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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    Anyone with the ambition to learn about a few concepts can join others that have become successful at prospecting.
     
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    This information tells us the location.
     
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    Armed with all of the above treasure finding tools, there remains one thing.
     
    Interpretation.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    The only thing better than free software is free DATA.
     
     
    Stay tuned!
     
    - Geowizard 
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    manVSgold reacted to Reno Chris in Buried Treasure!   
    Good information. Google earth is valuable for so many things. I use it to locate roads that are not mapped on USGS topo maps, I use it to see outcrops, and old time hand stacked rocks made by miners slucing gravels.
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    Free software;
     
    My favorite software is free software.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    Another mapping resource:
     
    Interpretation includes maps that give detailed information of geologic structure.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    One important clue is knowing where to look for the maps!
     
     
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Buried Treasure!   
    You can join me in the search for Buried Treasure right here on the ICMJ Prospecting and Mining Journal Forum!
     
    There are clues.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold got a reaction from Geowizard in Closeup 1 Scoop Of The Bering Sea Floor   
    New videos up! Short but eye popping! 
     
     
    1 scoop of the Bering Sea floor

     
     
    Looking for love | Seas Lion comes around daily to get his piece of the dredge hose. He is infatuated with it.

     
     
    Quick peak from aboard the barge.

     
     
    Small cleanup 2 weeks 30 ounces.The season got much better later!

     
     
    Thanks for checking out the video.Subscribe on youtube if you havent already!
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    manVSgold got a reaction from Sampson Resouces in $1000 Gold Within A Year?   
    My research seems to have brought me to the same conclusion as Steve stated above. But i do believe in 20 years, gold will be way way up.I think holding onto my gold is gonna be the best bet for me.
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    manVSgold,
     
    Just curious.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold got a reaction from Geowizard in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    How do you guys feel about the ATX display? Or better put,how do you feel about a digital display Vs. a more (analog?) style display like the ATX has? Do you guys just feel more comfortable with a display that shows all the various things it could be, as well as at what depth it might be found? Some of you old timers are sure to eat me up on this 1. But I used a 350 for a while this summer just because it was the only thing around and I enjoyed using it. Didnt find #&*(^% but it was kind of a fun detector! haha 
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    manVSgold got a reaction from Geowizard in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    Oh and thanks all for the comments and especially geo for his vast writings. So much info but so good! Thanks buddy! I do appreciate it and read it all. haha
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    Bob,
     
    It's an expensive decision!
     
    - Geowizard 
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    manVSgold,
     
    I'm looking forward to seeing your video!
     
    I might add... Good Luck!
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to GoldBellMining in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    I was pinned against sort of this same thing today, I knew I wanted a Fisher Gold Bug,, But 2 or Pro was my question...
     
    I liked the power and the price for the Gold Bug 2, but I found it to be more advanced than I wanted for my first quality detector. I am a novice in every since of the word and I felt I would spend more time fidgeting with the knobs and doing a lot more guesswork than actually metal detecting. So I decided that even though this may be the better machine for finding small nuggets at larger depths, this was not the detector for me.
     
    So I decided on the Gold Bug Pro, which ended up coming with 2 coils, the 5" and 5" x 10" ... I liked the ability to identify the signals and depths visually VS no Display at all on the Gold Bug 2
     
    Being a Noob, I think I made the right choice...lol
     
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide   
    So, with reference to corn starch,
     
    Starch is a carbohydrate.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Eric N in Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide   
    Why is bromine considered green and HCN isn't?
    If bromine is "green" (actually a brown liquid at room temperature), then why not its more active cousin halogens like chlorine and flourine?
    From the article:
    "We have managed (see Fig. 8 and Methods) to convert two scrap gold-bearing alloys containing 58% wt of Au and 42% wt of other metals (Zn, Cu and Ag) into HAuBr4 by dissolving them with a mixture of concentrated HBr and HNO3 as the etchant solution."
    At the bottom of the cited article is a great comment by Melvyn Lintern especially re: aqua regia (HCl and HNO3).
    Green?
    Did anyone read the editorial policy for Nature Communications? I did.
    Nuf said.
    However thanks for the interesting post.
    eric
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide   
    manVSgold,
     
    That is an excellent post!
     
    A remarkable work of science and well presented!
     
    Cool!
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold got a reaction from Geowizard in Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide   
    I've seen this pop up in the news here and there.Using cornstarch to isolate gold.Has anyone had any experience with this?Does anyone have the ability or knowhow to test this?Came across this article today and started thinking about it again.
     
     
    Cornstarch Replaces Cyanide In Clean New Gold Extraction Method
    Researchers at Northwestern University recently stumbled upon a solution that uses cornstarch instead. It involves some complex chemistry, but it's cheap, biologically friendly and nasty-ingredient-free.
     
    Led by Sir Fraser Stoddart, a chemistry professor at Northwestern, the team discovered this method by accident when looking for something else. A postdoc named Zhichang Liu was trying to make three-dimensional cubes out of gold and starch, aiming to use them as storage containers for gases and small molecules. But a liquid mixture of dissolved gold-bromide salts and a starch-derived sugar didn't form cubes, it formed needles. This was strange, so the team decided to try to replicate it and tested different forms of sugars.
    Alpha-cyclodextrin, a cyclic starch fragment with six glucose molecules, is the best way to isolate gold, they found. "Zhichang stumbled on a piece of magic for isolating gold from anything in a green way," Stoddart says in a statement. The spontaneous bundle of needles is made of thousands of nanowires, each 1.3 nanometers in diameter, which contain a charged gold atom inside four bromine atoms.
    The interaction between the starch fragment and the gold allows the precious metal to be selectively recovered from other materials, including platinum, palladium and others. The researchers already developed a process to isolate gold from scraps, and they hope this will lead to an environmentally friendly, cheap way to recover gold from anything. The research is published in Nature Communications.
     
    Read more here.
    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/cornstarch-replaces-cyanide-clean-new-gold-extraction-method
     

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    manVSgold reacted to chickenminer in 7.7 Ounce Gold Crystal   
    I would not mind finding a beauty like this!
     
    http://www.hngn.com/home/news/services/print.php?article_id=28887
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    manVSgold reacted to Steve Herschbach (Inactive) in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    My Gold Bug 2 is one of my favorite all time detectors. That said, some place you just need a PI detector. If the area is bad run the GB2 in disc mode and if that does not shut it up then a PI may be the only solution. If I had to have a PI on a budget I would be looking for a used Whites TDI SL for under $1000
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    manVSgold reacted to Geowizard in Lode Vs. Placer ?   
    It sounds like you are in the middle of a legal conflict.
     
    - Geowizard
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    manVSgold reacted to Dan in Detector Purchase A Must.   
    I have used most of them myself. Some more than others, but i still fall back to the Gb2. I have just had such great luck with it. I also run a GP extreme for my PI detector. I really do love both of them. The extreme isnt quite up to par with the new PI's, BUT with todays coil technologies, it is great. The Gb2 is my personal favorite though. Good luck on your search.
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