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  1. #1

    Jun 2012
    Cackalacky
    arrr, just need me nose
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    Prospecting

    Saprolite trap produces a little color

    Saw a post (unsure if here or elsewhere) where someone wondered if mounting a trap in a creek for a long period of time would produce results.

    While opposed to the idea of mounting man-made objects in a creek, I ran with the idea and dug out a little trap in the creek across the street a couple of weeks ago to see what would happen.

    The 3" deep shovel wide notch was cut into the saprolite bedrock of the creek bed at 90° on upstream side and sloped up to grade on the downstream side

    After some heavy rains last week I decided to check it yesterday and am quite pleased with the results.

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    Not too bad for a little mosquito ridden suburban creek.

  2. #2

    May 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I watched an episode of American loggers where they placed some trees in the creek for a spawning area or erosion control or some sort. Basically V shaped with the point upstream. I thought 'what a nice way to create a slow spot while helping the environment',..

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2010
    Groveland, CA
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Way to go. Who wouldn't be pleased? Nothing like having mother nature do some work for you.

  4. #4
    us
    Sniper

    Aug 2012
    Redding
    Eyes - Nokta FORS Gold - Fisher Gold Bug II
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    Prospecting
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    Nice.

    I try to leave pockets when I snipe to do the same thing so when I come back next year I might get lucky.
    Check out my Gold Sniping video's. http://www.youtube.com/CrainRacing

    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

 

 

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