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    Quote Originally Posted by SalmonKing View Post
    Minermoss...nice color you got there!
    I have a couple of questions for you if you would sir...

    1. How many buckets of material do you think you moved to get that color? Did you classify first?
    2. Without giving away your ďsecret placeĒ have you gone up to the end of FR 12? I went up there a number of years ago, and walked up stream a long ways (maybe a mile, maybe less) but never found a flake. Iíve tried several times from the bridge almost all the way up to Bell Creek....nothing.
    Iíve gone just up from the hatchery several times but not done as good as your picture even adding up all of my trips!
    Maybe Iím doing it wrong but with 45 years of prospecting under my belt thatís doubtful. The S. Fork has been kicking my butt for 25 years. And Iím my research Iíve never found any history of a gold find on the middle fork so I steer clear of there.

    Anyway...nice find buddy...hope to see you in the river!
    SalmonKing, welcome to TreasureNet! I saw the other thread you resurrected for the Skykomish. My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time on the SFN too and have had days better than what Minermoss has pictured. I don't know if he is still on TNet to answer, but I think he has some youtube video's of some of his exploits on the SFN. I can't answer your first question, but I also tested up in the upper reaches of the SFN off of FR 12 and did not get anything. That was quite a drive in and I won't bother with that anymore unless I just want to be very remote for some reason. Try the area just up from the Saxon bridge or near the hatchery, or hike up past the hatchery to the canyon area about 2 miles in or to the mouth of Cavanaugh Creek, closer to 3 miles in. You might get a little more gold for those hikes, but you'll probably end up with more gold spending that hiking time just running gravel at the Saxon bridge.
    Here's one of our better days near Saxon bridge.
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