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  1. #796

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Nuggy,

    Great to hear from you again, and to hear from the land of the Kiwis. You live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, from what everyone tells me that's visited your country says, and you've got gold to boot! How can you beat those two combinations?

    I'm wondering what you're going to be pumping with that beauty as well (like Hefty wonders). Are you setting up a sluicing operation with a wash-plant and a shaker deck? It looks like you might be going mining on a slightly bigger scale from what you've been up to in the past.

    The new detector is quite the machine--they did a great job on it, and I'm still on a steep learning curve as to all its possibilities. I'll be reading and rereading the manual many, many times over the winter. And, when cabin fever has just about driven me crazy, the snows will melt and I'll be out there in the mountains trying to get my coil over some nuggets again.

    All the best,

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

  2. #797
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    Medicine/Holy Man

    May 2010
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanny in AB
    Eagle--I think you're crazy in a whole different category--"crazy like a fox" maybe. The more of your posts I read over on your thread, the more I realize what a great depth of knowledge you've amassed over the years. I fully enjoyed reading one of your latest posts about that old Spanish mine, and the possibility that there might be a cache there--that's the stuff of legend for sure. That sure sounded like an incredible find. It must have been quite the rush to find those old workings.

    ***** For those of you that haven't done yourself the favor yet--head over to Eagle's thread and have a read. He's a master story teller, and he's collected some incredible gold stories and tales of adventures over the years. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...25842.500.html

    All the best my friend,

    Lanny
    Halito Lanny,

    In all honesty, I didn't get all that excited the first time I found the mine. But then, after chewing on the memory for a few years, and finally realising what I had found, it was quite a disappointment when I returned and found that the BLM had destroyed the entrance. So, perhaps you can appreciate my elation when I found this new way into the mine. Not so much because of the possibility of great riches, but more because of the feeling of "putting one over" on the petty tyrants of the BLM.

    Is there anything in there?? Your guess is as good as mine. But from all the reading I've done on the Jesuits and their exodus from the "New World", (And what was found in the mine, years ago), I get a really good feeling about it.

    AND now that I have found this accidental entrance, I now know the direction the tunnel took. From that, I think that by digging straight down about 10 to 15 ft., if necessary, I could bisect the tunnel at either of two different points.

    Incidently, I don't deny that I'm crazy, but I'm not so sure about that "fox" bit. If I had been this interested in the mine back in 1983/84, all my questions would have been resolved long ago. And I could possible be sitting on my yacht in the caribbean, smoking "the kind" and waiting for that big grouper to take my bait.

    Anyway, thanks for posting my thread here. Maybe now I might start getting some questions or comments.

    Love and Respect to All,

    Eagle

  3. #798

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
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    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.

    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Eagle--thanks for the update. I hope you find something incredible when you dig down and hopefully get in to one of those tunnels. It's the stuff dreams are made of . . . .

    I've been where you are on certain things. There's gold-producing areas that I've left in the past, that if I knew then what I know now, I'd have retrieved far more gold than I did then--a lot more. So, we've all missed chances in the past. But, maybe this one will work out for you now--it's lucky you found another way in.

    (Seriously, if you haven't read Eagle's thread--head over--you won't be disappointed: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...25842.500.html )

    All the best,

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

  4. #799
    nz
    Aug 2010
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Quote from Lanny;

    I'm wondering what you're going to be pumping with that beauty as well (like Hefty wonders). Are you setting up a sluicing operation with a wash-plant and a shaker deck? It looks like you might be going mining on a slightly bigger scale from what you've been up to in the past.

    * * *


    Hi Lanny, I have run at different times, 2 wash plants of my own build in years gone by, (thought I mentioned this) and have worked, and still sometimes work on plants that belong to others.

    I just thought I would build some nice mining gear in my spare time, using good 2nd hand parts. Set things up how I like it, and either use or sell it. Will show the odd photo as I go along. Hope to finish pump by Christmas.

    Winter is over but the weather here has been bad, our town was nearly flooded yesterday and flood warnings again for tomorrow. If you google "Greymouth floods" you will find news video to show what I'm talking about. (If I knew how to put links in I would.)

    Hope you get a little more good weather yourself, Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  5. #800
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Halito Nuggy,

    Sorry about the weather "downunder". (Or actually, perhaps that should be: Up Above). I mean; after all, I've been told that if I wanted to call Heaven from here, the toll charges are in the thousands of dollars. But it's only pennies from where you are, since it's a local call.

    But, all levity aside, you can be sure that our prayers are with all of you during this time of crisis.

    Here's a link for the ones who are not aware of what's going on in your beautiful land:
    http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/wild...levels-4551536

    Incidently, try not to accept any aid from our government, there are always "strings attached"!!

    Love and Respect,

    Eagle

  6. #801
    nz
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Hi Eagle, thanks for the link, it shows most of what I was talking about. Thank you for your kind words too.

    The flooding is not near to life threatening yet, nor are we likely to need aid anytime soon. I was just saying that our weather is ***ing ***py at the moment - trying to get out fossicking with these fuel prices and this sort of weather, forget it.
    Also I regret selling my boat 2 years back, as I'm likely to have a lot of use for one if this rain continues.

    Adding to all this, is that I am 5 days into giving up smoking, after indulging in tobacco for 42 years, it's apparently making me grumpy (so I'm told) and I must admit I'm not feeling my usual tolerant and cheerful self.

    Anyway good luck and HH to all from Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  7. #802

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,298
    1439 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.

    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by nuggy

    Hi Lanny, I have run at different times, 2 wash plants of my own build in years gone by, (thought I mentioned this) and have worked, and still sometimes work on plants that belong to others.

    I just thought I would build some nice mining gear in my spare time, using good 2nd hand parts. Set things up how I like it, and either use or sell it. Will show the odd photo as I go along. Hope to finish pump by Christmas.

    Winter is over but the weather here has been bad, our town was nearly flooded yesterday and flood warnings again for tomorrow. If you google "Greymouth floods" you will find news video to show what I'm talking about. (If I knew how to put links in I would.)

    Hope you get a little more good weather yourself, Nuggy
    Nuggy--good to hear from you again. Good luck with your project! Keep the updates coming.

    Sorry to hear about your weather woes--hope it calms down soon. Up here, when it floods big time, it always moves new gold down into the rivers, so it's a blessing and a curse when it floods--the severe damage being the curse, that is.

    I see Eagle has posted a link, so I'll get caught up on your circumstances that way.

    All the best,

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

  8. #803
    nz
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Hi, just a quick weather update, still raining but less than was thought and more floods averted.

    Forecast improving for next few days so we should be ok. HH Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  9. #804

    May 2006
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Hi Nuggy, Yes....but think of ALL that gold getting washed around. Got to be a bright side to it. Did you see those nuggets up for sale on trademe from the Moonlight?? These were found detecting.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=424084292

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=424086765

    Lanny, Thanks for the kind words. You have put up some great information on the previous page. A credit to you & your experiance. Very well put & all spot on. Thanks for sharing.
    Some great photos too from all of you & the stories to go with them. No wonder you guys carry fire arms with those bears around. Bugger that. Biggest threat we have is a possum falling on you. Aye Nuggy LOL

    Happy hunting all

    JW

  10. #805
    nz
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    46 times
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Hi JW, The possum falling comment made me laugh, remembering a young guy who had that unfortunate experience, very funny for me as a bystander. There are a couple of things you should be more wary of than possums though when thrashing around in the scrub over here.

    Yes plenty of gold in the moonlight still. I have met the guy who sells these nuggets. He is obsessed about it, and works hard long hours in some rugged nasty places, way back in the way back where I wouldn't go, even when I was a young flake. Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  11. #806
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    Dec 2010
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    What? No koala or kangaroo attacks. What about those wombats?

  12. #807
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    Medicine/Holy Man

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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty1
    What? No koala or kangaroo attacks. What about those wombats?
    You forgot that alien attack duck, the platypus.

    The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it.

  13. #808
    nz
    Aug 2010
    Fisher Gold Bug Pro, had; Minelab Eureka, Bounty Hunter, Garrett, Fisher and Whites.
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Sorry Hefty - they're all Australian animals - a different country, round a thousand miles further west, over the sea. Actually our possums come from there too come to think of it. Mind you our kiwi has a sharp beak and seal's fish breath would I'm sure be fatal in large doses.

    The most dangerous things I have run into over here so far were; Bad drivers - tomos - wild cattle - wild pigs - armed idiots and greasy logs. These have come the closest to doing me in over the years, fell off a small bluff once - that could have been nasty too. Later Nuggy
    Seeking is what precedes finding Nuggy 2012

  14. #809
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    Dec 2010
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    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Im sorry, my bad. Is it really that far west


    Guess it is

  15. #810

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,298
    1439 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.

    Re: Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi jw
    Hi Nuggy, Yes....but think of ALL that gold getting washed around. Got to be a bright side to it. Did you see those nuggets up for sale on trademe from the Moonlight?? These were found detecting.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=424084292

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=424086765

    Lanny, Thanks for the kind words. You have put up some great information on the previous page. A credit to you & your experiance. Very well put & all spot on. Thanks for sharing.
    Some great photos too from all of you & the stories to go with them. No wonder you guys carry fire arms with those bears around. Bugger that. Biggest threat we have is a possum falling on you. Aye Nuggy LOL

    Happy hunting all

    JW
    JW--those are some gorgeous nuggets he found detecting! And the purity is incredible as well. Thanks for posting those links.

    I wish all we had to worry about were possums (actually, we don't have any). The ones that keep you guessing up here in the mysterious north are the bears (black and grizzlies), the cougars (they'll actually stalk you), and the moose (they're just absolutely crazy!).

    All the best,

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

 

 
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