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Thread: Unlucky Day

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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Unlucky Day

    More like I'm a doofus Went down do work on the hole yesterday. I planned on sluicing. The other day the water was alread getting to low for sluicing at the capacity I want so I planned on power sluicing.
    Get down there dust off the big feed box/ nugget trap. Get the classifacation apron on recover sluices set. Hoses out...grab the gas to fuel up and well...the guy in charge of carrying the pump down blew it...I should write him up!

    I almost walked back to my rig and drove back to the house it's barely twenty minutes round trip. I decided to have a go with piped water. Not really wanting to redo the weir that is letting more flow past the intake than I want. I figured I would classify and run what I could.
    Sure enough I was getting build up. I would rather feed slow than add too much drop. I reversed the set up putting the usual gold hog secondary in front of my coarse sluice because it runs decent with lower flow.
    I ended up only running two partial buckets. I was not gonna sit there and feed with a scoop. I ended up throwing on my mask and grabbed my screwdriver and snuffer. Cleaned cracks in the bottom of the drop we've been opening up.

    Gold in the sluice and gold in the snuffer. More crystalline stuff. More spongy And more green stuff...getting into the electrum range there has been silver and copper found in this drainage.
    Guess it's ok for Friday the 13th...maybe I should have worn a hockey mask
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  2. #2
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Reunited.....
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  3. #3
    us
    Just Another Old Guy

    Feb 2008
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    I don't know about a bad day......looks pretty dang good to me!
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    I'm a drinker with a heavy prospecting problem and I'm out of dirt again

  4. #4

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    I am actually interested in seeing your good days if this is your bad day. It would be enough to please me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike(swWash) View Post
    I don't know about a bad day......looks pretty dang good to me!
    It is. I'm being a smart@@@ about it. The unlucky part is how much of the material I didn't get to run. That's from maybe six gallons of minus 1/2 classified. The pipe feeding me about 20 gpm at 1 fps. Too slow and low for that size material in our sluices. I had intentions on 45 or so gpm, at 2fps much more productive after the nugget trap its 1/4 classifacation great for the gold hog matts.
    Last edited by Goldwasher; May 14, 2016 at 10:39 AM.
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  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2015
    Mississippi
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    SWEET!! Must be nice...
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  7. #7
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    I am actually interested in seeing your good days if this is your bad day. It would be enough to please me.
    Never said it as bad just "unlucky" also it was Friday the 13th....There are a lot of days that don't get shown as well as a lot of other pictures I would like to share of things we do. But, well you know

    This is a fun little pocket because of all the character and freshness. I know that a lot of you would like to see these types of pieces so, I'll share some of it with ya.

    You know your not having a bad day when your alone in the middle of no where talking outloud into your snorkle
    Last edited by Goldwasher; May 14, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

  8. #8

    May 2013
    The Golden State
    Whites Goldmaster V/SAT. VibraProbe. Bazooka 48" Prospector Sluice. Shorts. Chickens + Goats + Goldhounds. 35' Chris Craft Caribbean motorsailer. FISH OIL + BURLAP
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    Some great looking gold!
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    I am a teacher, hydrologist, biologist and a prospector.

  9. #9
    MAGA

    Dec 2015
    Oregon Coast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    Reunited.....
    I know it's a lot of work, but that pan for that day is the stuff of my dreams!
    Last edited by wildminer; May 15, 2016 at 10:31 AM.
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  10. #10
    us
    Sniper

    Aug 2012
    Redding
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    Damn that is some fine gold, good old Friday the 13th.

    I like that wire like frog legged picker there too!
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    Check out my Gold Sniping video's. http://www.youtube.com/CrainRacing

    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTokyo View Post
    Damn that is some fine gold, good old Friday the 13th.

    I like that wire like frog legged picker there too!
    Not a flake not a nugget
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  12. #12
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    Sniper

    Aug 2012
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    Ahh ok, its that one.
    I thought it looked familiar but I figured that you got lucky again.
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    Check out my Gold Sniping video's. http://www.youtube.com/CrainRacing

    Head in the water, butt in the air.
    Now I know why ducks do it!
    Underwater Sniper n00b

  13. #13
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    us
    Aug 2008
    Alabama
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    Sounds like another check list problem GW . I thought we covered this in a previous " failure to check the check list " post .

    It's a ***** when the same snake bite's ya twice ain't it . Of course when you turn that kind of shine in spite of the bite , it ain't
    so bad .

    Nice unlucky day man .
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    " A man should look for what is , and not for what he thinks should be ". Albert Einstein





  14. #14
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKODA View Post
    Sounds like another check list problem GW . I thought we covered this in a previous " failure to check the check list " post .

    It's a ***** when the same snake bite's ya twice ain't it . Of course when you turn that kind of shine in spite of the bite , it ain't
    so bad .

    Nice unlucky day man .
    Yea well it was on the checklist ....it was sitting next to the gas can when I grabbed stuff to put in the rig I grabbed my water bottle went in to fill it came out and was talking to my son about school work...and Shazam ....
    My claim is ten minutes from the house so it's not like I'm loading up for a weekend it was actually the first day this season I was thinking I may need the pump....and I guess I wasn't thinking I needed it subconsciously.

    Luckily I have no shortage of cracks or stuff to dig that doesn't require too much water.
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  15. #15
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    us
    Aug 2008
    Alabama
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    Yea well it was on the checklist ....it was sitting next to the gas can when I grabbed stuff to put in the rig I grabbed my water bottle went in to fill it came out and was talking to my son about school work...and Shazam ....
    My claim is ten minutes from the house so it's not like I'm loading up for a weekend it was actually the first day this season I was thinking I may need the pump....and I guess I wasn't thinking I needed it subconsciously.

    Luckily I have no shortage of cracks or stuff to dig that doesn't require too much water.

    Nice gold only 600 seconds from the house ............ hard to beat that man .
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    " A man should look for what is , and not for what he thinks should be ". Albert Einstein





 

 

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