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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Hi All...

    The snow was much deeper and stayed longer up here in the interior than last year...we got out once with the power sluice but not to our favorite spot...due to the snow and ice on the trail. We choose our second option over Memorial Day Weekend but didn't due too good on gold... the weather was fantastic though! Here are some pics.

    Angie in Alaska
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    Ang

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
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    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Some beautiful country Angie. Sorry you didn't do
    as well as you wanted on the gold finds. Are the
    black mosquitos hungry as they usually are? I
    donated enuf to them when I was up there. LOL
    Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Nuggets
    Some beautiful country Angie. Sorry you didn't do
    as well as you wanted on the gold finds. Are the
    black mosquitos hungry as they usually are? I
    donated enuf to them when I was up there. LOL
    Gold Nuggets
    Hey Gold Nuggets, well yes those darn mosquitos are everywhere this year! They don't bother me too much, I try to ignore them...think I've only been bitten a couple times. Cutter bug juice works to keep them at bay in most cases.

    Ang
    Ang

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2011
    North Las Vegas
    Teknetics T2 SE Minelab Equinox 800
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    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Wow I would take a few bites to get out of this 111 heat-good luck!
    Scott (ahaulil)
    "Gold is where you find it"

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    The snow doesn't look too bad except where you want to travel! Glad you got out though and you're sure in some beautiful country. Doug.

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Watson
    The snow doesn't look too bad except where you want to travel! Glad you got out though and you're sure in some beautiful country. Doug.
    It was all pretty much melted except for the trail! Going around it wasn't an option; the ground was really spongy with lots of bumps plus going down the steep hill in those conditions would have been disasterous

    It's very beautiful up here and I'm sure we're going to miss it when we have to leave in Sept. We're moving to IL with hopes of returning at some point.

    We'll try to get in as much dredging as possible this summer but our time is limited due to family and friends wanting to visit...

    May your pan show a little glitter each time!
    Ang
    Ang

  7. #7

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    what part of IL. are you moving to?? im in St.Louis Mo.

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by russau
    what part of IL. are you moving to?? im in St.Louis Mo.
    The very NW corner of IL, a small town called Galena. You may have heard of it due to it's importance and tourism. I love that town and if you've never been there, it's worth the 6 hr drive north. Great metal detecting!

    Ang
    Ang

  9. #9
    us
    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
    Minelab
    504
    655 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Nice looking set up!!

    Reminds me of a long tom, are you sure your not missing any Au out the back of that last sluice..lol
    Caminochaos and I have backed up our sluices like that so we could shovel strait in and not worry about classifying so much. Most gold 95% was in the 1st sluice. Did you pan each sluice to see what made it passed? Just curious to see if you had roughly the same % in the 1st sluice. Thanks and good luck getting the Au!!!!
    Will work for gold dust.

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelwasher
    Nice looking set up!!

    Reminds me of a long tom, are you sure your not missing any Au out the back of that last sluice..lol
    Caminochaos and I have backed up our sluices like that so we could shovel strait in and not worry about classifying so much. Most gold 95% was in the 1st sluice. Did you pan each sluice to see what made it passed? Just curious to see if you had roughly the same % in the 1st sluice. Thanks and good luck getting the Au!!!!
    Ha Ha! Thanks Gravelwahswer! Yeah, first day with the new sluice, I guess we thought we'd add our two hand sluices just in case our angle was off...problem was...no gold or maybe just 4 small flakes...don't think we lost any as we panned out the entire run of boxes and those 4 flakes were in the black mat, 1st sluice as you mentioned. We haven't been able to get out since then, seems our summer became very busy with an AF retirement, family & friends visiting and now a caribou hunt! Our next adventure will take us to the Brooks Range on the 26th for a week of fun! This area is about 6 hrs northwest of Fairbanks, a place called "Paradise Valley" where we'll search for gold nuggets with our MXT detectors...hope to find enought to pay for the trip. We contracted a plane to fly us in from Coldfoot...should be the trip of a lifetime!
    Ang
    Ang

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Be sure you fill us in on how you do. Doug.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Watson
    Be sure you fill us in on how you do. Doug.
    I sure will. Thx
    Angie
    Ang

  13. #13
    us
    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
    Minelab
    504
    655 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Wow!!!

    That sure does sound like the trip of a life time!!

    So when you move back to the lower 48 are you going to change your handle?...lol Sorry had to pick a little at ya, your making me extreemly envious of your up coming trip. Find them nuggets and pick em up no sluice needed.. eh!!
    Will work for gold dust.

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2004
    NW Illinois
    White's XLT (2), MXT, MXT Pro,
    300
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelwasher
    Wow!!!

    That sure does sound like the trip of a life time!!

    So when you move back to the lower 48 are you going to change your handle?...lol Sorry had to pick a little at ya, your making me extreemly envious of your up coming trip. Find them nuggets and pick em up no sluice needed.. eh!!

    Ha! Yeah, I think I'll have to keep my handle..."ILANG" just doesn't sound right. Hey, here's the web page to the place we're headed to! I can't wait but did hear to expect snow and temps down in the 20s at night, sure hope my sleeping bag is warm enough! http://www.akpub.com/akttt/parad.html and here's a link that shows some of the nuggets found at Paradise valley...just scroll down to the nuggets found by "non-commercial" means...the size ranges from 1.5 oz to 8 oz! I'm hoping for at least 2 oz to "pay" for the entire trip

    Ang
    Ang

  15. #15
    us
    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
    Minelab
    504
    655 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Finally got out with the new highbanker power sluice dredge! Alaska!

    ILANG ya that doesn't have a very nice ring to it. From the looks of it two ounces should be a guarantee!! Just don't sell em when you do find em, hold on to them they will be worth way more to you than anyone else!! Keep at it you will find em!!
    Will work for gold dust.

 

 
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