May 13, 2012, 05:32 PM
looking for Brookings Oregon prospectors
hello im looking for any1 who is doing any prospecting in the Brookings Or. area that would be interested in chatting. email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited by cptjjd; May 13, 2012 at 05:37 PM.
May 13, 2012 05:32 PM
May 17, 2012, 10:55 AM
so im new to prospecting.. i have a 3 foot sluice, a classifier, big square pan, small square pan, a small round pan, hammer, various crowbars, shovel, wetsuit,mask and snorkel, tweezers, glass vile, a ford escort... all ive found are 3 specks so small i can hardly pick up with tweezers. any body have any tips or suggestions?
May 17, 2012, 11:01 AM
Start moving some more material through that sluice and get the material from as close to the water and bedrock as pos., pan it after each 5 gallon bucket and get the buckets from dif spots and you will get an idea of where its at and where its not.
May 17, 2012, 11:48 AM
is there any maps for old claims around here? where would i find them?
my worry is that im just not in the right spot geographically. i know it takes heat and other stuff w water to make gold veigns but i think i would feel better if i knew there were claims here before( u kno, what creeks ect..)
Last edited by cptjjd; May 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM.
May 17, 2012, 01:48 PM
A quick search of the internet with key words like sluice gold and brookings netted this in less than 5 minutes, give it a try thats how we do...Northeast of Brookings to headwaters of the Chetco River, located at township 38S and range 10W, near center of section 26 you will find the Frazier Mine which was a rich producer of lode gold associated with pyrite. The Golden Eagle Mine was a hydraulic placer gold operation. Near head of Slide Creek the Golden Dream Mine was a large lode gold operation. In the center section 23, the Peck Mine was a good producer of lode gold. Near edge of section 35, the Young Mine had rich pockets of free gold. In section 10, the Hoover Gulch Mine, worked intermittently since 1900 for its lode gold.
May 17, 2012, 05:40 PM
Have you tried the beaches in that area?
May 18, 2012, 02:31 PM
no.. is it worth while to try? and if so do i set up the sluice... theres a creek that drains onto the beach. i noticed black sand every where on a beach near here.
and thanks gravelwasher for your reply. your nickname kept comming to mind yesterday as i was carrying 3/4 full buckets of gravel to the sluice 100 feet away..... my hip and back is sore today!lol
May 18, 2012, 05:48 PM
If you get a high powered magnifier those specks will look mighty pretty.
May 18, 2012, 07:12 PM
If you leave your five gallon bucket by the sluice with a classifier in it and only haul the 2 gallon buckets past that makes it a lot better on the back. Good luck and keep testing.
Originally Posted by cptjjd
May 18, 2012, 07:13 PM
ohh my gosh!! i found gold!!!!! i found more gold in my first handfull of sand today than i have moving a few tones of gravel in the stream! speckels but they do look cool under my magnifier.
May 22, 2012, 06:37 PM
yea... it would take me 1000years to make enough money to pay for the gas it cost to get there...
May 23, 2012, 01:36 AM
cptjjd make sure you get a permit to work on the beach they are free, jog has some info on this he might even have the E-mail address of the person to get the permit from. IMO the best sluice to use on the beach is a drop riffle, no carpet or miners moss just 6 riffles and some ribbed matting at the beginning. It would be easy to make, take a 3' by 6" piece of wood measure up 5" from one end and cut a groove ½"X½" across the board, measure up 3" from that groove and cut another, continue cutting grooves 3" apart until you have 6 grooves. Glue and screw 1X3 pieces along the sides and then give it a couple good coats fo marine varnish. Afte it dry glue a 6X6 piece of grooved matting from the last groove toward the mouth of the sluice. Simple to make and it "will" get that beach gold.
It is better to die fighting evil than to live under it.
May 24, 2012, 07:21 PM
You might try scraping some of the black sand off the top where you found it at the beach and try panning it, you never know......... I just found some here awhile back where there isn't supposed to be any gold.
May 26, 2012, 07:27 AM
thanks gramps for the tips. ill start making that today. and man oh man the sand is heavy!!! i only had a 1/2 bucket and the back of my car sank down. and my bucket is shapped like an egg now! man o man im excited.
May 26, 2012, 05:38 PM
Here is the E-mail addy for the guy in charge of the southern OR beaches. BTW the permit is free all you do is tell them where you are going to prospect (no nat. or state parks), you can do it all by E-mail.
It is better to die fighting evil than to live under it.
May 28, 2012, 05:08 PM
well weres the site!!
Jun 04, 2012, 01:08 PM
?? guess i dont really need that permit... lol
Jun 08, 2012, 12:50 AM
Endeaver to perservere
Thanks Gramps for the poor mans beach sluice.
Your addy for parks dept is not there.
cptjjd - Check your local library for Gold in Oregon books.
There is a reason there is a town called Gold Beach !
Lots of black sands even up as far as Nehalem River.
Fine gold but it is there .
Nothing stated may be true as far as we know
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Jun 13, 2012, 09:28 PM
i set up that makeshift sluice and my god.. now im getting 50 -200 pieces of gold in it to pan out... YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY
OREGON GOLD RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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