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    Something related to gold prospecting/mining? Any suggestions?

    I was metal detecting along a known gold bearing stream. An historic mine on this stream was established in the late 1800's and the stream has seen a lot of mining activity since the initial discovery.

    I found this piece of metal that looks like it might be a tool of some kind, or not. The tool (?) is approximately 16 inches long. One end is bent and ends with a point. The other end is curved and resembles a small dipper or sampling device.

    I hope the photos show it ok, I had a fairly pronounced shadow around the tool.

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    us
    Dec 2012
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    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    What you have is a very cool looking, home made crevice tool. That
    critter can get down deep in those crevices and scoop out bits of the
    material. Lots of good gold is found in those crevices, so it might be
    worth putting it to work for ya...
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    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
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    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
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    Yep a crevice tool for gold in the cracks of the rocks.
    back of the boat

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    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Yep,for sure!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    us
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    and a nice one at that

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    us
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    Yes, crevice tool, just like one we found at Mt. Bullion in the late 40's. You are bringing back good memories. We found the tool in the crevice the fellow had been cleaning out.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    Thanks guys. Since this is a home made crevice tool, the age of the tool could range from present day back some number of years?

 

 

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