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    CALIFORNIA MUD SLIDES

    The devastation from mudslides and the loss of life and property is so very sad, hard to comprehend how folks recover from that.
    But I was just wondering if disasters such as this ever uncover and revele new gold veins. It would seem like that is a possibility with so much overburden removed. Much like beach hunting after a major storm. Anyone ever had experience with this?
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    a new vein I doubt, but nuggets I would bet on
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    Also caches from uprooted trees especially in older areas.

    God be with the victims and their families.

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    From what I've seen.Those mudslides going completely through someones house.Will be carrying everything (including valuables) to someone else s house.
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    not really about the mud slides but more areas that have gold that the fires have cleaned of the vegetation.
    might be able to see outcroppings or free gold might be able to work its way down hill.
    Last edited by winners58; Jan 12, 2018 at 08:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    not really about the mud slides but more areas that have gold that the fires have cleaned of the vegetation.
    might be able to see outcroppings or free gold might be able to work its way down hill.
    It might be possible, has any gold been found in Montecito area before?
    are there any quartz veins in the area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    not really about the mud slides but more areas that have gold that the fires have cleaned of the vegetation.
    might be able to see outcroppings or free gold might be able to work its way down hill.
    The fires removed the vegetation that held the soil in place.The mud slides that Will follow are a direct cause & effect of the fires. Gravity will do the rest.

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    This ungodly mess is just the beginning.....

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    Another round of water ! Especially the bare hillsides. Be aware!
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    It's winter. California needs the rain due to the huge population, but they have built on horrible ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    It's winter. California needs the rain due to the huge population, but they have built on horrible ground.
    To be fair to California these places were built on fine ground until the largest fire in the state ripped through that area and burned out all the vegetation.

    Once the vegetation burned off those hillsides had nothing holding them together anymore and thats why this happened... Sad situation.
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    Yes, very sad. LA itself sits in a basin. It's fairly arid. The need the rain up north, then it comes downstate through immense "pipelines", if that's the word for it. The naturally arid conditions lead to fires. Then comes the rains. The cycle repeats endlessly. And the lower San Andreas fault it tight as a newly wound clock, they haven't had a big quake in years. It may not happen in my lifetime, but when it does, it will make this past year look like child's play.
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    Landslides and river floods are what create new river deposits
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    The whole geology of the area is Mudstone and Sandstone and minor SiltStone ----- Add lots of water, and no vegetation ! Put your line here.
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