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  1. #181
    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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    10610 times
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    Got out today but not to get gold to fill my vial. I worked the "Get Gold Fever Day" sponsored by Jefferson County Open Space Parks up in Clear Creek Canyon. We ran a dredge (suck it CA, we have local govt asking us to please come out with our dredges!), a gold cube with trommel and several different sluices to demonstrate equipment and good mining practices...and let folks use all the gear. We also had panning stations set up for the newbies with salted creek gravel for a guaranteed smile!

    We were above 6000 feet elevation and faced a very frozen creek but we found fine gold everywhere we dug :-)
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ID:	1243913...me with the senior ranger. She was so excited to work with us, love it!
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ID:	1243914...feeding the trommel/Cube, look at all that ice
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ID:	1243915...a broader shot before we got set up.

  2. #182

    Mar 2014
    NorCal
    Fisher GB2, Bazooka Prospector 36", EZ sluice, Blue Bowl..
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    That's awesome Kevin good stuff spread the truth and all that knowledge to these kids and parents that's a really cool event to be a part of for sure! Next year my daughter will be in 3rd grade and get to go on a overnight field trip to gold country and I'm thinking I'm more excited about it than she is, I can't wait to hopefully help out and possibly teach them a thing or two about gold prospecting and mining. I've often though about asking my childhood boy scout troop I'd they would be interested in doing a trip up to the claim as well, just need to actually do it lol.. Prospecting has turned out to be a really fun way to spend time with my daughter and it amazes me how truly interested she is in everything that goes with it, I'm sure a lot of other kids might have the same reaction to it as well. The more young minds you mold who knows, mabey in a few decades mining could start being looked at from a better angle, possibly opening doors that are currently shut.
    Come check out my California Mother lode Adventures!---->https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4U...aqFXriPUONmEtw

  3. #183
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting
    Thanks ASM, my hopes exactly
    ...and get on the schedule with that scout pack!!
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  4. #184
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting
    One more pic from last Sunday: me feeding a Gold Cube and trommel
    All the gold went to participants so no pics of that. Click image for larger version. 

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  5. #185
    us
    Apr 2014
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Bazooka 48" Miner and 30" Sniper, Le Trap, Wolf Trap, A52, 2" dredge, Miller tables, Blue Bowl, wheel, Falcon MD20, old White's detector
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    Today would have been nice to get out. But I finished teaching class at 3:00 and have to provide chemistry tutoring tonight at 6:00. Driving up to Centennial after 3 and try to work in the creek and get back by 6 is next to impossible unless I only want to do 10 or 15 minutes in the creek. Sigh.

    And more snow coming this weekend.

  6. #186
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldpannerDave View Post
    Today would have been nice to get out. But I finished teaching class at 3:00 and have to provide chemistry tutoring tonight at 6:00. Driving up to Centennial after 3 and try to work in the creek and get back by 6 is next to impossible unless I only want to do 10 or 15 minutes in the creek. Sigh.

    And more snow coming this weekend.
    Life is hard and then we die :-P

    Start making plans for this spring Dave...when the days start to get longer I'm going to be on you to get out together!!

  7. #187
    us
    Apr 2014
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Bazooka 48" Miner and 30" Sniper, Le Trap, Wolf Trap, A52, 2" dredge, Miller tables, Blue Bowl, wheel, Falcon MD20, old White's detector
    1,076
    1285 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Life is hard and then we die :-P

    Start making plans for this spring Dave...when the days start to get longer I'm going to be on you to get out together!!
    Well, if we get a mild Christmas break, maybe we can get out then. This is the last week of classes; finals next week; and when I finish grading them and turn in grades, I am then out for about 2 weeks. We'll see.

    But for Spring, there will be some Fridays I will be free (at least it looks that way now).
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  8. #188
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting

    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    Got out for an hour today. Tried a new spot...built a dam, ran some dirt, found some gold Not a hot spot but fun anyway. 0.08 grams Click image for larger version. 

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  9. #189
    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
    whites, KEENE A52 sluice, 3" dredge
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    At least you got out we've had crappy weather I think Jeff sent it our way LOL! For an hour you did good! Glad you had a good time with your outing looked like a blast.
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    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

  10. #190
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by nh.nugget View Post
    At least you got out we've had crappy weather I think Jeff sent it our way LOL! For an hour you did good! Glad you had a good time with your outing looked like a blast.
    Sorry about your weather, it sure happens out that way! I had a great time, tossing rocks in the creek is great fun :-D

  11. #191
    us
    Oct 2013
    Warren, Pa
    Fisher Gold bug 2, fisher F2
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    Great pics Kevin. I am not sure but my Dad who lives in Blackhawk is in a group or 2 not sure if its yours or not. Id love to come back home and get out on the rivers and creeks.
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  12. #192
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by whitjake View Post
    Great pics Kevin. I am not sure but my Dad who lives in Blackhawk is in a group or 2 not sure if its yours or not. Id love to come back home and get out on the rivers and creeks.
    Send me a private message with his name. I'm a member of Gold Prospectors of the Rockies and close to folks in Colorado Gold Camp and Foothills Prospectors (GPAA).

  13. #193
    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
    6,781
    10610 times
    Prospecting

    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    Got out digging today. New year, new gold!!Click image for larger version. 

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    0.34 grams in total. Pretty darn good!
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  14. #194
    us
    Nov 2005
    In my RV, where ever it may stop!
    Whites MXT
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    hmmm, .34 grams * 365 days = 124 grams for 2016! A lofty goal!
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    if not flyfishing - TH'ing, if not TH'ing - flyfishing
    Whites MXT

  15. #195
    us
    Apr 2014
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Bazooka 48" Miner and 30" Sniper, Le Trap, Wolf Trap, A52, 2" dredge, Miller tables, Blue Bowl, wheel, Falcon MD20, old White's detector
    1,076
    1285 times
    Prospecting
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Got out digging today. New year, new gold!!Click image for larger version. 

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    0.34 grams in total. Pretty darn good!
    Looks like you broke some ice! The gold, as usual is very nice, with a fair proportion +30 mesh. Even if you don't get out every day like 3xflyfisher calculated, just 2 times a week is well over 1 troy oz for the coming year. With retirement coming, you just might make that frequency...or more.

    Well, our outing on Wednesday will be your 2nd day out this week, so I am helping you stay on a two-fer schedule.

    I cannot wait to see what the day's diggings produces.
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