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    Crystals of the Dead Bear Republic

    Pieces of Mr. Pocket

    Theres a lot on the surface still but the patches are getting pretty quite.

    Raking cutting brush still. But its gonna be time to go deeper soon. BULLDOZER!!

    The old timers left me a lot of clues.I can only imagine what they got since this is what they missed.

    These are the nicest pieces from November. I have a lot of smaller stuff broken out from quartz that sounded off with the SDC.

    A few of these were totally encased in quartz.

    I dropped the tnet app from my phone. So, I don't really post too many pics anymore.

    I have a mineral gallery interested so, I had to pull out the camera.

    I need to get a crusher for the stuff that isn't specimin size or quality.

    I sold the piece I showed 63bcpkr and awsmbandits with some others face to face so I don't have good pics of those sorry.
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    Wow you have been busy Jarrod! Stellar finds!
    Come check out my California Mother lode Adventures!---->https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4U...aqFXriPUONmEtw

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    I'm thinking there's a banner in here!

    Nice job Jarrod. That SDC 2300 really can find gold with the right operator.

    Heavy Pans
    Barry

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    What a concept! Adding the weight of one of the most common minerals to the weight of one of the rarest elements and getting paid as much or more as if it were all gold.

    Good job and pounds to you.
    Last edited by arizau; Dec 08, 2018 at 11:35 AM.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    What a concept! Adding the weight of one of the most common minerals to the weight of one of the rarest elements and getting paid as much or more as if it were all gold.

    Good job and pounds to you.
    good money
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    Gorgeous finds! Excellent pictures as well.

    Nicely done, and all the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    Looks like the type of gold in my neck of the woods.
    A suggestion - if that is float gold..it likes to bleed downhill in very straight lines.
    Itís worth marking the finds and projecting it either direction.

    Easy selling that stuff for decent $$ up north.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Dec 10, 2018 at 09:25 PM.
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    [QUOTE=IMAUDIGGER;6017836]Looks like the type of gold in my neck of the woods.
    A suggestion - if that is float gold..it likes to bleed downhill in very straight lines.
    It’s worth marking the finds and projecting it either direction.

    Easy selling that stuff for decent $$ up north.[/QUOTE

    Its from digging. In amongst the ditches and prospects. I have veins located in several places.
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    [QUOTE=Goldwasher;6017910]
    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Looks like the type of gold in my neck of the woods.
    A suggestion - if that is float gold..it likes to bleed downhill in very straight lines.
    Itís worth marking the finds and projecting it either direction.

    Easy selling that stuff for decent $$ up north.[/QUOTE

    Its from digging. In amongst the ditches and prospects. I have veins located in several places.
    I think the trail of gold that led them to the dig can be far better than the careless losses.
    Makes you really wonder doesnít it?

    Not only the float gold, but the steeper dry drainages that it settled into.
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    Well hell ........ ole GW just beat'n some ass out there in California . Damn fine stuff man .
    " A man should look for what is , and not for what he thinks should be ". Albert Einstein





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    Goldwasher those are some very nice specimens! Thank you for sharing!!………….63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    [QUOTE=IMAUDIGGER;6017940]
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post

    I think the trail of gold that led them to the dig can be far better than the careless losses.
    Makes you really wonder doesn’t it?

    Not only the float gold, but the steeper dry drainages that it settled into.
    The whole area around the lode is claimed We have it and the side with the most erosion. And the creek. I have got some float and elluvial placer. A lot of Alluvial in the creek. PICKERS GALORE. Specimen placer even. Sells over spot
    Plus a lot of coil time in the adjacent areas just in case. But, so far all the gold comes from where I expect it to be not hope for.
    Great fine gold in the small dry drainages.

    Been working the Area since 2011. I share and show random finds. Definitely not everything. But, I have mainly been placer mining. I've got it pretty well sorted out. At this point the easy shallow stuff is playing out. On the hill sides at least.

    Time to break down each prospect one by one sort through the Throw out/ waste rock pile totally. GB2 and sdc Probably dry wash them too.

    Then it will be time for a push and scrape op. Too much over growth and top layer to keep working it this slow.Just taking off the top five inches will get be back to the pre Gold Rush ground level. Will eliminate almost all trash targets. No small brush and the ability to visually locate and sample contacts.

    There is a serious amount of quartz showing visible mineralization that will be stockpiled for crushing. I've yet to set up for that. Since my house is like ten minutes away I'll be crushing and finishing at home.

    I don't think their losses were careless. The stuff they were hand sorting was very rich. The mines around here were known for fabulous high grade pockets.

    I'm working every drainage even the smallest. The whole hillside all around and below. Everything that we have rights to.

    It's not "where is it coming from" anymore. I am pounding the logical approaches to get the associated float.

    But again It's to the point where I need to lessen the distance from coil to targets. Sample the lode the old fashioned way as well.

    Time to dig deeper.

    Having claims with good placer and the source lode is pretty FUN

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    I have found that the narrow steep draws below these deposits generally have good gold 3-4 feet down on bedrock.
    Many times they were passed over for lack of water and volume of paydirt.

    I think those old timers grabbed every chunk of rock with visible gold just like we would today.
    They did not have the ability to control their blasts very well and many times some ore got mixed in with the tailings.
    Sorting ore in the dark under candle light was probably not the easiest thing to do.
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    MIND BLOWING !!! Thanks for sharing
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