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Chris Westreplied to: RE: Recommendations for handheld GPS unit?

I have Garmin Rino plus topo maps and won't leave home without it. Although it is pricey over $500. I also use it for hunting. It has a 2-way radio.

3 months ago

Chris Westreplied to: RE: Highbanker for flake and fine gold

I would look at the Keene Mini Max. It is a portable highbanker, runs off a car battery and comes with a second, clean-up mat you could use for your m...

3 months ago

Chris West added review for Libby Recreational Gold Panning Area

Chris West posted a new prospecting report: Libby Creek Public Gold Panning Area

3/9/2018

Chris West added review for Libby Recreational Gold Panning Area

Chris West posted a new set of directions: Libby Creek Public Gold Panning Area

3/9/2018

Chris Westreplied to: RE: What sluice do you use?

Sorry, meant 'La Trap'

3/9/2018

Chris Westreplied to: RE: What sluice do you use?

I love the simple La Sluice. It does have a problem with lifting out of the creek for clean up as it is too flimsy, so I made a simple aluminum bar fr...

3/9/2018

Chris Westreplied to: RE: KEENE MINI MAX

I bought one last year and used it all summer. Also had a buddy that bought one. We used it strictly as a high-banker. Didn't try it as a sluice box i...

3/9/2018

Chris Westreplied to: RE: Sluicing tips

I base my flow on the top 3 riffles. If they clog up and stay clogged with material, I need more flow. If they are catching gold and mostly clean out ...

3/8/2018

Chris Westcreated the topic: Montana Bessie Henry & Kamsie claims

Wondering if anyone has any info on these claims.

3/8/2018

Chris Westreplied to: RE: 'Noble' elk hunt, but did find many old mines!

I have heard about the vile problem. Because of its popularity, weight and the small gold we have in NW MT, I ended up going with the Gold Bug 2 with ...

6/22/2017

Chris Westreplied to: RE: My Land Matters.org

I have not used Mine Cache. But have used MyLandMatters to find claims based on interactive map and get basic township, range, & section. I then u...

5/15/2017

Chris Westreplied to: RE: On-line gold geology class

Thanks Scott. I will check out some of his videos.

4/24/2017

Chris Westcreated the topic: On-line gold geology class

On-line gold geology class

4/23/2017

Chris Westcreated the topic: 'Noble' elk hunt, but did find many old mines!

Planning a backpack nugget search in my 'noble' (pronounced 'no bull' as I didn't get an elk) elk area. Need help with equipment list as greenhorn.

4/23/2017