The ginseng season is over, for this Spring, and
We do thank you for your business.
"Gold and Diamond" Mining in Indiana.
Will be working the Wabash River Valley
If You Have Large
That Flow Into The Wabash River
Running Water, You
Call us for a "Free"
Demonstration of Our
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST..
Diamond Mining Supplies
"We Find It You Mine It"
I Have Got To Old To Run A 3" With Two
Motors, But The Machine Is A Gold Getter.
If you Live In Wabash, Huntington Region, Willing To Work 5 Days, I Will
show You How. Farm Back Ground Helpful.
It Takes Two To Run The Thing, So Can Bring Your Other Half or Your
Distributor For "Jobe"
Wholesale Gold and Gem Mining Supplies
Available with 2 inch
suction nozzle, 2 1/2 inch suction nozzle or 2
1/2 inch power jet.
Honda 2.5 HP Engine coupled
to a JOBE 95 GPM high pressure aluminum pump.
The revolutionary GOLD
BUDDY 10 X 17 Gold Wedge Sluice. The average
total weight of the complete dredge is 65 pounds
varying slightly depending on configuration.
GOLD BUDDY Uni-Float one
piece flotation system.
#7550 2 1/2 OS Power Jet
#7551 2 inch suction nozzle
#7552 2 1/2 inch suction
The Gold Mining Gold Wheel. Built-in Agitators Vibrate concentrates to
settle gold. Decreases processing time 25%. Self-contained carrying
case. Runs all day on three gallons of water. The entire weight of the
unit is less than 9 lbs including the self-contained carrying case. The
spiral pan is 12 inches in diameter. All components are designed for
rugged outdoor use with no lubrication or maintenance. Runs on 12 volts
DC. The Gold Miner is the only spiral wheel with this gold grabbing
feature. The water volume from the spray bar is adjustable to accurately
remove the black sand and leave you with clean gold.
The GOLD BUDDY 2 Inch Dredge Hibanker Combo is designed around the GOLD
BUDDY 10 inch Magnum Equipment Sluice with it's 4 adjustable leg stand.
The GOLD BUDDY Hibanker Hopper with 2 inch Dredge adapter is attached to
the sluice by the GOLD BUDDY Header Box Adapter making the entire sluice
almost 4 feet long. Powered by a Honda 2.5 horse power, 4-cycle,
gasoline engine on a JOBE 1.5 x 1.25 high pressure pump. The pump and
engine combination weighs only 18 pounds. This unit comes complete with
everything you need for a Hibanker or a 2 inch dredge including 25 feet
of 1.5 inch lay flat hose, 15 feet of 2 inch dredge hose, 20 feet of
1.25 inch pressure hose and all the parts, and clamps
The GOLD BUDDY 2 Inch Dredge is designed
around the GOLD BUDDY 10 inch Magnum
Equipment Sluice with it's 4 adjustable leg
stand. The 2 inch Dredge Header Box is
attached to the sluice by the GOLD BUDDY
Header Box Adapter making the entire sluice
almost 4 feet long. Powered by a Honda 2.5
horse power, 4-cycle, gasoline engine on a
JOBE 1.5 x 1.25 high pressure pump. The pump
and engine combination weighs only 18
pounds. This unit comes complete with
everything you need for a 2 inch dredge
including 15 feet of 2 inch dredge hose, 20
feet of 1.25 inch pressure hose and all the
parts, and clamps.
5" Gold Dredges
Help Wanted, Sales, Part Time
Mining Supplies, Ginseng Seeds. Gold Prospecting Background Preferred
But Will Train If You Live In The
Wabash, Huntington Region,
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Alex, Then, Ayla, Layele My Daughter and Granddaughter
That's Me On Tractor Age 6, Alex Grandson Age 7 and My
Grandfather, George Hunter Taken about
That little girl is going to take me to the asteroid
"Indiana Gold Season Of 08"
Glacial Gold And Diamond Deposit's In Indiana"
The Legend of the Dowagiac Diamond
Wear A Brown County Diamond Ring!
As told to me and my father, by Earl Mesner around 1953.
My fathers Great Uncle was Earl Mesner, whom
Dad said was the very last of the full-blooded Seneca Indians left in Michigan.
He brought some furs over to Dad, who bought both furs and ginseng. We
were sitting out in his car because my Mother didnt allow smoking in the house. Earl
must have been in his eighties at the time, Dad was sitting in the front seat and I was in
the back, I couldnt have been more than ten or eleven at the time. Earl had been
sitting there quiet for several minutes, and he just reached into his pocket and pulled
out a diamond in the rough. As my eyes were spellbound by the brilliance of that stone in
the sunlight, Earl said this is the Dowagiac diamonds little sister. This stone was
about the size of my thumbnail, probably around three carets. He said you should have seen
her big sister. He went on to explain how that during the depression he had the chance to
see the Dowagiac diamond, which was found in the early thirties near the Indiana Michigan
border and weighted 10.875 carets. I asked him "Well how big was its big
sister?" and he said, "the size of a womans fist." He went on to tell
my father and me that as a young man about my age at the time, his grandfather had taken
him to see the "woman stone". It was held in great reverence by the Seneca and
according to the legend gave great powers to the wearer, primarily the power to heal and
the power to destroy.
This has led to a lifelong pursuit of diamond prospecting. Now the total
yield of this endeavor I refer to as the Brown County diamond, which I wear rather proudly
on my right hand. I found the diamond in 1992 in Brown County Indiana, while prospecting
for gold. I saw it in my gold pan. Picked it up, looked at it and threw it over my left
shoulder, just as I realized what it was. I searched for it for several hours, to no
avail. I returned two nights later with an ultraviolet light that I could run off of a
twelve-volt battery. A diamond in the rough will glow under ultraviolet light. I had
no more than turned the light on in the area and there it lay. In the rough it was a shade
over a caret and a half, it cut to a little over one half caret.
Diamonds have been found in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. These
diamonds are the result of glacial movement over kimberlite pipes and laproite deposits.
I usually spent my summers out in
the gold fields of the western states,
but not this summer, I am going to be in Indiana.
Originally as a prospector looking for
the mother lode, but as the years
passed, I found it was much more
interesting to be a mining guide, taking
the weekend prospectors out. The real
enjoyment is in the finding!
Another thing worth mentioning is the real possibility of finding a glacial
diamond while gold prospecting. Over the years, there have been many very
spectacular diamonds found by gold prospectors and other folks in Indiana and
the surrounding states. Some of these weighed several carats and were of very
fine quality. They originated in kimberlite deposits north of the Canadian gold
fields and were transported and fanned out all across this region by the same
forces that deposited gold. Diamonds are not much heavier than your average
rock. They have a specific gravity of around 3.51, but that is enough for them
to occasionally end up in your concentrates. I have found several small ones
myself over the years and I am always on the lookout for them whenever I’m doing
a cleanup. You are probably a hundred times more likely to find a one carat
diamond than you are a one ounce gold nugget in Indiana, so be sure to check
your cons carefully!
One last word of wisdom for my fellow Hoosier prospectors: Myself and others
have worked very hard to legalize gold prospecting in Indiana, and we sure hope
to keep it that way. So if you decide to prospect here, please follow the rules
and help us keep it open for everyone. It saddens my heart to see what has
happened to prospecting out West in recent years. If they are allowed to get
away with that, who knows where or what will be next. There are a few common
sense things that we, as prospectors, can do to keep things running smoothly in
Indiana. By being polite and respectful to property owners, picking up our
trash, filling in our holes and following the DNR’s rules, I think we will be
able to enjoy this American tradition for many years to come, at least here in
the Hoosier state.
There is plenty of gold in Indiana and the Midwest as a whole for everyone, and
I hope anyone who pursues it finds their fortune! Remember, half the fun is in
the hunt and the great memories it brings. Best of luck to you all!