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  1. It hasn't been years since he posted this, he just posted it less than 2 weeks ago, on July 29th!
  2. Yes that's a scary looking road for sure, but if I visited there I would have to drive that road....because my first name is Skipper, it's not a nickname it's my given name when I was born, so I would have to drive on "my" road in NZ!!!
  3. OUCH!!! I was going to make a joke on how easy it is to teach Jeeps how to do back flips....but after watching and learning how unlucky Suzie was in getting seriously injured but also how lucky she was that she got ejected out of the Jeep early on that surely saved her life, I'm now going to contribute a little something to help her pay her medical bills.
  4. Just stick with the Jack and Coke and leave the soap alone, boy do I remember the taste of soap for just saying "gawd-dang-it" when I hit my finger with a hammer in my youth, I should of just said what I wanted to say! I could of been a bit more clearer in the dredge part being for Bob, should of mentioned his name for that part.
  5. The first book I would recommend is Chris Ralph's book "Fist Full of Gold". Steve's review of this book. A topic on this book.
  6. Jennifer I know you did since you posted the video and exclaimed how much you like the sluice, the dredge part of my reply was for BobC.
  7. Yes that trommel will work well with such a sluice, the sluice in the video is going to be use on a dredge in Nome.
  8. So Klunker, that was you who I saw on that cliffside road? It must of been, I snapped a photo as you drove by!!
  9. Is there only the nuggets you're finding or is there any fine gold in the soil? If there is fine gold is it worth processing?
  10. Good find...but maybe it's just my computer but I don't see the new photos, only the one from you previous finds.
  11. Being the casing length is 2 1/4" it would be a .44-77 cartridge, still for a Sharps rifle and mostly used for buffalo hunting and target practice. It was the most popular cartridge for the Sharps Models 1869 and 1874, up until the introduction of the .45-70 which took over in 1876, but that caliber would of still been used for a long time after that by those who still own the previous models 44-77 Sharps rifles. http://www.thegunmag.com/the-colorful-history-of-the-44-77-sharps/ It's still possible that a prospector had a Sharps rifle for protection from bears if in bear country, or for hunting to feed himself.
  12. Also found this on .44-90 cartridges.. An accurate case length will tell you which .44-90 casing it is. "Apparently there is more than one .44/90 cartridge according to the 8th edition of 'Cartridges of the World'. Both are bottle neck cases; .44/90 Remington Special, case length 2 7/16" made for the Remington rolling block 'Creedmore' Series about 1873. .44/90 Sharps Necked, case length 2 5/8" made for the Sharps 'Creedmore' Series and listed in catalogue as early as June 1873. The SPG Reloading Handbook lists the Sharps cartridge; boolit diam. .446" approx 414 grains in weight 1/40 tin/lead. 90 grains FFg; Federal 215 LRM Primer, .030" card wad and 3.30" oal." https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?15598-44-90
  13. Not sure how accurate this info for this auction was but it dates that cartridge at 1883. "This auction is for a raised letter headstamp E. Remington& Sons 44-90 Remington Special Bottle Necked 2-7/16" cartridge with a paper-patched inside Lubricated 550 grain lead Bullet. The 44-90 was introduced as a match cartridge in 1883 for the Remington Rolling Block Creedmoor." https://www.gunbroker.com/item/930752746
  14. Gold has dropped another $40 or so in the last 24 hours, I think the gold manipulators are reading this topic and toying with us!!
  15. I grew up in Atlanta Georgia and "Georgia red clay" was the primary dirt almost everywhere, even when it rains it take a good while for the clay down deep to absorb any of that rain if at all, but on the other hand it also takes a good while for the deep clay to dry out completely, either way it's always a mess digging in it at some point or the other, as kids the red stains on the knees and seat of our blue jeans would never be gone completely!!
  16. It's not called "Double Image", it's called "Double Vision", the name is right on the bottom of the car in the photo posted by Kaolin washer.
  17. If you sell it on eBay most likely, or sell it on Craig's List, also might get more than scrap from a pawn shop. The gold value of that ring is $60+ at today's gold price, and then whatever you could get for the diamonds if anything. https://dendritics.com/metal-calc/?RefreshEnable=on&Metal=Au&WeightU=1.856&cb=12964965001&Units=g&P=583&Purity=583
  18. It will be a long time before that gold, if the surveys are accurate, enters the market. Gold on surveys and gold in the hand are very different, it takes a long time to mine gold and they aren't even started yet, and once they do start 31 million metric tons will come out of the ground very SLOWLY! Once they start what they mine in a week or month will be a lot to one person, or even 10 to 100 people, but for the market it will not be a huge amount. They will be lucky to mine 2 to 3 metric tons in a year's time, if that, once they are up and getting the gold, and it could take a year are two to get too the gold and up to speed.
  19. That's made by the same guy who makes the Magic Bit video I posted. That works really well but it would take a long time to do a lot of blacksands that "might" have a little bit of gold, if the blacksands are holding a lot of gold it would be great tool to have.
  20. I was doing a little more searching to see if the sluice magnet i posted above is still being sold anywhere and it seems it's not....but I found this little device for separating blacksands from gold after the panning stage instead of the plunger type magnets which tends to pickup gold along with the blacksands. It seems to work rather well at leaving the gold behind https://youtu.be/fiN9EaX6Cno
  21. I haven't seen this product before but years ago there was a magnet device being sold that was suspended across your sluice box and hung down into the top of the water flow and would lift the blacksands up to it allowing the gold to stay down at the bottom of the flow. It was basically super magnets inside a PVC tube with attachments on the sides to attach it with, you could easily make a similar one for your sluice. I don't think it's still being sold but here's a link to one that says "Sold Out" https://www.goldfeverprospecting.com/sluicemagnet.html I also found a video of it in action. https://youtu.be/dyDBxgEJfv4
  22. It's playing now on the FX channel, it will be on again in the morning at 2:00 AM eastern standard time.
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