Harry Lipke

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  1. The old timers did dig there but not to much depth. Maybe 4 or 5 feet. Little "pickers" in their tailings. 4 or 5 grains. I'm thinking they did not go deep enough. Where they did put their adit was in a strange location.... not related to the intersection and no signs of gold in their tailings. They were in bluestone and the area of the intersection has some igneous material.
  2. Chris.... all the quartz was found in a straight line running straight down a 52 % slope for a distance of 500 feet and about 10 feet wide(further than I thought). I will add that at top upper end of this "line" is a gold bearing quartz vein that runs perpendicular. But, I can't imagine something bleeding downhill that far without spreading out. It is a very uniform slope. no swales to keep it together.
  3. I would say that the "hardpan" is like a hard compressed clay. Can be broken up with a pick. I suspect that it may be several feet to hard bedrock(probably a "bluestone?") Maybe I'll do a little picking. Thanks.
  4. I discovered a piece of quartz with gold while detecting. Further detecting revealed pieces of quartz with gold every 10 or 15 feet for a distance of maybe 300-400 feet. One containing an ounce of gold. All were found in a straight line and not more than maybe 4 to 6 inches deep. This line was running straight downhill. In digging down to try to uncover a vein of quartz, I find a hard pan layer down about a foot. Not the hardrock I was looking for. No signs of quartz. Why are all these pieces more or less lying at the surface? Does gold ever form like this or is there a vein down there somewhere.?
  5. Better check with the District Ranger before building any road.......
  6. Don't have it yet but will.... It is a 5 stamp and all there.
  7. Yes, Chris, I just meant "function" as "in working order". For viewing only, not to crush ore. I do have a jaw crusher for that. I'll check that link out. Thanks
  8. Be nice to have one for display that actually functions. Not to specs.... just functions.
  9. Just wondering if anyone has rebuild any old stamp mills? If so, any pics?
  10. I believe at the operation adjacent to Nome, they are removing 50 feet of overburden and 10 feet or so of pay. Mine in the winter, process in summer.
  11. And what do you do to expose new pay? Where does the overburden go?
  12. Looks like you could throw the switch and it would run! Thanks Leonard.
  13. What is the mat/moss in... river sluice, highbanker, dredge sluice?
  14. Mechanical so it cannot be used for dredging in CA
  15. Just have to say that the Gold Prospect and Mining Summit in Placerville this past weekend was great and thanks to Scott, his wife and their group for putting it on. Thanks again........... till 2018