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11 Replies and 10191 Views How I approach a creek.  10191  11 Started by  matt@rtmdesigns.com I approach a creek like this: Say I start in an area that I've confirmed gold, even just a speck or two... I pick a spot as a central area and move out in a small radius from that point and down repeating the process till I have a large diameter hole a foot or two or three feet deep or more. I examine the material as best as possible in each layer and removing all large rock/slabs that I run into. Then scoop the loose material and sluice. I see where I am digging and h...
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
09 Oct 2014 07:11 AM
0 Replies and 3803 Views Need good place to sluice near Laughlin NV  3803  0 Started by  tag21650@yahoo.com Need to find a place to go sluicing near Laughlin NV, Bullhead AZ. does anyone have any suggestions Going the beginning of October for mini vacation.
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14 Sep 2014 09:20 PM
1 Replies and 4775 Views Alabama Gold Camp  4775  1 Started by  mdnewberry5000@gmail.com Anybody been to the Alabama Gold Camp lately
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
21 Aug 2014 06:27 AM
2 Replies and 8332 Views Cache Creek, CO with Mats & Family -- 16 Jul 14  8332  2 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... I had the opportunity to guide a gold prospecting adventure for a family visiting the U.S. from Sweden yesterday.  Mats and his family were in the U.S. two years ago on another 2-week visit, but this time wanted to focus on the intermountain region of Utah and Colorado.  Well, July in High Colorado is a perfect time to see the 14ers, hike, camp and yes.....gold prospect!   :wink: I coordinated with Mats several months back to lead a prospecti...
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by  RANDY WITHAMJump to last post
09 Aug 2014 06:31 PM
0 Replies and 6833 Views Cache Creek, CO Sluicing with Shane -- 4 Aug 14  6833  0 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Yep, yet one more highly successful prospecting/panning/sluicing trip up to Cache Creek with Shane from Texas... We met about 8AM in Granite, CO, at the public pullout and I drove us up to the BLM property across the highway.  I stropped at the 1865 Granite Cemetery and explained some of the history, the lay of the land the valley, the old timer's hydraulic ops... Up at the placering area parking lot we suited up, got our equipment, water, food, sunblock, bug...
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04 Aug 2014 07:18 PM
0 Replies and 6726 Views More Sluicing Cache Creek, CO with Ron -- 31 Jul 14  6726  0 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey all you GPAA gold prospectors.... Yep.......one more quick Trip Report of my latest exploits with Ron up at Cache Creek, Colorado.....a BLM managed property...just West of Granite, Kolorado. Ron & I wanted to work a new dig spot......well, new to us...........a dig spot that Dave & Wayne had started and opened up a bit previously.  We were told of endless nuggets, pickers and soooooooooooooo much color that one just had to sample some of this amazing dirt, sluice and go home r...
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03 Aug 2014 04:13 PM
1 Replies and 6484 Views Sluice box tip  6484  1 Started by  rockkingron@gmail.com       Those who run a sluice box in a creek or stream will find this tip very helpful. Ever notice how heavy and awkward it is to lift a sluice box full of cons out of the water Do you ever wonder how much gold blew out the back end when you started to lift the box out of the water and you saw everything start boiling backwards Take a piece of wood that is 1/2 inch thick and cut it to fit the inside square part of the box at the very top end. Drill a 1/8 inch hole at t...
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
25 Jul 2014 05:26 AM
3 Replies and 9826 Views Randy Slucing Cache Creek, CO with Dave -- 4 Jun 14  9826  3 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... Had to let the paint on my master bedroom walls dry a day, so I hit Cache Creek to get out of the house and prospect for some GOLD...   My plan today was to try and find a new dig & sluice spot, as my favorite spot has been hit real hard in the past year by anyone and everyone trying to do the same thing...........find some gold.  With the feeder creek by the placering area parking lot all but cut off, it's forced many a gold seeker out into th...
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by  RANDY WITHAMJump to last post
14 Jun 2014 05:03 PM
2 Replies and 7459 Views Hello  7459  2 Started by  tedrone1968@live.com I am new to this and we have been panning and sluicing in UT and we have found nothing we are wanting to go to Nevada for something bigger then nothing . We are 1 hr and 20 from Las Vegas we don't mind driving where would be a good place to start in Nevada. Thank You Ted Banrett
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by  WALTER EASONJump to last post
12 Jun 2014 06:43 AM
1 Replies and 6396 Views long tom  6396  1 Started by  davidaleessr@hotmail.com any thing special to do in the quincy ca area
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
03 Jun 2014 11:32 AM
2 Replies and 7813 Views Randy Sluicing Cache Creek, CO with Ron -- 29 May 14  7813  2 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Prospectors... Yep, another Trip Report on Cache Creek.....in 'High' Colorado.  I hit the creek with my friend Ron who drove up early out of C. Springs to spend the day with me washing some 'dirt'.  We met at the BLM placering area parking lot about 7:15 AM, loaded up and hiked over to a spot we worked together last year.  I was surprised to see how many prospectors were already up at Cache Creek camping, prospecting, as many of the camping sites were full of trailers,...
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by  ADAM HANEYJump to last post
31 May 2014 01:54 PM
1 Replies and 7986 Views A little gold from sluicing this weekend.  7986  1 Started by  matt@rtmdesigns.com We worked the same hole as previous times and tried some new area after relocating our dam upstream quite a bit. This is what we got from sluicing over the holiday.  
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by  RANDY WITHAMJump to last post
30 May 2014 10:18 AM
6 Replies and 9757 Views Prospecting the Ark with Wiley, Red & Mike Pung - 2 May 14  9757  6 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors...   Well, I had a nice 1 1/2 day visit with Mike Pung, 'Red' Wilcox and Wiley as they made their was back home to Denver/Oklahoma from the Las Vegas Gold Show.  They were out demonstrating their Gold Cube and Goldbanker Units to the masses and looked me up here in Buena Vista, hoping for a little prospecting fun and gold.   Thursday afternoon was thankfully the last of 4 straight days of strong, cold winds and Friday proved to be a awesome Spring day...
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by  joseph LoydJump to last post
28 May 2014 11:34 AM
0 Replies and 3673 Views Sluicing my way from GJ to Steamboat, C.  3673  0 Started by  Foster@gwtc.net I have renewed my GPAA Membership and am looking forward to exploring for gold with my son. We leave South Dakota on June 7th and are heading to see my daughter and son-n-law. Yep grand kids too. for a day or two, and then getting busy pursuing the G dust. Going thru Delta and over to Granite and then up to SteamBoat. Looking for Gold the whole way. Anybody know of any good adventurous sites, that my son and I can hike into or drive up to. He's the hiker and I'm the panner. Can't wait to get int...
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27 May 2014 06:05 PM
2 Replies and 7428 Views Randy Sluicing Cache Creek, CO -- 22 May 14  7428  2 Started by  randywitham@centurylink.net Hey GPAA Gold Prospectors... I took a few hours to run up to Cache Creek, CO, just West of Granite, CO, on Forest Road 398 and check things out.  Hadn't been up there since last Fall and wanted to see if there was any snow still on the ground, how the creek was flowing, etc. Well, got to the Granite Cemetery on FR 398D off FR 398 and not a soul in sight in the entire valley at about 10 AM.  A few violet-green swallows flying overhead and a LOT of snow still up on the tops of Huron Pe...
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by  Frank FosterJump to last post
24 May 2014 11:50 PM
5 Replies and 8421 Views Hunting the big gold...  8421  5 Started by  matt@rtmdesigns.com Not much big gold in this area... but its nice to find something you can pick up out of the pan.          
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
23 May 2014 03:22 PM
2 Replies and 5711 Views Small Sluice  5711  2 Started by  Jcbdc@aol.com Does anyone know the maker of the small sluice that Tom uses in some of his shows. Have a small creek without a lot of flow!
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by  JOE BIRDWELLJump to last post
21 May 2014 11:13 AM
7 Replies and 9000 Views classifying  9000  7 Started by  MICHAEL BUCKMAN Im curious if anyone has tried using the hopper apperatus of their drywasher to classify material while sluicing. I am sure it would work pretty well on the river bank to fill buckets of classified material quickly (A bucket fits perfectly under mine), but I am curious if anyone has used this with wet material from a river Does it get stuck inside the box I was thinking of maybe putting the drywashing hopper in the river itself, weighting the legs down with rocks and settin...
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by  MICHAEL BUCKMANJump to last post
20 May 2014 10:22 PM
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