Sep 30, 2012, 06:15 PM
153 lbs of Silver.
Went metal detectecting in the old silver tailings around here and I got a great signal on the F75. It came in at around 67 on the screen. Oh great another piece of tin i thought to myself. Oh well, dig everything because you never know what it might be. After about 35 minutes of digging and having the hole collapse in on me many times I finally saw the target. It was a nice pink coloured rock. That is a good sign since around here a lot of silver has Cobalt in it. That is one of the ways the miners would find silver veins back in the old days. Anyways, after finally digging it out, I couldn't lift it out of the hole. It was too heavy for me. It was also a very deep hole. I had to get a ratchet strap from my truck and pull it out of the hole. It is so heavy that I could hardly carry the thing over the tailings piles and through the bush. I ended up dragging it most of the way with the ratchet strap which finally gave in and broke apart from the abuse. I ended up rolling/carrying it the rest of the way. When I got home I found out the true weight of it. It weighs over 150 lbs. I still have to clean it up. It has cobalt and calcite in it and I estimate it to be at least over 75% silver. I rubbed it up a little bit to show some of the silver. It still has to be cleaned.
Sep 30, 2012 06:15 PM
Sep 30, 2012, 06:36 PM
I LIKE SHINY THINGS
wow that will make for a good payday
Sep 30, 2012, 06:45 PM
Wow, now that is impressive!!! I sure hope that you follow through and update us all with the final results. Digging that up from within a rockbed had to be a real chore. I hate to admit it, but I do believe I would have given up after getting down 8 or 9 inches without a payoff. My hat is off to you.
Sep 30, 2012, 08:08 PM
Any guess on the value of something like that?......I have no clue the cost to refine etc. Still has to be some buckys......CONGRATS
Sep 30, 2012, 08:42 PM
Holy smokes! At today's exchange rates it doesn't need to be gold...especially if your estimate of %75 silver is correct. Nice Job!
Sep 30, 2012, 08:46 PM
WOW!!! Now that's a real Hum Dinger!!! what a find......................HH
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Sep 30, 2012, 08:52 PM
Father n Son
thats truely amazing! way to go man!
If theres wheats, theres gotta be silver!
Sep 30, 2012, 08:58 PM
Man now that gives a new meaning to that term "big silver". Please keep us posted on the value of your find, very well could be banner worthy.
Sep 30, 2012, 09:02 PM
WTG,congrats to you,,,,HH
Sep 30, 2012, 09:29 PM
Wow! That is too cool!!!!
Sep 30, 2012, 10:40 PM
Amazing!! I vote banner!!
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Sep 30, 2012, 10:45 PM
Man what work. but just set back and take a big look at that BIG ROCK of Silver you have. Good day at the office.
Sep 30, 2012, 10:47 PM
Yep, me to I put my voet in.
Originally Posted by northcal
Sep 30, 2012, 10:58 PM
Uh, unless Santa or the Lone Ranger dropped it while going by, isn't there probably more there?
Sep 30, 2012, 11:04 PM
.75x 153 = 114.75x16 = 1836x35$ = 64 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Someones getting a new car and detector if your correct about this
Sep 30, 2012, 11:09 PM
Absolutely awesome!!! Thanks for Sharing!! I voted this for a banner find!!
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Sep 30, 2012, 11:11 PM
What a long strange trip its been..
Sep 30, 2012, 11:55 PM
A for perseverance!
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Oct 01, 2012, 12:06 AM
Oct 01, 2012, 12:31 AM
When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...
Awsome find I'd keep looking in the area there is probably more where that came from maybe even checking up hill if there is a hill above it. The 64 Tho sounds about right if it is 85 % that value increases even more.... Congrats on your discovery I too would have kept digging to see what was making my detector sing out SILVER.. BANNER for sure
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