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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...

3 weeks ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

1 month ago

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...

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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...

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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...

2 months ago

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...

3 months ago

Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: HOMACK #1-3 Idaho Springs CO Claim

That part of the State is have a huge problem with people putting up signs illegally, call the police and have them verify it. On the Western Slope th...

3 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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...

3 months ago

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 ...

3 months ago

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...

4 months ago

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...

4 months ago

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 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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 ...

5 months ago

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. ...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

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...

5 months ago

Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Black Sands

NEVER, and I mean NEVER throw out your Black Sands. There is so much fine gold you cant see you will be amazed when you learn how to process it. Like ...

3/23/2017

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

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Inexpensive, Reliable GPS Device

    You are going to be looking for that Unicorn for a long time. Here is what you need to makes sure of when you buy it; Make sure you can change ...

    2/20/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: BUSTING CLAYS!

    I do this two different ways. The simple way is to fill a large panning tub or 55 gallon plastic drum cut in half sideways and places the clays in the...

    2/19/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Do you really know how big a mining claim is ?

    I get a kick out of this one too. I filed two mining claims this year for our clubs private use and when you stake a river claim you have to consider ...

    2/18/2017

    Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Colorado Drywash Claim?

    I have a member of my chapter that has mentioned he wants to go drywashing here in Colorado and I have seen a few private drywash claims towards the U...

    2/18/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: IS MINING IN YOUR BLOOD AND HERITAGE?

    Mining and manual labor has been my families life work, not to mention military service. My father was born in the Alaska Territory prior to it becomi...

    1/24/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Traveler looking for info on prospecting Sacramento CA area

    If I were you I would concentrate on Arizona where my partner is right now drywashing. This time of year even my own claims in Colorado are under 8ft ...

    1/22/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: New Gold Bug by Fisher Question

    A general rule to remember is that for each $100 you spend you can detect 1" deeper. I spent $1300 on mine and I have only used it twice, I am hoping ...

    1/16/2017

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: sell my ldma mebership can i sell it i want $1000 for it

    Adam, If that's the way you want it we need to hold it in Nevada and leave the wives at home. My Coon ass Cajun wife will castrate me when I get...

    12/21/2016

    Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: NEW YEAR GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS

    This year I found a partner and two new rich gold claims. My resolution is to collect enough gold to make two wedding bands for myself and my wife out...

    12/21/2016

    Benjamin CrainIs now friends with KEVIN HOAGLAND

    12/21/2016

      Benjamin CrainIs now friends with DAVID ANDERSEN

      12/21/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: sell my ldma mebership can i sell it i want $1000 for it

        If you want help in getting your own claims just send me a message and I will talk you through the process, it is confusing. I picked up two new claim...

        12/21/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Got a Call from the GPAA the other day...

        There is a HUGE difference between Colorado gold compared to East Coast gold. East Coast is running about 90% purity while our river gold in Color...

        12/15/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Where's the GPAA leadership???

        Before you complain please say what your complaint is and then give your opinion of solutions? Sounds about right? This has not worked for the las...

        12/14/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Building a Home made river indoors.

        This sounds like the best recipe I know for having bears come to dinner. "pork chops, fried taters and cream corn did the job" Tom, Do not thr...

        12/6/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Building a Home made river indoors.

        We have learned that the new Keene Mats work 100 times better then the miners moss. If you don't have either Keene or Gold hog mats you are losing mor...

        12/5/2016

        Benjamin Crainreplied to: RE: Building a Home made river indoors.

        Here is a pic of our setup.

        12/5/2016

        Benjamin Craincreated the topic: Building a Home made river indoors.

         
        This is a pretty interesting challenge, what does it take to build a recyclable river in your own garage, be able to run materials, concentrat...

        12/5/2016