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    Virginia
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    There is no Gold in Virginia =) - Video

    There is no gold in Virginia. I highly suggest any East coast gold prospectors head out west.

    I've come a long way since the spring. This outing was our best... so far... but you know they say - the best is yet to come This winter I will be working my "problem" with the Gold Hog Piglet crash box inadequately washing the rocks to spare my hands all that work next year. (6000 gpH total from THREE 12v bilge pumps (3500-4000 gph real world) should be enough -- but its still not cutting it. Considering using a battery powered 12V Gold Trommel. There should be some fun experimenting over the winter! Would love input from the prospecting Vets on this forum!

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    Last edited by AU79 Prospector; Nov 10, 2017 at 10:16 AM.
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    Joe

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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Keep up the great work.

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    Awesome, very cool, I like how you pay attention to the stratigraphy of what you are working, identifying flood events, disturbed, undisturbed, is key in testing, its been my experience that with the clay,and poor water Flo, drainage that you appear to have, that it may be likely to have pockets of good concentrations, look for evidence of flood events, these will appear to have thin layers of clay over naturally stratified gravels, with mottled gravels above. Keep digging bro, keep vids coming.

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    us
    Jun 2017
    Virginia
    Nokta AU Goldfinder
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    Prospecting
    Thank you Loco!

    Do you guys have any thoughts on a 12V trommel to help process this clay rich material better? I saw a few youtube videos about Gold Fox USA trommels - seems like the trommel may save my hands and speed up the process. I would like to process "1 bucket" (realistically filled 75%) in about 1 minute. I think this may also help use my existing water more efficiently.
    Last edited by AU79 Prospector; Nov 10, 2017 at 10:47 AM.

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    a tromel,would speed up,production by freeing your hands to grab the next bucket, and save your hands to, although it likely will not help with water,rather the more material you run faster,the more sediment and particals will be in suspension, thus making your water issues worse,may I suggest you might want to spend some time to enlarge the water pond, I use cheap tarps to help slow water drainage, but make atleast one more pond below your existing one in a sort of lock,type system, it seems you need more time for settling,most water problems are solved with water management rather than equipment. ....don't forget to remove tarps if used
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    us
    Jun 2017
    Virginia
    Nokta AU Goldfinder
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    Prospecting
    Thanks for your insight loco oro! i love the idea of a tarp based holding pond lower down. I will experiment and work on that this offseason. If I combine this with a trommel, 3+ gram cleanups maybe in my future! One can only hope =)
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