i have come up with a process that can find placer gold (20 to 80mesh range) in the material that i bring back from my groups claim. This is my offer to anyone interested, send me one pound of dry material from the location you are looking at, i will process the material and tell you if there is any placer gold in the material you sent. my fee is this, if there is any gold in the pound of material you send, that is my fee. if there is no gold, then i will end up doing this for free. when i am done processing the sample, i will let you know if i found any gold and how much i found, likewise if i do not find any, you will find that out as well. this process works on the material i have and it saves me from digging where there is nothing, so i am offering to process your one pound sample, it may save you from digging in a place (where the sample came from) where there is no gold, or it may tell you that you have found a good spot to work. in the end, you will only be out one pound of dirt and the cost of shipping that material to me. sorry, i will not explain my process to anyone, it works is all i can say about it. if no one is interested this offer, then no one including me will be out anything. if anyone is interested in sending me a sample pound of material, pm me and i will give you my mailing address. the material in the sample should be no bigger than 20 mesh, why bother sending me rocks/gravel that wont be run in my process. smaller material will be lighter and cheaper to send.