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Cascade Steven

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About Cascade Steven

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    Spokane, WA
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    Whites Goldmaster 24k; Whites TDI SL

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  1. The 911 Metallurgist link is a good source. The U.S. Geological Survey has also conducted research on a variety of gold deposit models. This link provides information on some of their more recent work. New Mineral Deposit Models for Gold, Phosphate Rare Earth Elements, and Placer Rare Earth Element-Titanium Resources (usgs.gov)
  2. mn90403: Can you provide a link to Doc's thread that you mentioned? I have been unable to find it. Thanks
  3. GotAU: A couple of questions regarding the random transect: 1) while walking this transect, should the coil sweep be tight with overlapping sweeps or loose producing a zig-zag pattern; and 2) on a reconnaissance or first pass transect should a large or small coil be used (and what parameters should be considered in the decision)? I can envision justification for each approach.
  4. Thank you to everyone for your insightful comments and observations.
  5. GotAU: You have introduced an interesting approach to metal detecting and I would like to explore this technique in further detail as applied to nugget hunting. I have some specific questions on application and would like to use a hypothetical case as an example (I apologize in advance for the detail). For this example I have chosen a grid approach and not the random transect. So let’s assume: 1) an arid or semiarid environment such as Nevada or Arizona; 2) the general area has a history of gold production; 3) placer mining information is sketchy but there may be a potential for placer nug
  6. I just have to add my two cents worth. πŸ™‚ I strongly support the way Steve has designed, developed and supports this forum. I have been on this forum for less than a year and must complement the many contributors and their knowledge. It is from these contributions that I have gained much knowledge in the arena of nugget hunting. As others have observed this is like an evening chat around a campfire. As I learn more about nugget hunting I try to contribute a little to the conversation when ever possible and appropriate. I have also learned that when entering a conversation it is often b
  7. Steve and Jeff: Thanks for your perspectives and experiences.
  8. Congratulations on your find! It's really nice that you found both pieces.
  9. Welcome to the forum and wishing you the best with your new equipment.
  10. Welcome aboard and welcome to retirement. This is a great group.πŸ™‚
  11. Welcome aboard and best wishes with your return to the hobby. πŸ™‚
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