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    Greenhorn Pan!

    Finally got out for a day of metal hunting.
    What a nice sunny day today!

    Recovered this by blind luck.
    Found some good bedrock and followed it.

    Have not weighed it up yet, but I feel like it will pay for the effort.
    Someone was saying the price of gold is up from last year?
    Have not been watching the price of gold.

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    Should have used a green pan instead of blue! Next time maybe.

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    I think that blue pan worked just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesorodeoro View Post
    Finally got out for a day of metal hunting.
    What a nice sunny day today!

    Recovered this by blind luck.
    Found some good bedrock and followed it.

    Have not weighed it up yet, but I feel like it will pay for the effort.
    Someone was saying the price of gold is up from last year?
    Have not been watching the price of gold.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Should have used a green pan instead of blue! Next time maybe.
    Thanks!
    170 grains.

    By the way, it was recovered using a water source of .35 gallons per minute (average kitchen faucet runs over 2 gallons/minute with water saver screen).
    Sluice box was running a little shallow, but that’s always the problem seems like.

    Going to add 3 more tally marks to my hour log ; )
    Last edited by Tesorodeoro; Feb 27, 2021 at 08:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesorodeoro View Post
    Finally got out for a day of metal hunting.
    What a nice sunny day today!

    Recovered this by blind luck.
    Found some good bedrock and followed it.

    Have not weighed it up yet, but I feel like it will pay for the effort.
    Someone was saying the price of gold is up from last year?
    Have not been watching the price of gold.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Should have used a green pan instead of blue! Next time maybe.
    Blue is pretty much opposite gold, or at least yellow, on a gold wheel so maybe actually a better choice as a contrasting color than green. Many like black pans for cleanup. I have and use all three....whatever works.��
    Last edited by arizau; Feb 27, 2021 at 10:51 PM.
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    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

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    You did very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    Blue is pretty much opposite gold, or at least yellow, on a gold wheel so maybe actually a better choice as a contrasting color than green. Many like black pans for cleanup. I have and use all three....whatever works.��
    I’ll admit cleanup isn’t all that difficult using any colored pan....not much black sand or flower gold.
    It just kind of clings together on the bottom of the pan.

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to see that out of a single pan full of material?
    There were areas in 1849-50 where this was not uncommon. Then of course at the beginning of each subsequent new strike.
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    Thanks Smokey. Really I can’t take full credit, but that’s a story for another day.
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    Beautiful stuff!
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    If that's a greenhorn pan ,can't wait to see the pans when U get good
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    Dam fine clean up !
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    Sure does look perdy with that blue background
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    It would look purdier in MY poke!
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    I do like the blue pan better.

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    It looks like you are close to a main vein based upon the gold's appearance ! Not super smooth .......... Just a thought ................ I would love for you to find the source......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggler View Post
    It looks like you are close to a main vein based upon the gold's appearance ! Not super smooth .......... Just a thought ................ I would love for you to find the source......
    Thank you for that.
    I spent a few hours pondering that yesterday on my hike.

    It’s not your typical localized erosion deposit. I think it’s VERY OLD, which is a difficult thing to wrap your mind around.
    Lots of stuff happens across large swaths of time.

    I don’t believe I’ll ever find “the source”.
    I have seen identical deposits over 40 miles away (with many mountains in between), so I think it must have something to do with the “blue lead” river or some other ancient river. I believe upheaval split the deposit into many pieces, enriching all the creeks and rivers that resulted.

    Fun stuff to think about.
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