Prospecting a Creek in High Colorado -- 15 May 15
Last Post 16 May 2014 08:35 AM by RANDY WITHAM. 0 Replies.
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16 May 2014 08:35 AM

    Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors...

    I had cabin fever, so I decided to hit the hills and prospect/sample pan on a nice creek that flows into the Arkansas River North of where I live...

    I have driven by this creek dozens and dozens of times over the years.  Finally went out for about 1 1/2 hours in the snow, wind and sample panned up the creek about 1/4 mile from the road access.

    The day was probably up to 45 degrees, but the shade & wind sure made it feel colder...

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    I sample panned in all the prospective looking spots.........behind boulders, in gravel bars, in the high bench, under fallen logs....sadly, just a few tiny specks here and there...  

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    I did find evidence of someone else recently had been there, doing the same thing, as there were little dig holes in spots I was digging too.  Ha.  Hopefully they did better than I did.

    About 1/4 mile up I found a spot where someone brought in a lot of black rubber hose and the remains of a homemade sluice box.  Guess they used the hose maybe last summer/fall when the water level was much lower to run water down a side channel.  I saw their dig hole in the bank, sampled a pan....nothing.  Oh well...  Still had a "Gold Adventure" and I satisfied my curiosity about the creek...  

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    I did one short video starting off, but didn't make any others as there wasn't much to report/show as to gold:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJNqKq3vdjI&list=UU3CXGS9HbX8UWLLbPp31xvg

    Hope you get out and hunt some "wild" gold for yourself soon!

    Randy  "C-17A"     www.goldadventures.biz

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