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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Diggins View Post
    It's already been done to bedrock several times Reed. The North and Middle Forks are some of the most mined rivers in history.

    Better yet would be to look for landslides and mass wasting that have happened since those dredges tore up the canyon. That's where the gold is coming from that you find in the rivers today. Look up for gold. That's where it comes from and that's where most of it still is.

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    I know it's been done Clay but, ridding the world of ecofreaks was the point
    and there's still more than enough gold down there to pay for the ammo
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    I figured you knew that Reed. Your family has been digging that river for more than 100 years.

    Shooting greenies is a waste of good ammo in my opinion. That close to Sacramento and the Bay area you would run out of ammo long before you would make a dent in the population.

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    I never see any stories of the "Big Crevis" anymore on the Middle Fork. They never did hit the bottom there because of the huge triangular pie shaped rocks. That's where I was introduced to dredging back in 78, before the ASRA came in and gated everything off. I got pounds down there also!
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    What is the 'Big Crevis'? You got my attention.
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    It crosses the middle fork American river at murderers bar... Google "big crevice middle fork American river" should be able to find out the history on it relatively easy on first page of results..

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    How close are you to the Oroville spill way ? reports of gold nuggets being found below the spill way after it failed last year. You might google that info, good luck.
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    I think I worked that crevice in the very early 1970s...is it near Forest Hill? I was thinking a nearby feature was "Munford Bar"...but I'm old, and its been nearly 50 years. That summer had been very dry, and the river was VERY low, dry bedrock in some areas. Many potholes in the bedrock, and a wide crack going across the riverbed, about half dry, and the other half in only about 2-3 feet of water...
    Using a pan, and an old-school rocker, I pulled about 5 ounces out during a family campout weekend. A couple of pea-sized nuggets, a lot of sesame-seed size pickers...in pre-73 days, HAD to sell to a "licensed gold dealer"...I think I got around $175...a fortune to a 14-year-old, but I wish now I had defied Federal Law and "hoarded" it.
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    Reed, Where is the ASRA guard station on the Middle Fork of the American river? What part of this river did you take pounds out of? JOHN
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    Quote Originally Posted by 49erjohn View Post
    Reed, Where is the ASRA guard station on the Middle Fork of the American river? What part of this river did you take pounds out of? JOHN
    at the confluence of Nf and Mf
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVanP View Post
    I think I worked that crevice in the very early 1970s...is it near Forest Hill? I was thinking a nearby feature was "Munford Bar"...but I'm old, and its been nearly 50 years. That summer had been very dry, and the river was VERY low, dry bedrock in some areas. Many potholes in the bedrock, and a wide crack going across the riverbed, about half dry, and the other half in only about 2-3 feet of water...
    Using a pan, and an old-school rocker, I pulled about 5 ounces out during a family campout weekend. A couple of pea-sized nuggets, a lot of sesame-seed size pickers...in pre-73 days, HAD to sell to a "licensed gold dealer"...I think I got around $175...a fortune to a 14-year-old, but I wish now I had defied Federal Law and "hoarded" it.
    Hindsight's a *****, there's no real way of knowing the future without a time machine. I once had enough bitcoins in 2011 that would make me a millionaire today. Hell, we might be one day regretting selling our gold right now when prices are *just* $1500 an ounce.
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