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    Brent N. Moran

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    Nooksack River Gold Wa.

    Hi from Washington Sate,

    Just thought I'd share a few pics of the first trip out this season on the Nooksack River.
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    Dec 2009
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    Nice, way to go.
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    Looking good! Andi
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    Keith

    Feb 2013
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    Good gold. Working like a dog I see. Well, he IS a dog after all. Your partner I mean.
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    Feb 2013
    Upcountry, SC
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    Good gold and nice pictures. Putting those sluices to work :-)
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    Don't let PETA see those pics - they'll sue you for not paying your partner federal minimum wage, lol
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    Dec 2012
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    Nice Nookie color...

    Looks like 3 different sluices got a workout...which one is your preferred?

    Been watching the Nooksack levels, and thought about heading there
    last week but the damn rain got in the way. Soon though...
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
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    Federal Claim, secret unclaimed spot, public area or ??

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    Nov 2013
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    I love taking my dog out on the hunt. He helps me dig and at times feels like he has better luck than me.

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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Federal Claim, secret unclaimed spot, public area or ??
    Kevin, the Nooksack covers a whole lot of country in 3 different forks.

    I've found gold in all three forks, but prefer the south as (for me) the
    access (physically) is much easier. There are areas of it I would dearly
    love to prospect, but unfortunately it's behind the gates of a large timber
    company.

    There are also several spots that are near roadways that I can get to, and
    never yet been skunked there.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Brent N. Moran

    Feb 2013
    Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co. , Pacific NW. , Wa
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    DizzyDigger,

    Good to hear from you. My sluice is the Keene A51 and that is the one I prefer. My dad was using the Bazooka Super sluice and it was the first time out for it, I don't think he was using it right because he didn't do as well as I did, later found out that he shouldn't have been classifying his material prior to running it threw the Bazooka. The grey sluice box belonged to a fellow prospector who we ran into along our trek. The river was a little to high the day we went, but we sure had a good time. A flash in the pan is worth it every time.
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    Brent N. Moran

    Feb 2013
    Sedro-Woolley, Skagit Co. , Pacific NW. , Wa
    MineLab X-Terra 705 Gold pack , Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger
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    Kevin,

    Like Dizzy stated the South fork produces the best gold. The South Fork runs mostly through forestland and flows behind locked gates. The area is open to the public for outdoor activities, horse back ridding, hiking, hunting, fishing, prospecting, but no motorized vehicles beyond the locked gate. For the adventurous prospector who doesn't mind hiking a couple 2 or 3 miles the reward can be great. We walked in 2 miles the day we went.
    Last edited by minersmoss; Apr 20, 2014 at 01:58 PM.

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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by minersmoss View Post
    Kevin, Like Dizzy stated the South fork produces the best gold. The South Fork runs mostly through forestland and flows behind locked gates. The area is open to the public for outdoor activities, horse back ridding, hiking, hunting, fishing, prospecting, but no motorized vehicles beyond the locked gate. For the adventurous prospector who doesn't mind hiking a couple 2 or 3 miles the reward can be great. We walked in 2 miles the day we went.
    Great, thanks for sharing those details
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    Keith

    Feb 2013
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    Couple of miles wouldn't bother me at all. Just have to bring a backpack is all.
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    Terrance

    Jan 2020
    Oak Harbor, Washington
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    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 “secret place” 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. I’ve tried several times from the bridge almost all the way up to Bell Creek....nothing.
    I’ve gone just up from the hatchery several times but not done as good as your picture even adding up all of my trips!
    Maybe I’m doing it wrong but with 45 years of prospecting under my belt that’s doubtful. The S. Fork has been kicking my butt for 25 years. And I’m my research I’ve 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!
    Last edited by SalmonKing; Jan 29, 2020 at 10:35 PM.

 

 
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