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Jens got this argument won by far........again to the folks who are attacking her take the time and research this topic before being critical. I for one enjoyed her post and links to the video. This geyser is pretty cool and now some of us know about it.

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Jens got this argument won by far........again to the folks who are attacking her take the time and research this topic before being critical. I for one enjoyed her post and links to the video. This geyser is pretty cool and now some of us know about it.

Hugs.... thanks Relichunter2, glad you enjoyed it.

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You mean like I might ask you how to set up my GPZ 8000 some day? Maybe I will.......Oh my name isn`t really Adam , i just picked it because it was the first on the list

P.S. We dont have any illegals here in new mexico , but I heard there was problems on the border. Would you be able to help me set up my GPX 5000 that my dad bought me? I got it off Alibaba.com really cheap....I see that you have 2 of them in your signature...

Adam, what the heck is wrong with you? Grow up will ya?

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Jens got this argument won by far........again to the folks who are attacking her take the time and research this topic before being critical. I for one enjoyed her post and links to the video. This geyser is pretty cool and now some of us know about it.

Agreed, Adam got owned!

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Was there an argument ? Did I miss something? :P Bond was actually arguing if I recall, and everyone else seemed to be calm and well received. What a fun thread Jen , thank you ! Ok , I have to get back to my dungeons & dragons online tourney

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For those who enjoyed that geological marvel, here's another one.....

Pictures:

http://www.boomsbeat.com/articles/142/20140123/54-beautiful-photos-of-son-doong-cave-the-worlds-largest-cave.htm

Official site:

http://www.sondoongcave.org/

Quadcopter video:

At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Son Doong in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing river; its own microclimate; a chamber 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, 200 metres (660 feet) high and 150 metres (490 feet) wide; and some of the world's biggest stalagmites, some of them up to 70 metres (229 feet) high.

That is taller than One Franklin Square in Washington, DC, which stands 64 metres (210 feet) high.

Consider those proportions. Now consider the brave man -- photographer Ryan Deboodt -- who explored it with a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, a Canon 6D DSLR and EF 16-35mm f4 wide-angle lens, and a GoPro Hero4 Black to create a breathtaking video of this natural wonder for Oxalis, the company that will be taking guided tours into the cave.

Jen

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Jen I worked for several large mining companies up there years ago. the area is well known for geothermal activity. as a matter of fact helped deposit most of the best deposits up there. That and the cinnabar. but having lived up there for years off and on and looking at some of your photo's I still have a hard time swallowing this one. :P AzNuggetBob

Who attacked who first?

Well Jen

If Im "entitled to your opinion ,"

I think Ive proven that, Obviously I can't voice my opinion on one of your threads. I intended to debate it but you went into attack/bash mode right off.

Why would I question it?

I lived in Winnemucca, Lovelock,Imlay, and out next to the tungsten mine in the Eugene mountains off and on in the 80's 90's and 2001

I flew rockets in the Black Rock desert and when I didnt live there I traveled back and forth to that area since around the 1980's when I was on the road nugget hunting full time. I have prospected all over that area. I used to go into Gerloch all the time. I never saw or even heard about this geyser.

so based on all the time Ive spent in that area,ya I was a little skeptical.

as I stated in my original post I knew the area is very geothermaly active. but the story still sounded a little fishy.

but it has been fun to sit back and watch this thread spin out of control.

AzNuggetBob

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....oh that makes sense... he's just upset cus his wife keeps asking when "I'm" coming to visit and when "he's" going prospecting again. :)

Am I the only one who finds Jen's spunkiness kinda hot?? haha,dam I like tough chicks!

Jen I let you have some fun, now its my turn.

How about some Jen style jokes? here ya go!

deathray You may want to re-think that statment, based on her comments. she may be into threesomes? or not?

and I can honestly say, Ive never seen what's "really" between her legs, but now I'm not sure I want too. :blink:

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But seriously, Jen I agree it is very cool looking, (sorry about the pun)and based on the research I've done on it, (not that much out there) One thing I noticed on time lapst photo's is, Its grown a lot recently?????

I havent been up there for several years. Is that place becoming more geothermally active?

AzNuggetBob

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WOW WHAT A THREAD!! Bob, I heard a few years back Ormat was going to be building a plant out that direction soon. From Squaw creek reservoir and to the east, I guess is really active. But haven't heard much about it lately.

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Would not surprise me. the geothermal activity runs all the way down to Reno as far as I know.

same fault Im sure. I just didnt know it went that far north. AzNuggetBob

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I just didnt know it went that far north. AzNuggetBob

I love the smell of back pedaling in the morning... Ahhhh such a wonderful aroma......

Jen

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Here is some geothermal zones/faults in that area you may want to take a look at.

At least five are well defined and highly productive gold belts trend across portions of Nevada. The northwest-trending Walker Lane extends along the southwest border of the state and contains mostly
epithermal volcanic-hosted gold (and silver) systems (e.g., Virginia City, Tonopah, Goldfields districts). The north-central part of Nevada contains four dominantly sediment-hosted gold belts.
The Battle Mountain-Eureka /Cortez belt (e.g., Phoenix, Pipeline, Cortez Hills deposits) and the Carlin belt (e.g., Carlin, Meikle, Gold Quarry deposits) both trend northwest. The Getchell belt
(e.g., Getchell, Turquoise Ridge, Twin Creeks deposits) trends northeast. The Independence belt (e.g., Big Springs, Jerritt Canyon deposits) trends north-south.

AzNuggetbob

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Most of the Fly Ranch geyser photos have been photoshopped to enhance the colors, not that impressive when seen in person.

Here is a data base for Nevada Hot Springs. Some are killers.

http://www.hotspringsenthusiast.com/Nevada.asp

As for gold deposits, it's the ancient hot springs that I like to explore around, not the active ones.

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I used to go into Gerloch all the time. I never saw or even heard about this geyser.

Sorry, that just means you are not very familiar with the area. Its just north of Gerlach, off Highway 34 about 15 miles, for those who have spent time in the area, its quite well known. I've known of it for close to 30 years, though it is much older than that. Its on private property and not generally open to the public for tours. The well was drilled something close to 100 years ago by a farmer looking for water on the Fly Ranch. The valley that it is in does have some alfalfa growing in it or at least it used to in recent years past. The farmer's well was hot and went artesian unexpectedly, so it was not very usable for farming. The weird formations were deposited by the calcite precipitated out of the hot water. Google "Fly Geyser" and there is all sorts of info on the internet - many, many pages.

There are a number of hot springs related gold deposits in the general area, Hog Ranch 15 miles or so north of the geyser, at Wind Mountain 20 or so miles south, one near the Burm-Ball Mine about 10 miles to the west, and at Sulfur 20 or so miles to the east. Hog Ranch and Wind Mountain were mined commercially by heap leaching in the late 1980s and 1990s, gold mining at Sulfur continues to this day. Hundreds of thousands of ounces were produced at Hog Ranch and Wind Mountain, and more than a million at Sulfur, but the gold at all those locations is very fine dust to microscopic - way too small to be found with a detector. Many of the gold silver hot springs related deposits in Nevada (though not all) are located in a famous mineral trend known as the Walker Lane - it takes up a portion of the movement along the pacific and north American plates (the San Andreas fault takes up the rest).

Yes, the geothermal activity runs right through Reno. For those who have spent time here there is steamboat hot springs at the south end of town. Many homes are heated with geothermal, even the Peppermill, one of the larger casino properties, gets geothermal heat from wells in its parking lot.

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Sorry, that just means you are not very familiar with the area. Its just north of Gerlach, off Highway 34 about 15 miles, for those who have spent time in the area, its quite well known. I've known of it for close to 30 years, though it is much older than that. Its on private property and not generally open to the public for tours. The well was drilled something close to 100 years ago by a farmer looking for water on the Fly Ranch. The valley that it is in does have some alfalfa growing in it or at least it used to in recent years past. The farmer's well was hot and went artesian unexpectedly, so it was not very usable for farming. The weird formations were deposited by the calcite precipitated out of the hot water. Google "Fly Geyser" and there is all sorts of info on the internet - many, many pages.

There are a number of hot springs related gold deposits in the general area, Hog Ranch 15 miles or so north of the geyser, at Wind Mountain 20 or so miles south, one near the Burm-Ball Mine about 10 miles to the west, and at Sulfur 20 or so miles to the east. Hog Ranch and Wind Mountain were mined commercially by heap leaching in the late 1980s and 1990s, gold mining at Sulfur continues to this day. Hundreds of thousands of ounces were produced at Hog Ranch and Wind Mountain, and more than a million at Sulfur, but the gold at all those locations is very fine dust to microscopic - way too small to be found with a detector. Many of the gold silver hot springs related deposits in Nevada (though not all) are located in a famous mineral trend known as the Walker Lane - it takes up a portion of the movement along the pacific and north American plates (the San Andreas fault takes up the rest).

Yes, the geothermal activity runs right through Reno. For those who have spent time here there is steamboat hot springs at the south end of town. Many homes are heated with geothermal, even the Peppermill, one of the larger casino properties, gets geothermal heat from wells in its parking lot.

Its called a typo chtiss I tend to do them when Im pissed off. never thought youd jump into this pissin match.

AzNuggetBob

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I saw photos of this a couple years ago and was under the impression the formations and pools were much larger than they are.

Thanks to this post, I'll cross it off my list of things to see.

Does anyone know why Nevada has so many hot springs (and gold)???

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Its called a typo chtiss I tend to do them when Im pissed off. never thought youd jump into this pissin match.

AzNuggetBob

I would not normally jump in this either AzNuggetBob, but you were making a fool of yourself, along with your buddy for no sane reason but to look like a idiot. And I figured you needed waking up.

And please do not say how many years you have out in the field. I know people who have been pros for years and still know nothing.

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