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  1. #166
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    Husband, father & fun seeker

    Jul 2015
    utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    No not really. There's a point each winter where I have to break the ice on the creek but the creeks and rivers in town flow all year. Very lucky here!

    PS I got out again today and sadly confirmed that I've cleaned out the entire hot spot I've been digging. Time to find another!!

    PPS I did still get gold:0.21grams in two hours is OK of course but definitely not honey hole level gold Attachment 1235259the dime was in my cons as well
    Dang you are lucky! One more reason, besides the gold you post for the rest of us to be envious ; ) That would be nice. Tried to get up to a spot I've been sampling to finally set up bazooka. Sadly trail was to slick and angled away from mountainside for my 4x4 truck to get traction : (
    I guess I should have put more aggressive tires on truck. But hopefully with a few nice days of sunshine I'll be able to get up there. Unfortunately with the snow I'm sure the f.s. closed the gate. But I guess i could use the extra exercise
    Looking forward to your pics throughout winter!
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  2. #167
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Thanks!
    Snowshoes?
    Ever sample down in the valley downstream of the big sand and gravel Ops at the mouth of the canyon? Seems like winter access might be found there or just into the lower canyon(?).
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  3. #168
    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
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    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    EMassAUMan, Brian from New Jersey and I went into the hills of NW MA today. Had a great time with them both. Water was cold but not a problem. I found some nice gold!

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ID:	1237097the intrepid crew: Kevin, Doug, Brian
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ID:	1237099Brian running his 1" submersible bedrock cleaning dredge. The bedrock at this little brook was awesome! Thanks for putting us there Doug!
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ID:	1237101a couple of nice big flakes that showed up in my pan after the first run of my Bazooka Supermini...the perfect tool for the job today. I felt bad for the other guys as I ran 2-3x as much dirt as they could and, yup, got the gold:Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1237102big fat New England flakes...bigger than most of what I find in CO for sure!!

    PS A big thanks again to Doug for driving and choosing a cool spot! also to Brian for driving 4 hours each way to meet us, that's hard core!
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  4. #169
    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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    Let's here a little bit more about this 1inch submersible dredge.. I may or may not know someone who is in the market.. 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.

  5. #170
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by mytimetoshine View Post
    Let's here a little bit more about this 1inch submersible dredge.. I may or may not know someone who is in the market.. Lol
    $300. Runs off of a 1100 gph 12 v bilge pump. That back, black cylinder has the capture mat in it and has to be held basically horizontal and under water. Only moves a modest amount of material with modest suction but does a good job of cleaning the bedrock after we shoveled what we could first.

    Brian would know the brand but I don't
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  6. #171
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    $300. Runs off of a 1100 gph 12 v bilge pump. That back, black cylinder has the capture mat in it and has to be held basically horizontal and under water. Only moves a modest amount of material with modest suction but does a good job of cleaning the bedrock after we shoveled what we could first.

    Brian would know the brand but I don't
    Looks like the gold snare. Man I would like to get my hands on one of those. From what I've seen it's not the answer but it's getting very very close. Can not wait till we have a small portable electric dredge that really works.
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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.

  7. #172
    us
    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
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    EMassAUMan, thank you for setting up the trip today! It was great to meet you.
    Kevin, great seeing you again in Mass; I look forward to someday prospecting with you in your home state!
    The device is the Goldsnare SGS-1. I love it for its portability, it's great that it runs for a long time on a pretty small 12v battery, and the results can be good in the right conditions. Like Kevin said it doesn't move a lot of material but because it's compact it can get into some bedrock cracks that would be tough to clean otherwise. I've caught gold with it, though today was more of a demonstration. With the 33 degree air it wasn't much fun submerging my hands - even in the rubber gloves - for too long. We ran it for maybe 10 min and I don't think we caught anything with it.

    On another subject, to date I've used a "traditional" sluice (Buckabilly brand) but wow was I impressed with Kevin's Bazooka. I might know what I'm adding to my Christmas list!
    - Brian

    Here's a pic of the beautiful setting for today's adventure.
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  8. #173
    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
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    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    It really was beautiful there! Here's my golden bounty from the day, also beautiful:
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ID:	1237206 every one of those looked huge in the pan! Pickers! In MA! (Well, the one closest to the dime at least)
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  9. #174
    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
    whites, KEENE A52 sluice, 3" dredge
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    Kevin you get to NH. let me know. I'll show you some NH. gold got a spot to take you.
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    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

  10. #175
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    Jan 2015
    Morris County, NJ
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    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    Here's my rather meager findings from yesterday; Kevin's the clear winner (again) if you consider it a contest - I don't, we were all winners.
    Kevin picked one spot and dug deep; I admit I wasted time jumping around a little, which cost me gold - no question.
    However, adding a little fuel to the "do Bazookas catch fine gold" argument I did notice that I caught a decent amount (7 pieces) of 50-mesh or so sized stuff along with my one flake; Kevin's Bazooka results were more flakes... Hmmm...
    - Brian
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  11. #176
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by nh.nugget View Post
    Kevin you get to NH. let me know. I'll show you some NH. gold got a spot to take you.
    Sounds awesome! I'll be up that way again to prospect and tour with my wife in a couple years and will definitely look you up! Drop me a PM with contact info :-)

  12. #177
    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
    6,773
    10585 times
    Prospecting
    Hey Brian, I agree this isn't a competitive sport, we can all win

    I actually did catch several pieces of -50 gold too but I didn't see as much smaller stuff as the other time we were together and I WAS running the sluice a bit hot. The fluid bed in the Supermini is so small that I do think you can start losing the really small stuff if there's too fast a flow or more than just a little slope on the sluice.
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  13. #178
    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
    6,773
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    Got out again today. Worked from 3am to noon, then dentist and physical therapist then DIG time! I cleaned out the center of the creek next to my honey hole. I knew the gold would be less than amazing but still decent. Hey, it's gold I'm allowed to dig, a few miles from home, what's not to like?!
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ID:	1239260 and this is just before final cleaning but sorted by size the way Goldpanner Dave likes to see it

    Weight 0.14 grams...as I said, fine but the honey hole is used up!
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  14. #179
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Got out again today. Worked from 3am to noon, then dentist and physical therapist then DIG time! I cleaned out the center of the creek next to my honey hole. I knew the gold would be less than amazing but still decent. Hey, it's gold I'm allowed to dig, a few miles from home, what's not to like?!
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ID:	1239260 and this is just before final cleaning but sorted by size the way Goldpanner Dave likes to see it

    Weight 0.14 grams...as I said, fine but the honey hole is used up!
    Started work at 3am...ouch. Looks like much more then .14 nice shine Kevin
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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.

  15. #180

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Got out again today. Worked from 3am to noon, then dentist and physical therapist then DIG time! I cleaned out the center of the creek next to my honey hole. I knew the gold would be less than amazing but still decent. Hey, it's gold I'm allowed to dig, a few miles from home, what's not to like?!
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ID:	1239260 and this is just before final cleaning but sorted by size the way Goldpanner Dave likes to see it

    Weight 0.14 grams...as I said, fine but the honey hole is used up!
    Used but nice. You are now well educated where to dig after the next catastrophic precipitation event. If the future you need only dig in the collection zones. This is like a global warming money pit!
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