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Last Post 20 Aug 2019 06:58 PM by  ARTHUR WAUGH
Southwest Washington
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Ron Weaver

20 Aug 2019 02:33 PM
    Hey all,

    I am new member, learning all about panning and sluicing and have had some fun times and some color (tiny specs) in the South Fork Lewis River near Silver Star Scenic Area. I just visited the Copper Creek GPAA Claim and had some tiny specs in my pan. I really want to hike up Copper Creek to Miners Creek and wanted to ask:

    Anyone here made this experience yet? Any better areas around Silver Star Scenic Area (West Side) eg. Texas Gulch, Copper Creek, Miners Creek, South Fork Lewis River, Poison Gulch? Or any I have not mentioned, and any tips for this area?

    I have a small foldable travel sluice, pan and dig. I dont want to do any dredging or use any power equipment. My crevice cleaning equipment is growing and am looking for others in this area that would love to go exploring and find some color, trade tips and tricks and special spots.

    I also plan on locating some of the adits and maybe renting a metal detector for a day to search around some of the old mines. Any tips here as well?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Anybody wanting to go out in September (water levels are really low) then hit me up and lets go find some color.

    Thank you,

    20 Aug 2019 06:58 PM
    Ron - Look up the SW Washington chapter (out of Vancouver), they will have answers to all your questions. Great bunch of people, and a good sized chapter. Always have something going on. You can find the contact info on the chapters page or get hold of the WA State Director (Steve is a member of that chapter), or you can find both contacts in either the magazine or the Pick & Shovel.
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