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  1. #31

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    Gold Maven, correct me if i'm wrong. Claude Dallas, for you guys under 50, was a fur trapper in Nevada back in the 1980's? I believe he was cited for
    violation of new trapping regs, but when he refused to appear in court, nv game wardens went after him into nowhere northern nv. When they finally
    found his camp, he got the drop on them, shot and killed two wardens, and took off for parts unknown. There was a massive manhunt that lasted about
    six months before he was captured.

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    I am personal friends with Claude.He is out of prison and doing well.The one warden was continually harassing him,he wasnt doing anything wrong.Yes,he did kill two wardens,I know the story he tells me,and I trust and its far from what the books and Movie protrays.He is a good man
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



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    You mean to tell me that Hollywood might bend the truth to sell tickets. I am afraid this pattern will repeat itself as un elected beuarcrats push reasonalble men beyond the point of no return.
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2 Fly EAGLE Fly......

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by vini View Post
    Stay tuned pics n video in the next few days
    Bad boys, Bad Boys
    Whatcha gonna do, Whatcha gonna do
    When they come for you?

  5. #35
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    I saw your other video, did you guys find any nuggets on that bar/island when you were MDing?
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

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    Ok so bad news first , barely any gold in that spot I know you'd THINK it would have been there but NOT, I think I got 30 small specks if that, jaw dropper but thats how it goes in this game, haven't been back to work that higher bench but we will, that bar up above might be loaded who know.

    I will show off a little we got yesterday have to keep this unamed but its only 15 minutes from the house here and we got to meet a few guys from the board here, Oakview it was a pleasure meeting and talkin with you, you have a great hard workin son, he's an animal LOL talk about gold fever that guys got the scratch LOL

    Gold from yesterday, we dug where oakview and son had left off earlier in the week, not as rich as i had hoped 1/2 gram 5 hours hard diggin in cobbles and hauling buckets up 15 feet to high banker which is legit to run where we are as long as you have settling pond, this is per parks dept in our area there cool so far no hassles DFG comes by has not a clue if we're in the wrong so they don't mess with us, funny it won't last long i'm sure. MUCH fine gold in this area if a guy could set up operation to move massive material he'd do very well, won't happen.

    This is not dredge material this is from yesterdays high banking, I didn't even come close to that dredging for 4 hours but its ok got to get the rig out and run get underwater where i do my meditating

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    My partner in the hole filling buckets of rusty black sand filled material every shovel has at least 2-3 50 mesh and a few 60-70-80-100 mesh

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    spillercanyon yes everything is below crocker huffman, I hear that this year folks right there sluicing for gold did really well water levels were super low you could get to middle of river i never got there so don't know its insane out there, miles upon miles of dredge tailings,

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    Hey Vini

    Nice to finally meet up with you and your prospecting partner. It wasn't our best results at that spot, but every day out with your kid is the real treasure. Nice to finally put a face with the posts and I am sure our paths will cross again. PS took a hike today down the bridge trail at Squaw's Leap today and the river except for the holes looks like you could walk across it. Forgot my camera of course. Also found a six foot rattler on the trail.
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    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2 Fly EAGLE Fly......

  9. #39
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    Still looks like you guys had a fun day though.

    I bet someone probably hit that spot before the dredge ban being so close to the access point by the bathrooms.
    I would bet that island has something to offer.

    Take care and keep having fun.
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  10. #40

    May 2012
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    Hey Vini, for you and a couple other guys who really want to fight back, here's a risky idea to toss around. The DFG defines a suction dredge as having
    1. - a suction hose 2. -motorized engine 3. - a sluice box. How about leaving the sluice box home? You can still remove overburden down to inches
    from bedrock, shut down, and snipe or hand dredge the remaining material. It would play out like "no officer, i am not suction dredge mining, i am just
    preparing my claim to better extract recoverable minerals". The water board will eventually have TMDLs (total maximum daily limits) for all rivers, for
    sediment/turbidity, but last time i checked they are still studying that. Better have a good lawyer waiting, and video document every thing.

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    We're considering trying gravity dredge fullpan that should put us in the clear, just need the right conditions we'll be working on the idea.

    Oakview I like the gold you guys worked that first run that was small but chunky, thats hard diggin in there i was hurting for the whole next day luggin them buckets up the hill but this will sure get a guy in shape.

    im hoping to head up high this weekend got dredge carb put back on and am having trouble with it flooding, i have tried resetting float instead of level we bent it up so less gas would be in bowl and that didi'nt work put a new kit in it and thats not the trouble, any ideas why this carb would flood other then those 2 reason?

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    some panning of dredge material


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    Quote Originally Posted by vini View Post
    We're considering trying gravity dredge fullpan that should put us in the clear, just need the right conditions we'll be working on the idea.

    Oakview I like the gold you guys worked that first run that was small but chunky, thats hard diggin in there i was hurting for the whole next day luggin them buckets up the hill but this will sure get a guy in shape. Vini I am a fan of the chunky stuff myself. I think we had a good spot by my son was running the water a bit hot, but you know how these kids, they know it all, just ask them

    im hoping to head up high this weekend got dredge carb put back on and am having trouble with it flooding, i have tried resetting float instead of level we bent it up so less gas would be in bowl and that didi'nt work put a new kit in it and thats not the trouble, any ideas why this carb would flood other then those 2 reason?
    Sounds like you have it covered. I know those Briggs are very finiky when the float levels are high and will run a rich condition. Wish I was prospecting this weekend, but my son has a baseball showcase this weekend.. Oh well best of luck in your spot this weekend

    Update,,,,, baseball cancelled, thinking of a trip slucing at Squaw Leap, or maybe a trip over the Briceburg on Sunday for some sniping.....
    Last edited by Oakview2; Sep 08, 2012 at 11:47 AM.
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2 Fly EAGLE Fly......

  14. #44
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    I think the float has a hole its filling with gas causing it to stay open, new float is ordered .

    Yeah them young guys know it all just like we did heh heh, little wiser now with the passing of time.

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    If you have a engine-pump-and a suction jet of any kind your dredging-box has nuttn' to do with it. Although stupid to run without it in any form as your already dredging so ya minds well make some cash for the fines.....John

 

 
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