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DDancer last won the day on March 23 2017

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About DDancer

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    Back in the USA working for a living
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    Pretty much anything with a lead on science~ Rocks and minerals, Prospecting primarily detecting and pans, travel.
    I work as an Aviation Electronics Technician and appreciate insightful conversation.
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    For gold :GPZ7000 current For coin: EQ600

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  1. A number of years ago, sometime within the last 10 I believe, a gentleman with one of those pennies released his back into the wild. So when I saw the headline myself I thought maybe someone had finally found it. I'm sure there are a couple out there in piggy banks or penny rolls just waiting for the observant youngster to find πŸ™‚
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    Thats a pretty cool site jasong. Never thought to look for a chemistry site..... thanks.
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    Almost 40 Years Ago - The Hand Of Faith

    I had the pleasure of prospecting with Kevin and his wife Bep in WA back in 2006, even had them sign her book about the story that I'd picked up in Victoria years before. There's a lot in that story from he and his wife thats not in the book πŸ˜‰ but by an large it was fun to hear and read. There was a fair controversy after Kevin sold the nugget to the US and OZ changed the rules a bit on selling big nuggets after that. While Kevin is now resting his wife Bep is still getting around and doing well. Met her again two years ago in WA and my mate and his wife there still keep in contact with her. Just imagine running around with a nugget like that in the back of your vehicle in a baby wash tub covered with a towel. Or digging it, and digging it and it just kept going down.
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    Twenty Years Of Steve’s Mining Journal

    My first memories of you on the net Steve were at Rob Allisons site just before Gains Creek. Its been a while and your still going strong Mate.πŸ‘
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    Crystals Before Color Tv!

    Have fun πŸ™‚ Be interested to see how it turns out. Dont be disappointed if it does not look like the picture on the box πŸ˜‰ When I first tried Alum crystals I usually got strings of rock crystals. The trick is seeding the solution right.
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    Crystals Before Color Tv!

    If you want to spend a few bucks you can buy crystal making kits online, most are alum based but there are other interesting ones. I've done it with both the kit, which I purchased at a musiem in the gift shop, and used alum powder commonly found here where they sell spices and goods for pickling and preserving. Sugar and Salt are good one's to. Its also fun to try supersaturated solutions of these as well. The stuff your looking at phrunt does not appear to be Potassium aluminum sulfate. Try looking for it at a store that has pickling and preserving supplies.
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    Pretty cool set up on that site. Great to see.
  8. Heat the water up first, put some coffee in the first bag and filter the water with the second and you have yourself a cuppa Colombian Gold πŸ˜‰ Thats a good one Idahogold thanks.
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    Wobbly But Still Got Gold

    πŸ‘ Great that your getting out and getting a bit out of it Fred πŸ™‚ The longest journey starts with the first step, then a step at a time.
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    Having prospected several times over the years in WA and your being new to it I suggest waiting till next April thru August and look into taking a gold tour out of Kalgoorie. That time frame is the typical "Gold Season" as the deserts are mild at that time of year. There are several outfits that do tours and some have detector hires available. You'll need your own vehicle and a couple of weeks off but its a good way to gain a bit of experience prospecting in Australia. If you decide to give it an additional go, a good way to meet friends and have a go on your own later on. Kal is about 8 hours strait drive from Perth and in the heart of the WA gold fields. Lots of interesting stuff to see on the way out as well. Until next gold season read up on prospecting and prospectors in WA. Loads of information on it in the net and at the library. Get a good detector for the parks there in Perth and get some practice in πŸ˜‰ Lot of lost kangaroo's and abo's to find while you wait. Also you might want to check out this old thread authored by Fred Mason. Lots of pictures and some info on the gold fields.
  11. So classification down to 1/2 inch wet may increase processing I'm guessing. Elimination of material below that would impact separation and self cleaning capability of the material especially with clays. I understand it depends on the media so thats a supposition. Interesting. How do you determine its time to clean out the con's? I take it your diaphragm is a heavy mil abs plastic. No I'm not looking to make one just understand the one your making. Kinda reminds me of a dry blower without the air πŸ˜‰
  12. Thats quite and accomplishment Jim, both the machine and the patent. Roughly how much material does it process in an hour?
  13. Gold bug does good work for a coin shooter if you have the patience. Never used a GB2 though so I find it interesting. Seeing that buff was a suprise outside of the US. Never fails to surprise me what a simple switch can do for some detectors.
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    Lord Of The Rings!

    That's one very fun trip in my book πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing it. I'll be interested to see how you go in the summer when you and your family revisit it. Luck to ya!
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    A Round Whatzit

    Thanks for that. Hate to say it but its got me stumped too.