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0 Replies and 2080 Views Farm Chores and Gold  2080  0 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com https://youtu.be/k5vaZBNvMj4 With all the crazy stuff happening right now I feed the farm animal's and head to the Feather River to find piece of mind and Gold. I'm Social Distancing to the River !!!! No lines no media no drama no BS Just me and a few fishermen enjoying nature on the River Filmed 3-16-2020 Farm chores and Gold : Return to the Feather
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23 Mar 2020 01:04 PM
2 Replies and 6016 Views Panning for Gold on Butte Creek  6016  2 Started by  smithsgold@aol.com https://youtu.be/m_aw4coQ1eM Rain can't keep Me and Gary ( Two toes ) from heading out to Butte Creek to look for Gold. Umbrella Weather for sure !!!!! Ladybugs, deer and Gold !!!!!! a group of Ladybugs is called a Loveliness
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by  JEFF SMITHJump to last post
23 Mar 2020 01:01 PM
1 Replies and 3553 Views Panning Banned in SD for 2019?  3553  1 Started by  whey2many@gmail.com Heard from a disreputable source that even panning has been disallowed in the Black Hills due to a tree disease. No soil turning what so ever, exception would metal detecting. Planning to head to the Husker claim next month and need to confirm that panning is still allowed there. Read somewhere on this forum last year that 12v high bankers where allowed in the Black Hills, at least most places. Is that still true Thanks, couldn't find a specific subcategory to place this post. Byron
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by  William HallJump to last post
04 Jun 2019 07:22 PM
3 Replies and 12429 Views Taking samples  12429  3 Started by  johnd_1953@centurylink.net I was on the Spokane river in Liberty Lake Washington taking samples and I think I found a few flakes but they looked more copper ish for no better word. I am going out again and bring back enough to run in my clean up sluice. I found them in the roots of a stump above the high water line. 
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by  Charlie BryceJump to last post
18 May 2019 05:43 AM
1 Replies and 8390 Views Anyone else using the Gold Hog Flowpan? Tips? Tricks?  8390  1 Started by  wa7nxi@yahoo.com Been using the flow pan for a couple months now, it works really nice and is a great upgrade from my grizzly pan & nugget bucket I was previously using. It certainly moves a lot of material and no classifying is really nice. I visited several claims in AZ and CO with it last month (July '18) and had pretty good luck with it. In the dry AZ desert I used a flat rubbermaid storage tray that is about 2'x3' and 6 inches high or so and filled it with a few gallons of water and made my own portable...
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by  Rhonda KaupasJump to last post
17 Aug 2018 11:50 AM
3 Replies and 40789 Views Randy Panning in Ouray, Colorado - 25 May 14  40789  3 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors.... Time for another Trip Report from Colorado.  My super wonderful wife Dee wanted to drive about 3 1/2 hours to the Southwest from Buena Vista to Ridgeway, Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains, to visit a long time girl friend flying into the state to visit her mother that lives in Ridgeway and stay/visit Ouray, Colorado, a high mountain mining/tourist town of about 1,000 people, about 10 miles further South.....so we did this past weekend. I knew Ouray had some...
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
02 Jul 2018 09:02 PM
2 Replies and 15995 Views 1st ever live claim dig yields GOLD!!  15995  2 Started by  electronicswebring@yahoo.com It may only be 20-50 mesh but I found gold!! Now I need to revisit the claim re sample the 6 spots and bag them separate!! But wooohooo! Gold! Now to figure out how to add a photo here!!
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
02 Jul 2018 08:44 PM
26 Replies and 79098 Views Gold Pans  79098  26 Started by  goldrushguys@gmail.com
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Pans! by charlotte49er on Apr.18, 2013, under Gold Prospecting I don’t know how many times people have come up to me and said, “All you really need is a pan to find gold.” Technically that’s true. All you really need to find gold is a pan. At some time, even with machinery, you will probably pick up a gold pan. Maybe not at the start, but more than likely at the end. However, gold is a numbers game. The more dirt you process, the more gold you will fin...
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by  KENNETH WEATHINGTONJump to last post
11 Apr 2018 08:55 PM
1 Replies and 4774 Views Panning  4774  1 Started by  hoppsing@hotmail.com I'm from Texas and I'm here in Oxnard California working. I'll be here about three weeks. Looking for a place to pan on the weekends. Any suggestions
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
22 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
6 Replies and 106369 Views Randy's Annual California Gold Trip -- 4 - 15 Sep 14  106369  6 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Just made it back safe and sound from my big annual family reunion/gold prospecting trip to Kalifornia.....have been going out for about 7 years now.....here's my big, Big, BIG Trip Report FYI: Day 1:  Thursday 4 Sep 14 -- Up early, over to Colorado Springs to catch an early flight to San Francisco.  Took one big suitcase full of crevicing tools, gloves and my Falcon MD-20 metal detector.  Arrived SFO on-time and my sister Susie picked me up no probl...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
23 Apr 2017 11:49 AM
3 Replies and 12170 Views Le Trap rectangular gold pan  12170  3 Started by  ompomelet@gmail.com Been perusing gold pans. Had no idea there were so many variations. Grew up with mom and dad using plain steel gold pans that were routinely quite rusty... The rectangular pan looks interesting, especially the 'Le Trap' brand one. Any experience/opinions on these Worth investing in or not
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by  Michael ZappJump to last post
06 Jan 2017 08:41 PM
15 Replies and 26035 Views Pyramid Pro Pan  26035  15 Started by  djdorval@hotmail.com If anyone is considering to buy the Pyramid Pro Pan do it. I know it seems to be a little pricey but let me tell you that it is worth it. I bought one last year and I have found it to be a necessary piece of equipment that I am glad to have in my arsenal of prospecting equipment. For processing material I can just about keep up with a sluice box. For catching gold, it catches the finest of gold, I would have to say that it loses none from what I can tell. It is easy to use. It is great for areas...
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
12 Jul 2016 12:11 PM
9 Replies and 17173 Views Panning Paydirt with Iron Gravel  17173  9 Started by  dmcelyea@gmail.com I have a lot of dirt to pan and have classified it twice, I still have little pieces of iron in the black sand and it is making this very hard to pan.  I have two more classifiers but don't know how small I can take it down to get these iron pieces out of there.  This ground was just loaded with small gravel size iron.  I bought one of those 5 different size classifiers that set on the bucket.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks
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by  Ed BraggJump to last post
13 Jun 2016 05:26 PM
1 Replies and 10270 Views Specific Gravity  10270  1 Started by  rockkingron@gmail.com      So what is the true specific gravity of gold, is it really 19.3 times heavier than water  The answer is yes and no depending on what type or kind of gold we are talking about.  For you see pure gold that is 99.9 fine is 19.3 times heavier than water and native gold ( unrefined ) with impurities on average runs 17.5 times heavier than water.  Just thought some of you might like to be confused with a fact so often overlooked.     Ron
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
11 Apr 2016 07:09 AM
3 Replies and 15264 Views Panning around Weippe, ID  15264  3 Started by  rabbitt46@hotmail.com Anyone know anything about the claims around Weippe
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by  Vince EmeryJump to last post
07 Mar 2016 11:04 AM
5 Replies and 18130 Views Tom Massie's panning video  18130  5 Started by  julia@mhleather.com In a YouTube video about Blueberry John and the bounce, Tom Massie mentions a video he made about lots of panning techniques - where can I get that video Julia
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by  Julia McCormackJump to last post
21 Jan 2016 10:05 AM
7 Replies and 17026 Views Panning Basin?  17026  7 Started by  crythevictor@gmail.com Being in Arizona, it seems like it'd be beneficial to have a basin to pan in, both to bring on-site up north for cleanups while camping, and for processing samples and whatnot at home. But a visit to the local hardware didn't turn up a suitable container. Any suggestions of specific products or a better store to look at than Lowes What do you use for your panning basin Main priority is something that my pan will fit well enough inside of that I can shake the pan around without banging up my kn...
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by  LEO LORENZJump to last post
07 Nov 2015 12:47 PM
3 Replies and 12687 Views Boots  12687  3 Started by  ronswanson@sio.midco.net Please help.  Does anyone know what brand of waders (knee high) that Tom Massey wears in some of his episodes of Gold Fever  My knee high waders have a steel toe and it gives me fits with my metal detector....Plus they give me blisters - Tom seems to get around, in the episodes that he is wearing his knee high waders, very comfortably.  They appear to be an all rubber boot.    Other than what Tom Massey wears, does anyone have a recommendation for 'Knee High Rubber...
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by  Brad LambJump to last post
16 Oct 2015 06:01 AM
2 Replies and 8668 Views Looking for Partners.  8668  2 Started by  bierker@aol.com Hi Panners, My name is Paul Bierker. I have just joined and hope to start panning for gold with my kids. I became interested in panning as it seems to be the most environmentally sound or minimally invasive type of gold extraction the earth offers.  Professionally I am a jewelry designer so by nature I love gold. We cherish it and use it in almost everything. That being said. I try to be as sustainable as possible using mostly recycled gold refined to 24K and then hand mix my alloys in sma...
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by  paul bierkerJump to last post
08 Sep 2015 11:56 AM
2 Replies and 18437 Views Panning Fairplay, Colorado  18437  2 Started by  ScottSn3@aol.com Has anyone been to the public beach area in Fairplay, CO this summer I know you can only pan or sluice. What kind of gold is being found Any feedback would be great. Hope to try it out soon. Scott
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by  Scott LeidenbergerJump to last post
21 May 2015 07:28 PM
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