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    us
    Nov 2013
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    THERE"S GOLD IN THE GRANITE "GRANITE STATE THAT IS"

    So far been a slower year than 2014. Hoping to get out a few more times. To catch up to last year. Before the Ice Age sets in. Did manage to hit a few new spots. They look very promising. One spot I hit some Bigger stuff. With two small pickers. And possibly some silver and one of the Platinum metals neodymium. Never seem to get out enough. Everything"s at least a hour and a half away. And most areas are farther.With some being in Maine.If you look hard enough. There are possibilites in the granite state. And I never prospect with out one of my B.G.T. If there gold present they will catch it. Hopefully everyone else is having a great year. And best of luck for the rest of 2015.

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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    I always here about sluices losing gold. I find the cons. I bring home from running a sluice. That if I dry them. The larger pieces I will spread out. On a piece of plastic. And I always sort thought them for gems. That the dirt thats left on the plastic. If i pan them I will usually find. Several More pieces of gold. I generally wash off the larger rocks. That I dig up. But I wonder. How much gold is loss. By not washing off the larger rocks. And more so when working in clay. Im sure its more then any sluice would lose. Does anyone bother doing this. I found my 4 larger pieces of gold. Doing this from my last run.And the cons have come out of a BGT. That had been washed in the box all day.
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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

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    Scientific studies in the Yukon showed that 20% of the gold was "stuck" to bigger rocks so you have to wash em. If you are curious about the % in your area, fill a bucket with water and throw all the bigger rocks in the bucket for washing. When you pan the material that has collected in the bottom of your bucket you'll know for sure.

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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    I know the bigger rocks hold gold. I always wash the bigger rocks. And the ones when in the clay areas. Which is where most of the gold is in my area. Can really hold onto a lot of material. Thats a good idea Kevin to check the bottom of the bucket. Ill have to bring an extra bucket. I would say even in the smaller stuff it amounts to 10 to 20 percent. Of the gold. If there"s a lot of clay.
    Last edited by triple d; Oct 01, 2015 at 12:41 PM.
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    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
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    I had washed my rocks, water was cold LOL! got two buckets. But stopped for awhile. Last weekends adventure I decided to do it again dirt was building up in my classifier. So I got my other bucket filled it with water and washed the rocks in the classifier for most of the morning had a few inches of cons panned it had like three pieces of fly poop. But a lot of gold in my sluice!
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    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    Looks like the material you where running. Had some clay mixed in with it. Did you hit the mostly clay layer or bedrock or false bedrock. Does look like a really good spot.

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    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
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    Hey Trip, who you talking to me? If so no clay just really fine silt might as well be clay 1'' down into it nothing. No bed rock just a big azz rock! It seems to be a place when the river floods everything gets pushed up on that bench it has been really good.
    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    Bored its raining. Decided to clean up around the work bench. Swept the floor usually good. To find a few pieces of gold. Ended up finding 9 piece"s two were flakes. I thought I had my clean up process. Pretty efficient. So i would not lose any. "NOT" I was going prospecting. But decided not to go. So it worked out good. I just prospected at home. I guess now I will sweep off the bench. Gold is where you find it.

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    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
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    Be sure to clean the interior of your prospector-mobile too. Start with a clean shopvac and I predict you'll find more gold!
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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    Good idea Kevin. The real fine stuff. Is hard to keep track of. I try to keep it on the bench. But some how it walks off. Must stick to the classifiers and fall off I guess.
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    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
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    Quote Originally Posted by triple d View Post
    Good idea Kevin. The real fine stuff. Is hard to keep track of. I try to keep it on the bench. But some how it walks off. Must stick to the classifiers and fall off I guess.
    I think you're exactly right...the gold being soft/malleable gets stuck in classifiers (and other places). I try to treat my gear as if there's gold in it all the time since basically, there is!

    PS sorry this is off topic of this thread. I will help stay on topic from here...
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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
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    That quite alright Kevin. My goal was to get some feed back on New Hampshire gold. And related topics. Don"t here much about N.H gold. And I know there are more then a few N.H prospectors.Anything In New Hampshire gold related please post here. All comments are welcome.
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    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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    THERE"S GOLD IN THE GRANITE "GRANITE STATE THAT IS"

    Ok, one hint then: occasionally flip your finer classifiers over, set on a gold pan and rub the back side with a smooth rock or the back of a spoon. This will clear out any material jammed into individual holes in the mesh. Pan the material that falls in your pan of course!
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    us
    Nov 2013
    Central N.H
    36" BGT Prospector, 30" BGT Sniper, And related gold prospecting equipment
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    396 times
    Prospecting
    Another good tip Kevin. When I think about it there are a lot of places. Gold can hide and be lost.Even in the bottoms of buckets. The ones that you think are clean. And the fine gold likes to cling to stuff. Just have to put some thought into it.It just becomes part of the hunt. Things like this always happen when I have time to kill.

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    gold miner antique collector

    Sep 2013
    e.rochester nh.
    whites, KEENE A52 sluice, 3" dredge
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    I got a pay streak in my drive way. Had a rut from the dumpster truck kept filling it in with my cons. Got a Tom and Perry's mini sluice for clean up was a little skeptical at first till I saw one of the other miners using his. So after I cleaned some cons I figured what the he11 took a couple of shovel fulls got about a dozen pieces of fly poop! More NH. gold.
    Some times skill has nothing to do with it!

 

 
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