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14 Replies and 9256 Views Alluvial Fan tips...?  9256  14 Started by  Zappster1 It seems like the majority of available claims are of the alluvial fan types.  Does anybody have any prospecting tips for these particular areas  It is not like there are geological markers that are easier to follow. I am getting tired of prospecting and finding nothing but sand and sweat in these areas.  I am just curious if anybody out here has any tips that might help me be a little better with my prospecting.  I am not afraid of doing the labor involved to get that gold...
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by  Larry SugdenJump to last post
09 Apr 2017 09:35 AM
12 Replies and 13043 Views Static in vial  13043  12 Started by  ScottSn3 I have a little flour gold in a plastic vial and static causes it to stick to the sides. Any way to get rid of the static other than using a glass vial
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by  Larry SugdenJump to last post
05 Apr 2017 05:12 PM
1 Replies and 6435 Views Join us LIVE Friday nights on Facebook.  6435  1 Started by  Mike Primer We'll be doing a live Facebook show on Friday nights 8-9pm est.  There are giveaways and gold talk.  Hope to see you there.  Here's the promo video for it.  http://www.youtube.com/watchv=-dCTL-itvVk   Doc
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by  Kevin DeWolfJump to last post
01 Apr 2017 08:25 AM
32 Replies and 28636 Views Crushing Quartz  28636  32 Started by  Katra12
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Saw an interesting Youtube video a bit ago. Guy took a lemon sized smooth quartz stone from a gold bearing river and crushed It using a steel mallet and t-shirt. As he broke it up, he checked for gold veins and found none, but panned out the crushed rock and found what appeared to be nearly 0.5 grams of nice gold flakes. Anyone else ever tried that with good results
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
31 Mar 2017 02:34 PM
26 Replies and 16212 Views pulse 6X  16212  26 Started by  justusnu222
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 Has anybody ever used the pulse 6X with any success
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
27 Mar 2017 08:24 PM
2 Replies and 9317 Views DIY Bazooka gold trap stand..  9317  2 Started by  Mparramore In the past I have had issues with setting up the Bazooka in the river. I thought there has to be an easier way. I looked online and figured that I would make a stand myself. I could drive the stakes into the river, adjust the height and angle if needed. The bungee cords hold down the Bazooka and it wont float off. I think I went over board with the wire and drilling the screws and sliding lock pieces. At least I wont lose the parts to the river. I am open to new ideas. You can use my ideas and ...
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by  JON STEINERJump to last post
07 Mar 2017 06:38 PM
2 Replies and 7472 Views New use for Gold for joints, drill bits and armour plating !  7472  2 Started by  bobnlee2k Can the uses of Gold get any better than making new jewelry trinkets or used as a corrosion resistant plating for circuit boards or as a infrared radiation heat shield on astronaut helmets Rice University has discovered a new alloy made of Gold and Titanium that is 4X stronger than most steel alloys. The researchers say the alloy sample pretty much destroyed a diamond pestle and mortar used to crush the sample for testing in a spectrum analyzer. The addition of Gold to Titanium makes an...
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by  WILLIAM SOUTHERNJump to last post
03 Jan 2017 04:56 PM
4 Replies and 10623 Views awesome wbsite  10623  4 Started by  Motherlodeprospecting here is one of the best websites for land status info and research. Make sure to turn on the overlays until your zoomed in on an area. It slows the map loading other wise. Claim info is updated twice a month. if you are aware of the 'footprints' software this site is owned by the same person. Learn to use the info button and more info is at your fingertips on one site than many others combined. http://www.mylandmatters.org/
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by  tom glennJump to last post
01 Dec 2016 10:50 AM
3 Replies and 9580 Views New LDMA General Forum  9580  3 Started by  ewbragg I would like to propose a new general LDMA Members Update Forum that all the LDMA  members and caretakers that can post updates for camp phone, address, rules, events, discuss issues, etc.  Another idea is a menu option for LDMA members to at least be able to view the LDMA camp current information.  I know there are individual forums for each camp, but I think a general LDMA Forum for discussing LDMA properties, events, or issues would be beneficial to all.  
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by  E. JIM/PAM HANEYJump to last post
04 Nov 2016 08:23 AM
1 Replies and 8403 Views What's With That Name ?  8403  1 Started by  rbp      Something that is often overlooked is the names on maps and how they can help the prospector to locate likely areas to hunt.  A good example of this is the colorful and strange names the 49ers gave to towns, ravines, creeks, streams, hills, and mountains where they hunted for gold.  Also some of these place names have been renamed several times over the years.      One area that I hunted, I had with me an old 1890s map, a 1950s 15-min. topo map,...
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by  ADAM ANDREWSJump to last post
21 Oct 2016 11:37 AM
21 Replies and 16922 Views Folding Sluice Box Classifier  16922  21 Started by  Stumbletown Miner     Hi everybody,     I made a cheap inexpensive classifier for a folding sluice box. It's made from a $3 IKEA strainer and a Dollar Store strainer with Home Depot plexi-glass, and Epoxy.     The main reason I did this is because the folding sluice box's load up with 1/2' rocks and they stay loaded up. So 1/4' or smaller is best. My classifier is in the water so it rinses all the rocks and materials. The first grate (Grizzly) puts the bigger rocks in t...
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by  ADAM ANDREWSJump to last post
21 Oct 2016 09:09 AM
26 Replies and 25222 Views Gold mining bucket tip  25222  26 Started by  Stumbletown Miner
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 If you've carried a bucket full of Gold mining tools very far, like four miles up a river, then you'll like this bucket tip. A snappy grip & a closet rod bracket bolted onto the bucket to carry the Gold pan & a classifier. And in the bucket are the usual tools...small blue pan, rock hammer, crevice tool, scooper, paint brush, black sand magnet, sucker bottle, pouch with viles & tweezers, etc..     Stumbletown Miner
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by  Benjamin CrainJump to last post
07 Sep 2016 04:31 PM
7 Replies and 13918 Views USFS Roads  13918  7 Started by  goldhammer If you are using USFS roads, go to any office of the National Forest you are in and get a copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).  These are free, so no excuse to not have them in the rig, and for each Forest you visit.  This will show the road system that is open for motorized travel.   It is up to the user to know where they are and if the route they are on is open for use.  They are not required to post routes as open, as the policy now is 'closed unless posted opn', ...
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by  JON STEINERJump to last post
04 Sep 2016 10:47 PM
5 Replies and 11960 Views T- 80 pump useing a wr brown speedy compresser  11960  5 Started by  garyschwall Can you use a speedy wr brown compresser for under water dredge diving it is a paint compresser  what I have heard it is the same as the t-80 compresser  it is oil less  the breather is on top the t-80 is on the side which makes for cooler air no bearing heat like the t-80 .
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by  GARY SCHWALLJump to last post
01 Sep 2016 07:40 PM
9 Replies and 9115 Views Prospecting equipment?  9115  9 Started by  Katra12 So, I have a pair of Garret pans, (14' and 10') Classifyers at 1/4', 1/8', 1/16' and a screen colander. I had a 1/2' one but I left it back in Texas. Might have to have sis' mail it to me. Also have a good heavy rock hammer/pick, a set of 3 heavy cold chisels, a set of 10 smaller masonry chisels and punches, a gold snuffer bottle, a few plastic pasture pipettes I scored from an essential oil seller (these are really nice for picking up the fine gold out of the pan and transferring it directly in...
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by  myrton woolenJump to last post
12 Aug 2016 02:30 PM
0 Replies and 3569 Views The Big Dig....  3569  0 Started by  Mike Primer Fun day up at GNG in North GA.  Added a few tips at the end as well.  http://www.youtube.com/watchv=n-yYIwl1PbU
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08 Aug 2016 03:35 AM
1 Replies and 7136 Views Clays and dirty water  7136  1 Started by  BoooYA316 I have notice lots of people asking how do I get my water clear when panning out in my tub..Lots of people use Clay gone, but there are many other products out their your local pool supply store or Home Depot/Lowes. I have worked over a decade in mining industry as a washplant/Tipple operator. these products are environmentally safe to use at home or in a controlled area. I'll try not to sound to nerdy or scientific on the process of what these chemicals do and a lot has to do with PH levels of...
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
05 Jul 2016 07:07 AM
3 Replies and 5206 Views Free Learning Days June 3 and 4 at Loud Mine  5206  3 Started by  Mike Primer Anyone can come, just make sure you register and we ask that those coming be able to attend both days.  More info on our facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/goldhog Thanks
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
09 Jun 2016 06:27 AM
4 Replies and 9257 Views Gold Bug Pro  9257  4 Started by  worldavi Just wondering if anyone that owns one of these ever had a problem as I did this weekend with mine. I was out in the fields Northern Nevada this weekend, battery was full, no power lines around anywhere and the machine just started going erratic, making a stuttering, spitting sound. Even after I shut it off and turned back on it just resumed acting crazy. It was doing this even with the coil off the ground 2 feet. So I quit using it, and about hour later I tried it again and it was fine. I can s...
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by  JEFF MARTINJump to last post
28 Apr 2016 06:14 PM
9 Replies and 10553 Views what claim to visit out west from the mining guide ?????????  10553  9 Started by  24kmining Good afternoon all,    I am looking to take a trip to one of the claims in the mining guide the week of March 20th 2016, ( my first one )! My choices are AZ,CA,or OR. I would prefer  a claim that will be semi warm that time of year. I just want to know if anyone had any info or knows wich claims have really good gold to pan and sluice. A claim that has fairly easy access to and is in a relativly safe area. Im planning a 4 day trip and plan on renting a jeep too. 
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by  JEFF W HIGGERSONJump to last post
26 Apr 2016 06:26 AM
4 Replies and 9838 Views Bubble level  9838  4 Started by  roysleight Anyone else done this  I haven't seen any others.  Makes the initial setup really quick and easy.  With this sluice and the bubble centered, it shows that I have a 3 inch drop for the 36 inch sluice, then I can adjust from there.
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by  TIM LEIBELJump to last post
23 Apr 2016 11:21 AM
3 Replies and 9937 Views MINE CACHE  9937  3 Started by  garyschwall   Hey just got mine cache which is great I guess kind of new  program for me I like that it gives you gps location on mines and prospects and tells what kind of  mines the are hard rock ,surface , placer, ect.  which is great because I am in nc  and there are like 500 spot but some of the gps spots put me in people front yards and some are like on farm lands ect. I also have gold maps just want to get my shovel in the ground with out getting  matching bra...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
04 Apr 2016 09:21 PM
1 Replies and 4904 Views Great Warranty Service, The Gold Miner Spiral Wheel  4904  1 Started by  voodoo My Gold Miner Spiral Wheel developed an issue last Sunday while I was getting ready to use it to go through some tailings....the motor/gear ground and then stopped.  I unplugged it and tried again.  No Luck. I gave Karen a call at Treasure and Gold Products in Hudsonville, MI (Manufacturers of the Gold Miner) and she said go ahead and send it back and we will fix it or replace and send it back to you. I boxed it up the next day and sent it off.   It was back to me today and loo...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
15 Feb 2016 02:42 AM
12 Replies and 12928 Views Getting Started (Metal Detecting)  12928  12 Started by  Nugget Shooter GETTING STARTED Getting started metal detecting for gold nuggets is as easy as buying a metal detector and hitting the gold fields right Well the answer to that one can be yes or no. There are many detectors on the market designed for different fields of the metal detecting hobby, although there are a large number of professionals that metal detect for a living. To them nugget hunting, treasure hunting, etc. is much more than a hobby this is a living and full time business to many miners! &nb...
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by  SHELDON SWEATJump to last post
02 Jan 2016 03:13 AM
7 Replies and 10017 Views OK - you found some gold - but now what???  10017  7 Started by  pixrob Just curious, what does everyone do with their gold that they find I'm really curious if anyone has given it to a jeweler to make a piece of jewelry! Take care, Rob
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by  D M TURNEYJump to last post
25 Dec 2015 09:55 AM
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