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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Sure looks like gold! Nice job. That place is a hard place to go to. Were you in one of the spots that smells like sulphur in the air?

    Thanks a lot! Actually I did not smell much, it was raining which masked any smells though! XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Placer View Post
    Hi eannis6... yes that is a speck of gold you found. When you look at it under the scope you should see some micro pitting on the surface. There is no mica there... tons of pyrite depending on the section your in. The pyrite will have one or more straight lines... more cubic in shape.... the gold wont.

    Please fill in any holes you make down there.
    Thanks for the help! I sure will. Also I love the name lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Placer View Post
    Hi eannis6... yes that is a speck of gold you found. When you look at it under the scope you should see some micro pitting on the surface. There is no mica there... tons of pyrite depending on the section your in. The pyrite will have one or more straight lines... more cubic in shape.... the gold wont.

    Please fill in any holes you make down there.
    Hey eannis6, Darth is a great guy and spends time down in VA - listen to what he has to say. Iíve spent time with him down there, and he knows what heís doing.

    Darth, good to see you on tnet. I miss our dredging trips and really want to get out more in 2019. Letís keep in touch.
    - Brian

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    Hey Brian... yeah it's been a horrible season for me only got out for one trip down in NC (group outing for another site)... found one speck <----- that was my whole season.

    Between weather and work I haven't had a shot at getting out. New job now with better hours... next season will be good. Hope you and Andrew can come along.

    I miss dredging at CC .... when I was heading out last year I drove the atv through a deep hole that someone didn't fill in... missed it in the glare of the setting sun. Came an inch from flooding the snorkel.... that was my parting memory. Hence my comment.

    eannis6 all I can say is it's there you just have to work for it.. hone your skills.
    Get in them crevices... natures sluice box holds the best stuff. If you get a sluice next .. get a ABS drop riffle sluice... they don't need much water flow to run... in the warmer months at times the water runs backwards at CC, a traditional sluice won't cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Placer View Post
    Hey Brian... yeah it's been a horrible season for me only got out for one trip down in NC (group outing for another site)... found one speck <----- that was my whole season.

    Between weather and work I haven't had a shot at getting out. New job now with better hours... next season will be good. Hope you and Andrew can come along.

    I miss dredging at CC .... when I was heading out last year I drove the atv through a deep hole that someone didn't fill in... missed it in the glare of the setting sun. Came an inch from flooding the snorkel.... that was my parting memory. Hence my comment.

    eannis6 all I can say is it's there you just have to work for it.. hone your skills.
    Get in them crevices... natures sluice box holds the best stuff. If you get a sluice next .. get a ABS drop riffle sluice... they don't need much water flow to run... in the warmer months at times the water runs backwards at CC, a traditional sluice won't cut it.
    Thatís aweosme, thanks for the advice!!

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    I got a 16x36 long abs sluice from Carolina Prospectors. Think they still sell it... works great on its own... I use it mostly to clean up my dredge cons butted up to the end of my dredge.

    On a really bad day it's my emergency plan "B" when the day comes my equipment fails. It's really light for long hauls and can #2 shovel full sized scoops. At the end of the day it's how much material you can process.

    They work in fast flowing water just as well.

    Wish I had that one when I started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Placer View Post
    I got a 16x36 long abs sluice from Carolina Prospectors. Think they still sell it... works great on its own... I use it mostly to clean up my dredge cons butted up to the end of my dredge.

    On a really bad day it's my emergency plan "B" when the day comes my equipment fails. It's really light for long hauls and can #2 shovel full sized scoops. At the end of the day it's how much material you can process.

    They work in fast flowing water just as well.

    Wish I had that one when I started.
    Thatís really interesting Iíll have to check that one out!

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    Really cool that's gotta be exciting I love that picture gives me gold fever
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Really cool that's gotta be exciting I love that picture gives me gold fever

    Thanks A2, Iíve got the fever now too!
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    Eannis6. Contrary is a great place to start out and meet other people who prospect.

    It's were I started and met my prospecting buddies back in 2014. There is good gold there it just takes research and hard work to find where it is running.

    Also check out the Central Virginia Gold Prospectors club, CVGP for short. They are based in dillwyn Virginia and lease a number of gold bearing properties. There sign up meeting for 2019 will be in mid February. Also check out Virginia Gold Prospectors on Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eannis6 View Post
    Hello again everyone!!

    I took my first trip to Contrary Creek in Virginia today. I must say I have been bitten by the gold bug. Gold panning is not as easy, and gold is certainly not as plentiful as I had expected. I do believe I found one gold flake after searching today amidst millions of pieces of pyrite. Thank you for looking, can anyone confirm this as gold from my image taken through my microscope? Thanks for looking and being so welcoming here.

    Blessings,
    Ethan Annis

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    I second what Mgumby said .... CVGP is a great club to be a member in.... tons of property choices ... really nice gold. My bad for not mentioning it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgumby16 View Post
    Eannis6. Contrary is a great place to start out and meet other people who prospect.

    It's were I started and met my prospecting buddies back in 2014. There is good gold there it just takes research and hard work to find where it is running.

    Also check out the Central Virginia Gold Prospectors club, CVGP for short. They are based in dillwyn Virginia and lease a number of gold bearing properties. There sign up meeting for 2019 will be in mid February. Also check out Virginia Gold Prospectors on Facebook.
    That is so awesome, thanks for the tips!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    Keep the faith .Dont give up the ship.Some of 'Contrary's' finest >>
    Here's some more of Contrary's finest, from an August 2016 dredging trip (with Darth Placer by the way):
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc053 View Post
    Here's some more of Contrary's finest, from an August 2016 dredging trip (with Darth Placer by the way):
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    Great,now your talking !

 

 
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