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  1. #1

    Sep 2016
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Newbie Intro

    It appears I've stumble upon the "mother lode" of forums!

    Originally from Washington State we've relocated just northwest of Sacramento this past January. Fly fishing/tying has been a hobby for the last 43-years, but after sticking my bare feet in the water and panning for an hour back in August... Yes, my very first pan had a nice shiny flake!

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    Yes, I am a total newbie with the general idea to finding gold and perhaps it may have been "beginner's luck, but all 3 of my trips have been a success (at least in my book)! Several tools, buckets and three sluices later... I guess the "fever" has set in.

    Second trip. Looks like I found a little mercury attached to my gold:

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    Here's a picture from the last trip to the North Yuba this past week:

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    I have been working this spot along the bank behind the rock in the right foreground and under the roots.

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    We're off on another 2-day hunt this evening. Hope I will be able to post a lot less black in the bottom of the pan!

  2. #2
    This isn't a hobby! It's hard work!

    Feb 2013
    Golden Valley Arid-Zona
    Fisher / Gold Bug AND the MK-VII eyeballs
    6156 times
    Prospecting/Mining and protecting our rights to do so.
    Welcome to the asylum A.C. There are a lot of members from here in your area and most of them are ready, able and willing to help a beginner out. (Which way did you come in again?) Take the time to get to know some of them and it will help you out a lot. All of us have that infection and believe in spreading it around as much as possible!
    63bkpkr and Aufisher like this.
    The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

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  3. #3
    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
    whites, KEENE A52 sluice, 3" dredge
    1405 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Welcome to Tnet! Now that you have a fever that has no cure just withdrawals you need to pass the initiation test. It usually involves band aids, embarrassing moments, or just plain stupid on the river. Then you'll be a full fledged miner! Don't be afraid of telling us. We like a good laugh! Any questions ask away!
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    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

  4. #4

    Mar 2016
    208 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    If you're finding that kinds of gold on your first couple of trips, you're most certainly on the right track!

  5. #5
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Au Chit,
    Welcome! You are in a very good location as your can go out in most any direction and locate gold bearing flowing water. I've spent quite a few years in the backcountry, initially enjoying the scenery/fishing/hiking-camping with friends and my children and then I found my first gold, you know how that goes. The rivers are running low right now so the hunting should be good. Check the typical locations and then sit back and look at where you are at and then sample some of the areas a little higher up away from the water. Never know till one samples what could be waiting for the light of day to come upon it!............63bkpke
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  6. #6

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Teknetics EuroTek PRO -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
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    Welcome and Big Gold from White Plains, New York!

  7. #7

    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
    4846 times
    Nice looking Yuba pickers!
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    I am a teacher, hydrologist, biologist and a prospector.



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