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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    Dizzys Journal - Gold and Tales of the Past

    I've been wanting to get a new journal started, but have held off
    as I really don't know just how much prospecting I'll get to do this
    year. I won't end up with an empty pan, I promise you!

    There are also many, many great tales of past adventures that
    need to be scribbled down somewhere, for posterity if for nothing
    else. Fishing and hunting trips, days in the big truck, special people
    (as in odd), and a thousand moments in time that some poor soul
    might find entertaining.

    I'll try not to bore you....

    To start off my gold season, my grandson brought me a gift of a
    "Gold Bag" that was bought on eBay, and was supposed to be my
    Christmas present. We didn't get to see the kids at Christmas, so
    when my daughter came to visit a few weeks ago he brought it along
    to "give Papa something to do".

    Filled up my panning tub and went to work, and a few minutes
    later I'd panned out the bag...twice (just to be sure).

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    Also got a few things in the works that *may* turn out well, and
    if so a new Nokta Fors Gold will be mine.

    Still got the damned Meniere's, and while my hearing continues to
    get worse, it's still good enough to hear the detector sounds.
    Meniere's is a progressive disease, so it won't stop till it's done
    what it's gonna do. For the past few months the tinnitus and
    dizziness have been bad enough to keep my arse parked in a
    chair here in my shop, but I'm hoping that along with warmer
    weather will come a remission. Been better the past few days,
    so keepin' my fingers crossed.

    This is an open journal, so feel free to jump in anytime with
    questions or comments!
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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  2. #2
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    us
    Wolf Pack!

    Jan 2014
    Brookings-Harbor /Galice Oregon
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2014
    Lincolnton North Carolina
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    Looking forward to many-a stories here. Im sure it would be beneficial to others to Post up some of the custom built equipment you have put together. Miller table, and the home built gold cube classifiers are a couple i can think of.
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  4. #4
    us
    FIRE...Financially Independent Retired Early. Poor but free!

    Feb 2013
    Deep in the redwoods of the TRUE Northern CA
    Teknetics Alpha 2000
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    Glad to see you back Mike. For balance problems you can get rock solid footing with these. They are the best walking sticks I've ever owned!

    Amazon.com : BAFX Products® - 2 Pack - Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles - 1 Pair : Sports & Outdoors

    Amazon is out of stock but it looks like Sears still has some...Sears.com

    Less than $25 and worth a helluva lot more.

    Life has been holding me back so far this year as well but the fever still builds. Good luck and heavy pans to ya!
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    We don't fight for gain. We fight for what is rightfully ours.

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    CA prospectors check here http://www.mylandmatters.org/Donate/Gift1.html

    A recent study found that there are just too many studies being done.

  5. #5
    us
    Mine All Year Long!

    Feb 2013
    Mountlake Terrace
    4" Dalke Original Compact Dredge, 36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, D&D/Brawn Super Concentrator and Highbanker top, Brawn/D&D finishing table, pans and more!
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    Sweeeeet! Mike is Back! Sorry I missed you when we were up in your neck of the woods last week, it was nice to see gnatnutz and prospect a few new holes! See you soon Dizz!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425jesse View Post
    Sweeeeet! Mike is Back! Sorry I missed you when we were up
    in your neck of the woods last week, it was nice to see gnatnutz and prospect a few new holes!
    See you soon Dizz!
    Yep, saw your texts later that night. I haven't talked to Phil yet,
    so how'd you guys do? (remember, pictures or it never happened!)

    Starting to get a bit more active, but I'm still a ways from
    "prospectin' condition".
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  7. #7
    us
    Mine All Year Long!

    Feb 2013
    Mountlake Terrace
    4" Dalke Original Compact Dredge, 36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, D&D/Brawn Super Concentrator and Highbanker top, Brawn/D&D finishing table, pans and more!
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    Not the mother load, but some nice little gold!

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
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    Nice!

    Did you guys work that side channel on the other side of the bridge?
    Been looking at that spot for years, but haven't found a way to
    access it yet. Goin' down the hill is easy...it's getting back up that's
    hard!
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  9. #9
    us
    Mine All Year Long!

    Feb 2013
    Mountlake Terrace
    4" Dalke Original Compact Dredge, 36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, D&D/Brawn Super Concentrator and Highbanker top, Brawn/D&D finishing table, pans and more!
    585
    807 times
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    Dizzys Journal - Gold and Tales of the Past

    We went down into the side channel and walked thru it. Looked great, but quite the hike, once we made it back to the car, we decided to move to a spot 10 min west of concrete on the beginning of a forest service road. Thanks again for helping Jake and I find some new shinny stuff!
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  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
    Prospecting
    94º here this afternoon...and that's insanely hot for this far NW,
    this early in June...

    Our "typical" Spring means rain 4-5 days a week until around
    the 4th of July, then it gets warmer. We're way low on rain,
    and if this keeps up I fear there's going to be a very bad fire
    season come Fall.

    On a better note, been thinkin' about starting a new project...

    Last year I fabricated a high-banker top for my Gold Cube,
    and while it did work OK, I felt it needed to be more robust,
    and perhaps flow into the GC from a different direction.

    That original unit is now with the infamous Jesse425, and
    I do hope he can put it through it's paces and maybe make a few
    improvements I overlooked.

    The new build will use a stripped down A52 Keene sluice as the
    top unit, and classifying will be down with a longer piece of 3/8"
    punch plate.

    Also kicking around the concept of a fluid bed unit, which in and
    of itself isn't too exciting, BUT, this one uses some rather untried
    and untested ways of moving the material.

    Still haven't put a pan in the water this year, and hoping for a
    good day soon so's I can go chase some color on a local creek.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
    Prospecting
    The new "Gold Cube x High-banker" project is on hold for a bit, but it's
    certainly not out of mind.

    I really enjoy coming up with new or unique ways of processing material,
    and 99% of the design/engineering is done via thought processes over
    a (often lengthy) period of time. Start with a general concept (ie: adding
    a classifier/high-banker option to my Gold Cube), and then just start
    cogitating on how that could be best accomplished. If you can follow a logical
    design/build process in your thinking, you can work through a vast
    majority of the problems a particular design will have, and in the end
    you can actually build a "mentally verified" version of the project that
    will function well, or require only the slightest of re-design while in
    production.

    Truth be told, however, there comes a time in the history of every project
    when you need to shoot the engineer and just build the damn thing.

    Still on track to get the FoRs Gold Pro in a few weeks. Had a pretty good
    stash saved up, but then my best buddy, Scruff, decided to get himself
    torn up....again. Just a few weeks ago he had to go to the Vet and have
    a large abscess opened up on his right shoulder. He'd gotten into a fight,
    and the other cat sunk their teeth into his shoulder, and deep. That was
    an unplanned $200.

    Then, he comes home this last Thursday and I can see he's moving a bit slow,
    so I figured he'd been in another fight and was sore (or sulking)...but then I
    reached down to pick him up and felt that his chest/belly area were wet...with blood.
    I've no idea in the world how it happened, but he'd opened up a 4" gash that ran
    from the front of his belly right up through his front legs. Carefully rolled him over
    on his back while in my arms, and then I saw the carnage...hide peeled
    back like he'd been skinned, and the cut went all the way into the meat
    of his chest. He'd gotten hung up in something very sharp, and then damn
    near ripped his chest off to get away from it and get home...

    That was at 11:00 at night, so the next morning we got him to the
    Vet just as they opened, and once again they sewed him back together.
    This time though he had to spend 2 days at the vet hospital, and although
    he's home now he has to stay inside...which is no issue for a normal house
    cat, but Scruff still has his feral roots, and is never happy being inside unless
    I'm in bed and he's sleeping beside me. His constant whining (meowing with
    an attitude) wanting to go out is driving my wife nuts, and I'm spending
    as much time as I can out in my shop so's I don't have to hear it.

    I'll take my little buddy over a gold detector every time, but now he's got 22
    stitches holding his gut together, and he still want's to go out and chase
    mice.....that's my boy!

    More later...

    ...and maybe next time I'll tell ya about the legendary Myron Doobie....
    KevinInColorado and 425jesse like this.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
    Prospecting
    Still can't figure out what he got tangled up in...

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    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
    Prospecting
    Too bloody hot outside to do much of anything, so I think I'm gonna
    go down to one of the local creeks and classify me up about 3 gal.
    of aggregate to pan out in my shop.

    Got AC in the house, but since I don't smoke in the house, 90%
    of my waking hours are spent out here in my shop, which is built
    in the garage. It's only 8'x16', but it stays much cooler than outside
    is until late afternoon.

    Never seen a Spring (or June) like this before. We've had very little
    rain, and temps are setting records, daily. It's not even July yet and it's
    already drier than a popcorn fart, but the upside is that some of the
    local creeks are going to be running very, very low, meaning there will
    be some excellent new ground exposed that may not have been above
    water for decades.

    Bad side of the heat, as always, is the added risk of fire. There's supposed
    to be thunderstorms in the area tonight and tomorrow, which means
    dozens of lightning strikes, and every one a potential fire starter.

    Our area typically has about 30 days a year over 80 degrees. Our
    hotter weather has always come in late July and August, but here we are
    in about the 15th day in a row, and it's looking like high 90's for the next
    week.

    Y'all stay cool out there!
    425jesse and mytimetoshine like this.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
    3,464
    5951 times
    Prospecting
    Hey all....just wanted to let ya know that I ain't run off.

    Spent the last couple months trying to take care of some health issues,
    and am starting to make some small progressions. Been having a
    number of smaller/shorter vertigo attacks (which are still no fun at all),
    but the real pisser is that each one takes away a little more balance,
    and a little more hearing. Since I'm already deaf in the right ear, the
    doc's are really sensitive about any procedures that might further
    reduce my hearing.

    On the balance side, however, there are some things I can do, and
    beginning next Friday I'll be doing some vestibular rehab (aka: balance
    therapy) a couple days a week. We can't stop the disease, but this
    will at least make it easier for me to get around, and less likely to
    "crash and burn". I do well on flatter ground, but anything uneven
    (like a riverbank) is really challenging. This therapy should bring
    some improvement, and I've got my fingers crossed hoping to make
    a nugget shooting trip to N. Calif. and Nevada in the Fall.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

  15. #15
    us
    FIRE...Financially Independent Retired Early. Poor but free!

    Feb 2013
    Deep in the redwoods of the TRUE Northern CA
    Teknetics Alpha 2000
    2,624
    4092 times
    Prospecting
    Good to hear from you Mike. (have we discussed backpacking poles before) My own little drama show is going on here too. Not only did I lose both prospecting buddies this year, repairs to myself and vehicles ALL required 4 figure repairs. The good news is things are finally improving and I'm right on your way to "northern CA". You can plan on visiting/prospecting/pitching a tent or parking a car here anytime but best before the winter rains as you well know. Who knows...maybe a little mini bash? PM me in advance if you do.
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    We don't fight for gain. We fight for what is rightfully ours.

    Just another supporter of Land Matters http://www.mylandmatters.org/ The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

    CA prospectors check here http://www.mylandmatters.org/Donate/Gift1.html

    A recent study found that there are just too many studies being done.

 

 

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