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    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    It's Never Too Cold To Dig Silver And Gold!




    Edmonton is a unique northern city. It started out originally as a Fort in the late 1700's - early 1800's with a Hudson's Bay Trading Post. As most large cities, a large river runs through it, to support a main mode of transportation at that early time. The river, also contains flour gold from past glacier deposits. Gold can be found everywhere. Downstream and upstream for about 100 miles contains the heaviest concentrations. The river has been mined for about 100 years. Every year with the melt of snow from the mountains causes a minor flood, which re-distributes more gold. Now, back in the day, one could easily get an ounce. Today on a good day, one can usually get around a gram.





    The river started to freeze last week, forming ice from the river's edge out to about 4-5 feet. I hauled my equipment down to the river last Thursday, and had to cut a section of ice away from the river's edge, so that I could get my highbanker set up in shallow water.





    The following day, my buddy and I cancelled out prospecting outing, and replaced it with a hike in the river valley with our metal detectors, which we have done many times before. We dug up some interesting relics and my buddy score a silver dime!





    Here are the rewards we reaped from out hunt and dig. The gold was from about 4 hours worth of digging in the river.


    That's it for gold prospecting for the year. I will run all my black sands a second time during the winter to extract, hopefully the rest of the gold.


    Dang it.....another 6 months until the river ice breaks up again.
    1637, Tommybuckets, GB1 and 10 others like this.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    Aug 2016
    MI
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    Nice finds and love the Gold! Too bad it freezes over...

  3. #3

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Why not use a small tent and a heat source to continue your Winter digging?
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    Mar 2013
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    That's a LOT of gold! And a SILVER coin, too...!!!
    Great to find BOTH on a single day...!
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

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    Nice finds
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    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  6. #6

    Mar 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Nice finds and love the Gold! Too bad it freezes over...
    I get 6 months of shovelling snow, only to be welcomed in spring by shoveling river gravel. It never ends.....
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  7. #7

    Mar 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Nice finds and love the Gold! Too bad it freezes over...
    I can't hammer the tent pegs into the ground, as it's hard as concrete. This morning, the temperature was -16C / -7F with the wind, although it is supposed to warm up above zero tomorrow.
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  8. #8

    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    That's a LOT of gold! And a SILVER coin, too...!!!
    Great to find BOTH on a single day...!
    Actually the gold was found one day, and the next day the river ice was frozen too far out, so I decided to hunt the woods near by. That's where the silver came from.
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  9. #9

    Mar 2005
    Canada
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    Thanks!

    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

    “I will, if it is a silver one.”
    Last edited by John-Edmonton; Nov 07, 2019 at 12:04 AM.
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

 

 

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