Not my find. Big gold found in Sonora!
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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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    That sure looks like a "KEEPER" to me ! CONGRATS to your friend !
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    I think I would have soiled my britches !!
    "The Government is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding Government"

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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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