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    us
    Aug 2020
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    Mariposa Mineralization

    Hello all,

    I was hoping to ask a few questions of someone who is familiar with the general western Mariposa County area. I ran a query for Mariposa and didn't find anything regarding ground mineralization. Hopefully I dug deep enough and am not asking the same old annoying question over again.

    To start, I'm new to this. I've some experience with metal detectors from work but I realize this is a different ball-game, searching for gold. I'm looking to purchase one of the more affordable VLF's. I've been eyeing the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 and also the Fisher Gold Bug Pro. Where I'm looking to detect is near Barrett Cove (I realize this may be a little west of the "Gold Belt") on some family owned property. I've found a couple grained sized small "pickers" by pan after crack and crevassing. I'd really like to run the place over with a detector. Thing is, their soil is fairly red and seems to be very oxidized. Would I be wasting my time with either of these units in that general area? I've read about the PI machines and they sound fantastic. Unfortunately, I can't invest thousands at this point in time. I'd hate to buy a VLF and find out it's worthless, just screaming because of the ground the whole time. If it helps, I'm including a few photos of the general rocks/terrain on the property. I plan to also search farther south closer to home (Fresno) which I don't think soil will be a problem. Of course, not near as much gold farther south either, hah!

    So if the ground in that area isn't too hot, what would you go with, the Minelab or the Fisher? Is the Fisher in fact American Made or only engineered? I'd prefer to purchase USA. Thank you much for your input.

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  2. #2

    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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    Nice to see that you made it here! Hope you find the help you're looking for.

    Lots of good, helpful people here and on the goldprospecting page.

    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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    us
    retired bumb and part time Hobo

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Well WELCOME to the site ! I'm sure your question can and will be answered here !

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2020
    Fresno
    4
    4 times
    Prospecting
    Thank you Lanny! I've been reading through your Bedrock and Gold posts. Lots of good information, thanks for sharing.
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    us
    retired bumb and part time Hobo

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Quote Originally Posted by VlPokeylV View Post
    Hello all,

    I was hoping to ask a few questions of someone who is familiar with the general western Mariposa County area. I ran a query for Mariposa and didn't find anything regarding ground mineralization. Hopefully I dug deep enough and am not asking the same old annoying question over again.

    To start, I'm new to this. I've some experience with metal detectors from work but I realize this is a different ball-game, searching for gold. I'm looking to purchase one of the more affordable VLF's. I've been eyeing the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 and also the Fisher Gold Bug Pro. Where I'm looking to detect is near Barrett Cove (I realize this may be a little west of the "Gold Belt") on some family owned property. I've found a couple grained sized small "pickers" by pan after crack and crevassing. I'd really like to run the place over with a detector. Thing is, their soil is fairly red and seems to be very oxidized. Would I be wasting my time with either of these units in that general area? I've read about the PI machines and they sound fantastic. Unfortunately, I can't invest thousands at this point in time. I'd hate to buy a VLF and find out it's worthless, just screaming because of the ground the whole time. If it helps, I'm including a few photos of the general rocks/terrain on the property. I plan to also search farther south closer to home (Fresno) which I don't think soil will be a problem. Of course, not near as much gold farther south either, hah!

    So if the ground in that area isn't too hot, what would you go with, the Minelab or the Fisher? Is the Fisher in fact American Made or only engineered? I'd prefer to purchase USA. Thank you much for your input.

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    Contact your state's Department of natural Resource's for the County your interested in about it's mineralization . You've already paid for this in your tax's and there's a host of other info ava. Ask for the free catalogue of Publications for your state ! These are ava. for all state's !
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    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    looks like serpentine maybe that and the color make it look like pretty hot ground.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    looks like serpentine maybe that and the color make it look like pretty hot ground.
    If it is Serpentine, would the Gold Monster 1000 handle the mineralization for him? (If so, perhaps he could borrow one. If not, perhaps someone might help him out with a PI?)

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  8. #8
    us
    Aug 2020
    Fresno
    4
    4 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    looks like serpentine maybe that and the color make it look like pretty hot ground.
    That's what I'm kind of afraid of! Still researching it some more. Thanks guys.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2012
    SO CAL
    SDC2300, Gold Monster, Sierra Gold Trac, GB2, the Falcon......and just as many drywashers
    949
    1345 times
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    That is serpentine country for sure, and that stuff totally "pisses off" any vlf. However, the SDC2300 will handle it well and purr like a kitten finding the small bits. Probably not what you wanted to here as that detector is pricey.

    Since its private property access, you could reach out to someone in a local club who has a SDC 2300 and work out a percentage split for a day or so of detecting. That could tell you a lot without spending the $4000.00 for the detector. Plus most people arn't brazen enough to poach private property. Notice I said most.......not all.
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