David Wiseman

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David Wiseman last won the day on June 16 2014

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  1. Sample all the quartz veins and stringers.Check all the gold you find with a loupe to see how rough it is and if any minute pieces of quartz remain on the specks.Crush up and pan out the samples
  2. When you put the coil over gold you'll find it.Headphones will help greatly.
  3. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=worth+of+quartz+crystal+clusters Likely, it would be an easy to sell item at the Quartzite flea market when the snowbirds arrive.
  4. Cube of pyrite...
  5. Often you'll find a few colors or a tail of gold first when sampling quartz veins or stringers,while looking for pockets.A metal detector won't pick up fine gold.If there was a small pocket of gold two or three feet inside the wall rock or back would your detector pick that up?One could easily leave a pocket or small species behind if your just using your detector....and just because there was a gold mine.that does not imply that the mine made any highgrade ore..or even free gold for that matter.I've sampled hundreds of veins over a period of 35 years and even when a vein shows color,it often stays that way....on the other hand I've had veins that only showed a few colors and eventually made a small pocket.
  6. RD was Richard Delahanty,also known on the forums as RD of Indio.We PM'ed each other many times when I was detecting with a GMT some years ago.Doubt if he needed his initials on a rock for posterity.His good will to share knowledge and his expertise at detecting in the desert are his legacy...even though many newcomers don't know about him.
  7. This fire is burning out of control in my county(Calaveras) in California.It has burned over 65,000 acres so far and containment has dropped from 20 percent to 5 percent.Most of the county is in private property and the BLM ground that's open is very hard to get access to.Alot of it is landlocked.Lot's of small communities here about have mandatory evacuations and others are on standby.Even if you know people in this county it's very difficult to get access to any ground to prospect.
  8. Does anyone ever sample those quartz veins?
  9. Homefire,couldn't tell you about the channel 91 thing.Before the trouble it was set on channel three,now it only works on AV input channel 91.You could ask that ? on that forum.
  10. With the great help of the members of satellite tv website and luck I got it going again.For some reason my old RCA TV has to be set to AV input channel 91.Antway I pushed the sliding switch at the top of the DirectTV remote all the way right to the TV setting,pressed menu and channel 91 and it came back on.Then returned the switch to the directTV logo on the far left and it was back on.Thanks for the supplies.
  11. My directTv has been out for a day,just get snow on the picture and some volume.It's an old RCA TV.Tried everything suggested on the web..any answers?
  12. Thanks people....
  13. The lid with the Chinese writing may be from an opium tin.
  14. Tie pin...A topper for a walking cane was usually made from a quartz gold specie.
  15. Uncle Ron,type into Google ...pictures of Arizona silver ore...I can't post links on this site for some reason.