Search results for query: area is producing silver

  1. Why don't I ever find any silver dimes?

    Hey 7up, don't lose faith. Those dimes are out there - maybe not a lot of them, but they're out there. If you're finding wheat pennies then you're in a location that has a chance at silver dimes. Although, 1950's sites are on the borderline of being silver-producing. (Meaning that there...
  2. Anyone prospect the Puyallup river in washington state?

    Welcome to the forum, as for the Puyallup there is no historical records of gold found there but you are close to a good gold producing river, the White River, gold, silver and copper are found there and there was a lot mining there in the old days, lode and placer mines in the area. I looked on...
  3. They didn't get them all! (Competition and more coins at the "sidewalk" field)

    Hey GoDeep, here are some pictures of the field. The first one is taken from where you enter the field; all that wide open grass has been modified to make those sports fields. In the first picture all the silver coins have been coming from the far side of the field of view. The second picture...
  4. Arsenopyrite or oxidized silver specimen

    Hey there, I hammered this piece of quartz of a 2ft wide vein cutting through schist host rock. I was prospecting in a gold producing area near shear zones. Some of the mineral showing is bright white, but most as you can see is an ashy color. When tilting against light ill get a little redish...
  5. Unbelievable Hunt!!!

    I never dreamed I would find a spot like I did today, turned out to be my best silver coin day ever!! I've been on a 6 day hunt starting last Wed and ending Tuesday morning when I head home. I've been hitting a couple parks in the town I'm staying in and a couple of surrounding towns as well...
  6. metal detecting technology jump in 70's or 80's

    Reading a book just last night... All kinds of different detectors. From the sixties on pretty much. VLF and it's abilities "back then" was like a newcomer. Fast. But suited (like each type is ) best to certain tasks. VLF.detectors. TR detectors. BFO detectors. PI." ". RF." ". Folks...
  7. More questions about the Silver Chief Mine

    Steamboat, In early 2000, Ron Feldman, Greg Davis, Ron Lorenz and I were heading out to Aylors old camp in the Superstitions. Ron was driving his truck, Greg was in the front and Lorenz and I were in the back. Feldman was telling me about the HEAT dig at Rogers spring and the conversation...
  8. the John Clark silver mine

    Gidday Lilorphanannie Once again thanks for the very interesting story. From what I can determine many of earlier mines was incorporated into one mining complex so many of earlier mines go absorbed into one mining operation. A former small underground Ag-Au-Pb-Zn-Cu-Hg mine located in the...
  9. More questions about the Silver Chief Mine

    a group of miners going to rework the dump?...how were they going to get equipment up there?...you've been there...no roads..you can barely walk up there:icon_scratch:
  10. Went prospecting for gold, ended up eyeballing some silver!

    Hi all. Woke up at dawn to make a 2.5 hour drive to western Massachusetts to do some prospecting on the Westfield River. Unfortunately, that's about how far in any direction I have to drive if I want to find any gold since my area is not a gold producing spot. I had classified material into a 5...
  11. Shield Nickel CACHE and Find-of-a-LIFETIME!

    When I got back into that area again, I eyeballed--before it even beeped--a half dime lying right on the surface!!! I could see the date staring up at me where it was sitting untouched since the Civil War! In situ pic: By that point it was late afternoon and the feels like temps were...
  12. The "Peralta" Stone Maps --- On Their Own

    you have the correct idea but the pattern is in the wrong order .. when Cortez was hunting for silver mines in AZ but at the time it was known as part of Sonora .the date i have is 1536-1537 ..that's when Cortez came to the superstition mountains, but its a well known fact he went no where with...
  13. Big Day Yesterday 35 Old Coins. 01 Barber Half Crisp 1918S SLQ & A Bunch Of Other Coi

    Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry been hectic with work. Site was once an old lake from the 1870s it's a overgrown wooded area now. It's been producing for years. It's amazing that you can walk over so many times and miss big silver. Lots of props to minelab. The Nox is a very good...
  14. More 6” coil success at Colonial site

    Thx Xxopperstax! The “P” is not the family name, just another facet of the mystery. It’s an old farmstead site, now in the overgrown woods. One small area about 20’x20’ is producing 90% of the finds. This would have been the backyard area adjacent to the cellar. It is flat compared to the rest...
  15. Trail Signs and Monuments-Spanish or Somebody Else

    And again, here is the Camino Real from Mexico City to St. Louis. This trail goes through a huge silver producing area at San Luis Potosi.
  16. Ratios of silver to coppers etc. at Colonial to mid-1800s site

    Very interesting! Thanks for posting! I post questions like this periodically and it seems like you're always first to answer! This part of OH (CWR) was settled in the 1790s and most of my sites are between then and 1850, do you think it's roughly the same for this time period? Your coppers to...
  17. Vanquish 440 Field Test Today. It Performed Well.

    Well I'm unemployed as of the end of this week so I'm gonna hunt as many days as I can. I picked up a new vanquish 440 yesterday on a trade. I took it to a pounded wooded area that once had a large pavillion there back in the 20s and 30s. Its produced in the past but we've pounded it with the...
  18. Great producing site.......how would you hunt it?

    Hey Everyone…. I have been working a site that at one time had a couple dozen homes and streets on it. I knew I found a good site as I could see structures on early 1900’s topo maps and images from 1940’s Netronline maps. The whole area was razed early 1950’s. In all total probably 30-40 acres...
  19. The Lost Platinum Ledge of Death Valley

    I paid a visit to my shrink just the other day...And he told me that I should give up on my hopes and dreams of returning to the area my little silver came from...He also informed me that I should give up on trying to find another diamond....I told him that IF I could prove the provenance of my...
  20. Collecting Native Silver & Related Minerals in Northeastern Ontario’s Silverfields

    Collecting Native Silver & Related Minerals in Northeastern Ontario’s Silverfields Collecting Native Silver & Related Minerals in Northeastern Ontario’s Silverfields Introduction… I’ve been cleaning and photographing some small native silver specimens that were found with a metal detector...
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