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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...

1 week 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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.

1 month 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...

2 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?

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago

Benjamin CrainIs now friends with Michael Adelbert

2 months ago

    Benjamin CrainIs now friends with DALE BLANKENSHIP

    2 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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      4 months ago

      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...

      5 months ago

      Benjamin CrainIs now friends with DAVID HOLLEY

      5 months ago

        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

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

          James, I am no beginner but after watching a youtube video of the Blue Bowl is exactly what I am looking for. I have no problem panning but most of...

          4/15/2017

          Benjamin Craincreated the topic: The Finest of flour gold, lots of it, but how to process?

          You get a bucket of cons from dredging with Gold Hog Matting, it's black sands and flour, besides a Black Magic what do you think the best way it is t...

          4/10/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: New member here

          Working flour Gold is one of the hardest things to do when it comes to panning. I have two buckets of dredge concentrates that I need to pan, and then...

          4/8/2017

          Benjamin Craincreated the topic: PANNING, PANNING, PANNING, get your dredges smoking, RAWHIDE!

          The most important thing to learn when you begin prospecting is how to pan, but you don't know if you are doing it right if your materials have no gol...

          4/3/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: pan or more

          Walter, The Lower Delores Group is closed and the Northern group doesn't produce anything. The reason they closed these off was because of the ...

          4/3/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: The greenest of greenhorns.

          I don't normally advertise for any companies but I recently got a phone call from somebody in South Texas and he was wanting to get into prospecting. ...

          4/3/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: The greenest of greenhorns.

          Blake, Welcome to the world of prospecting, it is fun, challenging, and rewarding. Myself and most members of our Chapter are Veterans, we share ou...

          4/1/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: pan or more

          Just a word of advice. Call the BLM or Forestry Department that is leasing the claim to the owner and see if it is still an open claim, we have had ma...

          3/29/2017

          Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Gold in your own back yard

          Yes, my backyard is filled with river gravel and my partner just built a new rock crusher. We grabbed a handful of the gravel and then turned it to po...

          3/28/2017

          Benjamin CrainIs now friends with SUSAN AGSTER

          3/21/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Inexpensive, Reliable GPS Device

            If I had my way I would go back to my compass, map, and pace count system I learned in the Army, but you cannot even get those maps these days. No...

            2/21/2017

            Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Inexpensive, Reliable GPS Device

            Leo, I do have to ask, is your Starbucks Coffee Shop within WiFi range of your claim? Where my claims are we are a two hours drive to the nearest c...

            2/21/2017