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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
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    finally made it to colfax!

    So glad to finally be in our new home. Can't wait to find some new mining buddies!

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    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Your in the right area for sure. Gooogle the website for the Auburn Gold Hounds and you'll see what fine folks you have in your area. Claims,outings,monthly meetings and everything in between. Non profit and very active even in light of no mo' dredging-John

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    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
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    Thanks,.john!

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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    'South' Texas
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    419gottaminute,
    Good Morning and a question, is the new home in Colfax? If so you've some easy drives to rivers in the mother lode country with swimming, fishing as well as general prospecting. Even some rafting IF you are up to the challenge! I look forward to reading your posts and hopefully you will share some pictures here.

    Enjoy the new home!............63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
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    63bkpkr: it is! I LOVE it. House was built in 1913, and has a basement with hand stacked rock walls. Raised foundation, and there are two tree stumps under the house. Wanna crawl under there with the md. The folks I've met here so far are really nice! Even had one lady offer to help unload the u haul! Got a lot of unpacking to do, but hopefully I ll get to go run some pans soon...
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    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
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    Crap pic. Here is a better one
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  7. #7
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    Northern California

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    'South' Texas
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    Well 419GottaMinute that is a sweet little house! You are in quite a place for history starting with you own home, basement and yard. You are surrounded by historical country and towns, yes sir you've plunked yourself right smack dab in amongst a bunch of history!! From in the town limits of Colfax you can drive down to the North Fork of the American river along two different paved roads, cross it and go up to Cool as well as Foresthill. Or you can continue up 80 North to Alta and head out along various trails there that go down into Green Valley as well as Euchre Bar. From Euchre Bar you can go up the North fork of the North Fork of the AR and if it is still like what I saw many years ago there will be dredges all over the place. Though due to the anti-dredging laws they may have been pulled out though I'd expect that all the claims are still valid. IF you go in there watch out for rattlesnakes and do not pick up any gold as doing that could get you into some trouble but the hike is worth it. Also from where one parks their car to go down the Euchre Bar trail is the turn off that goes to the Rawhide mine but do not drive down that one lane road as their is likely a chain across the road right where the NF of the NFAR river crosses the road. It would be a whole lot of backing up on a nasty tiny road with a long way down on the passengerside. Yup you are located in really fine country and I expect you will have a lot of fun.

    Be safe..........63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  8. #8

    May 2012
    nevada
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    Did you ever check out Reed Lukens mining videos? Most of them were made around your new home!

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2012
    colfax, ca
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    Bkpkr: thanks for the tips! Sounds like some really beautiful hikes. Found Russell towles' north fork blog online, good resource on trails for the area; so sad to hear of his passing. I already found 1 gal. bucket full of all kinds of old metal targets in the basement, and haven't even turned the detector on yet!

    As for Mr. Lukens, turns out I bought my first whites detector off him back in '03! Even took me out panning in dutch flat once. Gonna try to get back in touch with him after I finish unpacking

  10. #10
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    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Amen your in gold and history junkie territory. The Auburn Courthouse has a great museum and righteous gold collection to see for free. Pioneer Mining is open downtown again,by Franks daughter,pans and such only but back in biz somewhat. Down in Placerville-Hangtown -the BA bank has a great safe fulla gold also. Now look west to sac and museums up the wazoo,best for my buck is the railroad by the capitol area. Along with sutters fort,vets museum and many more. You have a lifetime of seeing to do so get it on-John

 

 

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