Sep 12, 2012, 12:11 AM
Oh the memories!! That tireless Sunday at Blue Cut brought nice color and aching muscles. I must send many thanks to both RawDog & GoldPaw as I recently took part in their training course and I must say, they sure know where its at!! Within an hour of using their very progressive techniques, my faithful partner Jackpot and I were pulling decent color and even a few pickers from the unforgiving Blue Cut. I look forward to many more back breaking outings both at Blue Cut and East Fork with my friends Rawdog and Goldpaw, they are true miners and its an honor to work shoulder to shoulder with them.
I will try my new taught techniques this weekend at Lytle creek, in search of that perfect pay-line I will work sun-up to sun-down.You will recognize me by my slender physic and shifty eyes, do not be alarmed but do approach graciously, I don't like to be startled. And as stated by Rawdog, my hetero-life-mate Jackpot is very ornery and should be handled with caution.
I shall report back my finds.
Sep 13, 2012, 12:59 AM
Hmmmmm....Taco Nazo....yummy. Nice to meet you guys out there at Blue Cat. I want to give Blue Cat another try, my lonely Blue Cat flake needs some friends. I still have my cons from Blue Cat to run in the blue bowl. I think I have some fine gold in there. Looks like youy guys did great out there, congrats.
Sep 13, 2012, 04:22 PM
FINALLY! A team of guys that have figured out that if you're serious, you have to spend a lot of energy to get the gold. There is absoulutely nothing
wrong with "enjoying" yourself, but don't whine about "just a few colors".
Sep 13, 2012, 07:21 PM
Couldn't agree more. Most people give up on a spot after a bucket or two. Taking an hour to run a bucket? You may as well bring a cold girls drink with an umbrella in it! Enjoy those few flakes. Luck is luck, but the hardworking prospector ALWAYS has luck on his/her side!
Originally Posted by Fullpan
Now, go out there and make rawdog proud! Lets see the gold!
Sep 13, 2012, 07:24 PM
Originally Posted by SlimStick
Thanks for the kind words, Slimstick. You and Jackpot did great. Good work!
Listen up kids, Slimstick is a very hardworking prospector, and as previously stated, shouldn't be startled, or un-graciously approached. Please attempt to approach SlimStick with extreme caution while he is in his hole shoveling, as his behavior has been known to be quite unpredictable when disturbed, or un-graciously approached.
Sep 14, 2012, 10:18 AM
What happened to the "Crusty" prospectors of old? Now they show up in "designer" bathing suits.....and plastico sluice's. To work the streams.....splashing around like kids. Luckily they still heft the trusty old SHOVEL....but, with a modern twist (right Marc? Home-Depot special).
JUST KIDDIN'......ITS BEEN A BLAST MEETING YA'ALL....and there's more fun to be had.....all in the on-going endeavor to find the mystical yellow stuff. Hope to see each and everyone one of ya'.....in a week or so.
Uncle Dave.....thin blood
Sep 14, 2012, 09:04 PM
Nice little chunk in the vial there Dave. Not sure where the thin blood reference came from. Haha... I hope to hit the rivers agin soon. Let me know as soon as you're back Uncle Dave.
Originally Posted by David Buehn
Sep 15, 2012, 01:40 AM
Originally Posted by mf1arch
Just came off the east fork watershed, braving the 108 degree heat for several hours...
Got burned up pretty good up there...should wash some nice gold down when the first rains come...
As much as I enjoy working with my trusty digging partner, Goldpaw, he was unavailable and the elusive yellow stuff was calling...Sometimes its nice to work alone. No ones up there. Not one car or rv. Ran into one of the locals that was back in the forest for 8 days during the fire. I gave him some rations and made my way upstream.I don't like to name names, but he is a legendary digger. A man that has taught me quite a bit about this river and prospecting in general, along with countless other prospectors, including Mayor Bernie.
I Ran into a LARGE river monster (it was about 250lbs in a bikini). It approached me and asked for my gold if I found a piece. I think it was hungry. What?... She looked hungry... Rawdog doesn't do fat chiks. Ok...only when.....Ok, rawdog does fat chiks...
Hopped around (3-5 buckets at each site), tested half a dozen points of interest. It's amazing how one bank can pay while the one 10 feet down bears nothing but black sand. "Poor east fork. She's been worked to death" - Hoser John. Didn't come up with a pile, but the east fork granted me some nice chunky pieces and a small nugget. Although, I was less than satisfied, for the tireless work I put forth. Need a flash flood to stir the pot. but it was a decent haul for about 3 hours work.
Took some video, will post the youtube link later.
As far as Fresno Marc and Thin Blood...We gave Dave the name thin blood because as Goldpaw and I were talking to him by his calsluice #2A, his leg was pouring a stream of blood. We asked if he was alright. He said,"Oh, it's nothing I have thin blood from my medication." The rest is prospector history...
Anyone who wants to come show love to Goldpaw and I, we will be gutting the river down at Blue Cut sometime this weekend.
p.s marc come down sun if you can!
Last edited by rawdog; Sep 15, 2012 at 02:44 PM.
Sep 15, 2012, 01:43 AM
Here's a video i shot today, on the way out, after tirelessly running bucket after bucket of material. Got some good footage of the blaze up shoemaker road. Lots of downed powerlines everywhere...had an exciting moment there with a powerline hanging dangerously close to the road, but decided to cautiously proceed...
Sep 19, 2012, 12:19 PM
My partner Jackpot and I tirelessly dug the banks of EastFork on Sunday, we found a nice little patch of paydirt. Here is my half of our showing.
Sep 22, 2012, 12:33 AM
I wish you and Jackpot nothing but the best tomorrow. It looks as though Rawdog and I have opened up a potential glory hole. That IS some nice color however you can expect to triple or quadruple(at least... cornflakes and nuggets perhaps) that showing tomorrow with some hard work in that spot I mentioned. Dig on!!!
Sep 23, 2012, 01:32 PM
Jackpot and I were shoulders deep in the glory hole yesterday, pulling large boulders and small flakes out of the river. I have to say this was one of the most fruitful trips I have been on, decent color in every clean out. So after 9 laboring hours here is my half of the take-
Sep 23, 2012, 02:39 PM
Is Blue Cut in the Cajon Pass or off the San Gabriel? Here is an old thread I started last year you guys may or may not have seen already. I found a nugget at heaton flats shortly after the Feb 2011 flood. The nugget was found along the water within my first hour of digging. Flood gold. Also, shown is my home made sluice with punch plate set up. works great to eliminate classifying. My fine gold sluice
Congrats on the nice color guys. Keep it up ! =)
Sep 23, 2012, 05:17 PM
Uncle Dave and I worked side by side with Rawdog and Goldpaw on Thursday and then again on our own on Friday in the East Fork. Found this sweet .2 gram little nugget. Kudos to Goldpaw and Rawdog for turning us on to that honey hole.
Sep 25, 2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks for posting the pics.......Slimstick......As he lost the toss.....I got the 2 gram nugget.......he got the leftovers. Actually it was all good. Raw Dog lost out....we both know he should'a been there to share in the wealth. Oh....by the way....no more "slippin---slidin----fallin"....my leg still hurts big time. Who put moved friggin' boulder in that muddy hole, anyway? You should'a seen the one Slimstick moved on Friday.....bigger than both of you'se put together.
Thank goodness you got "the job". I hope the week went well for you. I'm heading to East Fork about noon.....maybe.
This old Bubble-Head is signing off.........(you don't even know what a bubble head is....??)
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