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  • Bonaro replied to the thread What if I had 24k pure raw gold?.
    Break off a small chunk, place it on a steel surface and tap it with a hammer If it shatters, it's pyrite If it squishes like a lead...
  • Thats a lot of metal mass that you have to heat up. How about a black iron pipe cap?
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  • Bonaro replied to the thread It has to be a Hobby.
    You pushed the button on one of my biggest pet peeves. I truly dislike calling mining a hobby. Politically, its a foot shot because...
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  • Bonaro replied to the thread Gold folks.
    Use it anyway. The Washington laws prohibited motorized mining but they didnt include a penalty. If caught the F&G can only educate you...
  • Bonaro reacted to southfork's post in the thread Gold Recovery Below 100 Mesh with Like Like.
    Why it can be used safely by a hobby miner and makes your prospecting more affordable. It makes the recovery of fines simple. I've been...
  • Bonaro replied to the thread Gold Recovery Below 100 Mesh.
    The answer you seek depends on your goals. If you are trying to see if you can recover every bit of gold and you have the time to burn...
  • Bonaro reacted to Tesorodeoro's post in the thread Gold Recovery Below 100 Mesh with Like Like.
    Don’t be so greedy! ; ) seriously feel good about dumping some seed gold out your recovery system it will make things easier (just trust...
  • Bonaro replied to the thread Gold Recovery Below 100 Mesh.
    Without involving chemical extraction your options are limited. However, so are your results. You have to balance between time spent and...
  • AKA...louis winch
  • Bonaro replied to the thread Gold folks.
    Actually, Reed... that's not true. I have been learning from you for for more like 30 years
  • Bonaro reacted to Reed Lukens's post in the thread Gold folks with Like Like.
    I ended up moving to AZ last year... then put my back out moving, been recovering for 6 months... I'm doing great today, but it's been a...
  • Bonaro replied to the thread Dredge question.
    Im not sure of the pressure or volume of water that a jet ski would put out but in concept it should work. The ski output would have to...
  • Bonaro reacted to Reed Lukens's post in the thread Mercury Sluice with Like Like.
    Don't forget to charge your merc before trying to paint with it - Here's a copy of Ken's "Basement Chemistry for the prospector" It...
  • Bonaro reacted to Clay Diggins's post in the thread Mercury Sluice with Like Like.
    Mercury is sold by the "Flask" unit. Each Mercury flask weighs 76 pounds and has about 2.5 liters by volume (2/3 gallon). A gallon...
  • Bonaro replied to the thread IS THIS GOLD ????!!.
    First pic looks like pyrite due to the angular nature and color. Please post some better pics. Strong lighting and magnification
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