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Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Rattlesnake Bitten Again

 
I was on the way out of my claim and the area I was snake bitten earlier this year my mining partner walking a few feet behind me yelled Rattl...

1 week ago

Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: club claims and or your own?

Find a good claim and save it for yourself, you are responsible for actions on the claim. If you wish to allow the GPAA to lease it from you, you are ...

1 week ago

Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: RIVER'S GOLD GROUP RIVER'S GOLD #2 RIVER'S GOLD #3 & FLW

I am going to ask if you bring a dredge to let me know ahead of time, it can be very dangerous to lower a dredge down that hill, my wife was almost ki...

3 weeks ago

Benjamin CrainIs now friends with Chase Nicholson

3 weeks ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Prospecting near Yellowstone park.

    There are some military ICBM sights in that area as well as Montana and the 4 Corners, we see test flight from our back door almost weekly, plus some ...

    4 weeks ago

    Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Do not throw out your cons, pack them out for further processing

     
    I have been telling people for years they are throwing out their gold by panning the cons out in the river. The pan is the first process, the ...

    4 weeks ago

    Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Why I voluteered to be a State Director and why we need more

     
    The man to my left is a close friend. We met getting water for our cisterns at the pump site. He had just retired from the Army after 33 years...

    1 month ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: I may be gone for a bit!

    Good news, the bleed is healing. I put this on Facebook which any of you can join our page. Just look up Benjamin and Paula Crain. To my friends a...

    1 month ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for RIVER'S GOLD GROUP RIVER'S GOLD #2 RIVER'S GOLD #3 & FLW

    Benjamin Crain posted a new set of directions: San Miguel River

    2 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Heading to Colorado

    I should be available end of week when you make it this way.
     
     
    Ben

    2 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Heading to Colorado

    I am sorry to be away for a bit it has been a tough year and not only am I difficult to reach at times I have had two separate head injuries and my wi...

    2 months ago

    Benjamin Craincreated the topic: I may be gone for a bit!

     
    I took a hard fall backwards down a mountain and woke up in a pile of rocks trying to figure out how to get out, at the time I was inverted. I...

    2 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Need Clarification

    Always call your local BLM or Forestry department or the claim owner before you start a dig. Even though the BLM and Forestry Department are governmen...

    3 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Two Colors of gold on the same river only miles apart

    The yellow gold came from a claim about 6 miles up river from the white gold which came out from under a false bedrock we had pried up with pry bars a...

    4 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Snake Season again, be careful!

    The anti-venom is not available everywhere, so if you get bit you may have to be life flighted to a hospital that has it. When I talked with the poiso...

    4 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Snake Season again, be careful!

    My leg still has some swelling issues but the bruising is gone now, you cant believe how much this knocked me down.

    4 months ago

    Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Snake Season again, be careful!

     
    As a Texan I am super cautious about snakes and thought I would be the last person to ever get bit, WRONG. Heading to my truck off the claim I...

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: New Dredge Need A Location

    Where are you out of, I might be able to give you a few pointers?

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for Pinion Bridge Recreational Placer Mining Area

    Benjamin Crain posted a new set of directions: Pinion Bridge Recreational Mining Site

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for Norwood Bridge Recreational Placer Mining Area

    Benjamin Crain posted a new prospecting report: Norwood Bridge Recreational Mining Claim

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for Norwood Bridge Recreational Placer Mining Area

    Benjamin Crain posted a new set of directions: Norwood Bridge Recreational Mining Claim

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for Pinion Bridge Recreational Placer Mining Area

    Benjamin Crain posted a new prospecting report: Pinion Bridge Recreational Mining Site

    5 months ago

    Benjamin Crain added review for Pinion Bridge Recreational Placer Mining Area

    Benjamin Crain posted a new set of directions: Pinion Bridge Recreational Mining Site

    5 months ago

    Benjamin CrainIs now friends with Michael Adelbert

    5 months ago

      Benjamin CrainIs now friends with DALE BLANKENSHIP

      5 months ago

        Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Learning to read the river

        Learning to read the river can be very frustrating for new prospectors but there is a simple trick that will help you get on the gold. 
         
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        2/21/2018

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: New Claims Book

        When you receive the new book it will most likely already be obsolete, learn to use the online Mining Guide, the information contained in there allows...

        2/15/2018

        Benjamin CrainIs now friends with DAVID HOLLEY

        2/7/2018

          Benjamin Crainprofile picture has been updated

          1/12/2018

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Fine gold recovery

            I still swear by the Gold Strike Micron Gold, best fine recovery system I have ever seen. It processes out fine gold that can't be seen with the naked...

            12/17/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: observations

            As a claim owner myself it is my responsibility to fill holes and clean the area, so I take pictures of the trash collected and the holes before and a...

            10/18/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Fine gold

            I found the answer to processing out your micron gold, no chemicals, no mercury, and basically no talent needed. The device runs water and you add you...

            8/29/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Fine gold

            First off take a sample to a assayer near buy to determine how much gold is in it, it should cost about $30 dollars. Once you get the information back...

            7/26/2017

            Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Something not to do!

             
            If you are a diabetic I cannot stress enough how important it is that you care for your feet. Recently my mining partner forgot his water boot...

            7/25/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Where to sell gold???

            The gold we find depending on the areas has different qualities, like wire red gold which is rich in copper, or nugs and fine flakes that are almost 2...

            7/19/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Where to sell gold???

            Call The David Fell Company in California. They will store your gold, process your gold to your liking, or pay you for your gold. 323-722-9992

            7/18/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Fine gold in creek question

            This is a pro trick I am going to share. Do you have a metal Detector? What you do is get in the river with your metal detector in the water, slowl...

            7/6/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Fine gold in creek question

            One rule to remember about river digging is; If the material is easy to dig it has already been dug before, find another spot.

            7/5/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Wet Rock and Wandering Star Claims road conditions

            Couldn't tell you, but here is a bit of entertainment. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wandering+star+by+lee+harvey&view=detail&mid=5D8911B4E5...

            7/3/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Little Georgia Silverton,colorado Claim

            The water is flowing at such high rates right now not even our most experienced would climb into the river. We got a lot of snow this winter and we go...

            6/20/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Little Georgia Silverton,colorado Claim

            I saved my fathers life with a snub nose .38 when I was 12 years old, dad had back problems and laid down on the ground, under lantern light I saw the...

            6/18/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Little Georgia Silverton,colorado Claim

            Colorado BLM land you can camp on for free for up to 14 days. They have bathrooms but little else, but they are very nice with grills and fire pits. I...

            6/17/2017

            Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Micron Gold Processing

             
            These gentlemen have approached me twice about doing a demonstration of their product, and I must say I am not only impressed but a few hundre...

            6/16/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Professional Dredging Job Opportunity?

            Brad, You are dead on correct. A great deal of our soldiers that got out after their time in Iraq and Afghanistan came home and got well paying job...

            6/16/2017

            Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Professional Dredging Job Opportunity?

            Talking with a 11 Claim owner, he is working at getting a permit to run a 5" Dredge up a creek that has never been touched in Colorado. He is cur...

            6/16/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Buy Gold and Silver @ wholesale

            I can take some bronze rods and heat them with a torch letting them fall into water and you would swear it was gold nuggets. But that is not even the ...

            5/24/2017

            Benjamin Craincreated the topic: BLM OFFICER of the Year

            I want to give incredible thanks and appreciation to a BLM officer people have nicked named "7 Clips". He got the nickname because he caries 6 clips a...

            5/8/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: The Finest of flour gold, lots of it, but how to process?

            I ran about 2 gallons of fines from our dredge today, pulled a butt load of gold out, but was really surprised at the amount of mercury in the drop pa...

            5/3/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: The Finest of flour gold, lots of it, but how to process?

            Luckily my partner had a blue bowl and we tried to use it, what a worthless Piece of SH!t, I went back to my Black Magic that catches more platinum th...

            4/29/2017