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Lodes discovered on Holcomb Gold Claim.

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There are 5 different lodes going thru the Holcomb claim. The red lines are lodes and the blue lines are faults with no gold. We have only been working off of Lode 2, below the fork in the lode. If you follow a lode, you can see evidence of prior mining being done near the lode. You can see a road a prospector cut to the lower end of Lode 1. He cleared an area to park too. The forked area was originally identified by Tom "Catfish" Caughlin as a "Hot Spot" back in 2013 using map dowsing. I learned from Catfish how to do this too. Ronnie McCoy reported he has been to 3 of the lodes. Very hard to get to even in a 4x4. Found color on all 3 lodes.


Hot Spring at Lode 1

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At the Holcomb Gold outing today Todd Alpert took me to Lode 1 to see what he discovered. Miners had worked this spot and removed a lot of material. What we learned is: Lode 1 is 1,000 feet below the surface, a million years ago there was a hot spring that flowed over these rocks, this hot spring was depositing gold from the lode below and the miners removed most of the gold deposit.


Yes, I selected High Banker in the desert!!

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Agree, this is a beautiful claim. Had a chance to visit this past weekend. Seen a lot of Drywashing evidence activity and my crew has many allergies :-( Why not use my Gold Cube and a little H2O, I thought :-) So, for a C-Note, loaded a 35gal water tank in the back of my RAM and we're off to Holcomb. After some small mods, was able to run the Gold Cube off the 35 gals of water all day long. Chanced upon another GPAA member, Todd who took the time to show how those dowsing rods work :-) Thanks Todd. Prospected Lode 2 all the way to the northern boundary. Will be back this weekend.



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This place is beautiful. Charles, thank you for your report. It really helped. I realize now you guys were working on the east side of the road just above where the road becomes accessible only via a rock-crawler.
We saw some older pits and a fairly recent one. This was mostly a scouting mission for us so we just sampled around. About 3 buckets full yielding a lot of fines. Nothing course but very consistent results. I do plan on making a few more scouting runs before we really start working it but you can definitely see potential here.
On the way in I noticed a tailing pile so we went and checked it out and here was one of the foxholes someone dug out.


gold and new friends

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since I have been prospecting by myself for a while now I decided to place an add on the forums to make a new prospecting friend. I had 2 other members reach out and I was able to put together a trip and meet one of the guys up on the Holcomb Valley claim on 8/24.
my new partner is member Bill McCoy from the lone Pine area. I live in the Ontario area so we met at a meeting place near the Holcomb claim to prospect for the day together. After the usual meet and greet we got up on the claim and decided to start at the second load up by the fracture point as per the prior reports.
Bill pulled out the Gold Bug 2 and detected for a while. I dowsed all around to see what was hot and what was not. Bill detected a ton of birdshot and bullet casings. Man is that detector able to find the super small stuff or what? omg! great machine.
after a while we decided to work a tailing pile with our drywashers.
the gold was super fine as you can see but we were able to scratch up a little for the day. it was a lot less than anticipated but still we did not get skunked. all in all the day consisted of new friendships, the great outdoors, some exercise and a little color to boot! Not bad in my opinion. we both decided that we will meet there again and do this all over again hopefully with better results. cheers!!!