Panned and ran the bazooka, plus loupe pics of some of the Au (Updated 3-03!)
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    Panned and ran the bazooka, plus loupe pics of some of the Au (Updated 3-03!)

    I spent some time tuesday around a spot I have only found fine gold at. Once I verified I was still finding about 1-2 30 to 80 mesh per pan, I setup the bazooka and worked it for an hour or so there. I did a cleanup and wasn't impressed. With how much material I had moved in that first spot (a 3 foot by 3 foot hole) and it was from the top of a saprolite false bedrock, this was the take:



    So I went upstream panning as I went, and stopped moving up once the pans stopped showing color. Then I backtracked to the last place that had shown decent color and worked there for about another hour. The gold was slightly chunkier there, and more fine gold as well. And I still hadnt hit false bedrock or bedrock before it was time to go.

    After that I had to head back to feed the dogs and other stuff. Once I got all that done at the house I took some cleanup pics, and then got the ( vantage 10x) loupe out and took some pics of the gold through it. At least now I found another spot that ought to be good next time I get out.

    Here's my take for the day.





    Here's some of it through the loupe:



    Some of the other pieces of gold I have found in this spot have had black sulfides attached to them and quartz, I didn't see any like that in this bunch though. Next time If I see any of those I will try to get a pic of them through the loupe.
    Sample till you find the hot spot, then mine it till its gone! Then start over...

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    Re: Panned and ran the bazooka some tuesday, plus loupe pics of some of the Au

    You gonna have to relick that calf on the photos.

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    Re: Panned and ran the bazooka some tuesday, plus loupe pics of some of the Au

    May want to check some of the other concentrates in your gold pan. Looks like possibility of platinum group (tiny) in there as well.

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    Re: Panned and ran the bazooka some tuesday, plus loupe pics of some of the Au

    Redredge with a over/under real surface dredge and you'll get at least double that take. John

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    Panned and ran the bazooka some tuesday, plus loupe pics of some of the Au

    Thanks for the replies guys, I am getting closer to the source.

    Today I went back there and setup the bazooka almost on top of the spot. I worked it for about 2-3 hours total, which was all the free time I had after class and before I had some other stuff to do. Because the bazooka was close and I could shovel straight into it, I was able to dig out a seven foot wide by about 3-4 foot deep hole. Also I hit false bedrock this time, so I cleaned off the top couple inches off that stuff. Here's how I had the bazooka setup.



    First cleanup of the bazooka to check I was in a decent spot.




    2 Test pan's checking if there was still color at different ends of the hole I dug. This was what was in both pans.


    2nd cleanup of the bazooka.


    Still the 2nd cleanup of the bazooka, I used the tap method to bring most of the color up to the top so it would be easier to see.



    And this was the final take for the day. Its no nugget but not bad for a couple hours. And from my test pans, that ground still has a lot of potential.


    Sample till you find the hot spot, then mine it till its gone! Then start over...

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    Re: Panned and ran the bazooka, plus loupe pics of some of the Au (Updated 3-03!)

    Nice Color and looks like your into the heavies.
    Those Who Say It Can't Be Done Shouldn't Interupt Those That Are Doing It.

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    Re: Panned and ran the bazooka, plus loupe pics of some of the Au (Updated 3-03!)

    There just isn't anything like grown men playing in the Crick.

 

 

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