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    That’d save a whole lot of work!
    Great ideas, thanks

  2. #17
    us
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    Tahoe, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dconcb View Post
    Sweet! Thanks again.
    Iíll use my 120 micron bag for now just to get some type of classification for my practice runs.
    I really appreciate all the help!
    That is really small mesh. If you have a 30 mesh it may be easier to check more material fast. You can check for a little bit bigger pieces too. You can still see the tiny stuff too. But will need to screen it smaller to actually extract it cleanly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoegold View Post
    That is really small mesh. If you have a 30 mesh it may be easier to check more material fast. You can check for a little bit bigger pieces too. You can still see the tiny stuff too. But will need to screen it smaller to actually extract it cleanly.
    I’m just going to wing it for now, find out if it is gold. If so, I’ll invest a better way to clean it up.

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    I always run the Brightness on my phone really low to conserve the battery, I just turned it up, and magnified the photo...
    Now I’m excited!Click image for larger version. 

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  5. #20

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    And DONT get rid of the material if your not up to snuff on your panning ability ! Get some help with learning how to pan that small stuff ! And good luck !
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    A lot of gold veins in Maine bedrock also contain pyrite. Don't get discouraged as the pyrite may mask some gold.

  7. #22
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    Could be mica?
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    Bucket list still needed:
    • Silver thimble
    • Spanish silver
    • seated half
    • flying eagle
    • early copper
    • 1700's coin
    • 1600's coin
    • silver 3 cent piece
    • nickel 3 cent piece
    • seated quarter
    • capped bust silver
    • draped bust silver
    • silver dollar

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3y0nd3r View Post
    Could be mica?
    STOP USING FOUR LETTER WORDS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dconcb View Post
    I always run the Brightness on my phone really low to conserve the battery, I just turned it up, and magnified the photo...
    Now I’m excited!Click image for larger version. 

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    That looks REAL good for a crappy cell pic! I'd pan that!
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    There is definitely mica in there but also plenty of brighter more yellow specs. Find out soon!
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  11. #26
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dconcb View Post
    There is definitely mica in there but also plenty of brighter more yellow specs. Find out soon!
    Use a saute pan and get back to us! He he he! Get the gold! Heck, almost anything can work just to check!
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  12. #27
    us
    Mar 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    And DONT get rid of the material if your not up to snuff on your panning ability ! Get some help with learning how to pan that small stuff ! And good luck !
    Russau is correct. I kept stuff that I was sure I had screened it correctly with 20 50 and 100 screens. When I made a cleanup sluice with Gold Hog washermat, I ran those 2 gallons of material and got a little more out. I ran it 3 times until all I had was 7 pieces of sub 100 mesh. So, don't throw it out until you have fiddeled with it. If you do find it's gold. You can use that same material to perfect your technique. It doesn't take long and it's really fun. You may litterally be sitting on a gold mine LOL! ME THINKS YOU HAVE THE FEVER! There is no cure. But, you possibly have it in your own back yard. Please, use a flat bottom pan of any kind and let us know what ya get!
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    Well, the pans came in early so I just spen about two hours playing with them. I don’t know... it shines in light and shadow but it’s just so darn fine that I can’t tell. Or separate it. I used a 160 and 120 micron mesh because that’s what I had available. Warm water with a few drops of jet dry. Hoping this video will attach...nope. Here’s some pics
    Note the shadow sparkle as well.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I’ll save it for another time! I found a pile of old stuff where I dump the filter behind my bushes! If by chance it is flour gold, it’s not easy to separate. I tried the tapping the pan on your palm for quite a while with no luck.
    Last edited by Dconcb; Mar 30, 2019 at 02:29 PM.
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