TheNewCatfish said:Headed for the Prescott area for the first time in November. Since I'm backpacking in, i could use some local directions to a good spot where recreational sluicing and panning are allowed (would be nice if there was something there worth panning as well). Looking for a camp site no more than about six miles away from a country store where i can resupply every couple of weeks. I'm used to "primitive" camping and don't need a port'a john, pre built fire ring or iron grill to survive. I've heard about a place called "Turkey Creek" near Black Canyon City that might be suitable, but haven't actually heard from anyone who has camped and panned there before. Any location anywhere in the Bradshaw Range (as long as it's not too remote.. say 20 miles out).
whacker55 said:Oh man, you'll love that place. Me and Neal used to hit that place on a regular basis, and if you pay attention to the banks and roots, you can pull out some great gold. Mostly round and far traveled stuff, but lots of it.
Also, crevice a bit on the bedrock, I've seen Neal pull some pea sized pieces out on a regular basis.