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    Not my find. Big gold found in Sonora!

    This was found by a friend and fellow "gambusino". It was found in a trashy tailings pile from a commercial miner. He would carefully remove the trash and this beauty was the reward. It weighs 530 grams. The gold was around 200 grams. Enjoy.
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    retired bumb and part time Hobo

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    That sure looks like a "KEEPER" to me ! CONGRATS to your friend !
    Simon1 and ratled like this.

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    I think I would have soiled my britches !!
    DeepseekerADS, russau and ratled like this.
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    We can all imagine the excitement of finding that one!
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    This nugget in particular was covered in caliche. When it was found it was almost white and looked like a normal rock. It takes a moment to figure it out. Just little bits of gold poke through.
    It becomes obvious at a point that it's a significant amount of gold but it's a mystery. Also, the Mexicans have a different way of getting excited, more subdued. They wait until they sell and get paid. Then get rip roaring drunk to celebrate. I think there is a video of the first acid wash. I'll try and round it up.

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    Any luck?
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    Low & Slow 2C Below

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    SW Washington
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    Sweet!
    "If you can cut the people off from their
    history, then they can be easily persuaded."
    ~ Karl Marx



    "History does not long entrust the
    care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
    ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  8. #8

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705, Equinox 800, Gold Monster), Falcon MD20, Tesoro Sand Shark, Gold Bug Pro, Makro Gold Racer.
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    Booyahh!

    That's what dreams are made of right there!!

    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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