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It was hot here in AZ so Cow killer Newriverblake and I got in the truck and drove 850 miles to Northern California for some detecting. Between detecting and sniping we were able to recover over 100 small nuggets. The total weight between the three of us is over 2/3 ounce. We are all beat up and got our fair share of poison oak. We had a great time but it is nice to be home. Here are a couple pictures of my share.

AJ

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I'd say it was worth the drive. :ROFL:

Well done guys!

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Well done guys ! What a great sounding adventure :yesss: Look how rounded that stuff is

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Wow guys well done looks more then chunky stuff .

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Holy smokes!

Man, you guys killed it :)

WTG

Glad you were able to escape and find gold.

Tom H.

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If I'm not mistaken , it looks like you guys outta move up there.
Then ya won't have to drive so far.
Congrats on a good outing

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Great ol' California gold sure is pretty. You were lucky as temps dropped last weekend but back to 115++ starting today...excuse as no yaaaa today-John

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You guys really kicked it this trip!

WTG

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Sweet..! Great job you guys..!!

Now I don't feel so bad about my 550 mi drives just

to get to the bottom of the Dahlonega belt..

SA

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Gold_Belt

"The largest quantities of gold found in the eastern United States were found in the Georgia Gold Belt, which extends from easternAlabama to Rabun County, Georgia. The biggest concentration of gold was found in White, Lumpkin, and northern Cherokee counties in Georgia. The gold in the Georgia Gold Belt was close to 24 karat (100%) purity. Most of the gold was found in eroded rock (saprolite) and mixed in with quartz.

Besides placer deposits of gold, and gold bearing quartz in weathered rock, gold also occurs in quartz veins. The most profitable veins, in the Dahlonega District, occur in the contact zone between mica-schists and granite or diorite.[2]:59-61

The discovery of gold in the Georgia Gold Belt in 1828 led to the Georgia Gold Rush. The historic cities of Auraria and Dahlonega were the primary beneficiaries of the gold discovery, and a branch mint of the United States Mint was operated in Dahlonega until 1861. The Georgia Gold Belt is part of a zone of gold deposits in the southeast United States that runs from Alabama to Virginia. Smaller gold deposits can be found further north."

Sorry for the post jack( it is about gold :D )

the Dahlonega belt..

SA

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Here is my take with the gb2! I didn't take the 3k this trip but still had a blast breaking the gold from the bed rock! Ha ha aj no poison oak for me spot steeler.

I will get a better picture this afternoon.

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Don't find the chunky stuff like that here so much.

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Here is my take with the gb2! I didn't take the 3k this trip but still had a blast breaking the gold from the bed rock! Ha ha aj no poison oak for me spot steeler.

I will get a better picture this afternoon.

Nice bottle of gold bud! :)

Sounds like a really good time was had by all.....except for the itchy stuff.

Tom H.

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Yeah it was a great get away that's for sure! Only bad part for me were the mosquitoes I think they took a pint of blood through the deet.

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Georgia Gold Belt

add'l info:

THE GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHEASTERN
PORTION OF THE DAHLONEGA GOLD BELT
Jerry M. German
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
J. Leonard Ledbetter, Commissioner
Environmental Protection Division
Harold F. Reheis, Assistant Director
Georgia Geologic Survey
William H. Mclemore, State Geologist
Atlanta
1985
Reprinted 1990
BULLETIN 100
ABSTRACT
This investigation encompasses that portion of the Dah!onega gold belt extending from Canton in Cherokee County northeastward to the Georgia-North Carolina State line...
SA

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add'l info:

https://epd.georgia.gov/sites/epd.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/B-100.pdf

THE GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHEASTERN

PORTION OF THE DAHLONEGA GOLD BELT

Jerry M. German

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

J. Leonard Ledbetter, Commissioner

You have got to stop----I miss my old stomping grounds. At least the rednecks there I know their language.

Cow killer---skeeters that get thru that deet might get your blood,but, they don't get to enjoy it for long.

Nice gold.

Environmental Protection Division

Harold F. Reheis, Assistant Director

Georgia Geologic Survey

William H. Mclemore, State Geologist

Atlanta

1985

Reprinted 1990

BULLETIN 100

ABSTRACT

This investigation encompasses that portion of the Dah!onega gold belt extending from Canton in Cherokee County northeastward to the Georgia-North Carolina State line...

SA

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Nice gold ... From Siskiyou County? ... Great score ... Cheers, Unc

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Thanks for the memories guys of gold long gone. Sure is pretty stuff you got there. :thumbsupanim

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Not that far north. I believe it is Sierra county.

AJ

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That awesome, you guys really hit it good, thanks for posting your pokes!!

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Got to love the Motherlode!

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