gold prospecting equipment

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gold prospecting equipment

Postby Adelelee » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:33 am

what kind of gold prospecting equipment is easy to understand and operate? is the detectorall ok?

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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby zelph » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:07 pm

ain't no more gold left in them thar hills :mrgreen:
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:09 am

A gold pan is as simple as it gets ;)
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby zelph » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:46 pm

Once, long long ago I found a gold panning pan in a thrift store. I was heavily rusted and had a patina covering the rust from being well used in the panning of gold. In the very small crevices of pitted rust there were very tiny flakes of gold had wedged into them. I eventually sold it in a yard sale :roll:

I have 2 whites metal detectors that I use when the urge comes upon me to go out and find some coins or rings. I have found 3 gold wedding bands. 2 were found around the sand boxes at kids playgrounds. Moms lose them when playing in the sand with their kids. Found $34.00 worth of nickles and dimes in a school yard near my house. My thought on that were the coins were meant for "milk" money back in the day ;)

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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby realityguy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:36 pm

I found a White's Discriminator 5(?) that breaks down into a case..used to be owned by a local county office here..It didn't have a battery in it so I was always going to rig it up to take the old makita .9.6 tool batteries(pull a battery hookup piece out of a tool)..since I have about a dozen of those batteries.I never did get that set up.I think I have an older Garrett Hustler(?) one also somewhere.I wanted them more for finding/confirming property stakes. I did find a 4' sluice in a thrift store..sold that to someone in Oregon for about $100.Somewhere I do have 4-5 pans from thrift stores..newer ones in metal and plastic.I've tried a few local streams while hiking(or in my other house's stream..never did find anything.
I do have a small book about using metal detectors for finding precious metals at the other house that I've read through a couple times.I'm really good at finding old beer cans... :roll: :lol:
The 4' sluice was pretty simple..just a flat 1/8" aluminum trough with about 4" high sides and 12" wide across the bottom with the old green indoor/outdoor carpet on the bottom ..covered with expanded metal mesh..if someone wanted to make their own sluice box... a metal feed area at the top.Make your own..don't buy one.. ;)
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby zelph » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:21 pm

I used my detector to find my property steaks :D

Most interesting find was without a detector. Found 2 WW1 military identification tags that were made of aluminum. they were a "surface" find in a farm field next to a military training camp "Camp Grant" here in Rockford, IL Today I donated them to a museum in town where they were having a WW1 re-enactment out in the field behind the museum.

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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby realityguy » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:35 pm

I spent last thursday climbing through the brush at my other home trying to reestablish a corner property stake that the Department of Ecology or someone ripped out when they put a new culvert in a neighbor's driveway(old wood one collapsed over the type 4 salmon stream ...$%$#@#..The neighbor died this last winter and the place is for sale with the property line between his and mine about a full page of back and forth nonsense,the worst you have ever seen..kind of an agreed upon "adverse possession" between the neighbor and the guy we bought the property from..so he could sell it to us.It should be legal to shoot people that pull stakes,especially guvmint ones. :roll: (RR ..are ya busy?bring your turkey caller,too! :lol: )
Now I'm going to have to get with a new owner next door and put some kind of zig-zag fence along that agreed upon line..or try and figure out that WHOLE PAGE/FINE PRINT description of "15 feet ESE to 12 feet ENE"..etc..etc...where the neighbor had mowed to in and out of trees..and kept moving junk over the edge of my "natural vegetation" property. :taz: :taz: :taz:
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby zelph » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:55 am

I would think the county surveyors could determine exactly where the steel peg should be and put a new one in. Good thing you are an honest good ole boy.................the neighbor could have lost a few feet by someone inadvertenly putting in a new peg ;)
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby realityguy » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:41 pm

I might get with the neighbor(behind the other one),the one that uses the road/driveway..and find out EXACTLY who put the culvert in..perhaps they owe me a new stake there... :roll:
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Re: gold prospecting equipment

Postby zelph » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:02 pm

Ya gotta do it......when you go to sell that stake needs to be there ;)
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