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Finally processed gold pocket ore


Uncle Ron

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Yo All... I finally got that pocket I found a few months back crushed and panned out this afternoon ... I was a little disappointed because I thought I had about 2.5 ounces net, but turned out only to be 1.6 OZT. ... It was still worth digging up ... Here's the original pieces, then panned out and then in the bottle ready for the refiner ... There were a couple of DWT + nuggets and a bunch of half grammers after removing all the rock and some of the finest flour gold I've ever seen ... It is almost like heavy smoke ... Cheers, Unc

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Ron,

That is some awesome looking gold, have you gone back and dug into it any more? Thats a nice payday. Congradulations.

Dave

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Hi Dave...Yes, I've been back a bunch of times and found a few more crumbs ... When it cools down my Bro in law and I are going back up and tackle the vein where it dives down ... should only have to trench down about 2' and 10' long ... Cheers, Unc

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That's some beautious looking gold! Get some more!

Paul

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UncRon,

You're living my dream. Thanks for sharing. Ditto what garimpo said about the presentation in your images. Friendly hint: I'd love to see how you and the relative go about digging that big hole, next.

-C

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Uncle Ron,

Got time for a question from this cheechako? How'd you smash up the rock into smithereeeens? Long ago, I tried the same with a small, metal mortar and pestel, but came to the realization I needed a mortar the size big enough for a volley ball. Maybe I need to be using one of those jaw crushers ($$$!) I see advertised in ICMJ? (I know zip about them, too.) Thanks for any help.

-C

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Here's the mortar and pestil I use ... It's from the motherlode in Kalifornia and about 150 years old ... I inherited it from a crazed great uncle-in-law who snooped around the Placerville area back in the 1960's or so ... It does a great job ... It weighs 56 pounds and the pestil is about 12 pounds ...Cheers, Unc

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I saw one not long ago ... wish I could remember where ... that was basically a mortar made from a 12 x 12 x 1/2 inch steel plate welded to the bottom of about a 12-15 inch high piece of 6" drill pipe and a pestal made from a 10lb crow bar that had the point cut off the end and left flat ... seemed to work well but it IS a lot of work no matter the make-up of the motar and pestal.

Mike F

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