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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting

    Getting paydirt in CO

    My family and I are heading to Breckenridge next week. I plan on getting out and mding some. I would also like to bring back 10-15 gallons of dirt to pan. I am not familiar with the area and I would like to get some help with a decent location.

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    I am looking at a few old mine sites west of highway 9 south of breckenridge. Anybody spent much time in the area?

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2010
    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
    Whites GMT, Goldmaster Vsat, 5900, Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 and Falcon MD-20.
    294
    101 times
    Prospecting - Gold and Silver
    Those areas are claimed. Instead, look to areas near Clear Creek.
    Whites GMT, Whites GM Vsat, Whites 5900, Gold Mountain King Cobra, Bounty Hunter 3300

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Is 5 accessible by mini van? I was looking at Lincoln Lake area. Public prospecting?

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Lincoln Lake looks like an old tailing pond. Or am I out in left field?

  6. #6

    Sep 2003
    Colorado
    33
    8 times
    Along the Blue River and French Gulch is good.

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Ken, pardon my ignorance but is somwhere like Blue lake open to panning. I can only devote about a half a day to detecting and retrieving my dirt so I want to have a few places in mind. I also have to include time to hike in/out from the road.

  8. #8
    us
    Peace Through Superior Firepower

    Jul 2005
    Colorado Springs
    Tesoro LST, Tejon, Diablo II "Gold Demon", Whites GMT, TreasureMaster PI 3000, Falcon MD20, Vibraprobe
    610
    185 times
    Prospecting
    Theres a public prospecting/camping area at the Wellsville/Texas Creek area on the Arkansas River. Also as stated above, Clear Creek on Highway 9 just above Golden, CO. It might be worthwhile for you to join the Gold Prospectors Association of America($67, you get a mining guide for claims in most states) or the Gold Prospectors of Colorado($18). Both clubs have accssable claims via minivan in CO.
    Last weekend I spent a total of four hours at Clear Creek above Golden, and I got about 3/4 of a five gallon bucket of black sand con's. It's a good area, very accessable.
    Last edited by nuggetshooter323; Jun 26, 2012 at 01:20 PM.

  9. #9
    us
    Bazooka Goldtrap enthusiast

    Jan 2012
    Centennial, Colorado
    Sluices: Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluice (retired!), Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump, occasional gold cube
    2,843
    1704 times
    Prospecting
    You can also try Clear Creek downstream from Golden - the area west of Youngfield St. for about 1/2 mile is busy with recreational prospectors most days!
    ...it is too about havin' the gold!

  10. #10
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thank you guys for the information. Does anyone have plans for a trip next week?

  11. #11
    us
    Bazooka Goldtrap enthusiast

    Jan 2012
    Centennial, Colorado
    Sluices: Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluice (retired!), Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump, occasional gold cube
    2,843
    1704 times
    Prospecting
    Since you are coming in from Kansas, I should highlight that the Youngsfield site is right at the Youngfield exit off of I-70...it is right on the way for you!!
    ...it is too about havin' the gold!

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Just arrived in Breckinridge. Looking forward to a week here. I saw the Youngfield location on the way in. It's pretty much in town. I also noticed a bunch of activity in the Clear Creek area.. Should be fun!

  13. #13
    us
    Jun 2012
    Rose Hill, KS
    Garrett Ace 250 with 8 x 11 DD, Garrett PP, Lesche Digging tool, Sampson shovel
    70
    19 times
    Metal Detecting
    Well we headed for Fairplay today. Didnt find anything but I did manage to get about 5 lbs of dirt from a couple different areas. The sluicers were out and pulling in some color. I think we may have been working too fast. I also think a smaller classifier is in the near future!

 

 

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