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  1. I remember back 3=5 years ago a post from someone that was near pyramid lake took a break from driving and detected a wash heading toward the lake. Got a faint signal and found a nugget under volcanic tuff flow about 6-10 in down. I might have the info all wrong but I remember that it was under a volcanic layer and wondered if this had any indicator about rye patch or anything in that area. I'm in NC killing some time for a hip replacement to heal, 2nd in 5 years, wonder if I'll every get back to Az, NV, Ca so I enjoy what you fellows are doing. Does anyone else remember the post I refered to and if so any follow up. Wyndham
  2. I've done what you have done in the past and hoped to find a better method but maybe there's not, too many variables
  3. Looks like my question ranks about the same is "How do you cut & polish Moose Jade" Oh well Wyndham
  4. Many years ago when I lived on Silver Peak, Nv, I started dabbling in polishing some turquoise rough into free form cabs and set them in some sterling pendants I made. That was then (1976) and since have gone into pottery back here in NC. I have started getting interested in doing some more pendants and cabs. I have no idea what to price(per gram or per piece) for a finished cab. If I buy some good hard turquoise rough for say $5-$10/gram( just an example) what do folks add as a markup to the finished cab,double rough gram price or 3x or ??? Thanks for any help, just looking to add some turquoise pendants to our potter jewelry that we do now Wyndham https://www.facebook.com/Wyndham-Brooke-Haven-Pottery-147683901943610/ .
  5. Got a question on greenstone. Is it similar to slate/ The reason I ask is because here in NC the gold is associated with the slate belt that runs N-S in the middle of the state. Quartsruns up through the slate and some is gold bearing also associated with Rhyolite veins. Just wo dering
  6. Jim, and all others here, you don't know how close I come to chucking it all, getting a 7000 amd do as Jim suggest.It's not that I have any material gain, just the contrary ,at almost 69 yrs old and one hip replaced and the slow economy, reality hits me like a cold shower, but the dream of tramping the area Jim talks about almost overcomes common sense. So i will think of all the places I used to know about, consider others that Jim has spoken of and enjoy the success of all that find and post those glimers of gold. BTW, my wife, is also a steadying rudder on my dream dingy. This post is a thank you to all that myself and I'm sure many others enjoy your stories of family, pets, sucesses and failures. Have a good Memorial Weekend Wyndham
  7. There must be other taxes before the per gal state and fed taxes, production, shipping, who knows how many along the way based on oil prices Wyndham
  8. Ok today gold is $1196, oil is $54-$56/ barrel. Do I get a better value by putting $2.27/gal gas in my car or waiting for gold to rise in price. For me gas is a better investment to make a living than playing in the gold futures market. I'm also a potter and fired a propane gas kiln which I just filled up at $1.26/ gal where a year ago I paid $2.56/gal I use about 100 gal per firing so I'm making more even if gold had stayed at last years prices. The government needs more $$$$. They are spending so fast that if the economy does not restart, I think there's a tipping point some in washington fear is about to hit after the first of the year. Our oin production from fracking has caused the price drop in oil, which on the one hand is good for us, but bad for taxes on gas and oil. So maybe the government wants to suppress the price of gold to keep the dollars in circulation instead of running to gold. It's as if you had several mines producing, you'd push the one that produced the best and trim expenses on the one that was breakeven or marginally producing a profit. The government is a crack addict for dollars and it will sell it's own people to get the money. Of cource I could be wrong and the USA is really Disneyland where everybody gets a free ride and the Big Rock Candy Mtn is in Washington, DC Money is only as real as people are willing to believe it is an gold is just a heavy burden if you can't trade it for food & water Just a thought after Christmas Wyndham
  9. From the looks of the models they're using, I'd say they want the Harley upscale yuppy market. "Lifestyle??????" Somebody in the company has sold them a marketing plan much like a ssalted claim. Just my o pin yun Wyndham
  10. That's some great info, looking forward to SC & NC when you get a chance Wyndham
  11. Just checking, this sounds like the Paiute indian massacre of the red haired giants that were holed up in a cave and smoked out when they tried to excape were killed. Maybe the Mormans found the cave and the giants. I like this,I'm in for....$2.28 in my pocket. Need to get there before the winter catches us and we have to hole up in a cave with gold and giants and the UN comes with black helicopters.... But thaat's another story. But then again, it could be real??? hmmm Wyndham
  12. Hey Chris, if you were to screen the DW fines, what would you guess the smallest would be, 40 mesh? 80 mesh? From the photo's they look mostly 20 mesh and bigger. You sorta gave me an idea, dangerous as that might be, that there's an alt method for reworking some places off the gold maps. Hey I'm back East and prospect over everyone's shoulders on the forum.Everytime I get on the forum, someone like you get's the fever going again. Thanks Wyndham
  13. Thanks, I was looking to make one myself. I ssaw they upgraded to heat hardend hammers. Did you go with hammers are stayed with the trucking chain? If you went with the hammers, how did you attach them to the shaft? Anything else I might want to look out for. Thanks Wyndham
  14. I saw this rock flailer/hammer mill on you tube the other day as well as several homemade ones, one powered by a chainsaw. Just wondering if anyone has tried any of these and what the general opinion. Even thought the one in the video is a $4,000 comercial unit, others have made their own . Just wondering, Wyndham
  15. Mike, you might take a few low to medium value coins to a coin show and gague the reaction of the dealers you talk to. This would be a way of learning what the dealer say, how they respond to your inquiries, etc. If you belive silver will go up 20 to 50% In a few years hold on to what you have, you have a built in hedge and if inflation hits like it did with 20% interest, you are sitting fine. You might trade numistic value for gold or silver bullion, locking in collector profit. Just a few thoughts Wyndham
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