Thanks for the
As to local areas for ore, I live in Wisconsin. The closest silver
mines are in Colorado. We have lead and copper mines but they are
all pretty much closed and have neighborhoods on them now. So I have
to travel anyways or find someone willing to fill a couple of 5
gallon buckets with ore and put on a mailing label. I am just
looking for contact for someone who will call me back.
Even if it is to say no. That would be an improvement.
I have been surprised how hard it is to find someone who is willing
to sell 50 pounds of ore. Gold ore I can understand. Gold is not
cheap and the processing is dangerous. Silver, only costs a few
dollars per ounce and I am going to be paying for the ore and the
shipping. So no net loss to whoever sends me ore. But finding
someone who is willing to even email or write me back has been the
For the stones, I am planning on going in Early April to the park
when it is cool and rainy. The park emails say that more diamonds
are found on the surface after some rain so I am betting that in a
few days, I can find some small ones. My goal will be to gather and
concentrate a bucket of gravel each day there and then carefully
search that when I get home. All I need to find is a.25 point
canhardly gem. That is enough! Something to say I found a diamond.
Having training and better equipment for identifying diamonds then
the average person, I think I have a good chance to find one.
This is a project to be able to say “I did that”. I suspect that the
small silver ring will cost several hundred dollars by the time it
is done. But no one will be able to say my wife does not have a cool
ring with a great story!
Gerald A. Livings