Last Post 20 Aug 2022 03:43 PM by  JIM BROTHERS
California Clarification
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JIM BROTHERS
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18 Aug 2022 02:33 PM
    So do I understand it correctly that dredging is no more?

    How about highbankers?

    Anything else killed off prospecting related?


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    18 Aug 2022 07:01 PM
    Jim,

    The state will not sell the permit required to dredge. They did not out law dredging, they just wont sell the permit.
    I do know of folks still dredging, very low key. Some government agencies dont care as much as California does.
    Highbankers are allowed under certain conditions. Cant pump out of the creek/rivers, gotta have a settling pond s,
    absolutely no discharge into creek/river having dirty water...otherwise it's wide open LMAO

    Bill
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    19 Aug 2022 09:27 PM
    Thank you
    BRIAN WILLIAMS
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    19 Aug 2022 11:38 PM
    Well put Bill…🤝. Where are you looking to prospect Jim? Got my own claims…I’ve ran electric highbanker, Gold Hog Raptor highbanker with Honda (quiet) pump, even 2” suction nozzle attached to the Raptor highbanker (works great!). Low profile and leave the place better than you found it, northern portion of the state, should be fine. PS-I also document the garbage (including lead) that I recover from my small scale mining. I also vote for miner friendly (conservative) candidates. Good luck
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    20 Aug 2022 08:10 AM
    Brian yes am starting out prospecting, did some panning/sluicing years ago, never high banked. Am gonna go out also going to give a shot to detect for gold.....

    Just trying to learn and have fun, gold comes, great!

    Jim
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    20 Aug 2022 10:57 AM
    Wish you the best, glad you are in it…prospecting is an outlet for the soul and memories for the family. Whatever gold you find is just icing on the cake.

    Just starting out and want to highbank?…I’d recommend considering the Keene Mini Max electric set up, silent and deadly, without having to carry a lot of equipment. Use a marine battery for durability and attach a briefcase solar charger from harbor freight ($70), and you are in business with a great setup! I converted a Gold Hog sluice to an electric setup and was highly successful with it. Next step up with gasoline = Gold Hog Piglet, lighter than the Raptor and moves a lot of material, Honda pumps are the best. Gold Hog matting is outstanding!

    Next, watch Two Toes UTUBE videos 🤭 for a good laugh and lots of great information.

    From my experience (Next to owning my own claims) my GPAA claim recommendations are JPL1, Rivers Gold Group, and the infamous Cache Creek, Colorado.
    JIM BROTHERS
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    20 Aug 2022 03:43 PM
    Thank you Brian, great advice...

    Love Gary (Two Toes) vids and watch them almost daily (ongoing).....

    Will look into those claims, thank you.

    jim
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