousands) There is more to this story but I think I've made my point. So why would it not be possible for gold nuggets to naturally grow in creeks or even hardrock veins with a similar process? AzNuggetBob.
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    Hurricane Coming To AZ

    Reminds me of a story I read about a guy that said he was going to stick it out through a hurricane in Florida. he was going to lash himself to a palm tree and take the storm head on. and I think he could have pulled it off, if it wasn't for that flying Volvo. AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Micro Nugget Look at the graph on page 96. Im not talking about microbial poop. Im referring to the elevated Mercury levels. Now maybe Mr. Melchiorre hasn't caught on to this correlation yet but maybe its something he should think about. That's my point. AzNuggetBo
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Maybe you should read his book. I'll give you a clue, start on page 90. AzNuggetBob
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    Hurricane Coming To AZ

    I agree Bill gully washers have a funny way of making more Gold. AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Ya I read his book and he may have something there but I found and old worn horse shoe going round and round stuck in the trommel screen at a placer plant I was working at in upper Antelope creek Az.that was gold plated. we surmised it may have plated itself with mercury and then gold naturally. Did you know that his testing said that the Rich Hill potato patch nuggets where the highest in mercury of all the nuggets he tested in that area? Do you know what the mercury content is in the Rye patch area? AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    Wow Slim you need some new tires. just kidding. That nugget is gorgeous. Very Nice find. AzNuggetBob
  19. AzNuggetBob

    Working on the YOTO

    Tom are you going to repaint it? but that Az. pinstiping is a badge of nugget hunting honor for many of us.and even if you dont find any gold you still have a lot of fun scratchin it. kind of like your pick, keeps it from gettin rusty . AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    MicroNugget Just my two cents on it. from my experience there in the Rye area of Nv., many of the nuggets are laying on a type of white hard pan layer. similar to caliche but not as hard as you see here in Az.. being closer to the surface it may be in the process of breaking down from natural weathering. Ive dug through it in several places where I was finding nuggets but no nuggets under it. could be some type of calcium carbonate/salt/lime deposits. I've never analyzed it. appears to be old ocean bed in many areas. The mountain ranges there appear to have risen up through it with the intrusive tectonic plate shuffle along with the sierras and then eroded some of the gold down from hardrock sources on top of it. but I do think some of the gold including at least some of the chevron gold may have formed in some of it. of all the chevron nuggets I found there, none had quartz in them or any other type host rock than an odd green clay and few had traveled very far based on their sharp edged still well defined shape. the area was and still is very geothermaly active so its possible they formed or grew in solutions in quartz vugs. Ive found several ancient river beds there too. some high up on the ridges with super smooth rounded rocks in a cemented gravel conglomerate that were more than likely pushed up with the lift. Ive found several in the rye area and some N.E.of Winnemucca, way north clear up by the Idaho border. The area has a lot of combined geologic history from many different time periods. AzNuggetBob
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    Working on the YOTO

    Ya did a great job on that interior Tom, now you went and made it so pretty you're have to worry about scratching it. next thing Ya know your going to put a real paint job on the outside, Geese. maybe I missed it but I didnt see a 12v air pump on the list. AzNuggetBob
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    BIG NUGGETS REVISITED! - NEVADA GOLD!

    BMc I like your geologic analogy of the area and I agree with it. but I have to say, I was there too in the time frame your talking about and knew all the people you are referring too. but I still cant figure out who you are? AzNuggetBob
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    Sunday morning hunt

    Just when you think you know everything about Gold you learn something new. AzNuggetBob
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    Sunday morning hunt

    Bill there comes a point you have to set them free. AzNuggetBob
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