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  2. Moving Boulders to find Placer Gold Click Here to watch video Moving Boulders to reach Bedrock Crevices to locate those Placer Gold Nuggets that are hiding just out of sight. Jeff and Gary ( Two Toes ) use a Come-along and a Breaker bar to move the boulders then check the bedrock crevices with a Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector. A Come-Along is a hand operated winch used to pull objects in this case Boulders !! SG 036 Thanks for watching ...
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  4. Click here to watch video Armed with a Minelab SDC 2300 and a White's Gold Master V-Sat Jeff and Gary ( Two Toe's ) head back to a spot they worked in the spring in search of Gold Nuggets !!!!! Jeff brings the Big Breaker Bar and it boulder moving time on the creek while Gary searchs the high bench for those elusive Nuggets. See what the guys find with there Metal detectors while working the Bedrock both High and low !!!!! SG 035 Thanks for watching
  5. If anyone is looking for aftermarket shafts for running the Commie coils on your Zed, here is a link. Everything is included , like wing nuts and threaded nut thingy and washers. They look identical but without the ML logo, and the ridiculous Minelab stamp tax.. you can't beat $19.00. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000608425797.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.25794c4dFgrzVE&fbclid=IwAR1YO26x7s-D78tMQufcJKdiXKpqD1rhPwqlZ51QPchi0Syi0gK5VZ7s7UU Jen
  6. What a cool old video, thanks for sharing that Jen!
  7. Very cool find Chris! Thanks for sharing.
  8. Very nice find Chris! Not a thing a prospector or geologist would want to lose ~ back in the day. Thinking about the day when he lost it.... he probably would of kept his loupe in a safe and secure pocket.... that said.... He also could of lost his poke along with his loupe!!!! Maybe it deserves another trip for second look in the area Chris?
  9. Wow, beautiful! Just wishing....
  10. chris your theory as to what it is sounds good to me
  11. Even though it’s not gold, I thought you all might enjoy seeing this cool relic I detected the other day. The way it screamed on the GPZ had me convinced it was a big nugget. Unfortunately it wasn’t a multi-ouncer, but luckily it wasn’t trash either. I took a minute for me to realize what I was looking at, but best I can tell it is an old jeweler’s loupe, or a magnifying glass. The leather is all curled up, but the glass lenses inside are intact and have a beautiful patina on them. As for a date, maybe 1920’s??? What do you guys think? Showing before and after cleaning.
  12. RiverJohn

    Customer 1-Oz handful

  13. A friend and customer that lives here in central AZ stopped by the other day to pick up some gear and show off what he has found recently with his GPZ 7000. The area he detects is not known for many large nuggets, but it has produced hundreds of little pieces. Many of the gullies are full of black sand and hot rocks, making them very noisy. The 7000 is great for these spots, and he is cleaning up all those bits that were missed. We didn’t weigh it, but his handful looked to have been close to an ounce…A big congratulations to this hard working prospector! I always love looking at gold, so thanks again for sharing!
  14. Chris Gholson

    Unknown Mineral - Any Ideas?

    Wow, thank you guys for all the great input!!! Dick, I have found a similar looking rock up at Gold Basin, but instead of green it was purple. I once heard flourite as a possibility? Gerard, I really appreciate all the photos. I have not heard of asbesotos in the area, but that doesn't mean its not there. I will do some research on nearby historical claims and see what they list as commodities. Chalcedony appears to be a good possibility. Thank you again!
  15. Hi Chris, My First Guess... it looks like low quality (1) Nephrite Jade or (2) Chalcedony . very similar... in many ways... is there Asbestos deposits in the area? I also notice what looked like some hydrothermal stratification (layering) in the left edge of your photo... maybe (3) Agate Moss Agate? All in all... my first guess is probably closest ... The tables below gives you something to work with... to test your sample... All the best. Gerard (1) Nephrite Jade: ======================================== Chemical Formula Nephrite: Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2Jadeite: NaAlSi2O6 Color White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black, Banded, Multicolored Hardness 6 - 7 Crystal System Monoclinic Refractive Index 1.60 - 1.67 SG 2.9 - 3.7 Transparency Translucent to opaque Double Refraction -0.027 (Nephrite); 0.013 (Jadeite) Luster Waxy, vitreous Cleavage 1 or 2,2 - prismatic. Due to lack of visible crystals, cleavage is rarely observed. Mineral Class Jadeite or Nephrite (Nephrite can be either Actinolite or Tremolite) Fresh cut Nephrite Jade slab: in British Columbia Canada (2) Chalcedony: ======================================== this piece is from South Africa. Chemical Formula SiO2 Colour White, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black, Banded, Multicoloured Hardness 6.5 - 7 Crystal System Hexagonal Refractive Index 1.54 - 1.55 SG 2.63 - 2.65 Transparency Translucent to opaque Double Refraction .009 Luster Vitreous to waxy Cleavage None Mineral Class Quartz (Chalcedony) (3) Moss Agate : ========================================= Chemical Formula SiO2 Composition Silicon dioxide Color Multicolored in banded formation. Colors include white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray, and black. Some rarer forms of Agate are iridescent. Streak White Hardness 7 Crystal System Hexagonal Crystal Forms and Aggregates Agate is a banded microcrystalline form of the mineral Quartz, and does not occur in visible crystals. It occurs in nodules, in massive form, as botryoidal, mammilary, and stalactitic formations, as smooth rounded pebbles, as amygdules, and as the linings of geodes. Transparency Translucent to opaque Specific Gravity 2.6 - 2.7 Luster Vitreous Cleavage None Fracture Conchoidal Tenacity Brittle Other ID Marks 1) Commonly fluorescent, usually green or white. May even show fluorescent banding patterns where some of the bands will fluoresce more strongly than others. 2) Triboluminescent 3) Piezoelectric Complex Tests Dissolves in hydrofluoric acid. In Group Silicates; Tectosilicates; Silica Group Striking Features Banding patterns Environment Agate occurs in all mineral environments, but it is most prevalent in igneous rocks such as basalt. Rock Type Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic Popularity (1-4) 1 Prevalence (1-3) 1 Demand (1-3) 1
  16. Hello Chris, A friend of mine found a similar chunk in the Quartzsite area. Another friend found and slabbed the pictured piece in the Gold Basin area. I too would like to know what kind of rock it is.
  17. some type of quartzite maybe
  18. Hi everyone, I am hoping someone out there might be able to help me identify this rock. It is a beautiful green color, almost like a jade. I have been looking at rocks in the desert for many years, but have never come across this particular mineral before. I don't believe it is related to copper. Any ideas?
  19. Chris Gholson

    Small little patch found - VIDEO!

    Very nice - well done! There's lot of that bird shot out there, but just enough gold mixed in to keep it interesting. Keep it up
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