63bkpkr said:Hello Neal S.,
We are a determined breed we prospectors and you early folks sure are helping to stoke the fires of imagination & hope that keep all of us going once we've seen the glint of a nugget in the pan or sluice box. Sometimes we get even less than a nugget but we still keep trying, exploring and working at what has a hold on us till I suppose we just can not do it any more though that time has not come yet for me even though in late April I will be 67 years of age. Not old mind you, just of age.
With your post added onto the back of gravelwashers post the thought of hoisting my 85+ pound pack onto my back is more of an anticipated Joy than grueling work while carrying it down over 3000' vertical feet of trail to the river and then hiking further till I get to "my spot". I literally can't wait to do it though I will have to as there is a bit of snow in my way and I suspect that winter is not finished with us just yet so I will hold off till it is safe for me to venture out into the "back country" to test my skills once more.
Neal, keep at it and thanks for sharing and the best of luck to you........... 63bkpkr
Hoser John said:.54 is priceless in your pocket but at $1400 a oz about $23. Just divide current spot by 31.15 for grams or 20 for dwt and multiply by weight. At that size I'd expect spot for it and not discounted scrap prices-GET MO'MO'MO'-John
I think you have some incorrect information. There is a public panning area right near the Costco in Prescott.TheNewCatfish said:Lookin for an experienced panner familiar with Lynx Creek and other areas in the Prescott Natl. Forest. I'm a newbie, amatuer panner planning my first visit to Arizona. I read the Lynx Creek Recreational Area charges $18 dollars a day to pan there.. even with a 50% disability discount, i'm looking at a $9 dollar a day fee just to primitive camp and pan there. That SUCKS ! Is there anywhere in Prescott an inexperienced panner can go without being tagged by recreational use fees ? If i was as good as you, i wouldn't worry about fees. But in my case, i'd be lucky to see that much gold in a couple of months. REAL LUCKY.
Also. Being a first timer, i was wondering if any of the Rivers in Arizona have produced gold. Especially the San Francisco River near the New Mexico border. Anybody here been on that river in the Apache SitGreaves Natl. Forest, or any of its tributaries ?