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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Finding GOLD

    Show your best find or most interesting fnds, from novice to accomplished miner

    To heck with all these feel bad threads. Show the board, you gold, silver, artifacts, cool rocks ect..... or just your latest... This is our latest find from a tailings pile in the motherload, 1/2 gram in quartz...
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    "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

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  3. #2
    us
    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
    Garrett gtax 400
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    Prospecting
    Ok, pyrite in quartz, gold from Yankee jims rd., spider in ice cube from bag ice, king bolete from twin bridges( brother in law holding it),.my beautiful children on the American River
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  4. #3

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    How refreshing! Keep it up. What's a King Bolete?

  5. #4
    us
    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
    Garrett gtax 400
    407
    162 times
    Prospecting
    A edible mushroom; this one was kinda small,.only about 2 pounds...they get to be up to a foot across! Usually dried and sold by the ounce to restaurants. We ate this one sauteed in butter with onions and garlic.

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    May 2012
    nevada
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ID:	665988First pic, 13.5 ounce quartz cobble, about 7/8th size baseball, specific gravity test
    shows about 3.25 ounces gold - found in loose overburden 2 feet down from surface while dredging with Keene 4 inch. Spotted it before it entered suction nozzle, or it would probably rolled right on through due to amount of quartz. Second pic - after spotting a 2 dwt "baker" lodged in a large vertical pressure
    crevice, we spent a month trying to reach bedrock. Water was 2 feet deep, then 8 feet of large loose cobbles and boulders up to a thousand lbs. When
    we finally hit bedrock there was the gold, laying in a little trough parallel with the current. it took about 3 days to advance a foot on bedrock due to big and unstable boulders trying to slide into the hole. The gold ran out in ten feet but it was sure fun while it lasted! Pic is a portion of my share.

  7. #6

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Banner Finds (1)
    ....Ill raise ya.....New Crystal pics
    vini likes this.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  8. #7
    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Finding GOLD
    It's hard to beat your banner find:-)
    "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

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    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Finding GOLD
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullpan View Post
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ID:	665988First pic, 13.5 ounce quartz cobble, about 7/8th size baseball, specific gravity test
    shows about 3.25 ounces gold - found in loose overburden 2 feet down from surface while dredging with Keene 4 inch. Spotted it before it entered suction nozzle, or it would probably rolled right on through due to amount of quartz. Second pic - after spotting a 2 dwt "baker" lodged in a large vertical pressure
    crevice, we spent a month trying to reach bedrock. Water was 2 feet deep, then 8 feet of large loose cobbles and boulders up to a thousand lbs. When
    we finally hit bedrock there was the gold, laying in a little trough parallel with the current. it took about 3 days to advance a foot on bedrock due to big and unstable boulders trying to slide into the hole. The gold ran out in ten feet but it was sure fun while it lasted! Pic is a portion of my share.

    Excellent finds, especailly nice gold and the cobble is killer
    "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

  10. #9

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    I dont know if that did make the banner?If it did,they never put it in my sig?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  11. #10

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullpan View Post
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ID:	665988First pic, 13.5 ounce quartz cobble, about 7/8th size baseball, specific gravity test
    shows about 3.25 ounces gold - found in loose overburden 2 feet down from surface while dredging with Keene 4 inch. Spotted it before it entered suction nozzle, or it would probably rolled right on through due to amount of quartz. Second pic - after spotting a 2 dwt "baker" lodged in a large vertical pressure
    crevice, we spent a month trying to reach bedrock. Water was 2 feet deep, then 8 feet of large loose cobbles and boulders up to a thousand lbs. When
    we finally hit bedrock there was the gold, laying in a little trough parallel with the current. it took about 3 days to advance a foot on bedrock due to big and unstable boulders trying to slide into the hole. The gold ran out in ten feet but it was sure fun while it lasted! Pic is a portion of my share.
    I had a spot just like that,and there is still gold down there.No matter what I did I couldnt clear out the cobble to stabilize the hole,never have had such a perfect storm like that hole was......took out 5 ounces though
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  12. #11
    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
    Whites GMT
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    1112 times
    Finding GOLD
    I remember seeing the crystal thread, but the gold piece was the one I was in love with. Nice finds, both
    "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

  13. #12

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakview2 View Post
    I remember seeing the crystal thread, but the gold piece was the one I was in love with. Nice finds, both
    Oh,the coin!Thanks!Everybody in my group dug at least one last year!(my cousin in that story has since found three!)
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  14. #13
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    My best find to date, Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	666094 , found the pile of them this past weekend while prospecting. Out in this beautiful river canyon I found the kind of gold that fills the heart and spirit with Joy! Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	666095 This is the view from my little tent Saturday morning. And then back in 2010 I had the pleasure of detecting, panning, sluicing out this ole heavy stuff that I don't even know why I bothered with it as it is quite heavy to carry out.

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ID:	666099 Hey Oakview2, I hope your thread catches on!! All the best...........63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  15. #14
    us
    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Finding GOLD
    Great finds herb, tasty berries, a view to die for and oh yeah some of that yellow stuff. I hope it catches on as well. Pville hunter mentioned that the board was getting clogged up with all the negative news, and I have to agree that I found myself participating in those threads. I thought this might change tenor of the board. I got to thinking that I would much rather read about finds, strategies, equipment, anything but all the negative buearcratic stuff. So bring on the unusual, the usual, the artifacts, scenery, whatever...
    "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

  16. #15

    May 2012
    nevada
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    So far i'm rating 419's kids no. 1, - Kuger's included crystal no. 2, and 63's hatful of blackberrys no.3 - keep it up!
    kuger likes this.

  17. #16

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullpan View Post
    So far i'm rating 419's kids no. 1, - Kuger's included crystal no. 2, and 63's hatful of blackberrys no.3 - keep it up!
    I would put that hat o berries in front of my rock.....took the kid yesterday to pick some and was a little late!!!No berry cobbler for me!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  18. #17
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    Thanks fullpan 3rd to those first two is still way high up the list. Kids out there with you are really something to enjoy as the memories last for a lifetime! The Crystal Gold, that is pretty!!....63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    May 2012
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ID:	666278 ist pic - That's me in the beginning(mid 1980's) with a homemade screen classifier
    on a BIG dry gravel bar on South Yuba River. I had a daily goal of 20 buckets of screened material. 2nd pic - one of many weekly receipts i accumulated
    over a two year period while living on the river.

  20. #19

    Jun 2012
    Washington state
    Mine lab x terra 305
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    Two of my best pictures.
    #1 is my fine Washington gold

    #2 having my Son find a little color. Priceless
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    beckleeson, vini and NoBootyYet like this.

  21. #20
    us
    Jul 2012
    West Coast Florida
    TESORO Cutlass II ÁMAX , TESORO Sand Shark
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    I'm a beach detecting guy but just wanted to say I enjoyed all the pics of your guy's hard work. Sounds fun, Very Cool!

 

 
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