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  1. Why has ground penetrating radar not been heavily adopted as an exploration tool?
  2. I am enjoying reading these conversations. The presentations of your scientifically measured analysis of trial and error systems that you have and are trying is stimulating to our thoughts. Continue to strive to create a better system for in so doing you may suceed.
  3. What do the icons or symbols to the left of the topic names mean in this forum?
  4. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Thanks for your input on this forum. It is appreciated.
  5. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Geowizard. What you say is true for the existing GPRs that you know about! What I have is totally different in most all ways. Someday I may be able to share more details. The only one prototype unit I have, in existence, is still in R&D. We need to do more field testing and accumulate more documented history of performance before becoming public. Do you have a hard rock mine we could do some testing in? Polling? Doesn't seem like I have any responses yet. What is it worth to you if I could find 100+ oz. of gold for you that you didn't know you have been walking past every day in your mine tunnel?
  6. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Computers have given us the capability to analyze huge amounts of data quickly, to make comparisons between collected raw data input with advanced collection methods, and to display results in near real time. This will give prospectors & miners the ability to perform many tests per day in the field. When the target area being tested is confined and controlled then small minute differences within the data collected becomes apparent where current GPR is to broad and uncontrolled and at best you might see some "contrast" but cannot discern any more that that.
  7. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    I am not working with the 16:1 mine but the prior GPR equipment developers.
  8. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    All responses are accurate as current configured GPR systems don't work. Simple physics makes it impossible. One of the pieces of equipment that was tested, with good results, at the 16:1 Mine in Alleghany I am currently evaluating. It is a new design that overcomes the operational shortcomings of current available GPR equipment. With further testing we may be able to detect specific minerals and metals by their signatures within their home environment. Currently am looking for varied environments to do further testing, so someday we may call it a metal detector too.
  9. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Typing error: Methods for finding . . .
  10. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    I was leaning more on the word "detecting". Maybe then it should be under a new classification: Methods for find gold and other minerals.
  11. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    To the editor: I realize I probably started this discussion in in the wrong place. It should be under the Metal Detecting catagory. Can you move it and then erase this note? Sorry
  12. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Can you use a metal detector inside a hard rock mine or it as worthless as GPR?
  13. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Yes Gold Rush is drama but still fun to watch. What process or mechanics makes GPR different from metal detectors or what makes metal detectors different than GPR?
  14. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Yes that was the episode I saw and was referring to earlier.
  15. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    When I referred to seeing radar, or something like it, being used on Gold Rush it was on a special episode on another miner in Alaska, not the main cast. And I won't put down anyone for trying as they have. I don't knock the old tried and true methods, they are good. But let's not ignore imagination and fail to explore and test new ideas or methods. Like has anyone use drones for maping or photography? What was your experience?
  16. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    Very very helpful information Geowizard. Thanks. Then what high tech technology is available to the modern miner today or has none developed because of the nature of rock, soils, terrains and territories, etc.?
  17. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ground Penetrating Radar

    I don't know much about GPR. Just saw it used on Gold Rush and googled GPR and saw many responses. Asking if anyone out there has more knowledge than me on this topic and would care to share some? If an EDXRF (Energy Dispersive X Ray Flourescense) machine can decipher metals (by sight) why can't a radar (by energy waves) do the same? My poll asks the value the market would pay if someone could develop this type of system.
  18. FreeGoldFanatic

    Bottom Feeder

    Nice fine gold!
  19. FreeGoldFanatic

    Lode Vs. Placer ?

    Definition clarification:What is a correct definition on a Lode mining claim?What is a correct definition of a Placer mining claim?It would seem that the answer is easy and straight forward but consider this:If I have a lode claim that covers some dry river wash and an adjoining hillside and someone else files a placer claim over my Lode claim;1. What area can they legally work?2. Can they work any land in my claim if "I was there first"?3. Can I state that the fine gold, 200 mesh minus fine, in the dry river wash is gold that washed off of the hillside and has come from a lode ore body and therefore is considered lode, even if it is in the dry river wash.4. Can the new comer go up on the hillside and work the soil, without crushing anything, and claim that they are capturing the 200 mesh minus gold therefor they have placer mining rights on my lode claim?5. When can free gold in lode mining claim area be considered placer gold?6. Is free gold always considered placer gold?Thank you to all who help me answer these questions.
  20. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ebay Chinese Jaw Crusher

    Chris. I understand the need for any business to protect its source of revenue and your main source is advertising dollars. I understand the form is not a place to advertise your own product or services. You have a fine magazine and I am not knocking it. I love reading it each month.
  21. FreeGoldFanatic

    Ebay Chinese Jaw Crusher

    Yes Sampson. Unfortunately the desire for advertising fees by this Journal trump open discussion about specific equipment (brand names and models disclosed) that we have or may consider buying. What is needed is a Consumer Reports for Mining Equipment where equipment costs, benefits, advantages, dis-advantages, recommendations, testimonies can be openly discussed and information exchanged between miners.
  22. FreeGoldFanatic

    Hydraulic Giant Article

    Very interesting. I knew nothing of the man but spent many years earning a living Hydroseeding which uses his nozzel invention to shoot seed fertilizers and mulch over 200 ft from our trucks. Good cost effective invention. An article on inventions that improved society in general from gold pan mining engineers would be a good read. Inventions like the telegraph and Pelton wheel to name two. Does anybody know of others?
  23. FreeGoldFanatic

    Definitions Of Icons - Left Of Topic Names

    Yes to question above. And what do star and price tag like symbols mean?
  24. FreeGoldFanatic

    Drywashing Forum Section.

    Great suggestion. That is the only kind of prospecting/mining we do. Even if water is available.
  25. If I had my choice, which I believe I do, which State in the Union would be best to establish a new corporation? Which State offers the best tax advantages? What other things are there to consider? I will be prospecting in several states. What it the best state to set up a Home Office in? Have any of you had to consider these questions? What is your experience or knowledge?
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