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Post  California on Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:06 pm

We are finally getting some nice weather here in the Sierras of California. We have had on and off rain since December of last year which has reduced my hunting time considerably. Not only that the roads are slippery and I would risk getting stuck or worse sliding down into a creek or ravine. Took the 4500 out with my Evo coil for a nice short 4 hour hunt and worked some placer along a creek....dug about 32 pieces of iron trash and bullets when finally the yellow glimmer of gold showed itself to me...a nice little flat pie
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Post  joe82 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:06 pm

good on ya mate well done T06

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Post  deutran on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:45 pm

Nice find California interesting piece.
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Post  GemQ on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:36 am

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I was in California and Nevada with the family in September and the place was in drought with fires closing areas. Sounds like the weather has done a 360 big time. Loved my time there especially Yosemite and Death Valley. Nice piece and hopefully the rain will bring some new ground to life.
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Post  California on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:30 am

Thanks fellas,

GemQ,

Glad you enjoyed California and Yosemite....as a matter of fact I live just outside of Yosemite...and hunt the lower Sierras. We finally got the rains we desperately needed..cant say just yet we are out of drought, but a few more years of good rain and snow pack will do us some good. As far as fire, its pretty common...California is known for fires, quakes, mudslides....and a lots of fruits and nuts...primarily in san francisco .
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Post  Wombat on Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:13 am

Nice one California. What did it come in at ???
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Post  California on Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:48 am

WomBat,

It came in at .99 grams after the dust was cleaned off....not a biggie but still nice.
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Post  geof_junk on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:56 am

At least it is double figures, far better than one gram Laughing
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Post  California on Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:17 am

geof-junk,

That's what I thought too..scored three day after at 6.15 grams and today another double digit one..at .48 grams !! cheers
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Post  geof_junk on Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:19 am

California wrote:geof-junk,

That's what I thought too..scored three day after at 6.15 grams and today another double digit one..at .48 grams !! cheers

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Post  Mark on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:29 pm

Hi California,
Nice looking bit of gold there.
Just wondering what is the purity of the gold over your way ?
In Victoria where I am the gold is around 95% pure and in Western Australia its around 85% pure.
(And yes, I know it varies from place to place but these are my average numbers)
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Post  California on Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi Mark,

I Have one of those electronic gold testers and periodically test some of my nuggets from various sites. So far I have found gold nuggets that are running at 18 Karats or 75% purity, highest was around 95% which actually surprised me. But in the States..regardless of purity you will get minimum spot for all your nuggets and much more for larger ones
if you chose to sell some of the gold you find.
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Post  Axtyr on Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 pm

Nice little piece there California.

I've been away for 2 weeks and a little disappointed with the very few posts that have been written up, maybe it's been too hot out there.
Good luck with the wet conditions.

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Post  California on Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:21 am

Thanks Axtyr,

Yup sure would like to see more posts....but like you said heat could be a factor. Our rains finally stopped and I am looking forward to hitting the old patches with my new Detech 15 " spiral wound coil that should be arriving in a few days. I also got the Detech 8" DD round for the trashy areas...when I get a chance to use the large 15" spiral wound I will post the results.
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