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    Well, I got through Sunday. It didn't go as I had planned--I ended up staying home from church not feeling too well, and not having a ton of time between getting home from Uber, and having to be to work at 3 PM. As it turned out, my boss asked me to go in at 5 instead, so I had a little extra time to sleep, and went to my security shift feeling fairly rested. Now I'll get to bed after I have some supper (cooking it now, lamburger mixed with collard greens from a can, okra and tomatoes from a can, and beets from a can), and maybe I'll see if Dan Hurd or some of the other guys have any new gold videos out since I last checked, before I get to bed.

    Then tomorrow--I do need to do some gardening--but the much anticipated bucket of sediment needs to be gone through!

    Don't be surprised if there's no gold......but here's hoping for the best!

  2. #17
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    Hope to do the bucket in a couple of hours! I am safe to make a slurry, stir it, and pull off all but the bottom 2 inches or so, right? I will put jet dry in it.

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimoutside View Post
    Hope to do the bucket in a couple of hours! I am safe to make a slurry, stir it, and pull off all but the bottom 2 inches or so, right? I will put jet dry in it.
    I would stick to panning, production panning that is. Fill pan part full and agitate and swirl until heavies settle. Pan or scrape off the top and add more material to what is left and repeat. Do this until you run out of material. At that point you have concentrated your material and you can begin to pan down what is left to see if you have any gold.

    Good luck.
    If it can't be grown, it must be mined!

  4. #19
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    Well.....I got started. But it started raining before I could get to the bottom of the bucket. Here's what a pan of it looks like....and yes that's my fat self in the picture.

    Sorry the kids got it sideways.

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    Anyway, no gold found yet.

    BUT. We also didn't get to the bottom of the bucket. And we know that's where the gold should be, if there were any.
    Last edited by Jimoutside; Jul 23, 2019 at 02:21 AM.

  5. #20
    us
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    Jul 2019
    South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    I would stick to panning, production panning that is. Fill pan part full and agitate and swirl until heavies settle. Pan or scrape off the top and add more material to what is left and repeat. Do this until you run out of material. At that point you have concentrated your material and you can begin to pan down what is left to see if you have any gold.

    Good luck.
    Arizau, good point. When I finish it off, I think I will do it that way. It will save time on pulling out the cons each pan as I have been doing.

    There has been some black sand--not huge amounts, but much more than Stream 1 which I tried earlier Saturday and had almost NONE. Also there are some black metalic balls--I think they may be bird shot, I'm not sure. They're going into the cons also. The black sand is magnetic, or at least some of it.

    I think I will do as you advised when I finish it up, hopefully tomorrow.

    One slight problem is that I have the baby size gold pans (8") and that means the cons will fill it up quicker than a standard size pan. However, I do have two of them, and that may help.

    I am keeping all the sediment in the second bucket just in case we find anything significant, in which case running the material through a more refined process might be advisable.
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  7. #22
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    Ok, so those were my cons after NOT finding any gold in the bucket. OH WELL.

    The reason I haven't been on here to fill you in is because of my trip. We just got back. We didn't go gold panning in New York, but we did find some neat fossils over near Lake Otisco. I always find fossils when I go there....No pictures yet, but I'll try to show you at least the best one when I get a chance.

    Then we eventually made our way down to Kentucky, and I panned in my parents' stream, and found nothing but a tiny bit of black sand, and what may have been a few minute specks of pyrite. I could tell they weren't gold because they jumped around too much and seemed to be about the same weight as the little bit of black sand. I didn't expect to find anything there....

    So we're back home now. We came home to find our house air conditioning isn't working, and can't seem to fig out why. Doors are open, fans are on. Good night....
    Last edited by Jimoutside; Jul 31, 2019 at 10:55 PM.

  8. #23
    us
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    Haven't forgotten about you's guys, i've just had a lot of issues come up at home lately. We still have not gotten the AC unit working yet. A friend is planning to come by in the morning and look at it. :-/

 

 
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