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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 14:08    Post subject: Derricks gold finds  

My finds from and old mine in the kirkland lake area


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Gold on Quartz
Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4cmx3cm
...old Wright Hardgrave Mine. More high grade gold.thick grains
 Viewed:  22886 Time(s)

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Gold on Quartz
Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4cmx4cm
...old Wright Hardgrave Mine
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 14:17    Post subject: More of my finds..Derrick  

Gold in quartz....a few blobs of gold..it runs all around this rock


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Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
12cmx8cm
...old Wright Hardgrave Mine
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 14:59    Post subject: More of my finds..derrick  

More gold from the same area


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Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
3cm x 2cm
...old Wright Hardgrave Mine
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 15:10    Post subject: Re: My finds  

Hi Derrick, welcome to FMF

Before to continue publishing your posts please read carefully A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 15:21    Post subject: Re: My finds  

sorry just didn't understand how to insert more of my pictures..Derrick
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 15:41    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

more high grade gold


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Gold on Quartz
Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4cmx3cm

Gold in quartz
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 16:03    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

One more of my finds.


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Gold on Quartz
Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
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Gold in molly and quartz
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 16:30    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Nice butter colour..


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Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 16:31    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

more high grade gold


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Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
2.5cmx3cm

Gold in molly and quartz
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 16:33    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Small vein


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Wright Hardgrave Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 16:51    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Hi Derrick,

You can publish up to 15 photos in a one message. In other case the Last Postings box gets full.

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 18:51    Post subject: The information of the gold that I'm finding and the mine  

One evening in July 1911, Hargreaves became lost while hunting for rabbits. He fired a shot to attract the Wrights' attention. Wright walked towards Hargreaves and stumbled across a quartz outcrop. It was almost dusk, but he could see free gold in reddish feldspar porphyry. The next day, they staked three claims, two of which turned out to be directly on the fault line of the area. The partners staked more claims over the following weeks. This initial discovery was the first rich find that established the Kirkland Lake camp.

Soon after the claims were made, the partnership ended. Hargreaves needed to support his wife, so he sold his interest in the claims. Wright was single. He held onto his interest, despite a lack of funds and harsh conditions. He was determined to hold and work the claims.

The ground staked by Wright and Hargreaves eventually became three mines: Sylvanite, Lakeshore and Wright-Hargreaves. The gold extracted from these three mines totaled 13.5 million ounces. Wright had sold the claims that became Sylvanite to Harry Oakes in exchange for Lakeshore property, shares in the mine and a vice-presidency. The mine for which Wright is best known is the one that bears his name, the Wright Hargreaves.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2013 03:56    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Thank you for sharing your exiting finds + the story behind the site.
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2013 12:33    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Anytime..this is a great site to share and learn..Derrick
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2013 15:53    Post subject: Derricks gold finds on august 1st  

I went out digging today and found these rocks


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Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
8 x 10 cm

Same piece of ore
 Viewed:  22239 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
8 x 10 cm

Gold ore
 Viewed:  22245 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4 x 4 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22254 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4 x 4 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22244 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
3.3 x 4 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22228 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
5 x 4.5 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22209 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
6 x 7 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22202 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
3.2 x 3 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22219 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4 x 4 cm

Gold in molly and quartz
 Viewed:  22223 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 03:20    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

New find on an old mine


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Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
2.5cmx3cm
 Viewed:  21385 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
2.5cmx3cm
 Viewed:  21393 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
8cm x8cm
Gold ore
 Viewed:  21398 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
8cm x8cm
Gold ore. Same sample on the side
 Viewed:  21402 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
8cm x8cm
Gold ore. Same sample on a different side
 Viewed:  21378 Time(s)

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 Description:
Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
2cmx2cm
this mine was at 4oz a ton
 Viewed:  21399 Time(s)

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Gold
Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
3cmx3cm
 Viewed:  21385 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 03:26    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Sorry more pics


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Wright Hardgraves, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
4cmx4cm
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 05:03    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

Are you using a metal detector to find these specimens? Nice gold.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 12:15    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

No we are just picking them up near an old mine,,,just by eye.....and thanks ,the mine was full of high grade ore,,,makes it easy to find
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 12:42    Post subject: Re: Derricks gold finds  

I think if you were to use a metal detector like a Fisher Gold Bug with a 6.5" coil, you would find a lot more specimens. There's probably a lot you can't see that a metal detector would pick up easily.
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