Two weeks in Nevada
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree64Likes
  • 18 Post By Rail Dawg
  • 4 Post By Mad Machinist
  • 4 Post By Kray Gelder
  • 4 Post By brianc053
  • 10 Post By Rail Dawg
  • 6 Post By DizzyDigger
  • 7 Post By Rail Dawg
  • 2 Post By A2coins
  • 6 Post By IMAUDIGGER
  • 3 Post By Reed Lukens

Thread: Two weeks in Nevada

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2015
    Northern Nevada
    MineLab GPZ 7000 Garrett ATX Pro
    414
    689 times
    Prospecting

    Two weeks in Nevada

    Spent the past two weeks prospecting all over Nevada.

    Too many stories to tell here without boring you all but one thing for sure the US gold isn't all in Ft Knox lol. There is a LOT of it locked up in areas completely inaccessible to us mortals. The drive on Hwy 6 between Tonopah and Ely is a prime example.

    Felt the 6.5 earthquake up in Seven Troughs and then a few days later stood on the exact epicenter just off of Hwy 95 near Mina. Some pretty big cracks and you could see for miles the fault line. I'll bet some gold has been shaken up big time.

    Had some good luck out in the Seven Troughs area on places not even under claim. Same goes with Rye Patch... without giving away too many secrets there is BLM land out there with gold on it... nice gold... that isn't even under claim.

    It takes a darn good truck with bulletproof tires to get into some of these remote areas. But holy cow is it fun to prospect like that! Two weeks of leaving all the virus BS behind. Nothing like it right?

    Chuck

  2. #2
    us
    Period Six Mining and Exploration, LLC

    Aug 2010
    Southeast Arizona
    3,094
    4545 times
    Prospecting
    This ain't fair!!!!! I had to work through the whole debacle. I'm protesting now. Lol!!!
    russau, Rail Dawg, A2coins and 1 others like this.
    Mining is how I make my living. I turn mountains into dust on a daily basis.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    4,834
    9462 times
    Metal Detecting
    Sounds like a terrific adventure! Wish I was there! Luck to you.
    russau, Rail Dawg, A2coins and 1 others like this.


    "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.

    The Bald Eagle photo...he/she posed for me, gave me it's best American look. I felt privileged to get the shot.

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
    Minelab Equinox 800 White's MXT
    377
    752 times
    Gold Prospecting + Metal Detecting
    Can you share some gold pictures? Or just any pictures?
    And feel free to bore us with a story or two.

    Brian

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2015
    Northern Nevada
    MineLab GPZ 7000 Garrett ATX Pro
    414
    689 times
    Prospecting
    Was on the east side of Area 51 around midnight looking at the glow from Las Vegas to the south. The sky was dark and clear. A few nights later was west of Searchlight truck camping and saw the Las Vegas lights to the north.

    A thought occurred to me. They managed to shut down our churches AND Las Vegas. Quite the feat.

    There is gold near the old Vanderbilt mining area west of Searchlight. It is under Federal Preserve so no mining/prospecting. The place is pretty remote and I spent the day out there. Will leave it at that lol.

    Been out exploring Nevada for almost 40 years. No pictures as they just don't capture what the eye can see. I just take it in and am thankful to have the health to be a modern-day prospector like the rest of us.

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,777
    6659 times
    Prospecting
    RD, is the Searchlight Nugget casino still there?

    Our family kept our boat stored in Searchlight for about
    15 years. Lived in So. Cal. and loved to fish/ camp at
    Cottonwood Cove. Last time I was in Searchlight was
    1987..hooked up the boat and hauled it all the way up
    here to Wash.

    If I remember correctly, Searchlight (and surroundings)
    was littered with unmarked mine shafts..glad you were
    careful! Name:  digging_zpsefcf9a69.gif
Views: 146
Size:  8.2 KB
    Rail Dawg, russau, A2coins and 3 others like this.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2015
    Northern Nevada
    MineLab GPZ 7000 Garrett ATX Pro
    414
    689 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDigger View Post
    RD, is the Searchlight Nugget casino still there?

    Our family kept our boat stored in Searchlight for about
    15 years. Lived in So. Cal. and loved to fish/ camp at
    Cottonwood Cove. Last time I was in Searchlight was
    1987..hooked up the boat and hauled it all the way up
    here to Wash.

    If I remember correctly, Searchlight (and surroundings)
    was littered with unmarked mine shafts..glad you were
    careful! Name:  digging_zpsefcf9a69.gif
Views: 146
Size:  8.2 KB
    That casino I think is now permanently closed?

    And yes there are mine shafts everywhere.

    I rolled up onto the Hart mine around 11pm that night. It's about 20 miles west of Searchlight. Let's just say that place is highly secure. That mine must still be in operation judging from the security I saw surrounding it.

    Got to their gate and hightailed it out of there. Was looking for a quiet place to truck camp and ended up about 5 miles away deep into the Joshua Trees.

    My dog growled all night at the Joshua Trees as they look just like people at night. He's not one to growl without having a real concern. Twice I had to get out and show him there's nothing to worry about but that ended up being a long night with little sleep. I don't scare easily but I'll admit all those trees around us made it hard to sleep without one eye open lol.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    32,376
    41237 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    That is some beautiful country out there. I agree theres sooooo much gold still to be found Im glad you got to get away from all the virus BS I dont even listen to news anymore. Great post .......Tommy
    Rail Dawg and Reed Lukens like this.

    Approved TreasureNet Stickers

    .:: $2.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::. I have 34 left PM me if you would like to buy any Tommy

    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  9. #9

    Mar 2016
    3,049
    4700 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Dawg View Post
    Spent the past two weeks prospecting all over Nevada.

    Too many stories to tell here without boring you all but one thing for sure the US gold isn't all in Ft Knox lol. There is a LOT of it locked up in areas completely inaccessible to us mortals. The drive on Hwy 6 between Tonopah and Ely is a prime example.

    Felt the 6.5 earthquake up in Seven Troughs and then a few days later stood on the exact epicenter just off of Hwy 95 near Mina. Some pretty big cracks and you could see for miles the fault line. I'll bet some gold has been shaken up big time.

    Had some good luck out in the Seven Troughs area on places not even under claim. Same goes with Rye Patch... without giving away too many secrets there is BLM land out there with gold on it... nice gold... that isn't even under claim.

    It takes a darn good truck with bulletproof tires to get into some of these remote areas. But holy cow is it fun to prospect like that! Two weeks of leaving all the virus BS behind. Nothing like it right?

    Chuck
    Did you meet up with Silveraith and finalize the details for the TV show?
    This Communication HEREBY Serves as OFFICIAL NOTICE That All Messages in This Thread Have Been REVIEWED. FURTHERMORE, All Messages of Positive Nature SHALL IRREVOCABLY Be Considered "LIKED" INSOFAR as Applicable to This Forum. FINALLY, All Discrimination is Strictly PROHIBITED.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Look at the Historical Gold Mining photo albums on my page

    Jan 2013
    Huntington, Or./ Stanton, AZ/ former Outlaw California Gold Dredger
    Tesoro Vaquero, Whites MXT, Vsat, GMT, 5900Di Pro, Minelab GPX 5000, GPXtreme, 2200SD, Excalibur 1000!
    2,206
    4232 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Did you meet up with Silveraith and finalize the details for the TV show?
    Too Funny

 

 

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. Thanks Nevada for...
    By aa battery in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jan 09, 2017, 07:21 PM
  2. Anyone in Nevada!?
    By ColonialDude in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Jun 16, 2016, 05:00 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Feb 04, 2014, 04:45 AM
  4. Hello from Nevada!
    By Vortex360 in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Dec 29, 2013, 08:44 AM
  5. Nevada
    By Badger 5 in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Mar 24, 2011, 06:08 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0