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  1. #1
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    Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    Hi all,Gold has been mined for a 163 years and still today with better mds even more still being found.
    Johnny,Frank and myself have come across a site deep in the state park.tailing heeps with many small pieces of gold.Most is not seen by the eye ,so the first miners disguarded the quartz as waste.Several hundred miners worked the area in 1852 -1854. But due too the lack of water life became to hard to mine for gold.We have know worked around the tailing dumps for 3 days and spent 6 hours crushing quartz in a home made dolly and hammer crusher and when panned of in the wash-room sink.

    Md,s used gpx 4500,gpx 4000,sd2200 v2 Quite a few more relics have been found but we have no time have a good look at anything.Working till thursday when i going back friday to hit the site again.We are not the only mders out we seen quite a few working the creeks and gullies back up the creek a few miles away.

    I will get some pics of this site after we have finished. You ask why. 23 ozs


    Johny up to 10 oz,s frank up to9oz,s and i lag behind with 3 and half.I have to work so they got quite a few more hours in than i have.Well hes a few pics and will post more later.

    tinpan
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  2. #2
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  3. #3

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    Keep, an eye out for species(gold on quartz,or reef as you Aussies call it)before you crush it as they will bring a higher premium. Also take extra caution when panning that type of gold.It reacts differently than smooth placer,and will "Walk",out of your pan.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  4. #4
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    Sep 2004
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    Keep, an eye out for species(gold on quartz,or reef as you Aussies call it)before you crush it as they will bring a higher premium. Also take extra caution when panning that type of gold.It reacts differently than smooth placer,and will "Walk",out of your pan.
    thanks for the advice,but most of the gold is about a gram to a gram and a half to small to get a good price as a reef spec.nothing big found yet.


    tinpan

  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    Quote Originally Posted by tinpan
    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    Keep, an eye out for species(gold on quartz,or reef as you Aussies call it)before you crush it as they will bring a higher premium. Also take extra caution when panning that type of gold.It reacts differently than smooth placer,and will "Walk",out of your pan.
    thanks for the advice,but most of the gold is about a gram to a gram and a half to small to get a good price as a reef spec.nothing big found yet.


    tinpan
    Not so fast!If you can see it,you would be surprised.I have sold pin head size at premium.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  6. #6
    au
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    hi theres a glut of gold around for sale at the moment.i cannot sell that one ozer i found the other week for the price i want.The price of gold is down at the moment.

    tinpan

  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    23 oz of gold!!!!!! That is awesome, You do great finding those sites. Keep it up, Dan

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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    8) TP! Just WoW at the color!! Oh...sooo pretty! Fantastic hunting!

    Nana

  9. #9
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    STRIPPING SILVER OUT OF BANKS AT FACE

  10. #10
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    WOW, 23 oz between the 3 of you is amazing You will definately set off the 5th gold rush in that area. You have an amazing site there

  11. #11
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    great going on that gorgeous gold !!!!
    ALLEN

  12. #12
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    Oct 2006
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    That is amazing... WOW

    Congratulations on finding that beautiful gold.

    DANGLANGLEY
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  13. #13
    ca
    Aug 2005
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    Luv Da Yella Gold

    U guys got a Fine spot there carefull about it, Loose lips sink ships & all that..

  14. #14
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    nice color!!!

  15. #15
    au
    Sep 2004
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    Re: Sandhurst the 5th gold rush has started.

    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    Keep, an eye out for species(gold on quartz,or reef as you Aussies call it)before you crush it as they will bring a higher premium. Also take extra caution when panning that type of gold.It reacts differently than smooth placer,and will "Walk",out of your pan.
    Thanks for your imput, the reason we use a long seal crusher and pan the gold off into a wash house sink is the extra caution required too protect ourselves from quartz dust. A few pieces falling into the bottom of the sink are easy retrieved.Sucking quartz dust into ours lungs is a very dangerous thing too do
    Phthisis is a very nasty way to die.The average life span of hard rock gold miners before the use of water was about 15 years.Method of panning is light and i think not piece to date has walked out of the pan.


    tinpan

 

 
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