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    Just Another Old Guy

    Feb 2008
    Grays Harbor in Washington state
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    Time to start thinking about next year.... What are your goals?

    We're pretty much done for the year here. The heavy rainy and windy season starts Weds.
    Time to start re-running my cons, make new equipment and plan for next year.

    My list:
    1. Build the quad jet eductor for Lycofs new dredge...it's going to be epic strong.
    2. Make a new abs 10'x12" 3 section, back pack-able, nesting sluice box for dredging season.
    3. Making a self feeder for heavy, black beach sand for above sluice for the winter season.
    4. Order new Gold Hog mats for both setup's to put in said new sluice.
    5. Finding much gold in both above listed setups.
    6. Look at and test some claims in Idaho to find the perfect one to call my own.
    7. Find enough time to do all the above.

    Good luck all
    Mike
    Last edited by mike(swWash); Oct 16, 2017 at 07:11 PM.
    I'm a drinker with a heavy prospecting problem and I'm out of dirt again

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    Jan 2012
    Chickasha,Oklahoma
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    Heading to the desert where mining season is just getting started.
    http://www.mylandmatters.org/Maps/GeologyOK/GetMap

    http://www.mylandmatters.org/


    "If the Gold dont care neither do I"
    Shawn Pomrenke

    4" Proline 2" Jobe combo 2.5" Keene 2.5" subbie Drywasher Spiral Wheel Minelab Detector

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    us
    Feb 2017
    Colorado
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    -Run a sluice every month of the year here in Colorado.
    -Start a prospecting group ("Backpacking for Gold") interested in mapping and exploring "new" river/stream locations that you need to backpack into.
    -Establish a claim in Colorado

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    Just Another Old Guy

    Feb 2008
    Grays Harbor in Washington state
    Whites Spectrum XLT with about 1/4" of dust on it
    604
    1078 times
    Prospecting
    okbasspro be careful!
    I don't know your winter range but if in South Nev., Az., or Tx. beware of banditos, tweekers, and others that want what you might have or things you might have seen.
    My brother winters in Laughlin, Nv. and has had more than a few run in's with bad people out in the desert. He won't venture far anymore nor go without major protection even on a well used dirt road.
    Bad times for us honest people my friend.
    Good luck and keep an eye out!
    russau and beekbuster like this.
    I'm a drinker with a heavy prospecting problem and I'm out of dirt again

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    Brian

    Mar 2014
    Central Oregon Coast
    Whites GMT Garret fully underwater
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    1.) Get Healthy
    2.) Finish what I started 2 years ago:...further exploration and discovery.
    3.) Work a new placer deposit.
    4.) Hook up with some old mining buddies
    5.) Take on some anti mining issues

    Bejay
    Last edited by Bejay; Oct 17, 2017 at 02:10 PM.

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    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
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    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    I'm still thinking about this year -- hit it hard today with my hand powered drywasher -- took a peak with
    a test pan and was happy -- dam this Tecate with lime and salt around the edge taste good as I type.

    Might build another drywasher this winter with more emphasis on making it lighter and more compact.
    Mike
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    us
    Oct 2008
    Fort Dick, Ca.
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    You know what? Your question just seamed to strike me in a peculiar way. It just kind of dawned on me, maybe I should retire next year. I've been working continuously for 50 years. I think I'm getting tired. It's kind of startling to even think about it.

    Huh, how about that?
    Mike

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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
    ROCKING GOLD GRABBER MINI- BGT PROSPECTOR- ANGUS MACKIRK EXPLORER- MILLER TABLE, MULTIPLE SUCKER TUBES, VARIOUS HAND TOOLS, PANS AND CLASSIFERS, FORS GOLD PLUS, MINELAB PRO 25 PINPOINTER- DIY ROD MILL
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    To not get sick for 3months right at the peak of the season! oh and a nugget would be ok also hehe

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    Mine President, XPBC

    Dec 2013
    Arcata, California
    Fisher 1212-x Fisher Gold Bug 2 Whites 4900/SP3 Rocker boxes, Keene sluices, Bazooka sluice, 2.5", 4" lowbankers, highbankers. Witch Sticks.
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    Quad jets are fun. I was thinking about putting together a 6".

    Finish my trommel.

    put together a wet suit heater.

    stake a couple claims.

    build a beach box.
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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer, Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper highbanker, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluices, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Prospecting
    Finish writing & ...
    Publish my book!
    Work my claim.
    Have fun in Alaska next summer

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
    Sailor Flat, Ca.
    SDC2300, Gold Bug 2 Burlap, fish oil, ACME handbook for TRUE prospectors (unread)
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    Sounds like good plans.

    Me, digging season hasn't even started yet.
    Still trying to get a Buck. I was hiking out a few days ago and popped a few crystal points out of a crack I worked some nice chunks out of theres a big cluster I need to come back for.

    I only had my hunting gear but did have a screwdriver in a pocket of my pack to pry crystals with.Noticed a big slab that will come out with a pry bar I'll be back for it maybe today. Fun walking the creek when it's dry and finding new cracks.

    Still waiting for rain to get the creek flowing enough to sluice. May have to fire up the pump, as there is standing water.

    My season is the traditional foothill placer season...the wet and cold season. I prefer it actually to summer.

    The store is only open weekends now. So, my schedule is open other than fall chores, private clients and hunting. Some smoked trout in the forcast a week or two off, when I head over to Nevada to work out some stuff with someone who has a CNC mill and router.

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    Joe

    Jul 2014
    Medina
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    This season get my 8 year old son his first deer. I hope Wednesday or Thursday.

    Next season get me a Gold Hog Piglet/with Gold Hog fine recovery Mats.
    Teach my son more about Life,Nature,Vegetable gardening 101, & GOLD.
    Learn more about flood-flour gold. (OHIO) fine bigger pay streaks.
    Have more sex with the woman.....

  13. #13

    Mar 2014
    NorCal
    Fisher GB2, Bazooka Prospector 36", EZ sluice, Blue Bowl..
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    I'm still working on finishing this season, meet up with some fellow prospectors and explore some new areas. This season was dramatically affected by lots of things so I didn't get out as much as planned, but I have major ideas for next season.. gotta get the kayaks out eventually and still filming a ton of footage for what may turn into a documentary style flick of northern mother lode region modern day prospecting.

    Sent from my ASUS_Z01BDC using TreasureNet.com mobile app
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    Come check out my California Mother lode Adventures!---->https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4U...aqFXriPUONmEtw

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2017
    Leesville, South Carolina
    Coinmaster
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    Looking to expand my prospecting horizons by searching for element rich materials to extract, and refine, instead of the narrower gold mining.

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    This season I didn't get out much, next season at least 3-5 times a week being that I live 10 mins from 5 major river systems I shouldn't have any excuse. My plan is to get more gold, get more toys to get more gold, and yes get more gold lol

 

 
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