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    Used to be bass fishing , flying RC planes, got the gold (frustrated) fever now

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  1. HELP!! someone (?) a while ago blogged instructions to overlay mines in az onto google pro. looked through 30 pages of past reports and couldn't find it . thanks in advance
  2. JOHNM

    gold refining

    thanks , Au Seeker
  3. JOHNM

    gold refining

    will someone direct me to a tried and true site for refining gold. last time i asked questions about acids etc. i was reprimanded because i was new to this site. i appreciate the concern . i have been around acids a long time and know the risks. i have all the gloves , face shields, goggles and ventilation etc. i just don't know the proper procedures to go by. you can see lots of different procedures on the internet and HOW MANY OF THESE CAN YOU TRUST?
  4. JOHNM

    rock survey

    thanks for the pics and explanation Bob. i have seen a lot of rock like that. don't have a rock crusher yet. does quartz gossan mean the quartz is colored or next to gossan. have heard dirty looking quartz is best? true?
  5. had my share of busting rocks i thought could have contained gold. on a scale of 1-10 which of these would you guys think would have gold. sometimes iv'e felt like i'm working on a chain gang.
  6. azdigger, what is your definition of a nug? i have only been detecting for 8 months and found a piece of cricket feces (or fly poop)only .hope i dont have to wait 6 years. i commend you for your patience
  7. JOHNM

    lynx creek

    probably very little water in lynx creek but can i still dig a hole and get water?
  8. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    the other wheel was upstream a little bit. both items were adjacent to the tall hill i was on top of. the wheels are approx. 4" thick and 5' tall. maybe they were setting up on top of the hill and it got away from them and rolled down to the stream bed? could not see the flow of water moving something that heavy?
  9. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    thanks for the info chrisski. iv'e got an older computer but i can look at google pro for the 3D view . will look deeper in USGS maps. i agree the wheel and axle does not have much rust.
  10. JOHNM

    quads and skunks

    don't have a 4 wheel drive either so i have to walk in also. didn't find a topo map i can overlay on google earth pro. i drove to a spot and i ended up on a 400' foot hill with 3 sides extremely steep. had to drive back to get into the wash safely. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH also need a quad and maybe i can leave pepe le pue behind. never did get where i wanted to go and a quad wouldn't have gotten me there because of waterfalls. but i did see this ?i
  11. JOHNM

    lynx creek

    does anyone know if lynx has any flowing water now? not having much luck (or skill ?) with my detector and need a gold fix.
  12. JOHNM

    Three nuggets and a 'stone'

    it hurts me just looking at the stone! never had one and hope i never will. i go out alone a lot also and have back problems . i used to carry two 5 gal. buckets of dirt back to my truck until i got my detector. threw my back out while night bass fishing on Saguaro lake. major spasms every half a minute. my buddy took me to the dock, had to drive to get phone reception to call a ambulance while i flopped around on the front deck of the boat. fortuneatly it hasn't been that bad lately.
  13. JOHNM


    having a tough time finding a map of the different mining districts in az .tried azgs,usgs you name it. any help would be appreciated. thanx in advance
  14. JOHNM


    i really don't like my computer !!!!
  15. i wonder how accurate this system is as far as what the individual minerals have been found at each mine. i was going to land matters which doesn't tell what mineral has been found. MRDS says it was a 2011 survey. Looking at some of the places these mines were at i can't believe a guy would stay for lead, gypsum etc. what do you experts think?