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Harry Lipke

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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Got the bug in Is there really a vein here?   
    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.
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Robert Thomasson in Old stamp mills   
    Don't have it yet but will....  It is a 5 stamp and all there.

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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Steve Herschbach in Gold From Old Tailing Pile   
    Irfanview is a free imaging program that I use all the time.  You might look at it.
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Sampson Resouces in Fine Float Gold   
    You may be right on that size?  I never measured it. All I know is that it is small and a lot of it is like paste
    When I put it in a pan I need Jet Dry or it all floats away.
    This was crushed ore.
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Clay in Gold Hog Yukon Mat   
    Geo
     
    I am not looking for a "product endorsement". 
     
    Only if anyone had used it and the results for them.
     
    Just saying that it worked great for them or didn't work in their application I don't believe is going to cause any legal actions...  If it did, there would be no need for these forums....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Jimmy10 in Do I Need A Permit For Hand Powered Sleucing In Idaho   
    I'll agree that the District Ranger is "one" of the governing authorities. But, I see no reason that "any planned use should be discussed with the District Ranger".
    You can certainly prospect AND mine without asking. There are already regulations in place that you can review without going to the District Ranger.
    If the Ranger feels that you are doing something that may have an adverse affect on the forest resources, he/she will require that you file a Notice of Intent.
    I've done the "meet with the Ranger" before and it was a joke. My intent was to sluice an existing pile(probably 50 CY) of creek gravel into an existing hole.(both left by a past miner)
    When 3 vehicles and seven people showed up, I changed my strategy. I told them that I wanted to do some sampling with a shovel and a 5 gallon bucket. Whoa!!! "We need to do a detailed study on each site for arch., cultural, historical, endangered, etc...etc.... And notice needs to be sent to NOOA and it will probably be a year before they can review it".
    Well, I told them we had better get started locating these sites then. (The "5 gallon sampling" was only to get their reaction.)
    The Ranger asked me how many samples I wanted to take. I said "as long as I'm going to have to jump through the hoops, let's do about 500 throughout the claim". He said "500?". I said "yeah, about 500". He paused a moment and then asked if he could talk to his other members. They chatted a few minutes and he came back and said that they felt that I could probably do my sampling without bothering anything. They didn't want to do the "reports" that they had tried to scare me with. No more problems.....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Underburden in Recovery Rates For Hydraulic And Ground Sluice Mines   
    Are you saying that todays recovery methods are only 50% efficient? That seems really low.
    We(todays miners) don't nail wooden slats in the box anymore.....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Jimmy10 in Do I Need A Permit For Hand Powered Sleucing In Idaho   
    I'll agree that the District Ranger is "one" of the governing authorities. But, I see no reason that "any planned use should be discussed with the District Ranger".
    You can certainly prospect AND mine without asking. There are already regulations in place that you can review without going to the District Ranger.
    If the Ranger feels that you are doing something that may have an adverse affect on the forest resources, he/she will require that you file a Notice of Intent.
    I've done the "meet with the Ranger" before and it was a joke. My intent was to sluice an existing pile(probably 50 CY) of creek gravel into an existing hole.(both left by a past miner)
    When 3 vehicles and seven people showed up, I changed my strategy. I told them that I wanted to do some sampling with a shovel and a 5 gallon bucket. Whoa!!! "We need to do a detailed study on each site for arch., cultural, historical, endangered, etc...etc.... And notice needs to be sent to NOOA and it will probably be a year before they can review it".
    Well, I told them we had better get started locating these sites then. (The "5 gallon sampling" was only to get their reaction.)
    The Ranger asked me how many samples I wanted to take. I said "as long as I'm going to have to jump through the hoops, let's do about 500 throughout the claim". He said "500?". I said "yeah, about 500". He paused a moment and then asked if he could talk to his other members. They chatted a few minutes and he came back and said that they felt that I could probably do my sampling without bothering anything. They didn't want to do the "reports" that they had tried to scare me with. No more problems.....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Sampson Resouces in Does Anyone Here Actually Hard Rock Mine?   
    I think this is the one......
    http://www.gpex.ca/smf/index.php
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Sampson Resouces in Does Anyone Here Actually Hard Rock Mine?   
    Not to steer you away but maybe in the right direction, I think there is a hard rock forum in Canada??
    Anyone know what it is?
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from manVSgold in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    You know, some hot rocks you can ID with the GB2 with a flip of the "iron ID" switch. Others you cannot.
    If you are in an area that you have a hot rock "every few feet" and the GB2 will not ID them, I'd be looking at another detector even if it cost a little more.
    I've used GB2's every since they came out(for several years, 5 days a week) and will always use one. I recently bought the AXT and was surprised how quite a PI runs. NO ground! Can't wait until the warranty runs out so I can trim the weight off.
    Many years ago(and I lost it with a computer crash) Steve H. offered a little trick for checking hot areas. As I remember, you were to turn the threshold up all the way. I tried it in one hot area and didn't find anything. I think it was lack gold though.
    Maybe Steve can clarify this....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from MadeInAmericaSC in Trying To Learn The Basics Of Metal Detecting While Also Looking For A New Area To Prospect...a Good Idea?   
    There are tons more small nuggets than there are larger ones. Don't be afraid to have two detectors....
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    Harry Lipke got a reaction from Ronald C in Stay Tuned......seriously   
    John, an update:
    "Just a short update to say that there was no decision made by the court today. The judge explained that she needed a bit more time to study the complaint and the state's response, since the state's response arrived at the last minute.
    She said that she was not comfortable enough with this particular body of law to grant a temporary restraining order today. She wanted to be able to familiarize herself with this particular body of law this evening. She set a continuance for tomorrow July 3 at 1:30pm in the downstairs courtroom.
    Our attorney, James Buchal did a great job. He was able to present nearly our whole argument in an attempt to simply answer a question that the judge asked. His presentation was articulate, professional, knowledgeable and he left no stone unturned in asserting that there was no "emergency" as declared by the state. He even went as far as to show that the only emergency that existed was the one the state imposed on miners and the business community in Siskiyou County and beyond.
    The courthouse was packed, standing room only."
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