Republic, WA
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree29Likes
  • 7 Post By OwenT
  • 3 Post By OwenT
  • 6 Post By Jim in Idaho
  • 5 Post By spaghettigold
  • 3 Post By russau
  • 3 Post By Lofree
  • 1 Post By Gold4Mike
  • 1 Post By et1955

Thread: Republic, WA

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
    414
    579 times
    Prospecting

    Republic, WA

    Just visiting republic today and tomorrow probably and discovering the awesome history! Iíve lived in eastern WA basically my whole life and never realized all the potential this area has. Lots of gold and other stuff, mostly lode, but still. If you get the chance for sure visit the historical society museum and the Stonerose Interpretive Center. I came here with my family around 15 years ago to dig fossils but I didnít know about the mining much at all. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1565387353.939987.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	434.9 KB 
ID:	1741680Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1565387370.124284.jpg 
Views:	39 
Size:	328.0 KB 
ID:	1741681
    winners58, et1955, Lofree and 4 others like this.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    3,517
    6558 times
    Metal Detecting
    Went deer hunting in near Republic in the late 60's ( no luck ), and my sister lived on a commune just a couple miles out of town in'75-'76. I visited her there, and was driven off by the crowd of hippies. An interesting experience.

    I wasn't aware of the major mining at the time either.


    "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.

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
    414
    579 times
    Prospecting
    I just found a little color on granite creek at the edge of town too.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1565390464.149398.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	358.2 KB 
ID:	1741701
    Gold4Mike, Kray Gelder and et1955 like this.

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2012
    Blackfoot, Idaho
    White's GMT, DFX, Coinmaster, TDI-SL, GM24K, Falcon MD20, old Garrett Masterhunter BFO 'Way Too Cool' dual 18 Watt UV light
    2,606
    3171 times
    Prospecting
    I got a tip several years ago about potential platinum in the tailings of the old Poland/China mine east of Oroville. A couple of years later, Chris and I got up there. But when we got there, a mining company from Canada was test drilling the site. They were nice to talk to, but wouldn't let me sample the tailings. They claimed to know nothing about any platinum, and were looking for gold reserves that had been missed. We really liked the country up there, and there was a lot of gold mining went on all over Northeastern Washington at one time, and few people are aware of it. There were also a few diamonds found up there.
    Jim
    russau, et1955, OwenT and 3 others like this.

  5. #5

    Oct 2013
    western sahara
    518
    699 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    600ounces per ton..that would be worth hammering out with a handchisel...or with my teeth

  6. #6

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    5,822
    4436 times
    Some years back some friends of mine attended the NW Miners Rally in Oroville Washington and we lover it. We dredged the Similkimine RV. /Okanogin RV.(sp) there and we really enjoyed our stay to say the least!

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2019
    Rochester Washington
    Garrett AT Pro
    1
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I just got back from the Similkameen for the first time dredging had a great time and found a few flakes mostly on the banks.
    Gold4Mike, et1955 and OwenT like this.

  8. #8
    us
    May 2017
    Mount Vernon, Washington
    Angus Mackirk Foreman Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer Gold Hog Piglet highbanker Home made slate miller table
    152
    454 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Lofree View Post
    I just got back from the Similkameen for the first time dredging had a great time and found a few flakes mostly on the banks.
    I've been wanting to do that, just couldn't find the time this summer.
    et1955 likes this.

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
    Equinox 800
    533
    879 times
    Prospecting
    Would love to some mining on the Similkameen, from what I have learned from the old timers that the gold has a orange tint to it because of the copper content alloyed with the gold.

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
    414
    579 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    Would love to some mining on the Similkameen, from what I have learned from the old timers that the gold has a orange tint to it because of the copper content alloyed with the gold.
    Thereís also a decent amount of platinum found from what I understand.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
    Equinox 800
    533
    879 times
    Prospecting
    You are right about the platinum but as with a lot of gold barring rivers here in WA, they have been mined out and that includes the Similkameeen, did you know there is a platinum mine on the Sultan, I know where it is but is claimed.
    DizzyDigger likes this.

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
    414
    579 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    You are right about the platinum but as with a lot of gold barring rivers here in WA, they have been mined out and that includes the Similkameeen, did you know there is a platinum mine on the Sultan, I know where it is but is claimed.
    Didnít know that

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Ed Tracy

    Jan 2015
    Shoreline,wa
    Equinox 800
    533
    879 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by OwenT View Post
    Didn’t know that
    Old timer Knowledge, the owner is a women and fly's by helicopter to get to it and she owns so many other claims too.

 

 

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Information on RMS Republic ...
    By ShipwreckHunter in forum Shipwrecks
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: Apr 22, 2017, 09:47 PM
  2. Dom Republic Wreck
    By gringodoc in forum Shipwrecks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Apr 20, 2012, 08:31 AM
  3. Republic Button???
    By Breezie in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 21, 2010, 11:32 PM
  4. Dominican Republic
    By da1984 in forum Coin Roll Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Oct 07, 2009, 11:38 PM
  5. Dominican Republic
    By lampare in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 17, 2007, 05:51 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0