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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
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    Good Gold today


    Went out on another adventure today, down in a canyon to one of my favorite spots with Pvillehunter. Did some panning, sluicing, and crevicing, all under a nice shady tree next to the creek with tons of bedrock and perfect sluice flow from the creek. Had a great time sharing stories and gold knowledge with Pvillehunter down on the creek today. Took some pics of my clean up and then put it in a vial with some other chunky au from earlier this week, hope you enjoy.
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    Will work for gold dust.

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    May 2012
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    man thats a great spot you have there.very nice.

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    Sweet! Congratulations!
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    Jun 2009
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    Looking great man, glad you got out. I went out to Thermal City today and high banked 2 cubic yards of there mine material (cost 100$). Havent panned out all the cons yet but the couple test pans I did looked great, and the black mat was loaded too. I will post about it soon as I cleanup the cons.
    Sample till you find the hot spot, then mine it till its gone! Then start over...

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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrobouncer View Post
    Looking great man, glad you got out. I went out to Thermal City today and high banked 2 cubic yards of there mine material (cost 100$). Havent panned out all the cons yet but the couple test pans I did looked great, and the black mat was loaded too. I will post about it soon as I cleanup the cons.
    Good to hear you got out too, a nice looking pan sure does bring a big smile. I sluiced most of it through my drop riffle, dident move anywhere near that amount of material that your talking about, maybe 8 five gallon buckets classified to 1/2 inch.
    Will work for gold dust.

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    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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ID:	637647the red pan is with gravelwasher today. the other two are from my usual spot in my neighborhood.

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    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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    Same equipment and technique for all three clean ups, There are less fines in the creek Gravel and I hit today the fine increase when you get to the actual diggings, they get really disperesed in the overburden otherwise and make deposits spotty but undug cracks are good when you find them like i did today.. The other two pans are from an area that was dug heavily during the 1850s and moderately during the 1930s there is little and only seasonal water in this drainage a lot of 1850 ground sluicing evidence and no evidence the chinese were here. they had to boom past winter and before summer during the time the area was worked early equpment plus booming equals crappy recovery hence the amount of fines. The hills are dotted with Epthermal Quarts veins and alot of evidence of the mining of those deposits.There have been several gram plus nuggets found recently in the same creek including 28 gram lunker...all in my neighborhood....

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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
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    Pville those pans look mighty nice, nice to live next to the gold eh. The red pan in the pic was mostly one pan from a beautifully tight crack running perpendicular to the creek, ya that caused a bit of excitement to see a bunch of flakes and pickers in one pan. Had a great time searching for the gold with ya Pville, next time we will have to try your spot, sounds like we may need a dry washer.
    Will work for gold dust.

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    Mar 2012
    Costa Mesa
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    on average how much are you guys pulling out a week?
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    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelwasher View Post

    Went out on another adventure today, down in a canyon to one of my favorite spots with Pvillehunter. Did some panning, sluicing, and crevicing, all under a nice shady tree next to the creek with tons of bedrock and perfect sluice flow from the creek. Had a great time sharing stories and gold knowledge with Pvillehunter down on the creek today. Took some pics of my clean up and then put it in a vial with some other chunky au from earlier this week, hope you enjoy.
    Great gold, been following your digging all week. Can you tell me what the black rock is. Can't tell from the picture. Happy hunting...
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2

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    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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    I can pull a half gram to gram a day sniping and about the same sluicing. I stopped sluicing overburden because a lot more work I was getting the same amount of Gold from scraping cracks. Typically I set up my sluice and dig scrape and pop cracks I find. My sluice sits running pretty until i bring over my Hi agrade material. Gravelwasher and I like spots where your alone( as far as visitors goes) and off the beaten Path.So I go in light the first few times while I sample and explore with lots of research in between trips. Then if I feel I wont kill myself I will relay in and stash more gear.Hi-banking will get me several pennyweight a day, due to the fact that once set up im just digging more material means more gold.Trust your recovery gear and learn to pan very well, You can sluice faster then you have been told I promise! Notice in Gravelwashers Pics the Lead, How the Particle sizes are the same ratio small flake and large to medium fines, not a lot of fines to flour, Its not that he lost it it just washed farther than where we were digging and spread through the grass, roots, moss,and gravel bars. I don't get skunked even If its specks I find gold when I hit new ground.The year of the ban was the first year i got to dredge.I dredged ( 2.5 inch Little boys toy.... Hi hoser) the same creek we worked yesterday but miles upstream, I would get 300 to 450 a week at 80% of 2009 spot.Side jobs and dredging ( yes even after august) paid the bills until i found work again in the fall.
    Last edited by Goldwasher; May 20, 2012 at 09:49 AM.

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    Coil Swinger

    Jan 2011
    El Dorado County
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakview2 View Post
    Great gold, been following your digging all week. Can you tell me what the black rock is. Can't tell from the picture. Happy hunting...
    The little black pc has gold on the edges and its heavy thats about all I know about it, I would guess some sort of iron.
    Will work for gold dust.

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    CRY

    Feb 2010
    Upper Lake
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    Hey there,

    Looking good! Much better than my weekend. Hit the claim Saturday. A bit of a hike to it and found nothing but black sand. Thick, larger than normal, black sand. Not much gravel, some larger rocks, lots of area to explorer. The Brown Bear Mine is about 1.5 miles up from my claim. Very disappointed. I might have to get you or Frank to come with me and explore. If we don't get anything we can head to Frank's.

    Good luck out there!!! Rob
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  14. #14
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    Feb 2012
    Prather CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelwasher View Post
    The little black pc has gold on the edges and its heavy thats about all I know about it, I would guess some sort of iron.
    The maganese/zinc coatings--up here in n cal- is easily scratched to reveal that righteous golen yellow,or a small bleach spray bottle works just fine too at 50% water. thanx much as always Randy as them are the blackest I've seen in many MANY years-GPS location please . tons a au 2 u 2 -John"

    Maybe black nuggets? Saw this response by Hoser John on another board.... "
    "The most inspiring thing about gold, is not the value, but under magnification, the true beauty of each piece. They are truly like snowflakes that never melt." Oakview2

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