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    Need GGT Explorer Dimensions

    I need to figure out packing space required for my trip to Alaska. I'll be packing 2 Explorers on the trip. Thanks!

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    Hi Capt, The Explorer is 35.5" long, 10.5" wide at the top of the transport deck, and 6.5" wide at the capture chamber. The 6.5" wide capture holds that width for 10.5" for the capture chamber end - widening out at the grizzlies. Weight is 7.5lbs. Let me know if you need any other info. Best of luck in Alaska!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    I need to figure out packing space required for my trip to Alaska. I'll be packing 2 Explorers on the trip. Thanks!
    When and where? I will be running around the state of AK next July and August. Love to run into you along the way...preferably with pans in our hands of course!
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    Thanks Kevin! Sounds like they'll stack easily in the deployment box. How tall are they?

    I'll be up in the mountains north/east of Anchorage for July. You'll need a helicopter to go where I'm going. There's some incredible gravel beds on those rivers. They're too hard to get to which keeps most prospectors out, but it's very close to known productive ground. So I'm going to take the chance on going big, and hopefully it pays off. If that's where my friend's brother was, he was hitting 5ozt per hour panning. With my nephew and I each running gold traps, we should be able to multiply that by 20. The big thing is, are we just hitting a pocket, or are we on ground that could support a mine. That will determine if we'll be posting claims or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    Thanks Kevin! Sounds like they'll stack easily in the deployment box. How tall are they?

    I'll be up in the mountains north/east of Anchorage for July. You'll need a helicopter to go where I'm going. There's some incredible gravel beds on those rivers. They're too hard to get to which keeps most prospectors out, but it's very close to known productive ground. So I'm going to take the chance on going big, and hopefully it pays off. If that's where my friend's brother was, he was hitting 5ozt per hour panning. With my nephew and I each running gold traps, we should be able to multiply that by 20. The big thing is, are we just hitting a pocket, or are we on ground that could support a mine. That will determine if we'll be posting claims or not.
    Capt, The height is 5.5" tall, but keep in mind that the angle of the transport deck is 3.5 degrees different from the capture chamber. Bottom illustration of GGT shows angle change.
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    Sounds good, but don't forget to take a torch to deal with the permafrost... And plenty of propane...
    https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Max-500G-...=Propane+torch

    The permafrost was the biggest problem when we lived in Alaska... The gold was there but dynamite was just the beginning
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyGoldTrap View Post
    Capt, The height is 5.5" tall, but keep in mind that the angle of the transport deck is 3.5 degrees different from the capture chamber. Bottom illustration of GGT shows angle change.
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    I figured 6" with the bend. I'll be ordering when my next check arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reed Lukens View Post
    Sounds good, but don't forget to take a torch to deal with the permafrost... And plenty of propane...
    https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Max-500G-...=Propane+torch

    The permafrost was the biggest problem when we lived in Alaska... The gold was there but dynamite was just the beginning
    I don't think we'll be north enough to worry much about that. We'll be northeast of the old Independence Mine. Not sayin which river yet!
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    I used to love camping up in that area, it's really beautiful

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    Need GGT Explorer Dimensions

    Yeah nice view

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    This old beaver dam was just off the road to the old Independence Mine. This was in 86
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    Now there's a spot to try! Stick a hose over the beaver dam and start gravity dredging the material down below. The beaver just gave you free water power. Bet he built his hooch on the best gold!
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    We did find wild gold in the area... Don't forget an unbrella

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    7mm wetsuit johns and 3mm waist length jackets are planned as workwear. Have to pack some shampoo, or they'll be able to walk away after the first week!

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    Spent a couple of summers backpacking and traveling around when I was in my early 20's, I wasn't into prospecting back then, Wish I had been. Definitely need good rain gear and mosquito protection. Loved everything about it up there with the exception of the state smell, which is mixture of bug repellent and B.O. ; )

 

 

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