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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
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    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

    I got out after work today. In the rain but that's what raincoats are for right? Had to stop when the water started rising...yikes!

    First time this month so I pounced on the chance. Makes 48 months in a row of getting out every month

    I'll update with pics and weights later.

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    So whats going on for Kevin's memorial day weekend?
    I got out as well but man is the water high. Theres not very many gravel bars still exposed on the platte, clear creek, or the other stream that starts with a c in south metro which gave me a pretty good sample!
    Its like Seattle here! The hills are starting to slide its so wet!
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    Jan 2012
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    Hmm, good question. Lots of house chores but definitely want to build my Bazooka Sniper highbanker and try it out

    What about u?
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    us
    Apr 2014
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    We are in Steamboat Springs. Way too wet to do much. We went to the hot springs this morning but got cancelled due to lightning about 1 hour after we got there. So having fun with the grandkids climbing all over me.

    All the creeks and rivers we passed were maxed and there was lots of snow going up Rabbit Ears Pass. Coming down into Middle Park was wonderful. It is a beautiful spring green with all fruit trees flowering. We mostly missed that in Colorado Springs due to hail, snow and freezing temperatures.
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    Dean

    Apr 2013
    Gilbert AZ
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    KIC,GG

    I am going to be heading out your way and staying at the Clear Creek RV park in Golden. I
    s there any where near there I can get out with a sluice and pan?

    Thanks

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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    KIC,GG

    I am going to be heading out your way and staying at the Clear Creek RV park in Golden. I
    s there any where near there I can get out with a sluice and pan?

    Thanks
    Heck, you are going to be sleeping on gold there! The RV park is built on material dropped by the gold bearing Clear Creek! Be fun if they let you dig a hole at your camp site but maybe more polite to walk over to the creek and dig where it's already wet ;-)

    Seriously, the city of Golden allows prospecting on the chunk of CC running thru town (manual and electric only, no gas powered gear as its a city park). Also, there's popular prospecting areas a couple miles up and downstream of where you're staying.

    *Arapahoe Bar Info
    http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/1184/Gold-Panning

    Clear Creek Canyon Openspace Park
    http://jeffco.us/parks/recreation/gold-prospecting/

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    Honestly Frght, it looks like we may have a little reprieve from the Seattle weather.
    There is still diggings to be had even now.
    Im just spoiled on a richer layer that i cant reach very well with the water up 2'.
    There is always flood gold on the top.

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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer, Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper highbanker, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluices, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Kevin in Colorado...and elsewhere

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ID:	1165791 from Friday after work. Upper right is -50 mesh, larger around from there out of each classified pan of concentrates. I always like seeing those +20 flakes like in the upper left. Lovin' this honey hole Weighs out to exactly 0.50 grams which is solid for that spot given how short my visit was.

    Heavy pans y'all!
    Last edited by KevinInColorado; May 24, 2015 at 11:54 AM.

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    Dec 2013
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    1/2 gram after work. Very Nice.

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    Jun 2013
    El Dorado County
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    Man gotta love that YELLOW gold. The stuff your getting is so clean and bright yellow. I love it!
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    Dean

    Apr 2013
    Gilbert AZ
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    Nice gold! I wont be out until July but I am already excited. Theres good gold here but I need a change of scenery and it wil be nice not having to lug water.
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    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer, Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper highbanker, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluices, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    Nice gold! I wont be out until July but I am already excited. Theres good gold here but I need a change of scenery and it wil be nice not having to lug water.
    July is probably a good time since we've been having so much rain this month...there's too much water in some spots I'd like to dig

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    Dean

    Apr 2013
    Gilbert AZ
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    Thats what I was thinking. I know you have or a Bazooka Gold Trap, what size do you recomend?

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    Oct 2013
    Northern Mn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    KIC,GG

    I am going to be heading out your way and staying at the Clear Creek RV park in Golden. I
    s there any where near there I can get out with a sluice and pan?

    Thanks
    Frght,

    I was at the Clear Creek RV Park in Golden last week, and left the morning of the 16th. I stayed 3 days and had to go to the south Platte location that Kevin and GG and others call Big Bend due to the heavy rains and water being so deep. I was at Arapahoe Bar last July and it was very easy to get to and work.

    If you try decide to check Arapahoe bar out, ask at the front desk of the RV Park for a map to get you to Walmart on Youngfield road. Follow the directions on the map to Walmart, and mine to Arapahoe bar. The RV Park is on 10th street which eventually turns into 44th Ave, drive about 5 to 6 miles on 10th st/44th ave and turn right at the first traffic light immediately after driving under the interstate you are now on Youngfield.

    Before you get to the Walmart take the first right that goes under the interstate and you will now be on the Youngfield service road, make another right and you are about mile from the parking lot for Arapahoe Bar.

    Big Bend or the Steele Street Park is in the town of Thornton see link below
    Adams County, CO - Official Website

    If you choose to go to Big Bend the gravel bar east of the old railroad bridge is where you want to try.

    It took me about 25 minutes to get to Big Bend from the RV Park.

    I have a 36 inch sniper which I like. The drawback is the length IF you have to find a backpack to carry it in. I love it because I just dig and no classifying.




    Good Luck
    Last edited by gunflintguy; May 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

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    us
    www.FindingGOLDinColorado.com

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer, Bazooka Goldtrap Prospector, Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper highbanker, Bazooka Goldtrap SuperMini, Angus Mackirk Expedition, custom metal sluices, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frghtshkr View Post
    Thats what I was thinking. I know you have or a Bazooka Gold Trap, what size do you recomend?
    My favorites are the 30" Sniper and the 36" Prospector. If there's enough water, I choose the Prospector because it works faster than I can shovel. On the other hand being slowed just a little by the sniper may be healthier (less pulled muscles from excessive shoveling due to gold fever).

 

 
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