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    Lightbulb FOR EVERYONE, experienced and non-experienced, What do you know about gold?

    This thread hopefully will become a favorite or a saved thread of yours. (It'll be mine for sure!)

    This thread is for everyone here who is a prospector, to share information about what they know about how gold behaves...And most importantly, where it is found so we can help one another to not be digging blindly! (Gravel Bars, river bends, what rocks to look for, etc etc). I realize there is information out there for anyone to look up but I'd say a thread covering old ideas and new ideas is even better!


    I'll start it off by obviously saying, gold is heavy. So it will always sink to the bottom of just about anything.

    Look in crevices in bedrock! Flush them out with little kids water blaster or suck it up with a turkey baster!


    YOUR TURN!
    Last edited by go4thegold; May 23, 2014 at 07:14 PM.
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    I would recommend working the placers near lode mines. Get to bedrock. Clean, wash all rocks and chisel the cracks.
    I am a teacher, hydrologist, biologist and a prospector.

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    Gold!!! Did you say GOLD!!!


    It is a pain in the
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    Everything I also know it is most active before a full moon and during its spawning season

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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    If you work very hard, stay healthy, practice, train, and dedicate yourself to be the best....you can attain Gold every four years.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

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    Hmmmm... Well I know it's yellow, valuable, and has driven people mad!
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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

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    It's soft and usually rather small ... But oddly rather desired by most women.

    ...and we seem to have become a bunch of trolls here ;-)
    Last edited by KevinInColorado; May 23, 2014 at 09:29 PM.
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    Re-planting seedling gold for next years harvest has been my secret - til now.
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    Trolls like Gold to...

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    The Watcher

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    Learn to read the Rivers and streams....Gold will only move when the water is high enough and fast enough to turn the bottom over....Gold will only drop out of the fast water in a low pressure area...Like behind large boulders...Look upstream and imagine the water coming down 20 or 30 foot higher than it is normally..those inside bends maybe straight fast water then... Art

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    Wow, some great replies already! This thread is GOLD Its what is left after you get rid of all the other crap. How's that?

    Boulders: While bedrock is great, a lot of your gold will come from around boulders. If you are looking at a creek-bed you want to go after the big boulders. People talk about fist sized cobbles. I need at least human head sized (6-10 fists) to even dig. Watermelons (3-4 heads) are better. Multi-watermelon, are better still. on up...smart car, VWbus, house etc...
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    Gold is getting harder to find these days as many more new prospectors are cracking the rock. When in a well worked area you need to work harder cleaning a crack further by breaking out the bottom , brushing and washing the crack out. Move a large rock out of the way if people have cleaned around it if possible.
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    I know it is medicine for mid 1500 Spaniards who had a disease of the heart that only gold could cure.

    For many these days, gold might as well be a myth. And, has anyone actually bitten down on any gold like in the movies? And, shouldn't gold be under investigation since it has been involved in so many stage coach payroll robberies ending up in a running gun battle only to be buried and a crude map quickly drawn before all survivors are killed off? That's the way I heard it.

    Just sayin.

    Patrick
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    Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
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    ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
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    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    It's soft and usually rather small ... But oddly rather desired by most women.

    ...and we seem to have become a bunch of trolls here ;-)
    come on guys Trolls live under bridges.....we must be dwarves even if there are more than seven of us. There is more gold left than ever mined....the easy stuff may seem to be gone yet Its not hard to find some every time you go out when you do your research. All the gold ever mined wouldn't make a cube 60 feet on each side. Also keep in mind there are less prospectors now than ever in our history.
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    When looking for vein gold- Look for the UGLY and not the pretty white quartz. The old timers said "The redder the better".
    Red means iron staining-mineralization.

    George
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