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    us
    Apr 2015
    Oshkosh, WI
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    Got claim jumped this weekend!

    Mother Nature came in and cleaned my beach out!

    I was working a 4" deposit of magnetite/hemitite at the water's edge to about 10' inland. All gone! Didn't even leave the gold in the glacial gravel below. There were still a few bands in the sand blown across the stream, but that was all that was left.

    Only got 1/2 of a 6 gal pail of cons before I had to pack it in due to storms. Shoveled what I could into the rest of the buckets and boogied before the storm hit.

    If the gold didn't travel far, it may be just offshore in knee deep water down in the gravel. Just don't know which way the current was moving that day.

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    us
    Aug 2004
    Olympia WA
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    The cool thing about running a large caliber dredge is that you can just suck up everything and the dredge will decide what to keep
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    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Mother Natures giveth but that hag also taketh away also if only I'd a done the deed when I could have-man alive I KNOW that feeling-John
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    May 2014
    AZ
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    One storm depositeth another storm sweepeth away. Tis the nature of beach deposits. Not quite plagerism but sorry Hoser.

    Good luck and check that and other spots after future storms.
    Last edited by arizau; May 26, 2015 at 01:42 PM.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2015
    Oshkosh, WI
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    I have another beach just a mile north that also had black sands at the mouth, but a 200' hill to drag 6 gal buckets of cons up! (175 lbs ea.) Lot of iron for a little gold! But at least I have a buyer for the magnetite sand.
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    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    One storm depositeth another storm sweepeth away. Tis the nature of beach deposits. Not quite plagerism but sorry Hoser.

    Good luck and check that and other spots after future storms.
    Cube it on location and save your back!
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  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2015
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    I need to keep the magnetite sand as it's a paying material along with the gold. So I'm stuck with heavy buckets!

    Though my old skateboard has found a new life!
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