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post Jul 28 2015, 06:56 AM
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This prize choice, a bag of CP Placer Dirt contains two-1 Lb. bags (1 average pan full), of unprocessed Colorado alluvial material for a real panning experience with a vial to place your finds in for displaying. It has at least 1 gold flake/picker and some fines, which we added to make sure everyone can find a nice gold smile in their pan. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Chosen 5/02/15 by Jason and Cara! Chosen 7/13/15 by Eric and Teresa! Chosen 7/24/15 by Henry! [attachment=7664:CPPlacerDirt.jpg]


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post Jul 28 2015, 07:53 AM
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post Jul 29 2015, 02:00 PM
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I was all excited to post pics, and then I saw the detail Jason put into his, and I'm kicking myself now for not taking more. I too would be greatly pleased to find some ground with this kind of value in it. Similar to Jason, I was pretty skeptical about the initial appearance since there weren't many black sands. Admittedly, I was reticent to muddy up my panning bucket with the silt, but I went ahead and did it anyway since that's where I keep all my previously washed dirt.

I used 3 classifiers at around 100, 50 and 20, and I was somewhat frustrated that the gold tended to float far more than I'm used to. At all class levels (except the picker which I found sitting in the classifier screen), particularly when tapping, the water picked gold up and floated it down. I backed off using the tap method which took longer, but the floating decreased substantially.

I already took one of the outer package, so here are the contents with my panning partner in the background. I did both bags at once, so amount in each bag is confounded:

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Unfortunately I didn't get any pics in process, but here's what I found at the end including the sparklies:


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Just the gold (I don't have a good camera, or a need for one frankly, so nothing macro):


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As for the sparklies....I hate to admit I only have a guess from looking at pics. I tried weighing them, but the kitchen scale I have doesn't have the resolution to do the rough specific gravity calculation. So Amazon got some of my money today for a scale so I can check these things out, and actually weigh the gold I've collected. This is prompting me to learn quite a bit more about mineral ID....even broke out my mineral book last night to do some reading!


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Thanks a million D&D! This was fun :)


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post Jul 30 2015, 07:20 AM
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Looks like a good golden smile!

And don't feel so bad... my wife is a camera bug, so I get to play with all her neat toys for Macro shots. info_grin.gif

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post Jul 30 2015, 01:12 PM
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Very cool guys, glad you all have fun with these placer dirts! Jason did do a nice write up on his for sure! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Thank you all for the postings/write ups on your bonus gifts, fun stuff.
Crack me up with the hesitation to "muddy up the panning buckets" too ..... the placer dirt will sure give off some mud since it's not worked yet at all. smiley-shocked003.gif smiley-laughing021.gif
Yep it will make the water get dirty fast too causing the frequent floating gold, sometimes you might need to add your surfactant several times during panning with that type of "raw material". That ground was good in the old days as you can tell, that placer dirt was taken right off the edge virgin ground of where the Fairplay bucket line dredge worked then moved off another direction. It was running around 1/2 a gram to 1 gram per ton which today we'd be happy to work but back in the old days it wasn't enough to keep the dredge in "pay" so it moved to better dirt! smiley-shocked003.gif

Good work finding the extra sparklers too Emac, I'll wait to tell you what they are yet since you're having so much fun figuring them out. smiley-cool14.gif

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post Jul 31 2015, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Feb 9 2015, 12:09 PM) *
This prize choice, a bag of CP Placer Dirt contains two-1 Lb. bags (1 average pan full), of unprocessed Colorado alluvial material for a real panning experience with a vial to place your finds in for displaying. It has at least 1 gold flake/picker and some fines, which we added to make sure everyone can find a nice gold smile in their pan. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Chosen 5/02/15 by Jason and Cara! Chosen 7/13/15 by Eric and Teresa! Chosen 7/24/15 by Henry! [attachment=7664:CPPlacerDirt.jpg]


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post Jul 31 2015, 09:31 PM
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post Aug 1 2015, 05:23 AM
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I FINALLY got around to working my Fairplay placer dirt last night... only took 2 years. Still need to Blue Bowl the 100-, but I gotta say, it was pretty exciting to pan! smiley-shocked003.gif thumbsupsmileyanim.gif


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post Jul 4 2016, 09:54 AM
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This Colorado beauty is a smokey quartz crystal with a smaller quartz crystal beside it. Larger smokey quartz crystal is an inch long. happy088.gif

Chosen 8/13/17 by Mike J.!
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This is a great Colorado Fluorite! Stands close to an inch tall/wide. Is a great specimen for the display case! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif

Chosen 3/5/17 by Josh!
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Hello, this is Mike Julo, I purchased a LT memebership this past week and would like to select the smokey quartz crystal as my bonus sign up gift. Thanks
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thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Great choice Mike, it's even better in hand as you will see! happy112.gif

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