weaver hillbille

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    cattle,soil mineral profiles,horticulture, wild russian hogs, bbq, "granitoidlian bouldercitacaeaous shinylicious baublite",Bellekeno,

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  1. NO, I'm all wet, as I have no real world experience with a detector, I just read a lot. AS they say, "gold is where you find it" and, "assay, assay, assay"... XRF samples cost (me) $15 after I reduce to a powder in a mortar/pestle. But an assay, can be done other ways- dry panning in the field/ by sight( if' you've the background/experience to go on to recognize good ore).
  2. chrisski: Posted November 13 · Report post "I'm putting a picture of a Dike I'm looking at. It's about 2 miles long with many shafts dug into it and workings along the way. Supposedly this area has gold, copper ore, and muscovite."................................................................. .................................................. Perhaps you found some intersecting/crosscutting veins down parallel to the drainage shown in the pictures? THe drainage being a zone of weakness( erosion) possibly following a natural joint plane in the bedrock/countryrock. A google earth view may bring any natural jointing/faulting into better focus that may be crosscutting the dike. But then you were already on that track looking for placer down in the gullies
  3. What I posted is pretty basic- just have to let your mind take the place of the intrusion(dike) cracking into the country rock well below the surface, eons ago,, as well as the stresses involved that created similar , parallel features in the vicinity. The surface topography, present day, is a charade, a mask, compared to when it originated. When you find a piece of float/"placer" baublite (or better) near such a feature, it can be helpful to note the inclination of the dike( is it overhanging one way or the other) as well as the strike, in order to understand better where there may be a better chance of finding more goodies(( in parallel to the main feature( or not)). Maybe the float is found well away from it( or only concentrated very close). Maybe the float is also found at depth( or just on the surface- hence the term, "float"). I am ignoring talk/discovery of the actual load veins in the dike that may be right under your nose. That is to obvious ,and there are many others , more qualified than me to hold forth on that subject... From the following Preston Vickery- pocket hunting for gold link mentioned somewhere in this forum some time ago: "...The story begins thousands, maybe millions, of years ago. First, the earth splits, forming cracks and fissures. These fissures form an intricate structure of veins that sometimes reach a hundred miles across the earth’s surface. A second movement of the earth, such as an earthquake, is required to create the right conditions for gold to form within this system of cracks. If this second movement occurs, an “intrusive” can be formed, allowing chemicals and minerals to enter the crack. Gold forms if the right chemicals and minerals are present in the right concentrations. “Gold is just a quirk in the way nature works,” says Vickery. “All it is, is a big break in the earth’s surface. These cavities are usually cracks that develop into veins. Small veins sometimes pocket-out into kidneys. These fill up with solutions and sometimes gold is formed.” These “kidneys” or “pockets” along the cracks in the earth are what Vickery looks for when he hunts for gold. He says that it is possible to predict the location of these pockets by visualizing the structure of cracks in which gold has a chance to form, or “make,” as Vickery says. These pockets of hardrock gold do not usually contain as much gold as the main vein that the old-timers mined, but 30 or so ounces of gold is nothing to sneeze at. These cracks in the earth’s surface, which develop into veins, usually form along parallel lines, all traveling in roughly the same direction. To find the pockets of gold, Vickery extends the boundaries of his search area away from the historical diggings. He tries to visualize the system of cracks that gave the gold places to “make.” Many small pockets of gold could have formed along this system of cracks, sometimes up to 500 or more feet away from the original outcropping. “You go in the area where gold has already been found. Then you look for the way the structure (of veins) is running,”Vickery says. “You just try to put yourself in the area where gold has a chance to’ make.’” “Smaller veins that formed parallel to the main vein were difficult for earlier generations...(snip)"
  4. I understand that the coils can't get any lighter, but the battery could be packed away in a daypack, couldn't it? I'm surprised no one has made this an aftermarket goodie...
  5. I don't doubt the need for better designed harnesses to take the load off. I've swung my share of weedwhackers/brush blades,in the past, and suffered elbow and forearm lumbago because of it.
  6. Is it possible that putting the 7000 powerpack in a fanny pack or daypack( hooked via coily umbilical to the swingythingy ) would help? It would change the CG, I'm sure some adjustments would need to be made for that.. But it would take some weight off the swinger( arm) . The 10Ah battpack can't be all that light... I don't see it as an accessory...
  7. I think money would be better spent financing some gravity control propulsion researchers /physicists from Martin Marietta and Lockheed and get them to work on the coils.
  9. I'd hate for a young prospector to be confused if they googled the wrong spelling. I suppose both can be interesting, in their own way. BRitish english's definition/denotation of "dyke"(( nowhere near the slang( connotation) in the pic above)) is a dam or wall built to keep out water- which is closer to your meaning( but not of geologic origin). To be sure, dikes are interesting. Imagining the forces involved to create them (the forced intrusion of new material under great pressure into country rock), looking for crosscutting veins in the dike where goodies may have concentrated/pockets created ,and hunting parallel/pocket veins to the strike of the dike( well away from it the dike itself ), all add up to an interesting and addicting obsession. Imagine how much country rock may have eroded away to expose it( sometimes many thousands of feet above the present exposure), along with the great amount of dike material that also has eroded along with it. If anything, you should find some nice baublite around it as "float".
  10. I think this (was) a dyke What you've prospected is a dike. Entirely different critter. Just sayin'
  11. Arctic DAve:"A resource development friendly administration would be a welcome change. " THat is the wise move as mining is THE SOURCE of true wealth in this world. WHether it's mining sunshine, rain, and soil( via farming, animal husbandry) or mining raw materials with heavy equipment or a drill rig, all start that train in motion.
  12. I know, that's what I found, doesn't change the relativity much. ........ If we got rid of the electoral college it would allow the Left COast and densely populated EAst Coast States/cities rule the elections- which is just what the FOunding Fathers didn't want.
  13. I suppose it all depends on the sources of info you're looking at. She certainly raised( and spent) a ton more than he did. Drain the Swamp! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/election-2016-campaign-money-race.html?_r=0
  14. If that's so, then why didn't Hitlery win as she out spent him at least 4-1?