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JOHNM

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About JOHNM

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  • Birthday 11/21/1955

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    san tan valley az
  • Interests
    Used to be bass fishing , flying RC planes, got the gold (frustrated) fever now

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  1. JOHNM

    panning cons

    thanks grim1. repanned my cons and found 2 pin point sized pieces.
  2. JOHNM

    panning cons

    when panning cons from my sluice box how much material should i put in my pan. I am filling it up about half full. is this too much. i have been taking a lot of time panning cons for fear the gold is not sinking through the fine sand. is there a faster method with a pan. thanks in advance
  3. JOHNM

    reostat on pump

    hey knifemaker, i am using a bilge pump for my recirc. i believe it is a brushless motor ? do i need a special speed controller?
  4. JOHNM

    reostat on pump

    i'm finding i'm not getting enough battery life while using my recirc pump for my sluice box. i am definitely not electrically inclined. can a reostat be used on a 12V system to adjust amperage draw ( pump motor RPM problem? ) looked for specs on pump and no luck. pump reads 4 amp @13.6V dc and its a 1200 GPH pump. Thanks in advance , john
  5. JOHNM

    Got a specimen

    That is really a nice specimen. I'm noticing the quartz it is attached to is very white and have seen a lot of these on websites. . Is it whats called bull quartz? I been told to usually look for dirtier guartz with black and red inclusions in it. What type of quartz has the best probability of holding gold, dirtier looking or bull?
  6. 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
  7. JOHNM

    gold refining

    thanks , Au Seeker
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. JOHNM

    lynx creek

    probably very little water in lynx creek but can i still dig a hole and get water?
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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