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New to this group but have been a prospectors for years.

Used to be a Minelab dealer also sold Fisher and even some stuff from Doc. Had to give it up in 2012, economy.

I live in Central TX on the Llano River helped start the Kingsland GPAA chapter. 

It's been several years since I have done any prospecting but I am looking to start getting out again. Been reading this forum and I see a lot of old faces. I am looking forward to getting out and swinging a machine again. 

Great Forum

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Welcome Bro, Lotsa room Here.  

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Welcome Todd ... looking forward to the knowledge share ... both ways! :old:

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 3:15 PM, TxTodd said:

I live in Central TX on the Llano River

Todd, are you south of the old Spanish silver mines? How about the old Indian chief gold mine?

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My property is on the Llano River. It's about a 1/2 mile downstream from the Slab crossing. In the past people would call me and ask me to come look at whatever hole in the ground they had on their property. I have been to around 20 old mines. Some pretty big but most were surface diggings. There are lots of old diggings near my place. The pics are of an old mine shaft up Big Sandy. 

There is gold in the Llano River and just about any creek in the Llano uplift area.

Most gold is flower but there have been a few small nuggets recovered. The problem here is everything here is on private property

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I'm thinking there were about 18-19 silver mines close together or in the same general area. It's been quite a few years since I'd researched these mines. From what I can remember about it, going south along the river sooner or later should put you in better gold locations.

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Packsadsle mountain is about 3 miles South West of my property. There are about 20 known mines on that escarpment also an old smelter up on top. About 3 miles West from my property is location that was surface worked. There are 9 trenches 20' deep.

The whole area is solid rusty quartz. 2 miles from there is a property with 2 shafts. One of the shafts is suppose to be 600'. It goes in at a pretty steep angle. People have been dumping trash in it for a 100 years. Last time I saw it there was a dead cow in it.

Lot of unrecorded history here.

Was a small bucket line dredge on the Big Sandy back in the 30s. It made the Llano news paper.

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Ok, I have a very good understanding now where you are located, with respect to the old Spanish mines complex. There is a site with nuggets, but it probably is a long ways to the south. It's been too many years since the research was done, to know exactly how far to get the nuggets.

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