ColoradoProspector   CP Club Membership Info.

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

2 Pages V  < 1 2  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
More pet wood and sep nods
nate
post Oct 13 2017, 11:12 AM
Post #16


Shovel Buster!
***

Group: Members
Posts: 118
Joined: 24-October 15
From: Colorado Springs
Member No.: 121,949



JB, i bought some sand paper to play with the pet wood we found with you back in july. Its a bit more hand work than dropping some rock in a tumbler, but you can save the solar power. Im not very good, but shaping a bit with rough paper then getting down to 400+ for a smoother finish has turned out decent products for me just starting out.


--------------------
Rock: Climb it. Dig it. Build your house upon it.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Denise
post Oct 13 2017, 11:16 AM
Post #17


Master Mucker!
*****

Group: Admin
Posts: 6,913
Joined: 7-October 03
From: Colorado
Member No.: 4



Just a little safety note for working stones even by hand with sandpaper.......Always work stones wet, never dry!!

Safety first!
happy112.gif


--------------------
Education is the key to the future,
and participation opens the door to opportunity.

Discover your prospecting independence & success!

ColoradoProspector.com

Owner/Webmaster
Core team member

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
nate
post Oct 16 2017, 12:55 PM
Post #18


Shovel Buster!
***

Group: Members
Posts: 118
Joined: 24-October 15
From: Colorado Springs
Member No.: 121,949



Yes! I did use water to keep it cool when I was hand sanding. I just forgot to mention it, thanks for having my back!


--------------------
Rock: Climb it. Dig it. Build your house upon it.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
johnnybravo300
post Oct 29 2017, 05:20 PM
Post #19


Rock Bar!
****

Group: Members
Posts: 464
Joined: 13-June 15
From: North Saguache county between Gunnison and Monarch Pass
Member No.: 120,659



I've been working in telluride and Glenwood springs all week but I got back today and my wife had some awesome finds.
She took our son and his wife to the new place and they all collected for a time and found nice pieces. This is her pet wood in the gold pan.
Then on another day she went to the place we havent hunted yet on the other side of the property and found sep nods with better calcite than we've seen so far so that might be promising, and also another pet wood.
We have line of sight from one site to the other so we we're thinking of traversing the hillsides to scan for more. It's almost one mile distance and a big area between but I bet there's more sluffing off somewhere.
Maybe we should start by walking along the bottom of the hills and check the drainages first? It's a huge area but what a great project!
She said the entire area is covered with sep nod pieces and she saw at least 4 intact nodules peeking up at her so we might go hunt this spot tomorrow. If she saw four there might be ten along the trail she was on. The cracks seem to be a little bit bigger than what I've seen so far and you just never know and Im pumped to be finding this stuff.
A couple pics of calcite in sep nods and a pet wood piece from the other new spot that I havent even been to yet. I feel bummed that my wife gets to prospect more than I do but it's awesome she's out there!
I'm having connection issues so I'll work on the pics. I don't know if they will load.
Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image


Attached Image


Attached Image


Attached Image

 


--------------------
Level 2 member -12/25/16
Referral code JL697
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Denise
post Oct 30 2017, 09:46 AM
Post #20


Master Mucker!
*****

Group: Admin
Posts: 6,913
Joined: 7-October 03
From: Colorado
Member No.: 4



She's jamming, Nice finds! signs021.gif


--------------------
Education is the key to the future,
and participation opens the door to opportunity.

Discover your prospecting independence & success!

ColoradoProspector.com

Owner/Webmaster
Core team member

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
nate
post Oct 31 2017, 11:10 AM
Post #21


Shovel Buster!
***

Group: Members
Posts: 118
Joined: 24-October 15
From: Colorado Springs
Member No.: 121,949



Nice stuff! I don't understand the nodules' patterns, but they so seem to be grouped together at times. Ryan and I were out southeast of pueblo this weekend and found a crazy area of nodules. No calcites as big as my first monster, but more in the 1-3" cube range than I've ever seen before. And that was just surface finds.... Hopefully you hit a terrific spot like that! Ryan also found what we thought was a huge chunk of pet wood in a gravel bed. maybe he will post a picture once it's clean.


--------------------
Rock: Climb it. Dig it. Build your house upon it.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
johnnybravo300
post Oct 31 2017, 11:23 AM
Post #22


Rock Bar!
****

Group: Members
Posts: 464
Joined: 13-June 15
From: North Saguache county between Gunnison and Monarch Pass
Member No.: 120,659



Yesterday we were parking the wood truck for the winter so we scanned around and found sep nod pieces around that area too. It's only about 100 yards from camp so maybe I should search closer to home first haha. I didn't see any visible nodules peeking out but they are definitely eroding out from somewhere.
That layer we've found them in seems to span a square mile from what we've seen but who knows really. We've found them on both sides of Big Hill now. I always thought they would be in a thin strip the way you think of a shoreline but they must have sat in the shallows and built up there until the magic happened.


--------------------
Level 2 member -12/25/16
Referral code JL697
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  < 1 2
Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th November 2017 - 01:25 PM