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  1. Did I Find A Litlle Something In My Back Yard ?

    Hi All! I was doing a little digging in the back yard which is about 80% white quartz. I live right along Rock creek in Maryland. It Looks Like Gold To Me! But I would like to get an expert opinion. I wish the pictures were better but this is what I got.
  2. 14k Turquoise Watch Clips

    I bought a watch for $5.00 at a rummage sale and these clips were attached to the watch. The watch itself wasn't gold. Their for a ladies watch. I usually see turquoise set in sterling, so this was a nice surprise. The clips are stamped 14k with makers mark "SG". They are yellow gold. Does...
  3. Minelab Eureka Gold - Questions, should I buy it?

    Heya everyone; A local guy with the Shasta Miners Club is selling his Minelab Eureka Gold, it comes with a couple extra's like a set of black widow headphones, the bag and a Coiltek All Terrain Coil. We settled on about 15 grams of gold and a small specimen for it, spot is about $852 today and...
  4. Trying out the Keene A52 Sluice Box

    Heya everyone; So today I got to play with a Keene A52 sluice box. I only ran 1 bucket of material and some of it was overburden from sniping. It seems like I caught all of the gold that I put through as I didnt see anything more after the half way mark on the sluice. I wanted to ask, how...
  5. FINALLY FOUND A GOLD NUGGET!!! WOOHOO!

    Hey guys, after about a year or searching and panning and sluicing and sniping...lol I finally found my first flake/nugget picker. it is about a quarter of an inch by a quarter of an inch! I gave up on trying to find gold from the shore so I went to my local dive shop and got a wetsuit...
  6. Did I find a Platinum Nugget?!

    Thread closed due to age. :D This was platinum, and I sold it. :) Heya everyone; Question: Platinum or Silver or Other? I found a small silver nugget today that I think may be Platinum. I think it is right around 1/2 gram +/- and when I drop it in water it falls just as fast as gold. I...
  7. Coins Cache or Ore?

    There has been two dowsing hits on this image. They were close to each other but not real close. One hit ore and one hit coins. So I am asking for a third opinion. I would suspect there would be silver ore in this area but the two prior hits said gold. I would even be happy with meteorites...
  8. What is this? Lead? Platinum?

    Heya everyone; I have found a lot of little silver slugs that are heavy and very flexible over the last month and a half while underwater sniping. These bits are ALWAYS with gold and I usually toss them aside though I have brough a few bits home. If you break/bend one in half it is silver...
  9. Gold in Ribbon Quartz find - but what are the other metals?

    Heya everyone; We were back in our spot today doing some more underwater sniping when I found a large quartz vein that had been broken up a bit. It looks like it is Ribbon Quartz because of all the pockets and being able to be broken easily. I can see the gold but I think there might be silver...
  10. Orange flour gold???

    Hi All, My son and I have just started searching for gold in idaho. We have found some gold and these little flake certainly look like gold.. no doubt. However, in another small creek near our house we have found a good amount of orange, very fine material. This stuff appears to be of...
  11. Real or Fake? Wells Fargo Gold Panning Pan

    I Found this Pan at an Estate Sale. Not sure if its Real or Faked. Seems to be one solid piece of metal, not sure what kind but it is magnetic. Im pretty sure it is not hand shaped because the edges are curved under and really nice and neat. I have my own theory about it if it is real (such as...
  12. Underwater Sniping idea: Using Pump to blow away overburden: Fish & Game OK! :)

    Heya everyone; I have been thinking about buying a pump to help blow overburden away while underwater sniping. I got the OK from Fish & Game today, they said as long as I am not sucking material in and just using the force of the water to blow overburden away that I would be fine. So now I...
  13. Underwater Sniping n00b sharing some vids and my story. :)

    Heya Everyone; Brand new to the forums and about 3 weeks new to underwater sniping. I have tried panning several times as a kid and prospecting is rich on both sides of my family though I NEVER had any luck at it. I only ever found a few specs of micro gold, would get frustrated and run off to...
  14. British Sovereigns

    I have a collection of British Sovereigns dating from 1899 to 1973 (obviously not the years they stopped making sovereigns!) All are 22k gold and are in excellent shape (close to uncirculated). I am trying to find values for them, but there are no places near me that deal with anything except...
  15. British gold soveriegns

    I'm trying to find out some values for some old british 22k gold sovereigns. I have 15 loose sovereigns varying in date from 1899 to 1973, and 2 set in 9k gold cufflinks (coins were not damaged). All are in good shape and I'm trying to find out if their best value is to be sold for melt-down...
  16. should i buy the angus mackirk gold trap??

    i am close to buying the angus mckirk rocky mountain gold trap sluice box, and would like some reviews over the angus mckirk gold trap sluices, any advice???thanks to all who answer. :)
  17. what is the best sluice box for finding gold fast and easy???

    i have some sluice boxes ive been checking out. i want to buy one soon. i was interested in the bazooka gold trap sluice, the keene A52 sluice box, the yellow jacket, and the le trap sluice. i want to know which one will find me the most gold and last longest. thank you so much.
  18. will this sluice find me good gold?

    Plastic Stream Sluice 10"x39" this is the one. i want to know if it will find me gold and if it would last a good while. it is made of abs plastic. thank you so much
  19. what is the best sluice box for finding gold fast and easy???

    i was checking out some youtube videos and found that many people like the bazooka gold trap sluice box. i thought it looked very nice and easy to use. the price isnt really a problem for me either, so $200 is OK. so i need reviews from other people who have used this sluice. also, i would like...
  20. Large cache of buried gold in northern Morocco, advice needed

    Some back story: So I am good friends with this guy whose grandfather was well known to be the largest gold merchant in all of Morocco. Story has it that upon hearing of the impending French invasion of Morocco (early 1900's), his grandfather went out into his estate and buried his entire store...
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