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  1. 5G is a crock of shpoop.

    So my old iPhone 8 was nearing life’s end. The battery was suffering and cracked screen so I bit the bullet and “upgraded” to the 13. This thing is slow as sheet!! You tube takes longer to load, pandora takes longer to load, web pages…. Etc. I’ve updated everything, turned off all the extra...
  2. What would you do?

    The family and I just got home from Maine. A beautiful place with tons of glaciated stone. quarts filled granite and altered schist beaches. I grabbed a couple stones that interested me but now I’m wavering. Do I enjoy them tossed in with my other collection of rocks from afar. Or turn them...
  3. Neat one.

    Clearly not a Treasure. Anyone know what I’ve got here? The bands go straight through. I found it on the Creek (Ohio) while prospecting a few weeks back.
  4. Gold recovery

    Kinda found today.... A weigh in of the gold I’ve recovered (post refining) from a large load of vintage electronics I’ve been processing. About to melt into a real nice button. Don’t mind the black marks, that’s to keep the groupies at bay...
  5. Suggestions on small dredge

    I’m quickly learning that when processing the flypoops we have in Ohio it’s going to be all about speed of processing. Alas I’ll be pushing all my highbankers and river sluices into the corner and dragging home a dredge. I am one man and don’t have gobs of time so I’ll be picking up something...
  6. Dissolving Quarts / Calcite

    So I have had this specimen for a while. The gold contained is in a large reefy chunk. Corse and jagged. Not flakes. I put it into vinegar and I was able to etch away a small bit of the host rock exposing more of the gold. It’s very slow going. Anyone know of a slightly faster way to...
  7. Exposed bedrock maps?

    Anyone know of a online service that may help locate areas of exposed bedrock? Sounds like a silly question I’m sure. Being in Ohio it could be 75 feet below over burden, or some places are exposed.
  8. If your looking for a tabby pump / crack sucker.

    I picked up one of these a couple years back. With a removal of the bottom check valve and the side discharge hose they make a killer crack sucker. Just thought I’d pass it along.
  9. Anyone in Dayton Ohio area.

    My wife and I own a farm house and about 5 acres. The house was built in the mid 1800’s. I’m a gold guy, I don’t own a detector or really have the time to detect the area. If anyone’s local and wants to swing around I’d be interested in figuring out if there’s anything of interest lurking...
  10. Bright silver flakes in heavy black sands.

    I understand that for most mineral identification information like streak tests, hardness and other perimeters are required but I?m really only asking for some opinions here, so with that outta the way... In nearly all of my pans or sluice runs I find lots of bright silver flakes. It?s not...
  11. I found a awesome specimen!!

    At a garage sale in a bag of minerals. For $4.00 bahahaha!! It?s about as big around as a nickel. Maybe a half gram in it if I had to guess.
  12. Betea Pans.

    I?m thinking of picking one up for sheets and giggles. Lots of guys like them. Anyone with experience using one around here? I can?t help but think that drilling a hole in the tip of the cone so you could just plug it with a stopper...... shake, shake, swirl, swirl, pop the plug for a...
  13. Nuggets!!

    Love me some nuggets!! Anyhow, anyone know another site I can add to my nightly stop and check for activity bookmarks? I love Treasure net but the gold prospecting forums are pretty slow around here. Btw, I avoid Facebook like the pelage. One huge pile of nonsense if you ask me.
  14. Royal mini Highbanker

    Anyone have any experience with this machine? I just got mine in today. It?s really a beautifully built unit. Clean shape square cuts. Definitely far better build quality than several of the other things I?ve ordered over the years. All in all if it works half as well as it?s built I?ll...
  15. Gold in the UP

    The family and I will be headed up to painted rocks area of Michigan in a couple weeks. We plan to do some rock hounding on white fish point while there. It looks like recreational panning is legal in most places in Michigan. Anyone done any panning on the edges of Lake Superior? I know...
  16. Photos of load deposit types

    Hey Guys curious if anyone has a link or suggestion of a resource I can find reports on ore types in the Ontario region. I am an Ohio prospector. We get fairly little in the way of gold but the variety of stone in the glacial till is immense. Of course I?m good at looking for the standard...
  17. From her cold dead fingers.

    My mother in law. The sweetest woman on the planet got this Merc in her change at my sons ball game tonight. I told her what it was, then offered to buy it. No way she says! You didn?t even know what it was!! Moral of the story. The correct answer is ?oh, that?s Canadian junk, I?ll toss it...
  18. Fluid bed concentrators

    Any of you guys use them? Do you have any thoughts? I am in Ohio. We have all flower gold and much of it it flat and washes out of a sluice easily. For smelting purposes I would like to collect a bunch of black sand and smelt it down to see what I yield. Under magnification I?m finding...
  19. RATS!!!

    I?ve been struggling with rats around our property. In the past regular wood and wire rat traps seemed to get the job done but this years brood seems keen to the traps. I don?t care to poison them as we have other animals around. Anybody have any out of the ordinary suggestions? Or maybe...
  20. Fly problem?

    We have a small farm. Pony, goats, chickens, various other animals depending on the year. Pests can be a real pain to say the least. Best fly trap / bait... 10? wide roll of sticky stuff. Freaking works miracles. These have been up 48 hours. No stink, no water, just dead flies. Hope it...
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