My new/old hobby

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My new/old hobby

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Prospecting.
Anyone interested?
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uglyamerican wrote:Prospecting.
Anyone interested?
only if I can use eBay :D

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For thumbs?
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uglyamerican wrote:Prospecting.
Anyone interested?
if you weren't so far away i'd come and have a go.
may soon be getting demoted to the ugly corner
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uglyamerican wrote:Prospecting.
Anyone interested?

What for gold? There's gold in them there hills
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Did a little gold panning in Wales many moons ago. I got some tiny bits but not enough to retire on.

Would love to try it again on a stream known for its gold.
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uglyamerican wrote:Prospecting.
Anyone interested?
Whoah TJ....you mean like for the hells's angels??
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RF jockey wrote:
uglyamerican wrote:Prospecting.
Anyone interested?
Whoah TJ....you mean like for the hells's angels??
=)) =)) =))

er, he is wrong, right Tua... :?
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For gold folks.
I'm a real novice when it comes to panning for gold, and I gotta do something to stay out of trouble.
I have several sources (14) to start with and all have started to produce nearly a gram (.900gms) of 22-24k. :ymparty:
To give you an idea
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this is a 10 inch diameter pan
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and now I bought this
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Would you like to see my updates?
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There gold in the Ochil hills just to the north of me, so if TUA ever feels like coming over to the UK, here is a link to some gold panning sites.

THARS GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS :D
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When I start to pan out $1,000 a weekend I'll bring the girlfriend.
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If I really thought I could find some, I would give it a go. I'm going to have a look when the weather warms up at a couple of sites. too frigging cold to go tramping up there.
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
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I bought seven classifiers, of different sizes. They range from, 1/4th, 1/8th, 1/12th, 1/20th, 1/30th, 1/50th, and 1/100th of an inch.
these are examples,

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mine are of this type, which fits right over a five gallon bucket.

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So after panning my this sample (and removing the gold I've found) that I've been PRACTICING with for a few months now, I find this. The dime is for comparison purposes only.

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What do you think?
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thats good m8 how much is it worth ?
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rf ro wrote:thats good m8 how much is it worth ?

$35 !
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That little lump of gold is $35?! I have a colt .45 1911, that is one of only 500 made by Socom. (Airsoft, only fires 6mm BB's) It says on the box, that is covered in 24k that is worth $30 pmsl puts my gold plating into perspective lol
There comes a point...

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EO wrote:That little lump of gold is $35?! I have a colt .45 1911, that is one of only 500 made by Socom. (Airsoft, only fires 6mm BB's) It says on the box, that is covered in 24k that is worth $30 pmsl puts my gold plating into perspective lol
as it should!
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