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  1. #1

    Sep 2012
    5
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    "Where is that creek you go to?"

    Every once in a while I meet up with a fellow prospector who will ask me, What creeks I go to and where they are at? How do you answer this question I usually try to avoid that question I just don't wanna give up my spot.

  2. #2
    us
    May 2012
    Merced/Mariposa
    Still searching for the right one
    256
    48 times
    Prospecting
    I know how you feel. It takes a lot of time to find a good spot. The question would always take me by surprise and id end up spilling the beans So being that I only prospect in mariposa. I always say mariposa creek. Lol. Works for me. If there friends I trust I'll share though.

  3. #3

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
    3,328
    1517 times
    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    You know--most seasoned prospectors respect that and won't push the issue. It's usually the newer prospectors that ask questions like that. So, just politely and directly refuse, and explain that you don't want to give up your spot. If they push after that, they're not respecting your privacy and you'll have to decide on what level of discouragement to use after that. Deflecting the topic, or walking away can be very effective.

    To show that you're a good guy, you can direct them to an area where they can certainly find gold--everyone appreciates that--but stay silent on your special place.

    I get asked the same type of question all the time by people that want to know where I fish to catch the big ones--I politely refuse or just give them a general area--nothing specific.

    The previously mentioned ways are the only ways to protect a honey-hole, whether it's a fishing honey-hole or a gold-laden honey hole.

    All the best,

    Lanny
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    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  4. #4
    us
    Sniper

    Aug 2012
    Redding
    Eyes - Fisher Gold Bug II
    1,007
    378 times
    Prospecting
    If people ask I send them to a couple of the area's that I have already tried and found some but not a lot of gold, you never know what you miss and it could be their big score.
    Though, I never release the location of my current hole.
    Today we found about 4 grams of chunky gold and two small half gram nuggets in about 2 hours of underwater sniping.

    So far only another nice prospector and a crazy old prospector know where my first "Honey Hole" is.
    Some holes (Like my first) I wont give out the info on because it will replenish with flood gold next year.

    When it comes to fishing though, I am an open brook, erm I mean BOOK.
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2012
    Bakersfield,CA
    Gold Bug Pro.
    268
    23 times
    Prospecting
    i dont mind telling someone an area but like everyone else im telling them in the river at the park. lot's of spots down there.

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2012
    Bakersfield,CA
    Gold Bug Pro.
    268
    23 times
    Prospecting
    man neo your on some great gold... keep it up

  7. #7
    us
    Sniper

    Aug 2012
    Redding
    Eyes - Fisher Gold Bug II
    1,007
    378 times
    Prospecting
    I keep saying it must be for all of those years with nothing to show but a micro or two in my pan. :P
    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

 

 

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