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Author Topic: Macro shots of small gold  (Read 35774 times)

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Offline NS Gold Seeker

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #130 on: October 10, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »
I like the design ykplacer, would work well on the beach,
plenty of water nearby for pouring.  What is the
carpet?  Can you cut this to size?  Looks like I could
use that sampling bucket.  Almost like the old cradling.

Thanks, I will look into this closer.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #131 on: October 15, 2017, 08:02:44 AM »
Oct 14th outing,
great day, hit a pocket of
organic material, like peat,
roots and next to chopped
up outcrop.  Mined there all day.

Waiting for fines to dry.

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #132 on: October 15, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »
Fines dried, good day overall.

3.06 YTD
10.63 LT


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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #133 on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:37 PM »
Ditto that.Luck,Mcbain.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #134 on: October 17, 2017, 08:27:22 AM »
I am very impressed!  NS, I also agree that this gold has very good character . . . tumbled just enough to take the edge off but not so much that they all look the same.  It surely it must be pretty cold back East right now and yet look at what you're still pulling out! Very cool man!!!

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #135 on: October 17, 2017, 01:15:11 PM »
Thanks Newbie101, McBain and Deadwood,

We are having the warmest October on record out east, it is still in the teens every day,
expecting 20 degrees C this weekend, will be out again Sat.  Yes the gold tumbles in the wave action,
I notice the gold out west is flattened, and usually oval, here it is more rugged.  Really good season.

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #136 on: October 17, 2017, 07:46:54 PM »
Hi.N.S. the gold in the west for the most part has been  pounded and ground by glaciers and river rocks.What you are getting even though worked by tides etc. is not  enough action too  change the shape of the gold you are getting.There is a source out there somewhere.A lot of my find gold is much like yours.It has not moved far from the source.Problem is the source is not on my claim.Luck,Mcbain.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #137 on: October 17, 2017, 09:17:38 PM »
WHAT?! NS it sounds like you said that you got this gold from a beach deposit. Really? The larger piece just seems too big to end up with sand on the beach.. lemme look at that again . . . . .

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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #138 on: October 18, 2017, 12:50:33 AM »
NSGOLD's beach has the lode veins cropping out right at the beach. That is why the gold looks like it does.
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Re: Macro shots of small gold
« Reply #139 on: October 18, 2017, 02:18:53 AM »
Yes the leads were mined up to the 1940's, you can still see the wood frames for the adits.
Some spring water flows out of the shafts into the ocean water.  So the gold did not travel far.
The beach is not a typical sand beach, it is mostly boulder/cobble with sand and gravel, hard clay down
about 6 inches.  Wave action changes the beach with heavy waves and tides.  Moves stuff
around like a big shaker table at a slant.  Beach gold out west is finer I'm sure mixed with sand. 
I am on the outcrops that produced some of the gold so Beav is correct.

I'm finding finer gold in the flats where waves are crashing, and coarser gold toward the land,
in the outcrop cracks and between rocks and traps on the beach.
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