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    Where to find gold in this Creek (Group participation)

    Where to find Gold in the Creek?
    Answers can be found online, No cheating.
    This here is a group exercise, If you click on the pic you can see my labels, please pick a,b,c,d, etc... and why it's found there, unfortunately there are no large boulders.
    Location is just south of Dahlonega, GA
    850 of creek frontage on my 5 acres, fed from other mountain creeks and streams.

    Someone can post a desert or mountain pic to keep this going.
    Thanks Bob M



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    its a small area,hit it ALL

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    I dont understand the question, because for one I dont know what it looks like at flood stage,
    and it looks like a flatlander stream or flat farm land meandering stream.
    I have mined streams like that on the coast usually the gold concentrates where it is pushed to,
    one side of the stream or the other, I'd say the gold is dispersed everywhere so mine it all.
    here is a photo of what the streams I mine on look like;
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    Here's the first areas I'd try, but I'm not much of a 49er so I while what others have said, it's not a big area, hit it all.

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    Between D and F as under flood conditions gold will drop there.
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    I don't see that creek ever having enough flow to move gold even at flood stage. Go back upstream several hundred feet in elevation and see what you find. Winners58 nailed it. Just a flat land farm creek. No gold here fellas, keep moving
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    Thanks for the participation, it was meant to be conversation on a Sunday afternoon.
    Heavy pans.
    Bob M

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    I like this exercise...

    I’d start at the gravel bar, front and center of the photo. Looks like a hairpin turn where the turns upstream and downstream look like 90s, and so my inexperienced mind would guess that the inside bend of the hairpin is where most gold would drop out.

    Also, yes, I’d like to see what it looks like at flood stage
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    If there's gold in the pan and it's legal to dredge or high bank then run everything from the far tree line to the bottom of the picture. straighten out out the entire oxbow
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    Better yet, its private property. Go rent an excavator and a wash plant and laugh all the way to the bank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    I dont understand the question, because for one I dont know what it looks like at flood stage,
    and it looks like a flatlander stream or flat farm land meandering stream.
    I have mined streams like that on the coast usually the gold concentrates where it is pushed to,
    one side of the stream or the other, I'd say the gold is dispersed everywhere so mine it all.
    here is a photo of what the streams I mine on look like;
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    I would try between the trailing gravel bar and the beginning of the next turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
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    First, I'd start upstream of "A" as the stagnant pool will cause gold to drop from lack of current. So check the head end of that first. Along with that, if there were large rocks, I'd check the sand tails on the backside.

    Then I'd hit "A" as it looks like a bedrock ledge. It will act as a riffle system. The head end might have large gold piled up in front of it. The fast water trough on the right side might also have some large gold.

    I'd check "B" for it would act similar to the stagnant pool, but it will have some current so larger gold should be found there.

    "C" is a no brainer! Gold will drop there due to less current.

    "D" should have BIG gold that current couldn't drag very well.

    "E" will have very fine gold, as it's mostly sand.

    "F" will have larger gold that couldn't pile up higher on the bar.
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    looks like the creek barely flows enough to move fallen leaves.

    i'd wager if there is gold its deeper and deposition has very little to do with that bend.
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    Hmm, let's see. A meandering meadow creek with no large stones visible. I say go upstream and look for steeper runs or bedrock outcrops.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

 

 
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