Post By USACracer
Post By Fullpan
Post By USACracer
Oct 16, 2012, 12:03 AM
My first adventure
Here is some video from my sunday trip.
I have lots of little thought i wanted to share, but for now here it is.
Oh yeah, it's kinda rough on the editing, let's call this "take 1"
Oct 16, 2012 12:03 AM
Oct 16, 2012, 08:13 AM
Congrats on a very good first trip!
...it is too about havin' the gold!
Oct 16, 2012, 10:42 PM
Great first outing! Hope you can see the possibilities - if you process a little more material, your back will "talk" to you louder on the way home and keep you
Oct 16, 2012, 11:44 PM
Congratulations on your first yellow!
Oct 17, 2012, 01:54 AM
nice job,check out youtube for sluice videos i think there is a good one called comparing two sluice boxes lots of info there.
Oct 18, 2012, 12:38 PM
Well done brotha on your first trip! I found nada on my first 3 trips lol. Good for u!!
Originally Posted by USACracer
Oct 25, 2012, 11:47 AM
Going Again this weekend
Thanks guys for the positive encouragement!
Going back to mineral bar this weekend for sat/sun as long as the weather holds decent. I would like some company if anyone wants to come out for a day.
Anyways, a couple things I learned from my first trip, maybe this can help someone else.....
-DON'T bring too much stuff, I did, and the short hike back uphill when tired sucked!
-Spend an extra 5-10 min setting up sluice, I only ran 6 buckets in 8 hours.
-Talk to everyone you see, I met and chatted with some very nice folks there.
So just a few random thoughts, I am liking this hobby that i can build things to try in the field, Made a Gold Sucker to bring this time.
Going to mineral bar Sat 10-27 and sun 10-28. Come out and let's find some gold!!
Oct 25, 2012, 05:41 PM
Sweet little video you put together. It's always great to go prospecting and to find some color.
All the best,
Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold!
Oct 27, 2012, 07:50 PM
Fantastic. Now you're hooked. Eventually you'll want reach bedrock. For that kind'a terrain, i recommend you forget about using a shovel and pick to dig down through that stuff and buy yourself a full size five foot iron "breaker bar". You can pick one up for about $30 bucks. It'll make your digging alot easier. Best piece of equipement i've ever bought. It'll save your back for sure. It's not only great for digging, but makes a helluv'a good lever for moving those big boulders outta the way.
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