The “Golden Back Achers (GBA)” used to be a GPAA claim on Libby Creek and was downstream from the Libby Recreational Gold Panning Area. My wife, son, and I spent two days prospecting GBA in 2015 after a very kind couple of fellow GPAA members in Cooke City, Montana showed us their finds and recommended the creek to us. Wow!…prior to that I had never seen so much gold in a pan. Large flaky stuff and a lot of it! We found the same quality of gold, even a large ‘potato chip’ flake that I sucked out of a crevice with my Gold and Sand…only to blow it, and likely a lot more, out of my sluice due to excessive water flow. Talk about a disappointment 😢! I was still learning the art of properly setting my sluice to gold type and water flow, which would fluctuate. The Libby Panning Area, although hammered, will still hold excellent bench material and flood gold.