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  2. That whole area was an abandoned community / commune that fell apart years ago. There are some remnants buildings still left standing, Im sure you have seen. There is another abandoned commune up on garnet mountain not to far from there up in the hills east of pierce ferry road. Closer to Gold Basin near the Temple bar back road and greggs hideout road there is a really old miners cabin tucked against the side of hill in great condition...
  3. DIAMONDBACKDAVE

    DRYWASHER

    Everything is New on it
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  5. Took a drive up there today while I was in the area.... they've put up a nice marker for him.
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  7. http://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t26022-gpz-18-coil-test-report?_branch_match_id=487366337226393320
  8. http://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t25980-edible-gold-tasty-pictures?_branch_match_id=487366337226393320
  9. Trail riding & Bedrock Busting for Gold Take a trip with Jeff and Mike as they go on a trail ride up in the Sierra's to look for some Gold trapped in Bedrock . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNI4hF0yOMk
  10. Uncle Ron you are absolutely right. Sometimes you have some ironstone in there. But it is just an estimate. It's sort of fun just to see what the numbers say. Doc
  11. That was cool, Doc, watching you going through the same mumbly bump stuff I've gone through doing the same procedure ... The big problem I've run into is that the host rock was only partially quartz and the other part was unknown SG ... I hit one pocket that my weighing as you did said I should have had 2.5 OZT+ but when I sent it to a very reputable refiner it came back like 1.5 ozt ... So the big problem is knowing the actual SG of the host rock ...Cheers, Unc
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  13. I know everyone and their brother knows how to do Specific Gravity tests, but for the newbies, here is an old You Tube video I did, actually walking myself through the process. Also, the big bonus is I did an excel spreadsheet that I am happy to share with anyone. You punch in Dry weight and Wet weight and wham, the grams of gold are figured automatically for you via the mathematical magic of excel equations. Hey gang, I am including a link to my Dropbox folder where you can find the spreadsheet to do your own Specific Gravity. As I said all you have to do is enter the Dry weight and wet weight and everything else is done for you automatically. I have the Excel file in two formats. .XLS and . XLSX. Feel welcome to download the one that will work in your version of Excel. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ixhlgic3zbrdy1k/AADZ_azcUvo7ImrL7ufXw4Xfa?dl=0
  14. Price dropped to $375 & Free Shipping in the USA. Thanks, Don
  15. nuggethunting

    Homesteads and handstacks??

    Hey Brown Nugget, Check out the two videos I have on my Youtube Channel that show some handstacking. I'm sure you know what it is, but typically it's right along the creek where you will see it. Handstacking is a great sign of gold placering, but don't always mean nugget gold. That being said, I'm not sure I haven't found a nugget around handstacking.
  16. BrownNugget

    Homesteads and handstacks??

    So if you adjust the color in a picture and not make everything work so hard you can post a pic💪🏼. So my Jeep has 6” on either side of this hand stack Jeep garage. Each wall is about 6’ in length that you cannot see. Absolutely no signs of any mining anywhere within a half mile. No bench workings or old header/tailings piles. Good input so far friends thanks! Old Tom yes to your question. The foundation looks like it was put out of the way of the wash and at the mouth where it widens. It looks almost too perfect kind of like the work ethic the Chinese had but I can’t recall if they were ever back there. I’ll have to double check that. The terrain and geology look identical to where I found 29 grams a month ago which is why I was in there to begin with. Broken schist with large and small stringers.
  17. It's all according to just how old those walls are. Is the side walled area where the wash flattened out and slowed down? If they were before folks took vacuums out I would go to the side wall stack and get to bed rock, clean out the cracks and suck them out with a vacuum. See just what you got and go from there. Like Adam said that area has to be scouted much more than you have. Old Tom
  18. A picture would be great ! You found handstacked walls on a wash , get back and detect more ! Yes , it could only have been fine gold , so you can check for that too. Hunt the heck out of the area. Foundations meant people had the inclination to stick around a little while.
  19. Question is, there are no signs of placer or hard rock mining in the area I was detecting yesterday. I can’t upload the pic so I’ll paint it. Two hand stacked walls to the mouth and side of the wash. Closest of any signs of mining would be a 1/2 mile from here. Why would there be what appears to be a small foundation this far remote?? There are no old can dumps and I found only 2 pieces of trash when I hunted the wash above it ( likely from motorcycles). Second question is what’s the best way to research if a lode has detectable gold?? I have read a lot about micron gold and the thousands of ounces they have produced but nothing really drives it home by saying the lode had chunks of free gold waiting to be detected. Wishful thinking I know😬. Thanks for the input!
  20. Hello All, We just got a hold of this new Equinox Book which will be a great seller. $16.95 + Shipping. Clive James Clynick is the author of some 20 previous detector “how-to” manuals, numerous articles and product reviews. In this detailed and informative book he explains the Minelab Equinox’s ground breaking technology and how it can help you to find treasure. Customizing the Equinox for your Conditions and Targets Sought. “Multi IQ” and High Gain Detector Operating Characteristics. Understanding and Applying the Equinox’s Features. Audio, Meter and Coil Control “Skill Building.” Beach, Shallow Water and “In-Iron” Skill Building with the Equinox. The Equinox as a Gold Jewellery-Hunting Machine. “Reverse” Hunting with the Equinox. Bottlecaps and Other Problem Targets. …and much more… (111 Pages, Softbound, $16.95) We will have them in stock early next week. Order directly by this link from our online store - https://www.robsdetectors.com/the-minelab-equinox-from-beginner-to-advanced-book/
  21. Hello All, We just got a hold of this new Equinox Book which will be a great seller. $16.95 + Shipping. Clive James Clynick is the author of some 20 previous detector “how-to” manuals, numerous articles and product reviews. In this detailed and informative book he explains the Minelab Equinox’s ground breaking technology and how it can help you to find treasure. Customizing the Equinox for your Conditions and Targets Sought. “Multi IQ” and High Gain Detector Operating Characteristics. Understanding and Applying the Equinox’s Features. Audio, Meter and Coil Control “Skill Building.” Beach, Shallow Water and “In-Iron” Skill Building with the Equinox. The Equinox as a Gold Jewellery-Hunting Machine. “Reverse” Hunting with the Equinox. Bottlecaps and Other Problem Targets. …and much more… (111 Pages, Softbound, $16.95) We will have them in stock early next week. Order directly by this link from our online store - https://www.robsdetectors.com/the-minelab-equinox-from-beginner-to-advanced-book/
  22. Hello All, We just got a hold of this new Equinox Book which will be a great seller. $16.95 + Shipping. Clive James Clynick is the author of some 20 previous detector “how-to” manuals, numerous articles and product reviews. In this detailed and informative book he explains the Minelab Equinox’s ground breaking technology and how it can help you to find treasure. Customizing the Equinox for your Conditions and Targets Sought. “Multi IQ” and High Gain Detector Operating Characteristics. Understanding and Applying the Equinox’s Features. Audio, Meter and Coil Control “Skill Building.” Beach, Shallow Water and “In-Iron” Skill Building with the Equinox. The Equinox as a Gold Jewellery-Hunting Machine. “Reverse” Hunting with the Equinox. Bottlecaps and Other Problem Targets. …and much more… (111 Pages, Softbound, $16.95) We will have them in stock early next week. Order directly by this link from our online store - https://www.robsdetectors.com/the-minelab-equinox-from-beginner-to-advanced-book/
  23. I have a lightly used 25" Nugget Finder Advantage coil for sale. This coil is in excellent condition and has only been used a few times. It's the deepest coil I have ever owned for large gold! ***Price dropped to $375 & Free Shipping in the USA.*** Please email or call if interested. Thanks, Don Newell 206-755-8927 donnewell10@gmail.com
  24. Hey Jen, Yes Thanks. I was able to Zoom In/Out on the links you posted. Thanks!
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