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    What are your thoughts on this pay layer ?

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    I would follow that bedrock right into that bank.. since you're referring to it as a pay layer i assume theres gold in it...possibly really good gold..good luck

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    Ed Tracy

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    Be very careful, no amount of gold is worth your life. I'll ask you how stable is all that overburden ? What is the lighter colored layer above the coble layer, sand, clay or combo ? I'll be honest, I have mined stuff like that but instead of what you have above the pay layer I had 6ft boulders, the gold layer was under the boulders and several times I would be processing that material down at the river and I would hear a big thump, rock down. That lure of gold will you make you do some crazy things. If I were to mine your place I would start at the bedrock on either end and leave the center alone for support again that also depends on the what type of deposition you are mining and only you know that, hard pan or soft sand and rock. Good Luck and it looks like good challenge.

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    It is a sandy clay layer about 15' thick above it and the cobble layer I would say around 3' thick. But I am wondering if this is an old channel being cut through by the current creek? Not sure but there is gold to be had so far just not sure if it came from the cobble or the paste that was on the bedrock

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    Ed Tracy

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    Very nice, one way to answer your question is to notice where the gold is deposited around the rocks. River flow will place gold in the direction the water is flowing. Spend a little time looking around a rock that you pull out, test pan a little at a time and notice where the most gold is in reference to the present stream flow, that will give your direction.

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    It sounds like your in it for the info along with the gold. Print a few copies of the pic you have and then remove small sections at a time and pan them noting the pan take per spot on the pic. You can then correlate the deposits and how the cobble shingled and what the consistency of the material between the cobble with the best take amounts. Then when it is opened up I second schoolofhardrocks opinion of working that bedrock. I would look for any type of crack in the bedrock and exploit it with a sledge and chisel. Watch your top knot for falling clunkers.

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    Ed Tracy

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    Also test the contact layer where the sandy clay layer meets the cobble, I find a lot of gold there in my area with same situation. Take your time and enjoy this place, not to common anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    Also test the contact layer where the sandy clay layer meets the cobble, I find a lot of gold there in my area with same situation. Take your time and enjoy this place, not to common anymore.
    this X's 100. et1955 knows what he is talking about. I dont call him "River Yoda" for nothing. Not only that but with what you showed from just over a bucket.....I'd hit that like a fat kid on a twinkie. Just be careful about undermining to the point of collapse. Thats a danger spot.
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    You've gotten some decent color and great advice. Follow it and prosper-John
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    Being in California...too much visible disturbance on that stream bank and you will probably find your tit in a wringer with the state.
    Is it on your mining claim?
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    "find your tit in a wringer with the state"...havent heard that one yet...not bad not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Being in California...too much visible disturbance on that stream bank and you will probably find your tit in a wringer with the state.
    Is it on your mining claim?
    It is on private land with water and mineral rights
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze View Post
    this X's 100. et1955 knows what he is talking about. I dont call him "River Yoda" for nothing. Not only that but with what you showed from just over a bucket.....I'd hit that like a fat kid on a twinkie. Just be careful about undermining to the point of collapse. Thats a danger spot.
    Haha will do I'll be back there in about a month..ps big fan of your channel and the show

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    Jul 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by et1955 View Post
    Very nice, one way to answer your question is to notice where the gold is deposited around the rocks. River flow will place gold in the direction the water is flowing. Spend a little time looking around a rock that you pull out, test pan a little at a time and notice where the most gold is in reference to the present stream flow, that will give your direction.
    Thank you sir for the great advise I'll use it to my advantage for sure!

 

 
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