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    Lightbulb Any Old Timers Out West Need Help From A Young Blood?

    I've been researching geology/prospecting for nearly 10 years (I'm 26) Not much hands on experience but my research skills are top notch. First place i ever had a notion to check i found a layer of grey clay full of gemstones. After that layer, Huge chunks of quartz/quartzite, granite, schist you name it.Below it, sparkling red clay full of what i thought was pyrite.All off an estimated guess based on locality. Wish i knew that red clay usually contains gold at the time. Enough babble though, I would really like to help some old timer that has knowledge/location. Yet are getting too old to do everything themselves/ recover from more difficult area. I am honest and beyond hard working,fit and witty.I am a government contractor so i have a lot of spare time between jobs. Have my own monetary means but I am chasing a passion. My family has a rich history of mining and i swear it courses through my veins. Hopefully someone sees this by Gods will. I am a man of morals and loyalty,hopefully I'm not wasting my time writing this,but you never know...Im from the east coast but will travel wherever necessary. Looking for a mining PARTNER not a boss.
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    Sounds like you have it all. Get in your truck, and get out there. You don't need some one who is "too old", holding your hand. You're already pretty sure you know everything you need to know, so grow a set, and do it. Good luck.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Lol ya me too, show me your best places before your dead !!
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    Just saying..in my 50 years, the only time I was burned was by people telling me how honest they are...
    Best of luck.

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    The kid has initiative....

    bump
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    Good luck to you ever seen the movie Treasure of the Sierra Madre awesome movie. Welcome to tnet from MI Tommy

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    Minty92,
    I see this your first post.
    Welcome to our friendly and at times, somewhat sarcastic forum.

    "Lol ya me too, show me your best places before your dead !!"

    When I'm dead, them best places ain't gonna do me no good.
    When I am no longer able to dig a hole, I will hire a hole digger.
    When I am no longer able to swing a metal detector, I will hire a metal detector swinger.
    When I am no longer able to enjoy the pursuit of treasure, I will share the knowledge I have acquired and hope that they prosper in their endeavors.

    That is what the OP is asking for, someone who needs some help to keep doing what they love.

    I have seen many responses in the prospecting forum by people talking about they're too old to climb that hill or dig that hole.
    Prospecting's tough, it's hard on the body, it's not like ambling around on flatland swinging a metal detector and digging an 8 inch hole every now and then.
    There comes a time when you can't do it by yourself, but still want to get it done.

    I hope some old timer prospector reaches out to him and his next post is about them striking the mother lode.
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    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

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    cr
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    Deep1, ya got it
    I'm 74 and move around ok, but have a bum foot and a BAD back - not going to get any better.
    I can still design stuff, build stuff but slowly, cannot dig for more than 5 min., and cannot even bend over with a full pan.
    I can no longer pack my equipment to where I wish to use it.
    No friends or family that is into gold to the extent of doing it; so why on earth would I not wish to give it to someone who had an interest?

    It gets even more complicated due to where I am located, different issue.
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    read 'em and weep guys, we're whizzing on our feet
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillA View Post
    Deep1, ya got it
    I'm 74 and move around ok, but have a bum foot and a BAD back - not going to get any better.
    I can still design stuff, build stuff but slowly, cannot dig for more than 5 min., and cannot even bend over with a full pan.
    I can no longer pack my equipment to where I wish to use it.
    No friends or family that is into gold to the extent of doing it; so why on earth would I not wish to give it to someone who had an interest?

    It gets even more complicated due to where I am located, different issue.
    Bill, still might be possible to be involved in mining. I can remember several men that continued to work (from a seated position) well beyond when they could actually perform the work themselves. They had ideas, experience, and knowledge that allowed them to hire and direct young men to do the work for them.

    Lots of pointing and orders being given. They would leave then check back later to see how things were progressing.

    Usually it was from a pickup truck (they never got out), but these days it could be a UTV. Suspension seat...3 point harness for back stability. Kind of comes down to money. Being able to front equipment and wages to make something profitable. Heck you can't take it with you..so it could be a losing proposition as long as it was an adventure.

    I've also seen men take the effort to instruct the up and coming generation..teach them valuable skills that took a lifetime to learn and appreciate. Mentoring does not have to be physical. It can be time, effort, patience, and confidence.

    I personally think the best thing we could do for our future is get our younger kids spending more time around our older generation.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Sep 10, 2019 at 09:57 PM.
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    cr
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    but ultimately the OP needs to get in his truck and drive west
    read 'em and weep guys, we're whizzing on our feet
    Americans never want to go back to the way America used to be

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