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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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    Mytimetoshine

    Thanks everyone for checking out my prospecting adventures. I'm a big fan of the site and the community here. One of the nicest online communities I've encountered.

    Let's get some GOLD!
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    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.

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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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    I got out the other day and managed to get 4hrs of digging in, maybe a little less. I took my new piece of equipment, the mini rocking gold grabber. First time in the field and it did great.

    I worked an area between some larger Boulders that show some water wear. Heavy cobbles made tough digging (as usual). I got some decent gold and actually saw a larger flake in the middle of the matting. I decided to leave it there but then I noticed it move another quarter way down the box so I picked it out. I don't think it qualify's as a "picker" though. Didn't even way .1 still waiting for my first official picker.. I panned the tailings and got nothing so I think it works good. Here is what I walked away with, it was about 4 hrs but I can't ever remember the bucket count. As soon as I start, I just get obsessed with moving material. Anyways here is what I got:





    I also wanted to show off my DIY bucket grizzlies. Taken from an old gas BBQ i was about to throw out. I took the lightweight upper grill, might not last forever but its very light.

    I alway keep my eyes open for relics from the old timer while I'm out there.I find it very interesting and today i spotted this spike 8 ft up a large boulder,This large rock was right next to were i was working. First i noticed the moss that was growing on it about 6 - 10 feet off the ground then i noticed this spike. I always try to imagine what it was used for? Gold mining? logging? I can't figure why this would be were it was...
    Last edited by mytimetoshine; May 03, 2015 at 07:53 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.

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    Featherdfishead

    Apr 2014
    Callahan-ScottValley-Salmon River, Ca
    Primarily Minelab SDC 2300 and Gold Bug Pro with NEL Sharpshooter, Grey Ghost Phones, an EzSluice, a good Pan, various Diggn Tools, and a Good'Ol Dog or Two
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    Love this forum also shine. Nice touch of the color and beautiful spot. Was the spike stuck into the rock? What shape is the spikes shaft? possible chisel? We call mysterious relics we find while detecting "whats its". Its kind of a game to play at home or in camp. We guess at the use or make up some goofy use for the strange rusty object. Great Fun

    Thanks to sharing and chase that gold to a lunker,
    AjR

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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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    Thanks feathered. Idk, I think it was more or less round but it was definitely driven deep in the rock and would not budge at all. It also has a coil around the base and was obviously pounded in pretty good.
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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.

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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Nice gold and great to see you got to try out your new gear
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    Learn where to dig in Colorado on my website www.findingGOLDinColorado.com

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    Jun 2013
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    I agree that that is some nice Gold! It looks like your' new Rocking Gold Grabber is working fine. As far as the spike is concerned, I hope it is not someone's crude Claim Marker! Is the hole that the spike is in a drilled hole or is it au-natural? Maybe someone just used it to tie off their' equipment on or tie off to climb up the rock wall for a better look at what is there! Although it is hard to tell from the pic, the stuff above the moss looks pretty interesting to me and may be worth a closer examination.


    Frank
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    us
    Mar 2014
    Lincolnton North Carolina
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    it could be an old drilling spike. One person holds the bit (spike) and one strikes it with a sledge hammer. Not a job for the weary. After every strike of the hammer, the person holding the bit lifts and turns it a quarter turn. Doing it wrong could cause the bit to get stuck in the drilling hole. Those were not cheap either!
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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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    The other side of the boulder faces the river and is easily climbed, although it didn't dawn on me to do it as I was seeing nothing but yellow and was focused. When your on the gold it's like a drug. All you can think about is moving material. I have to remember to drink water! Lol. I'm gonna climb it next time for sure.
    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.

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    us
    Jan 2012
    Oregon Coast
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    Great job shine...... nice gold and it looks like that rocker is doing it's job too....
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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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    After being sick with Bronchitis for 2 weeks I finally started feeling better and planned to go dig Saturday and Sunday. The plans changed though cause while digging Saturday I JACKED my wrist tossing cobbles. This one may have been closer to a boulder though.. need to be more carefull. It hurt like heck as soon as I got home. It wasn't too bad as I continued to work and keeping it loose. By the time I went to bed last night I knew the was no way I could dig today..

    So I went back to the same spot/hole and got a few inches deeper. It's only a few feet from the water line and as soon as you go 6 inches you hit water, so my hole stayed flooded and turns muddy as soon as you disturb it. The digging is way slower then I want it. I basically put on knee pads and kneel right down in there feeling for loose material to push up onto my small shovel. The larger rocks and cobbles are very difficult to remove because they are so numerous and cemented/suctioned in there. Then on top of that your doing it blind...
    As I went deeper the material I was getting was smaller, more black sands and some clay. Test pans looked good so I started running my rocker and decided to go 6 buckets before cleanup of the bottom mat. I think this was too much for it though, so I'm gonna try 4 -5 buckets next time. I did find one flake in my tailings after two huge full too the brim pans...
    I've noticed that the matting tends to build up material on one side more then the other so I know I the action of the box is not moving material optimally, but that's ok the rocker makes up for it with its other abtributes. Plus the spot it was setup on isn't perfectly level so I will see if it works better when I'm on a spot more flat.
    I was actually able to keep my bucket count this time! Lol I placed a small pebble on the bedrock next to me every time I started a bucket. So, 10 buckets 3/4 full with grizzlies on the bucket. Have not measured the diameter of the bars but they will let some large flat rocks in. This was about 4hrs of digging and rocking. Can't seem to find the stamina to go longer yet. One of the problems is food. I never bring enough. I brought only an apple this day.

    I also checked out that boulder with the metal spike. Opon closer inspection there are several more drill holes in it. None with the bit still in though. Some nice looking quartz stringers in it. I assume it's gold mining related cause there really isn't any large trees nearby for logging. Maybe they were drilled for dynamite? Maybe they were gonna blow it, but never did?..
    Anyways here the bounty, gold was a bit more dirty this time. Quite a few with merc on em.
    Last edited by mytimetoshine; May 17, 2015 at 07:51 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.

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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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    Oops, here ya go:
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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.

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    it would be nice to live around places where gold exist and you could go out for the day of fun.
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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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    New gear update:

    I bought a frame back pack for hiking in gear. My mini Rocker fits perfect on it. Got a great deal on Ebay 50 shipped to the door.
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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.

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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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    Saturday.
    I wanted to test out my new pack with rocker attached so I took my 6 year old daughter out for a couple hours. Picked an easy hike in spot for testing the gear and because my daughter was with me. Pack worked like a charm, but I need to carry my regular back pack and bucket full of gear in order to run it effectively. The pack itself wasn't too bad but when you have a decent load in both hands as well its a bit much.. wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't take the WRONG trail! Ended up hiking twice as far as I planned. Doh! The area stunk. Super sandy, rocker packed up instantly with black sand. Ran 3 buckets. Got 3 small flakes lol.

    Monday took the same setup to a different spot without my daughter. Much tougher hike but much better gold. Unfortunately I just could not bring myself to go all the way to the spot I wanted, it was just to much load for the terrain. Settled for a pretty crap spot.... one thing I've noticed about the rocker is, it is much tougher to find/make a level enough spot in the area I want to dig then I predicted. Didn't find much ..was exhausted when I got back to my truck.

    Thursday after work, decided to go back to the same place I went Monday without the rocker cause I know there is good gold just a little farther but packing the rocker and other needed gear at this spot by myself is a no go. Took gold pan, plastic scoop, pick, snuffer, 2 gallon bucket,knee pads,water shoes, liter of water and my super light weight grizzly bars this time... much better!
    This was my first attempt at "after work" mining. I get home about 430. Luckily I found a spot 15 minute drive from the house but then at least a 45 min hike. I didn't get as far as i wanted but far enough. Water was low and I found a nice bedrock hole that I ended up digging by hand. By the time I actually started digging it was 6, so I dug till 715 in order to safely hike out. I panned down to black sand (which there is no shotage of!) And dumped in the bucket. I was seeing color in every pan but most were fly poop. One nicer size piece with dark quartz attached. Still not quite a picker...still waiting for one... anyways here is what I got. Not terrible for 1 hour with a pan.
    Also noticed the un mistake able shape of a coin in one of my pans.. heart skips a beat.... just a rusted Jefferson nickle.. made out the date when I got home 1965. Didn't expect anything amazing being in California but a silver dime would have been nice. With 5 pieces of lead shot at least I know I was on the heavies.
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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.

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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

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    Gotta love this time of year when the days are long and there's time for after work digging! Congrats on making it work and getting the gold!
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    Learn where to dig in Colorado on my website www.findingGOLDinColorado.com

 

 
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