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  1. The lesson here is this, hunt where gold has been found before, move rocks, rake the ground a little, they didn't get it all.....
  2. Great story and nice gold too. Hard won for sure.....
  3. Don't look any further you found a dandy, always wanted one myself....
  4. Great finds, the GPZ is a great unit, I saw first hand how dangerous it is to hunted ground in the right hands. Lol
  5. Absolutely, if you are recovering fine gold you can't have enough sluice, also you need the best mat the full length of your box..Actually the triple sluices worked very well as the fine gold was transferred to these side boxes where the water slowed giving the fines a better chance to drop out..taken out of the crashing mainstream gives you a better fines recovery rate. You will read about undercurrents the old timers constructed to recover more fines, this is the same process slow the water down .....If you read about the old time dredges some of them had an awful lot of sluice box in them.. Another thing you can do is experiment with sluice plates with different size holes you can make these yourself......
  6. Yep I know for sure where that came from. Nice photo......
  7. Very nice piece of Moore Creek gold....
  8. Looking forward to seeing that Steve, you have many spectacular finds, I remember one evening at Moore after dinner we were chatting and I said I have a great sounding target at the bottom of a hole I'm digging, you said I have one too I'm chasing, not sure where you were hunting but I was on the road leading away from the ramp..I was carefully removing soil from the hole when you came over and said, you had found yours, a suspender button , I whizzed my coil over my hole, you said that does sound good.. To make a long story short lol another shovel full revealed a beautiful crushed flat Merry Widow condom can lid... Beep dig....
  9. Those are called dendrites, a little rare perhaps...
  10. Steve has listed many valuable USGS books, publications and other items for you to obtain or find in a library so you can see where gold was found..This makes decisions so much easier about areas you might be interested in.. One bit of advice that I learned from these publications and I have had most of them for years for I studied the ones I was interested in carefully ... I soon realized these old time geologists that traveled to these sites many times on horseback is this, they were very thorough in their investigations... The language they used to describe what they saw made me realize this was the info I needed to successfully use a Detector in that area.. These words that you are looking for are Coarse, Shotty, Rough, Nuggety Heavy Etc..These are areas that contain gold that can easily be found by a persistent hunter.. Good Luck, Good Hunting and Never give up.....
  11. For me this was a real opportunity to help my friends get their enterprise off of the ground. There was much work to be done and everyone pitched in and fixed everything..I have a few great stories from this adventure and one terrible happening for me... My mate of 44 yrs passed away and I was almost totally devastated by this. Fortunately I had Moore Creek to come too and this work helped me pass this rough time...One afternoon during this startup time I decided to give my Minelab PI a try..I wandered away from the main camp area and walked on a road above what would be the High banking area, I was testing the berm that a dozer had kicked up years ago... Holy Smokes. Weeeee Ooooop. I dug around a little and out popped a beautiful Slug.. Needless to say after putting the gold in my pouch I hunted around to see if there was Moore lol.... I walked back to the camp, everyone was still there chatting, so I put the nugget on the table for everyone to see... He he the conversations stopped......
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