Reno Chris

New Contest: Can You Recognize Gold?

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I am starting a contest that is about looking at nuggets and then telling where they came from. Some gold districts produce nuggets with certain distinctive characteristics, so that the gold can be recognized as to where it came from. Loads of times I have heard guys say things like "I saw that gold he was finding and I can tell where he got it" - Even to the point of accusing other prospectors of trespassing or claim jumping only based on the appearance of their gold.

Sometimes it does work - Some months back I was talking with a gent at a local GPAA meeting and he was telling me he got some gold at a place which I have also prospected. He showed me a few nuggets, and I sorted them - these look like they came from that place, but these others don't.  He told me I was correct, the nuggets I selected came from the place where we had both worked, but the others came from a different location.  Still, it's not a very accurate or reliable way of determining where some gold came from in my opinion.

Yet perhaps there are guys better at this game than I am, and if you are, then here is your chance to make something out of your skill.  

Nevada chevron gold is about as characteristic as you can get for very unusual looking gold - there is almost nothing like it. I've selected a bunch of nuggets and some are from the Pershing - Humboldt County Northern Nevada area and some are not (the "not" nuggets are all from outside Nevada).  All you have to do is decide if it's from Northern Nevada or if it's not. Yes is from Nevada, no is from someplace other than Northern Nevada. Simple as that. The prospector with the best score wins a free year's subscription to the ICMJ magazine, and free signed copy of my book Fists Full of Gold. If you get all 30 correct, I'll also send you a check for $100 -
but I think my money is safe.

Ties go to the first person to post their answer.  If somehow you recognize a nugget and know where it came from, please don't post about it or tell others - just to be fair (and preserve your advantage!). The contest will run through October 10th, and shortly after that I will post the correct answers and the winner.

 

Just reply to this post with 30 answers of either Yes (from Northern Nevada) or No (not from Nevada). Valid entries cannot be posted on other forums, only on this thread.

1.                         11.                        21.
2.                         12.                        22.
3.                         13.                        23.
4.                         14.                        24.
5.                         15.                        25.
6.                         16.                        26.
7.                         17,                        27.
8.                         18.                        28.
9.                         19.                        29.
10.                       20.                        30.

 

Some Chevron gold from Northern Nevada:
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1.  yes  2. no  3. yes  4. no  5.yes  6.no   7.yes  8.yes  9.yes  10.no  11.no  12.no  13.yes  14.yes  15.yes 16.no  17.no  18.no  19.yes  20.no  21.no  22.no  23.yes  24.no  25.yes  26.no  27.no  28.no  29.no  30.no       

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1. yes                        11.  yes                      21. yes
2. no                         12.  no                        22. yes
3. yes                        13. yes                       23. no
4. no                         14.  no                        24. no
5. yes                        15. yes                       25. yes
6. yes                        16. yes                       26. no
7. yes                        17, yes                       27. no
8. yes                        18. yes                       28. yes
9. no                         19. no                        29. no

10. no                        20. no                       30. no

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1 yes  2 no  3 yes  4 no  5 yes  6 no  7 yes  8 yes  9 no  10 no  11 no  12 no  13 yes  14 yes  15 yes

 

16 no  17 no 18 no  19 yes  20 no  21 no  22 yes  23 yes  24 no  25 yes  26 yes  27 no  28 yes  29 no  30 no

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Fun contest!

 

1.  y                       11.  y                      21.  y

2.  n                       12. y                       22.  y

3. n                        13.  n                      23.  n

4.  n                       14.  n                      24.  n

5.  y                       15. y                       25.  y

6.  y                       16.  y                      26.  y

7.  n                       17,  y                      27.  n

8. n                        18.  n                      28.  y

9.  n                       19.  n                      29.  n

10.  n                     20.  y                      30.  n

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1 yes     11 yes     21 yes

2 no      12 no       22 yes

3 yes     13 yes     23 no

4 no      14 no       24 no

5 yes     15 yes     25 yes

6 no      16 yes     26 no

7 yes     17 yes     27 no

8 yes     18 yes     28 yes

9 yes     19 no       29 no

10 no     20 yes     30 no

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Thanks for the contest Chris.

1. no                       11. yes                  21. no

2. no                       12. no                   22. no
3. yes                      13. yes                 23. no
4. no                       14. no                   24. no
5. no                       15. yes                  25.yes
6. no                       16. yes                  26. yes
7. no                       17.no                    27. yes
8. yes                      18.yes                  28. no
9. no                       19.no                    29. no 

10. no                     20.no                    30. no

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1. y               11.y                                 22.y

                      12.n                                23.n             

                      13.n                                 24.n

                       14.y                                  25.y

                                                                26.n

                        15.n                                 27.n

                                                                 28.y

                                                                 29.n

                                                                  30.n                         Grubstake

                        16.n

                         17.n

                         18.n

                          19.n

                          20.n

                          21.n

2.n

3.y

4.y

5.n

6.n

7.y

8.n

9.n

10.n

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1 yes. 2 no. 3 yes. 4 no. 5 yes. 6 yes. 7 no. 8 no. 9 yes. 10 yea. 11 yes. 12 no. 13 no. 14 yes. 15 yes. 16 no. 17 yes. 18 yes. 19 no. 20 no. 21 no. 22 yes. 23 no. 24 no. 25 yes. 26 yes. 27 no. 28 yes. 29 no. 30 no. Fun times Chris. Thank you.

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I'll bite

 

1=N       16=N

2=Y        17=Y

3=N        18=Y

4=N        19=N

5=Y         20=Y

6=Y         21=Y

7=N         22=N

8=Y         23=N

9=Y         24=Y

10=Y       25=Y

11=N       26=Y

12=Y       27=N

13=Y       28=Y

14=N       29=N

15=N       30=N

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1y        16y

2y         17y

3y          18y

4y          19y

5y         20y

6y         21y

7y         22y

8y         23y

9y         24y

10y       25y

11y       26y

12y       27y

13y       28y

14y       29y

15y       30no

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1. yes      11. yes      21. no

2. yes      12. no       22. yes

3. yes      13. yes     23. yes

4. yes      14. yes     24. yes

5. yes      15. yes     25. yes

6. yes      16. yes     26. no

7. yes      17. no      27. yes

8. yes      18. no      28. yes

9. yes      19. yes    29. yes

10. yes    20. yes    30. yes

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1.       YES                                      11.       YES                                  21.       NO                     

2.       NO                                        12.       YES                                 22.       YES              

3.       YES                                      13.       YES                                 23.       NO         

4.       YES                                      14.       YES                                 24.       NO                 

5.       YES                                      15.       YES                                 25.       YES            

6.       YES                                      16.       YES                                 26.       NO               

7.       YES                                      17.       NO                                   27.       YES           

8.       YES                                      18.       NO                                   28.       NO                               

9.       YES                                      19.       YES                                 29.       NO

10.     NO                                        20.       NO                                   30.      YES   

 

 

Thank you for the opportunity, and the contest.

 

Greg                                                                                                                                                                

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The contest is almost over, and there are surprisingly few entries. Someone is going to win, and I guarantee that if you don't enter, the winner
wont be you!

I will confess that I have collected photos of gold that look like its from Nevada which are not, and photos that don't look like Nevada gold
that actually are. So its not a skill thing as much as you might expect. A big chunk is just the luck of the guess. So do take a look and give
an entry. You will have a reasonable chance of winning even if you are not all that familiar with Northern Nevada gold.
 

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1.Yes                        11.No                        21.No
2.Yes                        12. No                       22.Yes
3.No                         13.Yes                       23.Yes
4.Yes                        14.Yes                      24.Yes
5.No                         15.No                        25.No
6.No                         16.No                        26.No
7.Yes                        17,Yes                      27.Yes
8.No                         18.Yes                      28.Yes
9.Yes                        19.No                       29.No
10.Yes                      20.No                       30.Yes

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1. No 16. Yes

2. Yes 17. No

3. No 18. No

4. No 19. Yes

5. Yes 20. Yes

6. Yes 21. No

7. Yes 22. Yes

8. Yes 23. No

9. No 24. Yes

10. No 25. Yes

11. Yes 26. No

12. No 27. No

13. No 28. Yes

14. Yes 29. No

15. Yes 30. No

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1-yes      

2-no

3-yes

4-no

5-yes

6-yes

7-no

8-yes

9-yes

10-no

11-yes

12-no

13-yes

14-no

15-yes

16-no

17-no

18-yes

19-yes

20-no

21-no

22-yes

23-no

24-yes

25-yes

26-no

27-no

28-yes

29-no

30-no         Thanks Chris-Ive been wanting a copy of your book sooooo when I dont win Ill be buying one-Mike C... :ph34r:

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1-y  2-y  3-y  4-n  5-y  6-n  7-n  8-n  9-n  10-y

 

11-y  12-n  13-n  14-y  15-n  16-y  17-n  18-n  19-y  20-n

 

21-n  22-y  23-n  24-n  25-y  26-n  27-n  28-y  29-n  30-n

 

Sure enjoyed looking at the nuggets.    Whole lot of guessing going on!

 

Thanks for your contest it was fun.  Dick Ward

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1 YES         11 YES     21 NO

2 NO           12 NO       22 YES 

3 YES         13 NO       23 YES

4 NO           14 YES     24 YES 

5 NO           15 NO       25 YES

6 YES         16 NO       26 NO 

7 YES         17 YES     27 NO

8 YES         18 YES     28 YES

9 NO           19 YES     29 NO 

10 NO         20 NO       30 NO

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1.No

2.yes

3.yes

4.no

5.no

6.yes

7.no

8.yes

9.no

10.no

11.yes

12.yes

13.no

14.no

15.no

16. Yes

17.no

18.no

19.yes

20.no

21.yes

22.yes

23.yes

24.no

25.yes

26.no

27.no

28.yes

29.no

30.no

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1.Yes     11.Yes      21.Yes

2.Yes     12.Yes      22.Yes

3.Yes     13.Yes      23. Yes

4.Yes     14.Yes      24.Yes

5.Yes     15.Yes      25.Yes

6.Yes     16.Yes      26.Yes

7.Yes      17.Yes     27.Yes

8.Yes      18.Yes     28.Yes

9.Yes      19.Yes     29.Yes

10.Yes     20.Yes    30.Yes

 

Thanks Chris ... Appreciate your time in putting this together.

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