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  1. #1061

    Mar 2012
    Costa Mesa
    Gold Bug, Ace 250, Google Earth
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great photos and stories. Nothing like being out in the middle of nowhere poking around for treasure, except of course finding treasure.

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  3. #1062
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    Dec 2010
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    Yes it was a great trip, and Thanks 63 for inviting me, I needed it!
    After getting off the main road, I thought it would be smooth sailing out in the back country dirt roads. But no…mother nature has to put her challenges out there.
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    No problem…
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    Just move it…

    On our way…
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    Oh crap..another one…
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    Cant move it? Go around it!
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    No way around it…Walking from here…
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    WHAT Down there? Herb…you are crazy!
    But so am I! So lets go!
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    Nice views…from the edge.
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    Oh Dam! Now we gotta go back……UP!
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    Wait for me!
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    Long walk back…
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    I think I see the truck up there…somewhere
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    Next ridge over…on top.
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    Break time…
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    Man your truck is dirty!!!
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    No need for lanteers…
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    Next morning…
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    Herb is still sleeping! COFFEE IS READY!!!
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    That is the ridge that we were on yesterday…all the way to the left on the lighter line.
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    Herbs out there somewhere
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    Ahh…There he is…
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    And Herb gave you the rest of this trip…
    Thanks again…it was Great!

    Thanks Lanny! For letting us jump into your thread.
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    Terry Soloman and Lanny in AB like this.

  4. #1063
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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    Well done Mark! And yes the truck was dirty and so were We! He said nothing about waking up at O'Dark Hundred so, I didn't. It felt
    good to be sleeping out there.

    A simple good time!

    I've come back for another comment. In Marks pictures labeled "Herb's out there Somewhere?" The spot we'd come up on was still fairly clear of brush from the 2008 fire and many large rock outcroppings were showing all with lots of quartz stringers as well as massive quartz pockets in them. I'd come up on one of them and casually waved my GMT's stock coil over a burned downed log and the darn thing gave a signal. I thought a bullet in the log? I rolled the log over and under it was a lid to an old jar. I checked the log and the signal was gone. I just shook my head that the detector signal goes through wood and rock and will tell you if anything is there. Like Lanny I've found small bits of gold under 6" to 8" of rock so these machines will tell you if something is there I just have to believe the tool.....63bkpkr
    Last edited by 63bkpkr; Sep 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM.
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  5. #1064
    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
    Whites GMT
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    1112 times
    Finding GOLD
    Beautiful country and great pictures. Thanks for sharing...
    Lanny in AB likes this.
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2

  6. #1065
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great pics of gods country. Lanny I hear this thread is soooooooooooooooo old it has just qualified for social security and still a rockn' out-tons a au 2 u 2 -John
    EagleDown and gold nuggets like this.

  7. #1066
    us
    Medicine/Holy Man

    May 2010
    California
    Whites MXT, Whites TDI
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    268 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Halito My Friend,
    I just stopped in to let you know how much I still enjoy your thread. And, while I'm here, I might as well show what this rotten economy is bringing us down to. The California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa has been robbed | abc30.com

    For crying out loud!! A pickaxe Sure didn't take much planning did it? I wonder if they realise that a simple analysis can place the origin of the gold? Almost as good as DNA. The worse part is that some beautiful specimens may be lost forever.

    Eagle

  8. #1067
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    For crying out loud!! A pickaxe Sure didn't take much planning did it? I wonder if they realise that a simple analysis can place the origin of the gold? Almost as good as DNA. The worse part is that some beautiful specimens may be lost forever. Eagle
    The other sad thing about it Eagle is....the economy doesn't look any better for the near future either. Gonna be a lot more of this type of criminal activity all over and more non-replaceable treasures will be lost forever. GN
    Lanny in AB likes this.
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  9. #1068
    us
    Medicine/Holy Man

    May 2010
    California
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold nuggets View Post
    The other sad thing about it Eagle is....the economy doesn't look any better for the near future either. Gonna be a lot more of this type of criminal activity all over and more non-replaceable treasures will be lost forever. GN
    I'm afraid that I can only agree with you Brother.

    Today the mining museum, tomorrow your refridgerator.

    Eagle

  10. #1069

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    Nice Lanny! Both the background as well as the foreground. Just got back in from two days of dust and 'splorin' with Hefty1. We did a lot of detector waving, removed lots of various metals from the field but did not find any gold. The time 'out there' was well worth it even when I would forget to close the tailgate window before driving down a dusty road. We saw some marvelous country from good vantage points and came across several sections of placer deposits, scanned the root balls of many downed pine trees, checked out several ravine creeks and covered quite a bit of country. A good time for sure!
    Our overnight camp on a thick pile of wood chips, softer and warmer than sleeping on the bare mountainside.
    Herb,

    It looks like you and Hefty had a great time 'splorin in the mountains. You took some great pictures to boot! There's nothin' like gettin' out in the wild to make a person feel fantastic, whether you find any metallic gold or not.

    All the best, and thanks for posting the pics,

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

  11. #1070

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty1 View Post
    Yes it was a great trip, and Thanks 63 for inviting me, I needed it!
    After getting off the main road, I thought it would be smooth sailing out in the back country dirt roads. But no…mother nature has to put her challenges out there.
    Thanks Lanny! For letting us jump into your thread.
    Jump in any time guys--you know you're always welcome, and it looks like you had some great fun, in spite of the challenges you faced, or maybe that's what made it so fun.

    Thanks for all the pictures you added Mark to enhance your outing with Herb.

    All the best,

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

  12. #1071

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    Well done Mark! And yes the truck was dirty and so were We! He said nothing about waking up at O'Dark Hundred so, I didn't. It felt
    good to be sleeping out there.

    A simple good time!

    I've come back for another comment. In Marks pictures labeled "Herb's out there Somewhere?" The spot we'd come up on was still fairly clear of brush from the 2008 fire and many large rock outcroppings were showing all with lots of quartz stringers as well as massive quartz pockets in them. I'd come up on one of them and casually waved my GMT's stock coil over a burned downed log and the darn thing gave a signal. I thought a bullet in the log? I rolled the log over and under it was a lid to an old jar. I checked the log and the signal was gone. I just shook my head that the detector signal goes through wood and rock and will tell you if anything is there. Like Lanny I've found small bits of gold under 6" to 8" of rock so these machines will tell you if something is there I just have to believe the tool.....63bkpkr
    It sure does work that way Herb. I hope you guys give it another shot sometime and come up with some nice specimen gold.

    All the best,

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

  13. #1072

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser John View Post
    Great pics of gods country. Lanny I hear this thread is soooooooooooooooo old it has just qualified for social security and still a rockn' out-tons a au 2 u 2 -John
    Social Security would be great--if they cut me a check for this thread, that is. It's great to have you drop in John. The range of experiences you've had while chasing the gold are amazing. Drop back in anytime and drop us some pearls of wisdom.

    All the best,

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

  14. #1073

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Quote Originally Posted by EagleDown View Post
    Halito My Friend,
    I just stopped in to let you know how much I still enjoy your thread. And, while I'm here, I might as well show what this rotten economy is bringing us down to. The California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa has been robbed | abc30.com

    For crying out loud!! A pickaxe Sure didn't take much planning did it? I wonder if they realise that a simple analysis can place the origin of the gold? Almost as good as DNA. The worse part is that some beautiful specimens may be lost forever.

    Eagle
    I saw that article, and I watched some video on coverage on it as well--a bonafide crying shame to lose treasures such as those. The world has changed--things just aren't respected the way they were and security, or common decency that deterred individuals before has lost its efficacy. Sad indeed.

    All the best Eagle, and I'm glad to see that so many are enjoying your thread--it's always an intriguing read: The Many Lost Treasures of Mariposa, CA (Photos Added)

    All the best my friend,

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

  15. #1074

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Shots of happier days:







    There's nothin' like being underwater and pulling a nugget from the bedrock, especially when the sun first flashes on that sassy gold that's been cached in the river bed for untold millenia.

    All the best,

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

  16. #1075
    us
    Aug 2012
    Redding
    Eyes - Gold Bug Pro
    746
    146 times
    Prospecting
    I know the feeling, wish I could dredge but sniping is still great.

    Here is a shot of my clean nuggets and specimens from the last 2 months in 1oz vial's.
    The Silver one is either a platinum nugget or lead, dunno yet, havnt checked into it.




    A pic of our full pull for the summer, well the full 1/2 oz vial of finer flakes had another gram or so that I had in the pan still when I took that pic, its filled all the way into the neck.

    Two of the 1/2oz vials are finer flakes and the other two 1/2oz vials are picker/clinkers.

    Last edited by NeoTokyo; Oct 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM.
    Lanny in AB likes this.
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  17. #1076

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Great shots--nice haul!

    All the best,

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

  18. #1077
    us
    Aug 2012
    Redding
    Eyes - Gold Bug Pro
    746
    146 times
    Prospecting
    Thanks Lanny, its a hell of a re-start to a life long hobby.
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  19. #1078

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    Re-start? Were you a dredger before? Or were you a sniper a while back, and now you're at it again?

    All the best,

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

  20. #1079
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    1206 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    NeoTokyo,
    Great pictures and if that is what you consider to be a start well than I for one am anxious to see what you do next. Thank you for sharing your finds....63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  21. #1080

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,197
    1270 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.


    Cool video, if you like old hardrock mines. (1865-1971)

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Last edited by Lanny in AB; Oct 08, 2012 at 11:19 PM.
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

 

 
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