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    just for fun where would you dig??

    with it being so hot i only have a few hours to dig.so iam only going to dig one hole.iam thinking this sandbar or where the steams come together on the left side of the picture.these are to different steams.where would you dig?
    brad
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    where the water pools
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    Well since it's HOT where you want to "dig" , I'd bring the biggest back hoe I could find to make sure I got a "good sample " .. If your time "digging" is so limited because of the heat and doing this after work. And I'd dig just down stream of where the water comes back together and dig all the way across that line and as deep as the equipment would go! That would keep you screening and panning the rest of the year at home in the cool !

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    sounds good.thanks brad
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    cool .but picks and shovels here in ca. thanks brad
    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    Well since it's HOT where you want to "dig" , I'd bring the biggest back hoe I could find to make sure I got a "good sample " .. If your time "digging" is so limited because of the heat and doing this after work. And I'd dig just down stream of where the water comes back together and dig all the way across that line and as deep as the equipment would go! That would keep you screening and panning the rest of the year at home in the cool !
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    Infrequent flash floods just don't concentrate the desert gold like in the mountains. Still the spot looks good to sample........go for it Brad!

    BTW; you need to teach your pooch to sniff out the gold
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    thanks. iwill use your ideas when i go
    brad
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    Infrequent flash floods just don't concentrate the desert gold like in the mountains. Still the spot looks good to sample........go for it Brad!

    BTW; you need to teach your pooch to sniff out the gold
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    Hard to find gold in a big wash. I always look for a feeder wash that has large gravels and cobbles, Large cobbles means large gold.
    Plus it's more concentrated.

    But shhh dont tell anyone our secret.

    As far as that large wash is concerned, look for concentrations of big gravels and larger cobbles combined with black sand and dig there.
    Sometimes a wash will cut through an ancient river bed or channel exposing smooth and rounded gravels and cobbles which would be a great place to sample.

    Also check along the inside bends of the wash along the bank wall for exposed gravel layers and sample them working deeper down toward bedrock
    Dont bother digging in loose sand unless you plan to dig all the way down to bedrock.

    GG~

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    I like the creative graphic (pic). Good job! ╦╦C
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    Anywhere in that wash should be good. The most current water location may not be the most productive. Consider the thousand year history of the wash and look for other more "ancient" water flow indicators. Look for bedrock in the wash, if any, and sample just down-stream from the rock. Are there any ledges in the wash? Large boulders? Tujunga is near Los Angeles, I believe. Go try up at Heaton Flats. I found good gold up there in the '80s. ╦╦C
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    I'd start with a witching stick.
    Gold monster 1000 and depending on which way the water runs, find a low spot and search them first.
    Really depends how fast the water moves or moved and then check low spots in front or behind large boulders.

    I'm in the Arizona desert, we dont see water move very quickly or often so it's a matter of look for a spot where the water has run in the last 100-200-1000 years, then stick a pick in the ground.
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    i would love to see ground like that.
    brad

 

 

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