I hit a site today that I had hunted many years ago and asked if it was still ok. I found this button. The color is golden in most areas. on the back of the button there is writing.
It says "M.C. LILLEY & Co. O. COLUMBUS" best I can tell. I'm afraid to clean it too much for fear of damaging it. Found with my Teknetics T2SE and Cors Shrew in a very iron contaminated site. Also found old square nails too. While I will not tell specifically where I found this, the place was a Farm since 1854.
Can you guys suggest me a country that let people pan for gold without any / or special permission ?
My goal is to make over $100 Everyday
Thank you in advance
Recently read Lucky's post about his Rye Patch adventure. Nice job guys and gal. He mentioned "we cover hundreds of acres with our coils a day". I'm pretty sure he didn't mean that literally, it just felt that way. Anyway, it got me wondering how much ground are we covering with our coil in day.
For the sake of simplicity let's assume we are swinging a 12" coil in a 6' arc. Therefore we cover 6 sq. ft each swing. To cover an acre (43560 sq. ft) we need to make 43560/6=7260 swings. Also let's assume we are taking 3 sec./swing. Then 7260 swings x 3 sec/swing=21780 sec or 21780/3600sec/hr=6.05 hrs. So to put your coil over an acre of ground with a modest swing rate takes about 6 hours excluding any digging, eating, or whatever.
You could cut that time by swinging faster or using a bigger coil, but covering an acre takes a fairly long time. You also could move faster and pass over ground between each swing, but your coil is still only seeing one acre. Food for thought.
Damn, I got to get a hobby.
By Digger Bob
We all know it, but how many of us actually do it? I'm talking about asking your friends and total strangers about places to hunt. Many old timers know about places that no one else does. And they know other people who know places, and they know people, and so on. Once you gain their trust and are honest and straightforward with them, all kinds of doors can be opened to you.
Here is a perfect example; It's actually a long story how this came about but suffice to say, this little piece came from an "estate" that her late husband had acquired many years before. This, along with several antique tools, were bought for less than $50. She had no use for them anymore and had no family members that were interested.
I've looked online for similar items but haven't found anything this big or impressive out there. There is a small label on the back that says "Anaconda mine". No idea which one as there are at least three of them in the west. In the direct sunlight the display of color is breathtaking!
Will be out in Littleton....Boulder area for 3 - 4 weeks. Would like to do some nugget shooting (maybe panning) while Im out there in Sept. Any areas anyone would suggest, in say a 50-100 miles of either place? Will have my Gold Bug Pro and pans. Never have done any nugget shooting been detecting for 50 plus years.