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  1. #571
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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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    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 10:08 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
    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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    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 07:10 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
    Angus Mackirk Foreman Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer Gold Hog Piglet highbanker Home made slate miller table
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    Glad you came away with no serious injuries. Sure is a lot of ways to hurt ourselves out there.

  4. #574

    Aug 2015
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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
    us
    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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    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
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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
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    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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    Sluicing, crevassing and general dirt diggin', fishing, family.
    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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