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    us
    You dont get what you expect, you get what you INSPECT

    Apr 2018
    Summit County Ohio
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    146 times
    Prospecting

    FINALLY !! MY FIRST REAL HIT

    SO, watching hours of Youtube videos and listening to tips from Tnet members I took a gamble and went to a spot I studied on a Geological map of my state. Everyday I eagerly awaited the mailman like Ralphy in A Christmas Story. THEN IT CAME I couldnt get the box opened fast enough..My first attempt to do exactly like the pro's behind my house didnt go so well but I trudged on. FINALLY TODAY I hurried to a spot that looked promising. Its not thousands of dollars BUT after FINALLY seeing what others show and talk about I can now say I am truly ill with gold fever....Click image for larger version. 

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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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    Nice picker. Don't leave us in suspense......what is the "it" that came in the mail?
    Aufisher and s2ndjetli like this.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    us
    You dont get what you expect, you get what you INSPECT

    Apr 2018
    Summit County Ohio
    141
    146 times
    Prospecting
    My OWN first 2 plastic pans...LOL...

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    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
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    Looks like a great pan
    s2ndjetli and ALewis like this.
    I am a teacher, hydrologist, biologist and a prospector.

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    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
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    That's what it's all about - Congrats!

  6. #6
    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.
    2,182
    3194 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by s2ndjetli View Post
    My OWN first 2 plastic pans...LOL...
    Oh Oh...next comes a sluice, then a highbanker, etc., etc., then hell from the old lady for junking up the garage. Welcome to our world.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    us
    Retired

    Mar 2015
    Texas
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    ....then you start a mining company, drag some people into it with You, make a few strikes, then start working to quit your day job because you're sitting on 10's of millions of gold and silver ore...etc etc ad nauseum.
    s2ndjetli likes this.
    This ain't Michigan, its GOLD COUNTRY!

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    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
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    s2ndjetli,
    So much of this life is about enjoying yourself while you are out there however, gold in the pan puts a little Zing into a day out. Congratulations on obtaining the first start of your poke!..................63bkpkr
    s2ndjetli and HMiller like this.
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
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    I this new excitement you've experienced. Good for you s2ndjetli, it can be better with family and or friends.

    Mike
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    us
    Mike

    Dec 2014
    Bodfish and Marin county CA
    Garrett , Whites keene puffer drywasher , Keene A51 Sluice
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    Drywashing , Sluicing , Panning
    Very sorry to see that much gold in your pan --- as now your hooked.
    Actually I'm not sorry I'm jealous.
    Nice gold !!!!!
    HMiller and s2ndjetli like this.
    Stay thirsty my friends

  11. #11
    us
    You dont get what you expect, you get what you INSPECT

    Apr 2018
    Summit County Ohio
    141
    146 times
    Prospecting
    OH YEAHH, just bought a sluicer, stole the spaghetti strainer for classifying, the girlfriend thinks its a neat HOBBY, "lil does she know" LOL

  12. #12
    us
    You dont get what you expect, you get what you INSPECT

    Apr 2018
    Summit County Ohio
    141
    146 times
    Prospecting
    Hey, thanks EVERYONE for the well wishes.. I dont think my State has alot to offer and I would LOVE to head out west someday but Im not gonna stop...Its hard to find places where you can get away with this.. rrrrr I mean have a claim.. Now to get a smelter..LOL...

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    Nice gold! Really good for ohio standards.How much material did you pan to get that much? Im a few counties east from you, always thought summit looked good from the maps. Even driving on 76 near lodi you can see the glacial material on the roadcuts.
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  14. #14
    us
    You dont get what you expect, you get what you INSPECT

    Apr 2018
    Summit County Ohio
    141
    146 times
    Prospecting
    MAYBE 2 ounces Blich.. I panned out about 5 yards full.. I went to a creek below my house and got the citys permission to pan it but endid up getting cuts from all the glass so I dont think ill be back.. I got some soil from the Columbus area but havent panned it yet, I think it has a better chance of producing than here by Akron.. Summit County is cut everywhere with what MAY have gold and may not based on the geo maps Im finding out.

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    May 2014
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    Check out this link it may help ya out. Its a more detailed glacial map of your area. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...kyvxt7KFPuR5zC
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