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  1. #1
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    NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Found a promising spot down stream of my last where to dig thread. It's almost a 90 degree bend in the creek and I can access the inside bend easily. The water flows very slow, almost a stand still around the bend. There is a very large gravel deposit in the water and on the bank on the inside bend. I'll attach photos. Where should I start? I was thinking shoveling through the gravel deposit on the bank first and classifying it down then panning it. How deep should I dig if you guys recommend me digging there?






    As you can tell in the pics, the creek slopes downward towards the outside of the bend and gets pretty deep. Thanks for any and all help. I will be heading out there in the morning so input before then would be great!

    www.southeasterngold.com
    http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com

  2. #2
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out

    Anyone??

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  3. #3
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    I would start at the upstream part of the gravel bar. Are there any big boudlers in that stream?

    Hefty

  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty1
    I would start at the upstream part of the gravel bar. Are there any big boudlers in that stream?

    Hefty
    yes, there are big boulders of quartz and bedrock all up and down the stream, in the first pic, you see that rock sticking out of the water? there is probably a 4-5ft wide boulder just beyond that at the bottom of the creek.

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  5. #5
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    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    You're not going to find anything sitting at home waiting for others to tell you what to do. They are out looking for gold! That's where you should be! Everybody on this forum with any ability to find gold has gotten out thru trial and error and learned it themselves. No one on here can lead you right to the gold because every place is different. Not trying to sound harsh, just some helpful advise.
    HH
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  6. #6
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7
    You're not going to find anything sitting at home waiting for others to tell you what to do. They are out looking for gold! That's where you should be! Everybody on this forum with any ability to find gold has gotten out thru trial and error and learned it themselves. No one on here can lead you right to the gold because every place is different. Not trying to sound harsh, just some helpful advise.
    HH
    enamel7
    sheesh, thanks....

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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Just saying where i would start.
    And the downside of any bedrock stickin out or boulders.
    Just me.

    Hefty

  8. #8
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty1
    Just saying where i would start.
    And the downside of any bedrock stickin out or boulders.
    Just me.

    Hefty
    thanks! can't wait to get out there tomorrow and do some serious digging. I plan on panning the gravel on top for starts ( we have had some pretty good rain the past few days maybe some slight flooding in the creek moved some new deposits on top) then I'll most likely dig down a few feet and pan and move 3ft to the right then left until maybe the concentration will get greater if there even is any in this spot!

    The spot sure looks promising though! Thanks for all the input

    www.southeasterngold.com
    http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com

  9. #9
    pr
    Mar 2009
    39

    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Quote Originally Posted by prospectordamon
    Quote Originally Posted by Hefty1
    Just saying where i would start.
    And the downside of any bedrock stickin out or boulders.
    Just me.

    Hefty
    thanks! can't wait to get out there tomorrow and do some serious digging. I plan on panning the gravel on top for starts ( we have had some pretty good rain the past few days maybe some slight flooding in the creek moved some new deposits on top) then I'll most likely dig down a few feet and pan and move 3ft to the right then left until maybe the concentration will get greater if there even is any in this spot!

    The spot sure looks promising though! Thanks for all the input
    If your panning then your limited to what can be done. Id just stay on the bank and get at her. Youll get SOME gold at the surface level to 3 ft but the heavier cons will be deeper down to bedrock. look for a bench (old flood path) on both sides of the bend. you might do better there. Personally it took me 2 weeks of sand bank sluicing to get up 1/10th of an oz. Wasnt easy either

  10. #10
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    When you are digging down, make sure to check for gold under larger rocks as you go. And go for the bedrock!

    What state are you in?

  11. #11
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Alabama, just got back found some good bigger color than what I have been finding, panning out my screened gravel now. I'll post pics later tonight with the digging hole and gold found

    www.southeasterngold.com
    http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com

  12. #12
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    Apr 2009
    Homewood, Al
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    Prospecting

    Dredging

    Damon and I dredged his honey hole yesterday. I recognised the area from his pictures. I had scouted this area 2 years ago but did not want to go there alone. It is a local drinking swimming, target practice area. My friends who live in the area say a rough crew lives and hangs out there!! But it is 3-4 miles downstream from one of the well know 1850 placer working in Alabama. That being said , I got there just ahead of him and had the dredge idleing when he walked up. I got at the water's edge below the big rock on the right in his picture. I uncovered several 150 pound rocks and managed to roll them into deeper water. Two wash outs in theat area had some promising gold > no nuggets but a ccouple of pickers and fines. At noon I moved further up srteam to the bottom of some rapids with huge boulders showing. Damon went to the store for some lunch. After 30 minutes, I was head down in 2-3 feet of water when i heard a "crack" . Looked up and Damon was standing downstream looking into the woods. I cut the dedge off and asked him who shot? He did not know . We walked to the truck , looked around , but saw no one. After a little discussion, we decided it was too hot to continue, and if that was a shot we would honor it by getting the hell out!! We split the cons and the gold from the "quick panning" ,loaded up and left. Never saw a vehicle or another person. I plan to go back , if Damon will go, and dredge some more. Who ever was there tolerates the crowd on the weekends , so why not us? Maybe next time I will answer a 22 shot with a 5 round burst from my AK -47!! Then they will know we are "good ole boys "like them.

  13. #13
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: Dredging

    Quote Originally Posted by kilnmaint
    Damon and I dredged his honey hole yesterday. I recognised the area from his pictures. I had scouted this area 2 years ago but did not want to go there alone. It is a local drinking swimming, target practice area. My friends who live in the area say a rough crew lives and hangs out there!! But it is 3-4 miles downstream from one of the well know 1850 placer working in Alabama. That being said , I got there just ahead of him and had the dredge idleing when he walked up. I got at the water's edge below the big rock on the right in his picture. I uncovered several 150 pound rocks and managed to roll them into deeper water. Two wash outs in theat area had some promising gold > no nuggets but a ccouple of pickers and fines. At noon I moved further up srteam to the bottom of some rapids with huge boulders showing. Damon went to the store for some lunch. After 30 minutes, I was head down in 2-3 feet of water when i heard a "crack" . Looked up and Damon was standing downstream looking into the woods. I cut the dedge off and asked him who shot? He did not know . We walked to the truck , looked around , but saw no one. After a little discussion, we decided it was too hot to continue, and if that was a shot we would honor it by getting the hell out!! We split the cons and the gold from the "quick panning" ,loaded up and left. Never saw a vehicle or another person. I plan to go back , if Damon will go, and dredge some more. Who ever was there tolerates the crowd on the weekends , so why not us? Maybe next time I will answer a 22 shot with a 5 round burst from my AK -47!! Then they will know we are "good ole boys "like them.
    I had a blast Mike! I am definitely down to go again and again and again! I think we should concentrate back around our first digging spot. The gold might be higher up on the bank, may have to highbank that stuff! The nuggets could be deeper as well! Good idea on the AK-47! We need to plan another outting when this weather breaks! It was way cool to see Mike's super nice dredge in action! I'm definitely building/buying one now! Thanks again Mike

    www.southeasterngold.com
    http://goldprospectingtips.blogspot.com

  14. #14
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    sirdigsthepennies

    Apr 2008
    st. joseph missouri
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    i am gonna find me a cheap pump shotgun and cut it down like the old mossbergh riot shotgun put a pistol grip from cheaperthandirt.com and a shoulder sling and a box of 00 thats gonna be my prospectin side kick

  15. #15
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    Mar 2011
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    Re: NEW where to dig thread, check this out PICS INSIDE!

    Quote Originally Posted by olepossum
    i am gonna find me a cheap pump shotgun and cut it down like the old mossbergh riot shotgun put a pistol grip from cheaperthandirt.com and a shoulder sling and a box of 00 thats gonna be my prospectin side kick
    Make sure it's atleast 18 inches long! I believe that's the shortest length and by that I mean the barrel. I would use birdshot however, I'm not there to kill, only come out alive! 00 will cut someone in half

    www.southeasterngold.com
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