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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
    39

    gold on oregon beaches

    anyone been on the beaches lately,getting any gold? I've never been to the coast,so any info about the beach placer deposits and how to do,with the best results would be good,thanks,Mel

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,082
    76 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Oregon isn't known for its beach gold for a pretty good reason, it's tough to catch and there ain't all that much there.

    I have seen gold recovered from Lincoln city beaches, and down around Bandon... There are some black sand deposits there that make you're mouth water, but they're high and dry and "protected". Some are 5 feet thick!

    David Plath is in Lincoln city and he has a unique device for catching the really fine micro gold. Do a search for www.cleangold.com

  3. #3
    Gone_Bananas

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    I've noticed that there are some claims just north of the Florence city limits, according to the LR2000 claims site. Might be some people who just staked claims so they would have some coast property to camp on! Who knows!

  4. #4
    TreasureTales

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    So GOLD BEACH, Oregon is just a name and not a reality? Bummer!! LOL

    Hard rider, welcome to TreasureNet. You're going to like it here because as you can already see, folks are willing to help you in every aspect of treasure hunting (prospecting, panning, bottle digging, coinshooting, relic hunting, etc.) imagineable.

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,082
    76 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Gold beach had some great deposits at one time. A storm uncovered them and the were hit hard way back when. Probably still some good stuff left there, but I hear they really frown on beach boxes, LOL! I dunno, I've never hit that one.

    I've done quite a bit of prospecting way upstream from there, there's some great gold where those beach placers came from.

  6. #6

    Feb 2007
    39

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO,JEFFRO,ARE THERE ANY TAILINGS OTHER THEN COYOTE CK,ANY ON GRAVES CK.? i'M GETTING MY 700 PERMIT AS I WRITE,AND MY 600 PERMIT TO HIGHBANK,I'VE GOT A 3 INCH PROLINE DREDGE AND A SMALL HIGHBANKER,LOOKING TO FINE SOME GOOD GOLD THIS SPRING,ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT,THE BEACHES AREN'T LOOKING TOGOOD SO FAR.........

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,082
    76 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Yep there are some nice areas on Graves creek for fines and small nuggies. Also upstream on the Rogue there are several good producing streams that come in. Rocky Gulch and Rich gulch- just downstream from Galice, are good places to look. Galice creek has great deposits, mostly claimed. The Almeda mine is in that area, as well. Huge vein cuts right across the road, neat to see.

    We'll be heading down to that area the end of March, on spring break if you're interested. No dredging that time of year though.

  8. #8

    Feb 2007
    39

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Jeffro,I e-mailed you also,I would be honored to meet up with you,my wife and I are really having a good time prospecting,fining alot of the fine stuff,looking for those ones you pick up,outa the pan...

  9. #9

    Dec 2006
    eugene
    whites gmt goldmaster dd
    7

    Re: brice creek..cedar creek

    Hi Jeffro,


    I went up brice creek, just above Cedar creek camp ground. I like it there. little less then a 1/2 a cubic yard, i got little nice nuggets, under roots in bedrock ledge where you mentioned. i ran a small sluice. took 6 hour. Now I under stand settling out spots. thank you Jeffro.
    It was frozen for a while but now its warm an perfect. I also have lots of fines which i have not picked out of the black sand. this is very good for me up here. I do not know if this is good diggins. I dont know how to rate what i did. I will going out there for the next few days while its perfect weather.
    phil
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  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,082
    76 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Not bad at all! but there is better stuff up there. You're on the right track! Go upstream to just below where it starts to rise up, the bigger nuggies will come. Best I've done up there is 4 or 5 one pennyweight pieces out of a crack, under the roots. They come in very small clusters. The big stuff drops out first, thats why I say go a little upstream from where you found those.

    Nice job.

  11. #11

    Feb 2007
    39

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Nows that's some pretty lookin gold,great job,well done!

  12. #12

    Feb 2007
    39

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    Has anyone been in Blue Mt gold belt,John Day to Baker City?

  13. #13

    May 2006
    Oregon
    Goldmaster V-SAT, ACE 250, Lobo SuperTRAQ
    358
    3 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    cmeskim, nice finds! I didn't do half so well last time I was out there. I think I'm going to have to try again next sunny day that comes along. Your finds have inspired me to do some digging...

  14. #14
    us
    Arizona Ames

    Dec 2008
    Michigan
    MXT, TDI, Whites Dual Field, Goldmaster VSAT, Fisher CZ 21
    508
    17 times

    Re: gold on oregon beaches

    The gold coast is called the gold coast for a reason. The beaches are covered in gold from San Francisco to Coos Bay, OR. Some of the richest deposits are from Bandon to Coos Bay, although Gold Beach got it's name from the gold on the beach there. One needs a beach box like the miners use on the Nome beaches. The gold is very fine and very plentiful. The richest deposits are in Cut Creek just north of Bandon State Park. The creek is very assessable on the beach and for those that do not know, no one individual owns the beaches in OR. The rivers bring the fine gold down from the rivers and the tides wash it up on the beaches. Don't scare the seals....
    Arizona Ames

  15. #15

    Nov 2012
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I panned the beach at Gold Beach after the heavy storms on Thanksgiving, there is a small seasonal creek near the lighthouse that was covered with uprooted trees and a yacuzzi (no kidding!) swept down the Rogue river and flooded creeks. The waves did a good job concentrating the heavy minerals, that form broad streaks in the sand along the creek. The gold is very fine and tricky to separate from the black sand, but there was color in every pan.

    The following day we stopped at Crooked Creek in Bandon (South of the city, there is a parking lot above the beach on the "loop" road next to the houses). It is at the Bandon State Park, so no sluices or heavy tools are allowed. The creek also just had flooded and there was even more fine gold in gravel bars than in the black sand in Gold Beach.

 

 

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