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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    That's funny you say that as I've often wished I'd had a pan where I've gone hunting here on the peninsula. Is it true that it's usually a good sign there's gold where you find a lot of black dirt, or is that just an old wives tale?
    I had the same black dirt question. I found a few hundred yards of it but then I found heavy human sign, my guess is they were fishing or family camping... Anyway I wanted to make that my first place to try but I need to learn a lot before I dive into it

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    Not necessarily black dirt but black sand and gold are often found together.
    Black sand concentrations are usually made up of heavy minerals. Hematite, magnetite, wolframite, etc.
    So having concentrations of those heavy minerals usually means that if there are other heavy minerals like gold nearby it will become trapped in the same areas.
    Not all black sands have gold. Not all gold is found with black sands.
    But if there is gold there and black sands there they will often be found together.
    Since there is normally more black sands than gold in a given deposit we often see those first.
    Heavy thick layers of black sands on the beach in a gold bearing area like ours can contains gold.
    Just be careful of existing mining claims even on the beach.
    If your interested I have a DVD that explains the basics of gold and gold mining very well that I could loan to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez View Post
    I got held up at work and forgot about the meeting, I'll put it on the calendar for Dec and hopefully see you then
    There is a meeting tonight.
    Kenai legion hall upstairs at 6pm.
    Maybe Yoy can make this one.
    Anyone is welcome to attend.
    It is free but we do raffle off some mining gear and gold at every meeting so bring some cash for raffle tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    There is a meeting tonight.
    Kenai legion hall upstairs at 6pm.
    Maybe Yoy can make this one.
    Anyone is welcome to attend.
    It is free but we do raffle off some mining gear and gold at every meeting so bring some cash for raffle tickets.

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    Thanks but I'm working. With more notice I may have been able to swing it

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