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  1. Diy source forge melts my 1/2" thick steel crucible

    So .. been a while but i finally went and built the crucible for a smelting.. and GOT IT HOT! lmao It got so hot that it melted the base end cap off the 1/2" thick 4" in diameter 18" long cold rolled steel pipe crucible (with 2.5 lbs of concentrate in it,, yup gold loss 8(...) but ohh well It...
  2. anyone ever get Red or copper colored Amalgam?

    I ask because I just did my first amalgam ball and while panning out the end of the small run,, I ended up with a blood red to copper colored amalgam ball, This is odd because I have already Etched the slip, and had no copper in the large amalgam ball.. nothing.. well except a very pretty gold...
  3. Cerillos Turquoise, the gold was good (understatement) but this was neat!

    So we went out to hit a spot for "Sandstone gold" Placer gold from the pleistiocene Gorgeous 95 degree weather.. lol drank 5 gallons of water ..kiddos melted .. no one wanted out of the shade except the wife! YAY! lol but as we topped the mountain we found a huge pile of ore chucked out during...
  4. cerillos gold/silver/plat Panned out at 2.34 LBS! or 1198.08 Grams!

    My best yield from Hard Rock yet!
  5. Quiet Mini Ball mill, OHH soo Quiet and total cost to me was 5$

    OK so I cleaned up a lady's yard because her husband had cancer.. hauling off a ton of junk to the dump.. and she gave me this Husky mini Concrete mixer, normally new its 380$ but on Craigs-list there pretty regularly 189$ anyhoo free for a good deed!.. next i needed 2 tires (unfortunately New...
  6. Gold at the bottom of the Rio Grande Basin? I got some!

    Ok so its been told to me by several people that there is more fine gold at the bottom of the Rio Grande Basin, (specifically Albuquerque and above) than has ever been mined.. Its a mixture of Sandstone and minerals and with 3345 earthquakes a year (very small 1 to 4 riktor) it has to be...
  7. Got a rock you want Identified? Come play stump the chump!

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/hard-rock-mining/348469-got-rock-you-want-identified-post-here-gimme-good-picture-3-4-a.html Just a good spot to see if you have a rock that's unique or if you have a question.. Have fun and may you find the GOLD!
  8. Got a ROck you want identified? come play stump the chump!

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/hard-rock-mining/348469-got-rock-you-want-identified-post-here-gimme-good-picture-3-4-a.html Just here for the Rocks y'all have questions on!
  9. Hard rock mining tool..Anyone know what for?

    OK so I was looking at a Sierra mine (the Kentucky) and pictures posted were normal except this! , why all the heat dissemination? looks like they were trying to get rid of heat in water,, but ushually they were using boilers! odd no?? anyone know what it is?
  10. Treasurenet is jacked up for Chrome

    I use Google chrome usually, but the page is messed up has all the links separate from there spots in the html. Any chance of getting this fixed?? been about a week.
  11. Gold Cons Vibrator

    So there i was thinking about making a vibrator/ fluid bed for gold separation .. looking at patents and searching out boards and we had one that no one took any further! astonishing but guy's! Build it if you think it may work!..lol Anyhoo.. there i was...
  12. Cerillos NM mined since 780AD! picts of the run out there!

    so we took a hella 4x4 drive into the Cerillos outback.. where they have mines as old as 780AD for turquoise and gold! here are some fun picts! so after a "high centering" and scaring the kiddos a dead battery (Thanks kids leave your ds plugged in and the doors open!) we had a blast! and found...
  13. Oakview here is the mat for the sluice

    Oi M8! here is the Mat i used for the sluiebox it catches the gold quite well.. even the fines washing it ...well you have to beat it to death but it works ! .. as for a pump.. i used a Above ground swimming pool pump i got off craigs list for free.. (had to chuck the pool out at the dump) but...
  14. OK question?? help needed!

    OK so today while prospecting in a 3 fault valley for a new hard rock mine.. we headed down to the floor and discovered Black sands 18" deep and knowing i should have taken pictures i didn't... ugg... anyhoo There is an insane amount of Pyrite in the field, also what looks like gold but with the...
  15. Got A Rock you Want Identified? Post it here! gimme a good picture or 3 or 4!

    Hey guys if you have any rocks you want identified,, or are having a problem with the composition, Post it with questions, and a brief summary of where you got it..I'm down to help! And I love to play Stump the Chump!:coffee2:
  16. Galena In Quartz (lead in crystal form)

    just gorgeous,, new we had some but the Wife (Spanishblueyes) was Smashing ore for 5 hours and OOOing and AHHHHing, and out pops the first Crystalline Lead sample I've ever held in my hand..lol pretty! Thanks M'dear for your help today!
  17. Goldcube Sluice box (all in one)..helps with amalgamation and less panning.

    SO I decided to cut down on the amount of refined #100 sieve amalgamate that i have and try to cut down on the amount of panning by building a sluice box with a twist. Gold Cube the beginning of the box... seemed like the next jump in cutting down the amount of fill/muck i was having to pan...
  18. Goldcube Sluice box (all in one)..helps with amalgamation and less panning.

    SO I decided to cut down on the amount of refined #100 sieve amalgamate that i have and try to cut down on the amount of panning by building a sluice box with a twist. Gold Cube the beginning of the box... seemed like the next jump in cutting down the amount of fill/muck i was having to pan...
  19. Goldcube Sluice box (all in one)..helps with amalgamation and less panning.

    SO I decided to cut down on the amount of refined #100 sieve amalgamate that i have and try to cut down on the amount of panning by building a sluice box with a twist. Gold Cube the beginning of the box... seemed like the next jump in cutting down the amount of fill/muck i was having to pan...
  20. Valleriite ugg on Pyrite Peacock!

    so we have a ton of Valleriite on the new vein and its annoying but fun,, comes off like makeup..just thought I'd share. General Valleriite Information Chemical Formula: 4(Fe,Cu)S•3(Mg,Al)(OH)2 Composition: Molecular Weight = 475.92 gm Magnesium 8.68 % Mg Aluminum 7.37 % Al...
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