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KD0CAC

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    Repair & building in many hobbies competitive shooting gunsmithing / machining / welding , racing mechanic , ham radio component level circuit board repair etc.
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  1. Dang , somebody fines that large a nugget - that makes the price of gold go down - SUPPLY & demand ;( Reminds me of a saying I was told - by a friend as we went to auctions , Prospective buyer offers $950,000 , instead of the 1 million asking price and the seller turns down the offer , " That's when two fools met " 😉 But then a million dollars ain't what it use to be ;(
  2. Still wanting some geological discussion , none above so far ? Again , it's not a show I watch all the way through , just when I am going through the channels to see what's on , I stop & watch for a few min. , but so far every time I do , the seen is all flat ground , with sometimes hills mountains in the distance , from most of what I have seen in the US , the big gold is in the mountains , with smaller gold in the flat lands ? So again some geology explaining , thanks .
  3. Not too long ago one of the local TV channels started showing Aussie Gold show . What I started to notice almost every episode showed flat ground ? So wondering how that works , from my understanding of geology [ limited ] we need generally plate tectonics / movement , heat , pressure , mountains etc. So some guesses on my end , Australia has some of the oldest land masses , so all the high spots have worn-off ? But then the river valleys do not seem to be there / deep ? Is that more of the coriolis effect Hell I can't afford to get back to CA etc. , otherwise I would come down there to play 😉
  4. Too many variables and terms in the question - prospector = someone looking for a place to mine 😉 Many good replies , where a person is & goes . So we have to assume [ always trouble ] only metal detecting - not mining - that starts doing volume / equipment , so a more involved question limited to DETECTING either natural gold or manmade ? No way to compare , in a real sense - to totalling separate things with the only thing in common is metal detector . Hell , I know of someone that refines mostly stuff his wife gets at garage sales , dollar stores and has trained her how to evaluate jewelry , silverware etc. and scrap from jewelers between the 2 of them & working with jewelers , he has stated $30,000 a month . The last couple of yrs. + doing electronics repair , I started recovering valuable metals from electronics , limiting that to just gold & silver [ I also get cash from copper , aluminum , stainless ect. ] is more than general detecting , but that is because of most of the time just in the metro area of St. Paul & Minneapolis , no natural gold to bother looking for - glacial deposits , most of the beaches have replaced sand with grass - bummer , and less & less gold in electronics . But still prospecting all of the above - trying to get away from FIAT MONEY 😉
  5. The link seems to be pointed at the middle east , north africa , 3rd world etc. ? So DNA - does not apply - to no America ? One of these days , hope to be able to take one or more of your classes 😉
  6. No mention of the [ have to guess silicone grease ] , always a good idea for links to battery , maybe even a small tube of grease ?
  7. Now cast some gold bullets , what silver for vampires & gold for mammoth grizzlys 😉 I would like to come and play with , aaa fury friends & gold .
  8. I was dredging in No Cal in the 80s , had to put gear on backpack & climb into creek [ 4-10' wide x 1'-4' deep ] end of summer . Was working an area where I could just keep my head out of water bareilly , and feel around like racoon and then wait for the water to clear . Bedrock was on one side ot the creek and dropped quickly , felt a CRACK then bedrock into the creek . About the 3rd time working this crack - about one inch or so at the top , I looked down again with goggles on and while my face was in the water - I screamed [ maybe the 1st I remember ever screaming ] reached down , finger wide - looked much bigger , at the top of the crack was a nugget that was shaped like a heart , got on the scale latter and it weighed just under 3/4 ounce 😉 Started retiring from union carpentry 😉
  9. I was in Colorado about a month+ ago , this was an old load/hardrock claim , a very small creek between 2' - 6' wide & 3" - 6" deep , so not what I would call a placer claim at all [ not enough water to wash / have placer gold ] and doing any prospecting / mining in CO . To me it seemed like lots of hot-rocks , between hotrocks & all the man made metal , I played more with sluice . So looking at the 6000 , or other gold nugget detectors , it seems they are much better at not seeing the hotrocks ? Then the issue of not familiar with the NOX enough , almost exclusively using on beaches so far & just using pre programmed settings , need to have more time to figure adjusting for prospecting in that are , now not until next spring ;( I have read Steve's article at least twice , his site & Minelab's , also bought the 6" coil . Biggest problem is not being close enough to play / practice l( But I do electronics recycling , so have some gold , some as pure as 22k+ , most is above 10 grams , have to melt some little ones to play with , but finding similar ground here is not going to happen . Thanks
  10. I was in Colorado about a month+ ago , this was an old load/hardrock claim , a very small creek between 2' - 6' wide & 3" - 6" deep , so not what I would call a placer claim at all [ not enough water to wash / have placer gold ] and doing any prospecting / mining in CO . To me it seemed like lots of hot-rocks , between hotrocks & all the man made metal , I played more with sluice . So looking at the 6000 , or other gold nugget detectors , it seems they are much better at not seeing the hotrocks ? Then the issue of not familiar with the NOX enough , almost exclusively using on beaches so far & just using pre programmed settings , need to have more time to figure adjusting for prospecting in that are , now not until next spring ;(
  11. If you have to ask , I would say no . If you could answer the question , maybe . Also a lot depends on how you live , the more stuff you want / need , the less likely you can make a living . I made a living placer mining . Detecting require much more knowledge / skill , basically that breaks down to the more you know , the less volume [ tones of earth ] you need to process - either placer or detecting .
  12. Glad to have the site back , was worried for a couple weeks 😉
  13. Haven't checked out everything that " ultimate list of gold facts " but near the beginning , #14. It takes a special mixture of 1 part nitric acid and 3 parts sulfuric acid, called aqua regia, to dissolve gold. Does not ring true , aqua regia is nitric acid & hydrochloric acid . But I have also found that there are more things / combination of things that will dissolve gold .
  14. Seems as though he did not try , adjust etc. with the 6000 , as much as he did with the 7000 ? But was worth watching .
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