Posted By Andrew Nartker
on 28 Aug 2019 12:14 AM
I found a great place for visible gold in the pan-- I forgot no ones going to answer my post due to secrecy and or code of silence.
You dont want the whole state at your spot
Not sure what you mean by that.
I do support a code of secrecy. A gold claim is like a bank. You don't give away money from your bank account. Once you take money out of the bank, it does not replace itselft. Takes a lot of work to get to a point where you'd stake a claim. Every time I go to a new place, I spend 40 hours of work, an entire week's worth of research to get my boots on the ground in that area. Then, there's either a few hours or days worth of work to see if its worth staking the claim. Most of the time those trips amount to nothing monetarily, but satisfy my itch for adventure. Once I've put that much work into, I'm not going to send GPS coords out. Many stories of people opening up and finding the paystreak they found gone by the time they made it out to the claim.
What I certainly don't mind doing is telling someone to steer clear of the fresh (Qt) gravels and look for either the older (Tertiary) gravels or areas with dirty nasty looking quarts, or deep red rocks. Before then, may help to see if the area has a mining history and then matching the geology of a well paying mine to an area in the vicinity that is not claimed. Follow the old drywasher tailings.
Some of the areas I've been to have been prospected by people much smarter than me afterwards and have been claimed. One of the recent ones are lithium claims, which I hope someone develops. If there is a successful mine there someday, I will always be thinking, "What if..."