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  1. #16
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullpan View Post
    Kevin - there is a small percentage of us fighting for our rights in calif. I am more and more convinced that beating ourselves up at the state and federal level, and in court, is a waste. But at local city, county levels, we have some influence. I would really like to hear what you and your club has done to work with local officials, to create the friendly atmosphere you enjoy. Perhaps a thread on that subject, ok ? "We either restore local government, or submit to global governance" Kirk MacKenzie DRA
    will do...

  2. #17
    us
    Feb 2013
    Arvada, CO
    36
    15 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Hi Leonard! the Open space Rep said the goal was to go all the way up Clear creek canyon to the west edge of Jefferson county and then to link with the path that runs to Idaho Springs. The bad news is that some of it will be very, very expensive to build due to the narrow canyon and existing road so they are doing pieces of it now as road rebuilding projects and open space funding allows.
    Thanks for the info Kevin. Will keep an eye on that for sure.

    BTW, put in my order for a 36" Prospector today. Can't wait to try it out. In case it hasn't been mentioned, I saw on the BGT sight that they are developing a new product called "The Sniper" which I guess is a longer version of the Mini.

    http://www.bazookagoldtrap.com/blog/...er-sluice-box/
    Last edited by Leonard F.; Jan 31, 2014 at 04:29 PM.

  3. #18
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Excellent Leonard! Mine is only the 30" but I think the 36 would be better personally. Of course I got mine on Craig's list for 1/2 price from a local prospector who was giving it up (to pay attention to his brand new baby daughter!). At that price, I just went with what was available! Sure glad I did. At this point I would also recommend the thicker grizzly bars as mine are starting to get bent up from 18 months of frequent use...popping rocks out that get jammed between the grizzly bars does cause a little bending over time. Not enough to affect operation at all bit still...

    PS that new model looks good, i like how they listen to feedback and keep innovating!

  4. #19
    us
    This isn't a hobby! It's hard work!

    Feb 2013
    Golden Valley Arid-Zona
    Fisher / Gold Bug AND the MK-VII eyeballs
    3,465
    6155 times
    Prospecting/Mining and protecting our rights to do so.
    Thought... Random.... One each.....

    Well... you SAID to post "Random Thoughts" Kev. So ya kind of left yourself open for that one.

    The more I hear about the BGT the more I wish we had enough water here to put one to use. We jut might be able to find one of those "Grizzly Pickers" like you're wanting in time.
    http://www.mylandmatters.org/
    The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

    "Those that make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" John F. Kennedy

    When I joined the Army I took an oath to protect this country from enemies both foreign and domestic. To the best of my knowledge I've never been relieved of that oath and will continue to follow it to the best of my ability.

  5. #20
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by goldenIrishman View Post
    Thought... Random.... One each..... Well... you SAID to post "Random Thoughts" Kev. So ya kind of left yourself open for that one. The more I hear about the BGT the more I wish we had enough water here to put one to use. We jut might be able to find one of those "Grizzly Pickers" like you're wanting in time.
    you sir are always welcome wherever I am!

  6. #21
    us
    Keith

    Feb 2013
    Glendale
    Gold Bug Pro, Gold Buddy drywasher, Black Magic, Pro Gold recirc, Custom highbanker/2.5" dredge, Roadrunner Member
    876
    355 times
    Prospecting
    I like turtles.
    Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. Sigmund Freud

  7. #22
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by kazcoro View Post
    I like turtles.
    LOL...best random thought yet!!
    PS I like turtles too...what's your favorite? LOL

  8. #23
    It is more than a hobby. It is a lifestyle .

    Dec 2012
    Redding, Ca
    BGT Prospector BGT Super Mini Angus MacKirk Explorer South Yuba Mining Highbanker
    345
    367 times
    Prospecting
    It turns out my wife is pretty darn smart. I was putting a new handle on a pick today. Unfortunately she is sick and was trying to sleep on the couch. I cut the handle off but even though it was loose I just couldn't beat the rest of it out of the head. Not really a quiet project but I was enjoying myself. So she came out to see what the heck I was doing. She took one look and said just burn it and went back in. I was speechless..... What a great idea! So I threw it in the fire pit squirted lighter fluid in the cracks and started a little campfire over it. Went inside had lunch came back and it was good to go. Didn't wake her up again until I put the new handle on.
    bazookagoldtrap likes this.
    Alan U
    "Crack Addict"

  9. #24
    It is more than a hobby. It is a lifestyle .

    Dec 2012
    Redding, Ca
    BGT Prospector BGT Super Mini Angus MacKirk Explorer South Yuba Mining Highbanker
    345
    367 times
    Prospecting
    You Denver guys are sure quiet today........ Seahawk got your tongue? sorry couldn't resist.
    Last edited by Rdg Sluicer; Feb 03, 2014 at 02:02 PM.
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    Alan U
    "Crack Addict"

  10. #25
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdg Sluicer View Post
    You Denver guys are sure quiet today........ Seahawk got your tongue? sorry couldn't resist.
    yes :-(

    Actually I got out for 45 min at lunch:

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    Gold count to follow...
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  11. #26
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,785
    10629 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdg Sluicer View Post
    It turns out my wife is pretty darn smart. I was putting a new handle on a pick today. Unfortunately she is sick and was trying to sleep on the couch. I cut the handle off but even though it was loose I just couldn't beat the rest of it out of the head. Not really a quiet project but I was enjoying myself. So she came out to see what the heck I was doing. She took one look and said just burn it and went back in. I was speechless..... What a great idea! So I threw it in the fire pit squirted lighter fluid in the cracks and started a little campfire over it. Went inside had lunch came back and it was good to go. Didn't wake her up again until I put the new handle on.
    Careful about using heat as it can change the hardness/toughness/brittleness of the steel. Might be better to drill it out.

  12. #27
    It is more than a hobby. It is a lifestyle .

    Dec 2012
    Redding, Ca
    BGT Prospector BGT Super Mini Angus MacKirk Explorer South Yuba Mining Highbanker
    345
    367 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Careful about using heat as it can change the hardness/toughness/brittleness of the steel. Might be better to drill it out.
    I buy most of my shovels,picks, prybars ect at garage sales for next to nothing anyway. I dont think it got that hot anyway, but that did cross my mind.
    Alan U
    "Crack Addict"

  13. #28

    Jul 2013
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    176 times
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    yes :-(

    Actually I got out for 45 min at lunch:

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    Gold count to follow...
    me too! its hard to type when im shoveling. lol
    well it was more like 3hrs
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  14. #29
    us
    Feb 2013
    Arvada, CO
    36
    15 times
    Prospecting
    I love that you guys can get out on your lunch break. I work 2 blocks from Cherry Creek in Aurora, but I'm not familiar with these waters at all. I commute by bike on the Cherry Creek Path -- from REI to the reservoir -- and I've never seen anyone prospecting.

  15. #30

    Aug 2013
    East Bay, Northern Ca
    331
    568 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    had a red ear slider & chinese box turtle...

 

 
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