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  1. #1
    Nov 2011
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    sluicing stanislaus Italian Bar

    Up in Sonora and visited Italian bar today. I can say we worked our butts off, but ran 2 full buckets of selected earth and didn't even find a flak. Kind of disappointing. I usually get gold when I go out, but nothig from Italian Bar. I am wondering if it's just too picked over or just the wrong place to dig,

    Any thoughts on where to find gold on the stanislaus? I don;t need your favorite, secret spot, but any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, would it benefit us to try a different River? We worked the Merced for about half an hour and got decent color.

  2. #2
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
    173 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    If Italian Bar area isn't producing for you, then it looks like you answered your own question.
    Stick with the Merced if that's where you found decent color. Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer.
    4235 times
    Metal Detecting
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    If you hunted the Italian Bar, you are probably GPAA. Go to ask the caretaker for the hot spots. Or try the ledge about 100 yards downstream and 25 yards up off the river, on the north side. The Italian Bar used to be heavily hunted using dredges. Get creative. Find boulders just up out of the stream flow. Good luck. TTC
    And behold a pale horse. And he who sat on him was named death. And all hades followed. Rev. 6/8

  4. #4
    Nov 2011
    2 times
    Thank you so much... That gets us in the right direction.. Much appreciated..

  5. #5

    May 2012
    Mother Lode
    Whites MXT
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Get creative!!!



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