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    Default Clairmont New Mexico

    Went to clairmont this weekend,a real ghosttown. It used to be a gold town.There is a nice stream below it,and old iron stove parts and stuff laying around everywhere. 19 miles northwest of Glenwood N.M.off US 180 via FR 119.
    Here is a link with some info about it.
    http://www.nmmagazine.com/NMREGIONS/swglenwood.html




    Last edited by Kelly; 08-27-2006 at 04:30 PM.

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    Nice post Kelly! The first picture showing the corner of the cabin...that's some nice construction, and to imagine they did it all with hand tools. It looks like a beautiful site to visit.
    Thanks!

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    Glad you liked it. Here is one more pic.


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    That's a great picture too. Look at the construction at the upper corner of the doorway, pretty clever. Man's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me even with the limited tools available at that time. No battery operated Black and Decker's!

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    Hey Kelly..............Did you do any pannin' in the stream below town? I've been planning on making a GT trip to Mew Mexico, and it looks like this winter it may happen. This one is on my list. Thanks for the photos.........

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    Yes I did one test pan,Got a lot of black sand but no color, Wish I had time to so some more prospecting over there that same stream is miles long and most of it is on forest land. I did get some color in the stream below the catwalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly View Post
    Yes I did one test pan,Got a lot of black sand but no color, Wish I had time to so some more prospecting over there that same stream is miles long and most of it is on forest land. I did get some color in the stream below the catwalk.
    Kelly, when you get the time, would you please post an explanation about the significance of black sand? We've got two never been used pans here, lots of washes and creeks but no clue what to do with them. We were shown how to use the pans, but not what to look for. (greenhorns here)

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    When your panning down your dirt you end up with the heavy stuff in the bottom of your pan,which is manganite, hematite,which is your black sand. It is very heavy like your gold is. So when you end up with black sand in the bottom of your pan you need to carefully pan out the black sand to get to the gold which weighs the most. But just cause you have black sand you won't allways have gold. But it is common with gold. I'll post more on it later.

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    Thanks Kelly. That gives us something to go on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Kelly, when you get the time, would you please post an explanation about the significance of black sand? We've got two never been used pans here, lots of washes and creeks but no clue what to do with them. We were shown how to use the pans, but not what to look for. (greenhorns here)
    Here is a good link with info on gold panning,
    http://www.akmining.com/mine/goldpans.htm

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