Apr 18, 2012, 04:42 PM
What's your method?
Hey everyone, just posting this to see what other's preferred method(s) for finding gold is while panning, sniping, sluicing etc. For example, I usually use a hand dredge to collect deposits of gravel into a bucket then pan it out. Afterwards I go in with a viewing glass and scrape out any really small holes or cracks in the bedrock with tweezers and pick up any remaining gold.
Apr 18, 2012 04:42 PM
Apr 18, 2012, 06:35 PM
I can dig it! "WP"
My favorite...... is using a gasoline powered vacuum while creviceing, sniping with a viewing glass, high banking, feeding a trommel, running a dredge, using a drywasher, nugget shooting with a detector, using a hand dredge, panning, sluicing, using a pick on a vein mucking and crushing the ore, and I'm sure there are some others I forgot to include. My least favorite is loading and un loading all that equipment
Last edited by Goodyguy; Apr 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM.
Apr 18, 2012, 09:13 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
My favorite method is screen into bukets using no.4 screen.... wet or dry. Then run the buckets through a highbanker set up to recycle water. TTC
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference.
The Marines don't have that problem."
- President Ronald Reagan.
Apr 19, 2012, 06:52 PM
Depends on where one is looking for the gold....if in water or on bedrock, I would do as you have, then bring it home and put it under one of two lighted microscopes, one is X30 and one is X60-X100. I have a gravel pit which keeps me plenty busy with quartz, conglomerates, etc., There is a freshwater spring down there so need need for hauling it up for water I pan right there....snuffer it,,,then when I am done bring it home and put it in a pan and begin the process of "looking". Some "finds" are obvious like the quartz rock I found with a gold vein in it and pooling in depressions in the quartz....but mostly it is a labor of love!
Good luck in your searches!
Apr 21, 2012, 10:18 PM
It's pretty much whatever works at the time ain't it GG .
Originally Posted by Goodyguy
Apr 22, 2012, 07:00 AM
Apr 22, 2012, 08:30 AM
My ol' 6" with a 18 hp hi dome pump,triple sluice,highly modified was one gravel munching monster and as long as she put out them pans fulla righteous oro puro I was one happy miner. Look behing the dredge to canyon wall,how'd ya like to haul that monster up/down a 1,600' vertical cliff and climb in/out everyday. For the rewards it was easy for me but NEVER could find anyone else with the fortitude(censored) to do it with me hahahaha-John
Apr 22, 2012, 01:05 PM
Nice pics Hoser, looks like hiking that dredge in there was well worth it! Do you know how much all that gold in the first pic weighs? -N8
Originally Posted by Hoser John
Apr 23, 2012, 12:58 AM
Terry it's too bad that the people that Brian Terry worked for didn't and don't have any honor.
It is better to die fighting evil than to live under it.
Apr 23, 2012, 08:23 AM
I can dig it! "WP"
Originally Posted by TAKODA
I travel around a lot and you need to be prepared for any and all forms of prospecting, cause you just never know what tools you're gonna need to best get the job done.
Last edited by Goodyguy; Apr 23, 2012 at 08:30 AM.
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