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4 Replies and 4825 Views Bad Prospecting Ethics  4825  4 Started by  thetaoscosmos@gmail.com I was working the Placer Creek claim in New Mexico yesterday and came across this area where someone had dug along and beneath the Forest Service trail that accesses the claim from Hopewell Lake.  This is along Forest Road 356A.  Not only does this conflict with the standard guidelines of not digging into stream banks ~ one of the conditions the Forest Service is clear about when obtaining authorization to prospect on this claim ~ it's pretty stupid and disrespectful to cause damage to...
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by  WILLIAM VAUGHNJump to last post
18 Aug 2018 11:51 AM
0 Replies and 2255 Views For Sale: Gas powered cable winch 8000lb single line pull  2255  0 Started by  newstart4u@verizon.net For Sale. Gas powered cable winch,.  Terry Stapp gas powered cable winch (not rope) rated at 8000lb single line pull.  Excellent condition.  Was usedone season for about two weeks and has been in inside clean storage. With the correct number of blocks and choker cable it is an excellent winch for moving large boulders.  I used up to 6 Warn blocks at a time, extra cable and choker cable to safely move large boulders weighing several tons.  The GX120 Honda with 6:1 gear re...
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01 Aug 2018 08:54 PM
10 Replies and 12118 Views Tips from a newbie to other newbies  12118  10 Started by  electronicswebring@yahoo.com Ok, I have just started within the last year or so when it comes to panning and prospecting, I’m gojng to throw some ideas out there from my experiences. 1. Start basic gear wise, a couple of classifiers and a good garret or GPAA ridged / gravity pan. 2. Watch a TON of YouTube videos!! There is a load of great ones with prospecting basics and pan working etc (I will also be doing my own videos soon!) watch a mix of types. Panning wet and dry, ask Jeff Williams has some good ones also on what...
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by  lance carlsonJump to last post
11 Jun 2018 04:51 PM
4 Replies and 6838 Views Gold and Dogs  6838  4 Started by  ompomelet@gmail.com   Would it be possible to train a dog to sniff out gold
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by  Mary McCartyJump to last post
08 Jun 2018 09:12 AM
0 Replies and 2146 Views Don't forget this!  2146  0 Started by  electronicswebring@yahoo.com So I am camping two miles away from a claim. Had plans of two days sampling and testing out the claim and figuring out where to work it! Day started out awesome and had tent up in 30 seconds. Bbq up ect. A friend asked if I wanted them to stop by i said of course. Well after a couple of reds wicked ales and some time I was slammed with a migraine. Guess what I forgot caffeine !!!! I drink diet coke like my version of water.. So needless to say caffeine on board and now migraine gone.. Sadly I di...
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18 May 2018 07:35 PM
5 Replies and 14961 Views Oklahoma Panning Locations - Where?  14961  5 Started by  deadeyedusty@gmail.com How do we find where it is/is not ok to pan for gold I do not wish to get in trouble, or have to ask constantly. Is there a master map somewhere  
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by  BENNETT HELGERSONJump to last post
15 May 2018 10:48 AM
4 Replies and 18627 Views New prospecting shop  18627  4 Started by  motherlodeprospecting@outlook.com Hello prospectors. I wanted to add a link to my store. I opened in July. I am located in Lotus, Ca. Right next to Coloma and the state park. I carry hand tools. New and used Items. I rent sluice boxes and a couple different detectors. I have onsite gold panning with gold I dig from various areas. I give panning lessons on site and at the river.   I am a G.P.A.A , Jobe, Bazooka gold Trap, mORE mining and Rothco dealer. I also carry camping, fishing and other outdoor gear. I have firew...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
10 Mar 2018 06:01 PM
3 Replies and 6884 Views Prospecting help needed in Arizona  6884  3 Started by  kevbart@gmail.com Hi all, My family and I are in the Phoenix area for just a few more days.  We went up to the Yahoos GPAA claim area all day today with no luck.  We have a Garrett AT Pro metal detector.  We've never prospected for gold in Arizona before.  We currently have 2 more days (December 21 and December 22) scheduled to prospect for gold - but we need help!  We just aren't sure where and how we should be looking.  Is there anyone in the area willing to either chat or give us...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
10 Mar 2018 01:40 PM
0 Replies and 3333 Views diamond prospecting  3333  0 Started by  rrhobdy@yahoo.com Now that I am retired, I took up the hobby of diamond prospecting.  It uses the same equipment as gold prospecting and very easy to do in some of the most beautiful scenery there is.  If you want to start, try Crater of Diamonds first, where you will get to learn about diamonds.  Then read up on the internet on where there are diamonds to be found elsewhere in the USA.  I prefer Colorado and Wyoming which has a history of finds.  There is an old saying: ' If you want to ...
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02 Mar 2018 09:55 AM
8 Replies and 15508 Views Recirculating Blues: A Slurry Story  15508  8 Started by  greenhalgh.roy@gmail.com Been stuck indoors working bought paid dirt.  All Prototyping 3D printed equipment for fine work.  Mostly Recirculating equipment with a mini blue Bowl, a mini Gold Cube, various textures on sluice 'plates'.  My problem is dealing with the dirty water obscuring vision and hiding the shiny.  Some of the dirt I have been running could be used to make Egg Shell pottery it's so filled with fine powder slurry. Just the other day I watched a single DigDug on Youtube.  He wa...
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by  Gregory RatcliffJump to last post
01 Mar 2018 10:04 PM
3 Replies and 4363 Views Vacuum Techniques  4363  3 Started by  qso@k6ams.com I just purchased a Royal Manufacturing Gas Powered Bucket Vacuum. I want to learn what tips our prospecting community has to offer me. Do you vacuum up several buckets and take those home to process Or do you recommend processing the material on site. What routine works best for you
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by  WILLIAM HALLJump to last post
28 Feb 2018 04:31 PM
3 Replies and 15111 Views Panning practice at home  15111  3 Started by  17CCRAMER@GMAIL.COM My father taught me this. You get some dirt in your gold pan (a normal pan full ) then you put about 10-15 steel BBs into the dirt and mix it in. The steel BBs are not as heavy as gold but heavier than the dirt. Pan normally until you get your 'concentrates' and see how many BBs are left in the pan. This is a good way to see how much gold you are losing when panning also. My father was a professional gold miner for big companies in California and Nevada. His hobby was prospecting. If y...
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by  Terrance CieszkiJump to last post
22 Feb 2018 05:51 PM
5 Replies and 13381 Views weighing gold  13381  5 Started by  dsabbo@sbcglobal.net I have an old vial with a small amount of gold in it.  I would like to weigh the gold to see just how much is in there. I just bought a small digital scale but now I'm wondering just how to weigh only the gold. I can weight an empty vial, but not the amount of water unless it is still mixed in with the gold.  Now, somewhere and long ago, I read an article about just how to do this, but I can't remember where or when or how. Any suggestions as to how or where I might have read about th...
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
10 Feb 2018 07:03 AM
4 Replies and 7427 Views Quartz vein  7427  4 Started by  roady692001@yahoo.com I have found a quartz vein that is about 2 feet wide and , what is visable , about 12 feet long. How do I work this It's in gila national park new Mexico if that makes a difference on how to work it. Thx
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by  DAVE STJOHNJump to last post
12 Jan 2018 01:52 AM
8 Replies and 24711 Views What Classifier Sizes  24711  8 Started by  civilian_again@yahoo.com I am looking at getting more classifiers. I have the 2 (1/2') and 8 (1/8') mesh classifiers by Keene. I am going to use a 100 for (Blue Bowl and Miller Table). What sizes do you feel are best to add before the 100 mesh or can I just go from the 8 straight to the 100  My concern is having to much to dig through, in the classifier, if I make a big jump like this. Thanks
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by  Thomas WentlingJump to last post
11 Jan 2018 08:23 AM
0 Replies and 2631 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  2631  0 Started by  wiser002@aol.com Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 2318 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  2318  0 Started by  wiser002@aol.com Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 2141 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  2141  0 Started by  wiser002@aol.com Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
0 Replies and 2457 Views Hog Canyon Sierra county (hog Canyon claim)  2457  0 Started by  wiser002@aol.com Hey members I was just wondering if anybody has any info on the hog canyon claim !! Just wondering if anybody was there and to share any experience thanks all !! and an early Merry Xmas to all !!!  
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03 Dec 2017 03:45 PM
2 Replies and 14458 Views south carolina  14458  2 Started by  raklineplumbing   I have access to several streams in the Greenville county area of s.c . it is all private property. my question is can I use my 2''  highbanker dredge on these areas, or do I have to deal with permits, any ideas greatly appreciated .    
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by  freddie beckJump to last post
22 Nov 2017 12:05 AM
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