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  1. #571
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    El Dorado County
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    Back out the other Satutday. Solo mission again.. I decided to hit up a section of river that i hiked but never prospected. Its only workable(i think?) in the summer low water conditions. Its an easy hike imo but once u get to the river its all granite boulder hopping unless you cross the river. I decided to hop for a way to get away from a popular swimming hole and then crossed to a nice section of bedrock. I sampled up high and was getiing good fines and running through my GGT but neglegted to wet the light dry material first, i think it cost me some AU. I was also getting tired of hauling material so i decided to work some of the bedrock closer to the sluice that had some hard pack gravels. Great sample pan but i think very little once i started running... Cleanout was poor.. not what i had in mind thats for sure. Huge block and tackle piles all over so i think there could be something here waiting to be found but havent figured it out yet..

    I found a very camolfauged seasonal creek/gulch entrance up above the bedrock. You could easily walk right past this an i guarantee its not visible from the other side of the river. I decided not to hike up in it just yet. There is a shear wall 30 ft high just insidea nd it was very spooky lol.
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    Last edited by mytimetoshine; Jun 28, 2018 at 11:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  2. #572
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
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    Went back out to the same general area but prospected this huge, elevated bar. It had 3 huge Sugar Pines growing out of it surrounded by medium to large cobble. This bar is for sure under water most if not all winter floods so i find it interesting that these large trees are here, have to be at the very least 100 years old.

    So i rock hoped a little down stream but then crossed to the bar. Wasnt finding much but my best pans were near the tree so i got my GGT set up and ran about 8 pans worth and cleanout out. Not good at all so i decided to save the day and head a little farther down river to the spot i worked last time.

    Where i was walking there was no bedrock just cobble and boulders and sand. So im walking in the river a little and then back up on the sand bar when i decided to jump to a medium sized smooth granite boulder. Like maybe 2ft high for refrence. Loaded pack and full commitment leap with my left leg. My guard was down and i got careless i guess. Sandy wet boots and smooth granite is a bad combo. Im not sure my foot ever even touch that sucker, slipped right away, my ankle rolled to the inside with all my weight an pack coming down from the jump. Then the foot was lodged between another smaller rock as i fell back to the right. Did a good number on my thumb, wrist and shoulder when i hit. But ankle allmost snapped and my knee too. I rolled around in pain for 20 seconds wondering if my ankle was broken. So my extraction route instantly flashes in my head and besides having to swim back across the river i knew i could crawl out or at least to help if i had too fairly easily.

    Having proper boots saved my ankle for sure. After a few minutes i felt pretty good to my surprise and i was able to finish mining and hike out with very little pain. The next day and all week my ankle and knee were decently sprained and sore. I got lucky this time... all things considered the gold was decent but i need to get back on better ground. Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by mytimetoshine; Jul 08, 2018 at 08:10 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  3. #573
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    May 2017
    Mount Vernon, Washington
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    Glad you came away with no serious injuries. Sure is a lot of ways to hurt ourselves out there.

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    I know if I don't bleed at least once every trip, I'm not trying hard enough. I bloodied up two T-stirts last trip...

  5. #575
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
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    Licking my wounds but isnt going to stop me. Met up with Amsbandits for a great day of gold gettin!

    Met up at the correct meeting site this time so we are off to a good start. We were both super tired from a long week and a late Friday night. We grabbed some grub and applied some ancient herbal medicine and Bam, were on the gold and feeling great!

    Funny the spot we went to as there was much discussion previous to the trip and in a nutshell Jerry was right and i was wrong lol. Turns out i dont know everything, hmm go figure! ha!

    Had a great day. Jerry ran his Bazooka 36 prospector and i ran my GGT Nugett a few feet away. I started testing around but was coming up empty. Jerry said just dig so i did and it worked. Sometimes its hard to get a read on what sluicing will produce especially with the fluid beds. It was a hot day so we packed up around 2 or 3 and hiked out. Good spot super close overall to the parking lot. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  6. #576
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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
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    Every time you go out, you get out!

    Every time you find a little gold, it was more than you had before so save it all!

    Great pictures, thank you for sharing!!....................63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  7. #577
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    dave

    Aug 2015
    Eastern Victoria
    Home made drop riffle, 'zook' mini prospector, 'zook' sniper
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    Quote Originally Posted by mytimetoshine View Post
    Licking my wounds but isnt going to stop me. Met up with Amsbandits for a great day of gold gettin!

    Met up at the correct meeting site this time so we are off to a good start. We were both super tired from a long week and a late Friday night. We grabbed some grub and applied some ancient herbal medicine and Bam, were on the gold and feeling great!

    Funny the spot we went to as there was much discussion previous to the trip and in a nutshell Jerry was right and i was wrong lol. Turns out i dont know everything, hmm go figure! ha!

    Had a great day. Jerry ran his Bazooka 36 prospector and i ran my GGT Nugett a few feet away. I started testing around but was coming up empty. Jerry said just dig so i did and it worked. Sometimes its hard to get a read on what sluicing will produce especially with the fluid beds. It was a hot day so we packed up around 2 or 3 and hiked out. Good spot super close overall to the parking lot. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice pick up MTTS ... looks like a nice spot, and it goes without saying ... think less - dig more ..lol
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  8. #578
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
    ROCKING GOLD GRABBER MINI- BGT PROSPECTOR- ANGUS MACKIRK EXPLORER- MILLER TABLE, MULTIPLE SUCKER TUBES, VARIOUS HAND TOOLS, PANS AND CLASSIFERS, FORS GOLD PLUS, MINELAB PRO 25 PINPOINTER- DIY ROD MILL
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    Whats a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than digging up a little gold?!

    Got up early to get in a dig before meeting up with my daughter at my parents house for bbq and fireworks.

    Asmbandits had seperate plans with his daughter so i met them out there. I didnt want to intrude to much on their father daughter time so we hung out but worked 2 sides of the river. It was a beautiful day like high 80's and we all found gold. What more could you ask for? Great weather, beautiful scenery, good company, gold and then celebrating with family having great food and drinks. The perfect day!!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  9. #579
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
    ROCKING GOLD GRABBER MINI- BGT PROSPECTOR- ANGUS MACKIRK EXPLORER- MILLER TABLE, MULTIPLE SUCKER TUBES, VARIOUS HAND TOOLS, PANS AND CLASSIFERS, FORS GOLD PLUS, MINELAB PRO 25 PINPOINTER- DIY ROD MILL
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    Every time you go out, you get out!

    Every time you find a little gold, it was more than you had before so save it all!

    Great pictures, thank you for sharing!!....................63bkpkr
    Ive never sold any, i have every flake ive ever found still. Im hoarding lol
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  10. #580
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    Jan 2012
    Oregon Coast
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    Hey shine....
    Great journal ya got going here.
    Nice gold too...... Keep up the good work...

    I haven't gotten out much this year for one reason or another... Mostly just haven't felt up to it I guess.
    Been looking at my beach and even though summer sucks for beach mining I have had some ideas to try when I do get back out there.
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson

    Which is also why we have the second
    amendment.

  11. #581
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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
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    Went back to one of my favorites spots. I had two goals. 1st was to finally cross to the other side to sample and 2nd was to see if my GGT Nugget will catch that 100 mesh sand deposit i found.

    My Ankle has actually been bothering me even more so now then when it happened. Idk..its really weird. At rest no pain. Standing, walking, Jogging! No pain. But if i move my foot the exact angle of the incident its like a steak knife jabbing me. doesnt make any sense.. what woukd cause that? hairline fracture?

    Anyways so after my 2.9 mile one way hike and 1800ft ridge im there. I forded to the other side of the river ive been dreaming to get to!!! Looks so epic from across the river. Once there.. not so much! Why is it always like that! The sun was beating down on this side with zero shade was making me uncomfortable. I dropped my pocket knife and could not find it for the life of me...I tried to sample but had difficulty getting material. The cobble and rocks were packed so tight i struggled. That should be a good thing but my pans were not good so i decided to go start on the other side. total dissapointment lol

    So a couple journal entries ago i discovered this high bar deposit of fine black sands. It looks like blonde worthless but a few surface patches of black sand drew me in to test and it had tons of 100 mesh. I think i got .06 from 2 pans worth i backpacked home and proccesed with my GC. So i figure about .03 per pan if it stays consistent and not just a hot spot. Still have no easy way to use my CG here and i would have to have tubs to recirculate to work this bench. So i started running through my GGT pretty slowly and with a flat angle and low flow as possible. Boy the inspection riffles lit up with solid lines!

    The material is heavy obviously and a long haul down to the river edge so in abour 3 hrs i think i ran 30 pans, heaping pans though. Got .67g out of it. If my math is correct thats pretty close. Ithink the sample was just barely .06 and im sure the Fluid bed lost some gold.

    I think the best thing to do is get a drywasher for this bench... now how to get the money. I got my eyes on the Thompson hank crank/battery puffer but dang so $$$Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by mytimetoshine; Jul 31, 2018 at 09:41 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDoozah View Post
    The fact that homo sapiens teach genetically engineered canines tricks, on the third planet of this particular star in the Milky Way, is extremely unlikely.

  12. #582

    Mar 2014
    NorCal
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    I was just talking to a guy that knows a guy who pulled a few ounces from a sand bar on the same river if its the one I'm thinking of.. Instantly thought of you and knew it was a legit claim lol.. Great gold, its so fine!
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  13. #583
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    Jan 2012
    Oregon Coast
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    NICE digs Shine......... Man I would love to be on some ground like that. Only problem is I don't think my old knees could get me there ....
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson

    Which is also why we have the second
    amendment.

  14. #584
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    Jan 2012
    California
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    Quote Originally Posted by mytimetoshine View Post
    I think the best thing to do is get a drywasher for this bench... now how to get the money. I got my eyes on the Thompson hank crank/battery puffer but dang so $$$
    You would probably have to throw the dirt on the bank to dry for a few hours or even a day or two, it's surprising how moist the material is near the rivers, even this time of year. If it is not traveled much or if you make it look either natural or like a tailing pile, you could dig and classify the material one day and a couple days later wash it in the drywasher. I have done both, waited a few hours and waited a few days, depending on the moisture content. I classify the material to remove the big rocks which slow the dirt drying process. We're working the same type of areas, I'm a couple counties south of you, and it's worked well for me. With the increase in throughput and with gold at $40/gram, it may not be too long to pay it off.

    Have fun, Spiller.

  15. #585
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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
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    Hi There MTTS, Interesting write up, Lovely Pictures, Sweet Color glad you are getting out though do be careful with that ankle. Have you tried a supportive brace for it? May be too thick to get the boot over it and it could impede your movements but protecting it in some manner would keep you going out safely.

    I've started my exercise routine with immediate positive results, two nights now I've slept well! I suspect the knee issue was caused by the meniscus having slipped out when the joint was really spread open and it was trapped when the joint closed down. I stepped off of a two foot drop on Monday, there was a twinge in the knee but afterward the knee was a lot better. Now to recover from two months worth of pain.

    Take good care of yourself and have lots of fun this year!!..................63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

 

 
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