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  1. #2926

    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.
    5,263
    5513 times
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    With all of the virus lock-down issues, looks like maybe, just maybe I might get out to chase some gold with my detectors next week!

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Gold is sure on a terrific run right now!!

    All the best,

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

  2. #2927
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
    503
    709 times
    Prospecting
    Good luck! Itís been too long without a good story!
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  3. #2928
    us
    Aug 2015
    Montana
    Goldmonster, SDC 2300, etrac
    282
    963 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB View Post
    With all of the virus lock-down issues, looks like maybe, just maybe I might get out to chase some gold with my detectors next week!

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Gold is sure on a terrific run right now!!

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Why the problem of getting out Best place to be during all this crap is out in the brush by yourself? I've had no problem getting out this season but currently sidelined due to the friggin heat!!!!
    Good luck when you do get out. I'll post up some finds at the end of the season (thanksgiving).....
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  4. #2929

    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.
    5,263
    5513 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneguy View Post
    Why the problem of getting out Best place to be during all this crap is out in the brush by yourself? I've had no problem getting out this season but currently sidelined due to the friggin heat!!!!
    Good luck when you do get out. I'll post up some finds at the end of the season (thanksgiving).....
    It's an issue of respecting people in the local community (small population) that don't have a lot of medical facilities in case of an outbreak. Things have changed enough now however that travel is recommended once again.

    It's stinking hot here are well, so hope it cools down a bit or I'll be swinging the detector very early in the morning or late at night.

    All the best,

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

  5. #2930

    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.
    5,263
    5513 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenT View Post
    Good luck! It’s been too long without a good story!
    Thanks Owen, hope to have something to write about at least by the end of the season.

    All the best,

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

  6. #2931

    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 Lisagioletti View Post
    I had a friend years ago, that took me to Volcanoville. His brother and sister n law lived there, and they had no electricity or running water, but they did have a cute little house with one of those old wood burning stoves. My friend was building a house for himself on the property. He was a roofer, by trade, at the time. He told me that his family owned the town, but were in dispute with the county about ownership of the property. I lost touch with him, and have always wondered if things were finally settled. He moved to San Diego and I always have thought about that town.
    If you ever get any follow-up details, I'd love to hear them sometime.

    Thanks for dropping in, and all the best,

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

  7. #2932

    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 perssonanna392 View Post
    Good stuff here!
    Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a nice comment.

    All the best,

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

  8. #2933

    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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    5513 times
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    Got back late last night, found some nice gold.

    Will post a story when I get a chance.

    All the best,

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

  9. #2934
    ca
    Oct 2019
    Edmonton
    GB 2, GM 1000, GPX 5000
    1
    1 times
    Prospecting
    I look forward to it Lanny, wish that I had been there to share it first hand.

    Cheers
    Shane
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  10. #2935

    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 Oilfieldsafety View Post
    I look forward to it Lanny, wish that I had been there to share it first hand.

    Cheers
    Shane
    Shane, lots of fun, sure you would have enjoyed it.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Aug 12, 2020 at 02:31 AM.
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  11. #2936

    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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    Return to the Gold Fields.

    It couldn't have been almost nine months since we'd hit the goldfields, but that's what it turned out to be. Yes, Co-Virus has made for one crazy year, with various places requesting outsiders not to travel due to health concerns and worries about hospital beds in small communities, so we respected those concerns.

    Not long ago however, we got the green light to return, so we packed up the detectors (my wife and I), the gold pans, some grub and camping essentials, and headed off for the mountains.

    It was an overcast day, with the threat of rain, and the closer we got to the mountains, the darker the clouds. The heavens opened briefly; it rained enough to use the windshield wipers, which turned out to be a great way to clean the bugs off the glass.

    We went through the high mountain pass, and the rain stopped as we headed down the other side. The sun came out, the sky turned a welcome cobalt blue as a few puffy clouds floated across that clean ocean of air.

    When we got to camp, I didn't know what condition I'd find our trailers in, but as it turned out, they were all tight and dry after our long absence, no insects or mice, no bears had broken any windows or flattened any tires, all was well. With the camp in great shape, and with the beautiful weather, it was shaping up to be a fine day.

    We went to visit some friends that have a large mining concession (think of any of the large reality show mining operations you've watched on TV). After years of working with them, they call me their mining consultant. (I always get a laugh out of that.) They have me check the bedrock in their placer mining cuts with my detectors to see how effective their recovery methods are. However, we were told the previous week there wouldn't be any open bedrock to check, so we were planning on doing some general prospecting where there was a large gold rush in the 1860's.

    We returned to camp that night after a great visit, but with no expectations of any gold chasing other than what I've described above.

    Early the next morning, everything changed.

    I looked at my messages, and there was one from the mine owner. He told us to get our butts out of camp quick and get to the mine site as soon as we could. He had some bedrock open, and he needed a test done to see if it would be worth using a new piece of equipment he'd recently bought.

    My wife and I flew around camp gathering all of the items we'd need to check bedrock: pry-bars, sniping tools, buckets, gold pans, sucker bottles and metal detectors. We loaded up a lunch, as well as lots of liquids to stay hydrated in the summer sun.

    We fired up the Cummins diesel, and we headed off for the seventy minute trip to the mine. We had to be careful on the road as the logging trucks have made quite a mess with several bad spots where the ground has turned to a soft mess that will drop the front of your truck deep and fast into a nose dive if you're not careful, so slow and careful driving got us through safely.

    Summer here in the north is beautiful, with green growth everywhere, large forest animals in abundance, as well as a profusion of songbirds, hawks and eagles, with the whole scene punctuated with a riot of colourful wildflowers.

    We got to gold camp, looked at their morning cleanup and saw a beautiful collection of nice nuggets, the largest two were both over an ounce and a half, with a 27 gram nugget being the next biggest. Lots of nuggets in the six to seven gram range, and a whole collection of meaty pickers as well.

    We idled the diesel along the mining road down into the excavation, then parked in a deep ravine and unpacked our gear.

    I set my wife up with the Gold Bug Pro which is an excellent detector for shallow gold on bedrock, and I set up my Equinox 800 with the small sniper coil.

    I sent my wife to one end of the finished excavation, and I went to the other end.

    A geologist was also there. He's retired now, but he'd just bought a shiny new Minelab 2300, and I helped him ground balance it and gave him a few solid detecting tips for how to work such a spot. However, he didn't have a super-magnet with him on a pick or a wand, and I knew that would be trouble as the bedrock was iron-hard, and there were bits of bucket and blade everywhere because of that.

    He only detected for about half an hour, and then he quit as he'd had enough. The 2300 is supersensitive. Moreover, it doesn't have discrimination, so he was hearing every tiny sliver and piece of waste steel, and he had no way to remove them from his target zones.

    My wife and I were detecting with discrimination, a necessity on the first sweeps of the bedrock due to the countless bits of steel, and not long after we started, my wife gave a shout and asked me to hurry up to her end of the cut.

    She had two small nuggets she'd found with the Bug Pro, her first ever nuggets with that detector! I decided to poke around a bit in her area and soon I'd recovered seven small pieces in the half gram to gram range. My wife abandoned the detector and decided she'd do some panning as there were little gutters of dirt in the low spots where the excavator buckets could not scrape due to the hardness of the bedrock. From her first pan on, she had gold in every pan. It seemed impossible, but she just kept hitting the gold.

    One of the miners came along then, grabbed a pan, and he joined her. He got the same results as she did. (He and several other mine workers had tried all of the bedrock up to where my wife was working with their pans, but they hadn't been able to find the gold.)

    I went back to detecting the remainder of the bedrock away from my wife's lucky strike, but I could only find hot-rocks and countless slivers of steel, no gold whatsoever.

    After three hours of careful scanning with the detectors, I went back to where my wife was working. The miner was still there panning as well. He wasn't quitting! They were still on the gold. There was a sticky, yellow clay that was holding the gold in small cracks in the bedrock, from the top of the cracks all the way to the bottom.

    I took over the Gold Bug Pro and went to work. Steel, steel, gold. Steel, steel, gold. I soon had a nice rattle of nuggets in the bottle. My poor super-magnet kept growing a thick beard of steel shavings that I had to keep cleaning off, but once I'd quieted an area, I could hear the soft, sweet sounds of the gold underneath.

    I hit a spot that had a broad sound, not the spiked signal of a single target. I've experienced this before as the detector is responding to a collection of flakes and small pickers all nestled together. So, I dug down into the V's in the bedrock where I hit those broad responses, and sure enough, when I panned the material, lots of small flakes and little pickers of sassy gold!!

    We pulled out 13.7 grams, the miner panned out another 4 grams himself, so it was a fun day.

    The next morning, the mine owner moved in a vacuum truck, a pressure washer, a 1.5 inch pump to create a slurry, and they went to work on that bedrock in all of those little gutters because of the test results we'd provided. We'd found the sweet spot for them, and they made a nice haul that they otherwise would have missed.

    It was a great day, and we came home with some nice gold.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Aug 12, 2020 at 02:32 AM.
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  12. #2937
    Bow
    Bow is offline
    us
    Mar 2020
    Western Colorado
    6
    9 times
    Prospecting
    Great write up Lanny I enjoyed it! Thank you
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