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  • Birthday 05/18/1969

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    Desert Prospecting, Drywashing, Recirculating, Detecting

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  1. Saw working sand on a Gold Fever show, and got some from Home Depot for a run. I was hoping the dirt I got was from the local San Domingo Wash Gravel pit, which I doubt, and didn’t find anything. THe dirt I got could have been from any pit anywhere that went in the bag. Silly as it sounds, I think that would be a Funtime. At work, I offer up “Anyone with a strong back is welcome to come out and dig holes with me and can keep any golf they find. Anyone without a strong back is still welcome.” I’ve never had a taker.
  2. That is a really nice rock. Did you know you can just copy the picture and then paste into where you type? Some are reluctant to click on links.
  3. I've never found silver ore, supposed to be green or black. The black silver is supposed to be heavy like black sands. The black is supposed to be by the Tombstone silver. The green ore does look like Chryscolla to me. A large part of the turquoise for sale is supposed to actually be Chryscolla. I find a bit of that green ore in the tailing piles in the old, small copper mines from the days before strip mining. Particularly west of the Hassunyumpa river locally.
  4. Black Magic Miller Table for Sale. $150 Cash. This miller table is good for getting really fine gold. Take and screen concentrates, and put on a teaspoon at a time adjusting the flow so that lighter brown sands wash away, followed by the black sands, leaving any gold that's left. The better the material is screened, the better gold is recovered. The Four legs shown in the picture allows easy adjustment of the table for leveling and angle, and the valve will adjust the flow of the water. The pump (included) is run off a 12 volt battery (not included). I usually run this in a concrete mixing tub (not included) available from Home Depot. This is the original Black Magic Sluice manufactured by the since closed gold shop in Youngtown, Arizona. The black mat may require replacement, or removal and finishing with Chalk Paint. The Yellow tool on the mat is used to move the dirt around. Below is with the water flowing. Other Pics:
  5. Keene 10" Sluice for Sale with Header stand and extra Ribbed Mat. The Header can be attached to a pump for a recirculating system. The Sluice fits perfectly on the stand, but square metal tubing will need to be added $150 Cash. No trades.
  6. Did not mean to dirstract from the thread with a mis-ID of a fulgerite. I did not know about fulgertites to recently, so perhaps this is a better picture: looking at the OPs pics, who was told these were lightning strikes in sand, to me they look less likely to be created by lightning than the stone I posted earlier. I guess my question is, wouldn't these "Lightning Stones" be branched like the photo above, and not like a piece of man made glass broken off and exposed to the elements a bit? In case I'm confused, the pic above is a bit to transparent to be any Chalcedony that I've seen. The little I've found is White and opaque with a little bit of rust staining.
  7. I am by far not an expert, but the lighting strikes I know in sand make fulgerites. I think these things look like either tree roots or hard coral. What you have to me looks more like man made glass that has been in the ocean a little bit, but not yet smoothed out to sea glass.
  8. What makes you think those are fossilized? With coral, it will bleach in the sun to look a lot like your pics depending on the variety, but will be a very light sample. For perterification, the original gets replaced with other minerals and will make this heavier. I find bone is really light also. I lived on a tropical island for 14 years, and there was plenty of corral that would look fresh decades later, with the exception of bleaching in the sun. I don’t have much experience with bone. My GUESS, is all those samples are bone with the bubbles being marrow. If it was petrified, I would expect the minerals would have filled up those holes.
  9. I started looking at MLRS today, the new BLM claim filing system. I like it a bit more than what was out there before. I started to search through the Plats, and I found something called the Malibu placers I'd like to put eyes on. I thought that was the mythical local placer I found in one of the earlier AZ Mining pubs. If you live in central AZ and you've read what's put out by the AZ dept of mines, I'm sure you've seen the reference about a placer by Wickenburg. Turns out this mid 20th century Malibu claim is a patented claim: That looks like this nowadays: Turns out I've driven by this many, many times. I don't know if this was ever an active mining claim, at least in the way that I'd like to thing of it as a claim. There were a few patented claims in Arizona that were staked and worked with ill intentions including salting some workings with the intent of "Proving" mineral worth to the BLM, but was salted with enough gold to have the BLM approve the patent, and would later use the land for purposes other than what the survey was created for. Not saying this is the story of this Malibu placer, just there's some history in Arizona like that. For all I know, this could have been the mythical local placer I've been looking for.
  10. Welcome Redsnow. You got me curious about where you're going. Not Lat Long, but a state would be nice. I don't think its AZ because there's only two Civil War skirmishes, but no rain last night. Pics of your finds, even a bunch of junk would be nice.
  11. I have a mine lab pro find I bought from Bill at a GPAA show years ago.
  12. Nice rig. I wonder for those overbed tents, how they hold up on the trails. I find most unmaintained trails I go down have been cut to cab height by other off roaders. I do wonder how the tent tarp would hold up to those branches hitting it that are at roof level. A side by side would definitely help with that.
  13. Did you do all this work yourself? Interested in the process. I've started to electroplate. Looks like you cleaned the ornament to its base metal, coated in copper, coated again with something, perhaps nickel, filled in the errors with solder, coated with copper and then again nickel, buffed it out and then coated in chrome.
  14. Sometimes I think I’m living in an alternate reality as I read stories like this. All this was known during the confirmation which makes it even odder. I worry about our country’s debt, but I keep hearing about the unfunded which is ten times what our debt is at: $130 trillion. I don’t even know what this unfunded is.
  15. Looks like its one of our rare cloudy AZ nights, and I won’t be going out tonight. I wish I’d made more of an effort to catch some four days ago WhenI was in the grad canyon. The conditions were perfect, I just slept through the night.
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