metal detecting old tailing piles
Last Post 09 Sep 2015 04:30 PM by PAUL STRAUB. 7 Replies.
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MIKE DOUGHTYUser is Offline
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06 Sep 2015 10:42 AM
    we are getting great gold from this tailing pile in California. every time we go we get good gold. 28 grams in a day and a half
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    06 Sep 2015 07:47 PM
    Nice lode there. I guess this why the old timers tell us to work tailings piles. If younfind the right one it can really pay off.
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    06 Sep 2015 09:35 PM
    find the gold is half the battle, then crushing and panning
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    08 Sep 2015 11:49 AM

    The old Yuba dredge piles can be good hunting.......most had screens in the trommels ranging from 5/8 to 3/4 inch holes....anything bigger went on through the trommel and on the stacker belt and got dumped.  And some of the old adit and shaft dump piles can be very worthwhile as they were following the main vein and some little side offshoots would get mucked on out and dumped over the side.

     

    Nice lookin stuff you are finding.

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    09 Sep 2015 06:53 AM
    thanks, I have tried to get to the Yuba gold fields but it seems like its really hard to find a spot that's ok to detect on. here is a pic of some of the rocks we are finding
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    09 Sep 2015 08:28 AM
    I would love to go up to the Yukon and detect those dredge tailings piles. If you look on Google Earth, east of Dawson City, you will see miles and miles of old dredge tailings piles going up the mountains. You can even see some of the dredges where they were shut down and abandoned on site.

    I wonder if you could get a contract or some agreement to bring in modern equipment and re-process all those tailings? You know there's got to be a lot of gold left in those tailings.

    Paul
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    09 Sep 2015 12:22 PM
    There is an outfit working on that over in Eastern Oregon around Sumpter where a Yuba dredge is on display as part of a state park.  They want to reprocess the tailings over a period of years.  Don't know where they are in the permitting process, but they are activlely persuing it.  They figure over 1/2 of what was dredged up is still there that either went out the stacker or out of the sluices.  And the 87 oz. nugget on display at the US Bank in Baker City came from the same general area, just a little SW of there.........
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    09 Sep 2015 04:30 PM
    You know there has to be tons (or tonnes, in Canada) of gold in those Yukon piles that got lost by those dredges. It would be awesome to be able to spend just a month up there processing some material.
    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
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