There Was More Gold In The Grass Roots Then In The Gravel

John-Edmonton

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Due to a late snow melt in the mountains and above average rain in Edmonton, my favorite spots on a local river are still under 3-4 feet of water. I went to another another nearby river not affected with mountainous spring runoff, did some sampling, only to find 3-4 specs of gold per pan. Somewhat disappointed, I grabbed some grass and pulled it out with the roots. A quick check showed about 30-40 specs per pan. Who knew? So, I spent the rest of the afternoon washing roots. I made a quick video showing my process.

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With that kind of flood gold in the grass roots, I'd be grabbing a bucketful
of moss, as well. If it's in the grass, it's in the moss.:occasion14:
 
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NICE HAUL John ! I was hoping for a nice looking model in a itsy bitsy yellow bikini BUT you topped that today in your results !:occasion14:
Well, I am widening my prospecting opportunities. I tell my wife before I leave as to where I am going to...."going to the bar and doing some grass" .......
 

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Due to a late snow melt in the mountains and above average rain in Edmonton, my favorite spots on a local river are still under 3-4 feet of water. I went to another another nearby river not affected with mountainous spring runoff, did some sampling, only to find 3-4 specs of gold per pan. Somewhat disappointed, I grabbed some grass and pulled it out with the roots. A quick check showed about 30-40 specs per pan. Who knew? So, I spent the rest of the afternoon washing roots. I made a quick video showing my process.

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had plans as a youth to denude the entire flood plane and process the vegetation on an industrial scale. Who hasn’t that has spent a bit of time panning in a river?
 

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