Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

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Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

Postby SwordfishMining » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 pm

KJ wanted me to share the Photo I just posted on Facebook. I've been busy. This is me prospecting outcrops while out staking claims for an outfit around the ones they are picking up from me & mine. The Wedding Ring Mine. AKA Climax Copper and others since the 1800s and recently as Denio copper minerals. Some people just parrot books without checking claim status like a resident can. I can do friend digging! Call me for an appointment just like seeing Virgin Valley with a resident. Minerals by weight not hours, other than a minimum to be there say $50 for the first 5 gallon bucket and 3$ a lb after that. Tonnage is available commercially of mine run, not hand cobbed vein.
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South

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West

That white spot at the bottom of the Fault Scarp is Denio where I live. The low hills in front of me are the copper claims being purchased for future development and have been drilled finding copper and silver all the way to the bottom of the hole. Along with that entire low hill in front of this to the left. Note this has always been claimed even as the CONVICTS slander site directs people to come take it from claims.
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Some of the Chrysocholla ore from the breciatted vent area

Chrysocholla coating part of Copper-silver sulfide mineralization which is related to quartz-feldspar pegmatite dykes and associated quartz veins within biotite-hornblende porphyry orogeny system deposit. Yahoo! They proved this deposit has deep legs on it and is 12 km long and they think it could be another "Sleeper" Mine. They also claimed up the Bonita Project area along with the other old copper mine and gold prospect between there and me besides another huge find in Canada and a gold system by Round Mtn. Be years down the road before we see it mined, but they are doing deep exploration this spring across all the area for the first time.
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My hole I just left.

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A slice of the vein. Other places the metal soaks in up to a few inches.
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load of rough

It doesn't fly out of the ground. You're lucky to find thick pods of Amazonite or Ajoite some combination stuff in Felspar where it widens out, instead of just being soaked into the two sides of a vein still attached to the rest of the planet. Then you get lucky and have chysocholla faces on cracks or lumps of ore from the center of vugs. Its a sulphide and crumbly not hard metal.
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I gave a box away for some cabs which are still coming back. Steve dropped off a riker full for me at Quartzsite. This a pic of the variety it cuts. Not treated.

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Lots worse commutes. This is 10 miles from home.

Druzy Gem silica is being elusive as is any thick chrysocholla, but rockhounds have been at the place for decades. Idiots who can't do research still online send people to trespass on purpose. It is in more than one old book as it was a big surrounding area from the two old mines on either end. Rockhounds tho' are like fleas on a widespread metal deposit, like I have been, and all ya should do to them is help them on their way to where they are allowed to collect and are not going to be buried under an unstable stope slab underground.
Oh Well, business hours have started and I'm off and running.

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Re: Johns Green Stuff

Postby PinkDiamond » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Nice going, John, and thanks for showing us the area and some of your finds. I love the terrain in your area, and I'm so happy to hear they're going to start doing some excavating this spring. You've got some gorgeous color there, and I hope there's a good demand for it. Way cool! :)
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Re: Johns Green Stuff

Postby SwordfishMining » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 am

The cuter stuff, surface wise. This area was brecciated quartz with surface encrustation and crack penetration.
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Postby kjsspot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:41 am

I'm just in love with that first photo! It's a great composition!
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Re: Johns Green Stuff

Postby SwordfishMining » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Thanks. You'd see more if i didnt have to resize the RAW files from the panasonic I use.

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Re: Johns Green Stuff

Postby PinkDiamond » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Wow, John, you've got some great color there. That's some gorgeous stuff you're finding. :!:
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Re: Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

Postby SwordfishMining » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:52 pm

Thanks Pink. I can't wait to see what else comes out of the pit when they make it from the deep deposits. There are tourmalines in the dikes 12 km away. Maybe they will get into some pockets like we saw over in the Jackson Mtns. Not that they ever got written up LOL.

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Re: Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

Postby PinkDiamond » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:31 am

The ones that don't get written up yet should be the least scabbed through, right? So even though we're not talking about our favorite, opals, I still say go for it if you have access to them. Do you know what colors they have dug up so far? After all, tourmaline does come in pink. :mrgreen:
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Re: Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

Postby SwordfishMining » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:53 am

Most of what I have seen around here is schorl like over by Pearl Camp; dark green and embedded in quartz or massive by the old tungsten mine. Other than a couple small points Leah & I found that seemed too clear and big for being epidote, but I never figured out what exactly they were & we could not find a smoking vein, just float downhill on the face of the mountain.
One of the ranchers grampa gave a killer one to Teddy Roosevelt he had found while logging up here and was POed when they gave it to a lapidary & cut it up for jewelry for them instead of putting it in the Smithsonian, so he took the site to his grave with him is how the story goes.
One of the cutest things Ive seen from around here is optical Quartz points overgrown on free copper leaves on the matrix it grew on, if it was not gold and there is a lost Rutile mine out here too. There are some Smoky Crystals down in the Ashdown up stope 13 but I never saw a decent plate come out, just little vugs in the altered zone.

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Re: Johns Green Stuff Fee digging

Postby PinkDiamond » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:11 am

Wow, the optical quartz on copper is a new one to me. I'd love to see one if you have any, or can get whoever found it to share a pic with you that you could post for us. Way cool! 8-)
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