Jul 07, 2012, 12:40 PM
prospecting 50 & I-80
Hey, anyone prospecting tomorrow in the 50 or I80 corridors? I am in sac, ready to dig! Able(have enough gas) to drive as far as pollock, or dutch flat. Pm me or reply, I ll be watching all day...
Jul 07, 2012, 10:47 PM
Oh well...I ll be at mineral bar tomorrow, if anyone wants to stop by and share a sandwich.
Jul 08, 2012, 08:12 AM
Auburn Recreation area has many hundreds of square miles of gold territory tied up with 2 forks of the american and 1,000s a streams to keep ya busy till the day ya die-John
Jul 08, 2012, 01:29 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
I'm interested on going, Kris, but not this weekend. Will get in touch soon! TTC
Forge ahead but never forget where you came from!
Jul 08, 2012, 02:13 PM
Thanks guys, got hot so I went home... Did get gold, post a pic when I get home.
Jul 08, 2012, 06:03 PM
Not too bad... Only ran 3 or 4 half buckets, I ll find the bottom of that home next time.
Jul 08, 2012, 06:05 PM
I DID get tricked by pirite for the first time! It was next to a flake and the color was exactly the same, had to bite it.
Jul 09, 2012, 08:16 AM
Save teeth as any metalic object will id as it cracks,goes crunch or crumbles readily-John
Jul 10, 2012, 10:08 AM
Mr. Hoser John, Have you read the Auburn Park rules? No shovels just a pan. JOHN
Jul 18, 2012, 04:45 PM
No shovels? That's a lot of work..... Is that rule pretty common?
Jul 18, 2012, 07:48 PM
It's my understanding that handtools are allowed in auburn state rec area. Shovels. Hammers pry bars ect ok. I've been prospecting the American river 5years never had any negative dealings with asra.
Originally Posted by Joel1316
Jul 18, 2012, 08:32 PM
No motorized equipment, no metal detectors.
Jul 18, 2012, 10:25 PM
Metal detecting IS allowed in most of the ASRA. West of 49 is prohibited.
The regs are online. Print them out and take them with you or stop in Auburn and pick them up.
Jul 18, 2012, 11:52 PM
Thanks hemisteve, seems everyone you ask has a different answer...or they change the regs every few years...thought detecting was banned at any archeological sites, and if you find anything old(even if not at a known archeological site), you have to leave it in the ground...so I guess you hunt for clad and nuggets(good luck)
Jul 19, 2012, 10:17 PM
Yeah, Historical sites are off limits. Problem is, they wont tell you where they are. So a Catch-22 situation.
The Rangers have stopped and watched me a few times, but I quess they realised I was coin shooting and nugget hunting and left me alone.
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