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    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    The struggle is real

    Pretty cold in the foothills still.
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    us
    May 2014
    AZ
    Beach High Banker, Sweep Jig, Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, 1/2 width 2 tray Gold Cube, numerous pans, rocker box, and home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
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    Can you say ice gold...errr ice cold.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    us
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    How 's it going? I have been away for a while on here. The warm weather is just around the corner. I have friend that bought a cabin 8 miles east of Georgetown that has a creek with bedrock. I pointed it out to him as he doesn't prospect. I am waiting or chompin' at the bit for the weather to subside long enough to do some metal detecting and sniping. With all the rains it should hopefully produce something there. I'll let you know. This very well could be an amazing summer.
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    Sep 2014
    Midwest, North of 3660'
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    Get a metal tub and stick a torch under it?
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

    In God We Trust


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    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckshot View Post
    Get a metal tub and stick a torch under it?
    Yeah' I'M NOT GOING THERE !!! LOL!
    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

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    us
    Soakin' Up the Sunshine

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    Someplace Sunny, California
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckshot View Post
    Get a metal tub and stick a torch under it?
    Actually a really smart idea as long as you take into account the fire hazard lol. We all know warm water decreases the surface tension, AND its nice on cold days, stick a propane or hell, a small can stove(I have a https://www.solostove.com/, works great after making a couple of my own) and warm that water up

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    us
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
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    went to the desert tues,70 no wind,good days are here,yea, brad

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    us
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    Just looked at our LONG term weather report... they say we aren't supposed to see the sixties till June����������������

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    gold miner antique collector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    Pretty cold in the foothills still.
    C'mon break the ice! It's not that cold! LOL! Here's cold!Click image for larger version. 

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    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

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    us
    Husband, father & fun seeker

    Jul 2015
    utah
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    It was a beautiful 23 this morning, springs almost here. But as long as the rivers running it's gold season!
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    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Well its been in the 60 / 70 degree range off and on for a couple of weeks here and I couldn't get anyone to go with me to try out my 4 inch dredge since I installed my Gold Hog mats. Now I have a offer to sell it to someone that I know will get it out! HMMM it must have been the garlic!!

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    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
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    [QUOTE=nh.nugget;5313653]C'mon break the ice! It's not that cold! LOL! Here's cold!Click image for larger version. 

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    Yea that's close to how my creek feels in Dec,. Jan. The angle of the canyon where I have been digging is in the shade most of the day. The high water has been way more of an issue than the temperature.

    We have a 30 to 40 degree temp swing daily right now. Don't need to heat the tub. By the time I need it when I get home I'm in a t shirt. The cons frozen ito the pan did require some warm water for liberation.

  13. #13
    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
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    Sounds like we have the same type of area. We don't get much sun and the water from our snow melt was rather rapid. The temps last two weeks had been 50's-60's. Today thru Sunday mid 20's
    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

 

 

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