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post Feb 17 2017, 07:18 PM
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post Feb 20 2017, 10:10 AM
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I was out on Saturday and the ice is starting to melt. I had to break some up to make room for the GC, and got a lesson in how sharp freshly broken ice can be. That was nothing compared to having my knee pop out of joint hauling the GC up the hill. Ouch! The water was definitely cold, but was tolerable with 2 sets of long arm gloves on (yellow atlas ones on Amazon).

I plan to do some cleanup tonight on finds from there as well as previous ones from A-bar. The 3 drop riffles below the punch plate looked fairly promising.

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Typical site throughout the day (cars getting pulled over):

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GC Setup and running:

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Quick pan of the 3 drop riffles below the punch plate; looks encouraging that cube will hold some good stuff. Freezing water floats gold even with soap added BTW:

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post Feb 20 2017, 02:36 PM
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Damn good showing of micron! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif
Looks like that spot I was doing well at is still pretty socked-in with ice. Hope that your knee is ok! I have recurring knee and hip problems on occasion. Only two choices: get them fixed, or learn to live with it. For now I have been living with it.


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post Feb 20 2017, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (swizz @ Feb 20 2017, 02:36 PM) *
Damn good showing of micron! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif
Looks like that spot I was doing well at is still pretty socked-in with ice. Hope that your knee is ok! I have recurring knee and hip problems on occasion. Only two choices: get them fixed, or learn to live with it. For now I have been living with it.


I'm the same way for now. 12 years ago they told me it looked like my knee was 60 years old. I've already had two surgeries on it; the next one I was told is a replacement, so I don't even mess with getting it looked at anymore. Last doc said I'd tell them if and when, not the other way around. I figure I'll keep the brace on while at the creek, and use it 'til I can't stand it anymore.

The rough part Saturday was I'd only carried up the GC, so had the battery, pans, shovels and clean out bucket still below. Zoe was on the other side still since I had her off leash, and didn't want to mess around with her running around with traffic. There was definitely that minute of "WTH do I do?" I can't hop across the creek with Zoe on one leg! Fortunately, messing around with bending and straightening it (ouch), I got it to pop back in with instant relief. From there I was able to gimp around enough to get everything up, and then gingerly carry Zoe across.

That ice won't be around a whole lot longer, especially with rain coming. It'll be good to see you out there once work lightens up a bit for ya.


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post Feb 21 2017, 03:56 PM
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Work was slow today and the weather was great so Dave and I left work early and went to the creek. I needed to test my tub set-up for my gold wheel. It worked very well with some jet dry in there. I can use this set up for places where I need to bring my own water and can use it to better work the glacial clay like at Dave's claim and other deposits I have been testing. I don't need to search the creek for a good set up spot anymore. In most cases this should make my gold prospecting much more productive.

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Results of the first bucket of gravel.

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Second Bucket

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Dave was working his turbopan.

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My 3rd bucket

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Daves final. 2 buckets + 2 pans

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My final. 3 buckets

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post Feb 26 2017, 08:16 PM
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Met up with a few club members on the creek today. Ran another 3 buckets through the gold wheel.

I am very happy with my new camera. Good pictures and video. I can see the gold. smiley-laughing021.gif

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Bucket 2 full HD video. It took me 15 min. to run a 5 gallon bucket of gravel through the wheel.
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post Feb 27 2017, 09:21 AM
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Did a little clean up in my living room last week, but still need to dry and weigh it.


-100 in the Blue Bowl looking decent:
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-100 almost cleaned:

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Clean as I can get it in the bowl without losing gold:

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-30 to +50:

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post Feb 27 2017, 09:24 AM
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Some pics to add to Mikes post above.

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My first bucket results.

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My second bucket results.

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post Feb 27 2017, 11:53 AM
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Looks like a great time; I hope you all enjoyed it! I look forward to getting out there with folks for some overnights....I definitely miss sitting around a campfire with good company, staring at the milky way.


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post Feb 28 2017, 08:37 AM
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YAHOO! That looks like a great day. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif


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post Feb 28 2017, 05:22 PM
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Warmer weather is comin soon EMac, we'll be campin in no time.

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post Feb 28 2017, 08:58 PM
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Finally got out to the creek and met up with some fellow CPers. First time outside of the canyon and have to say I'm fairly impressed. Super fine but lots of it.
Results from 6 1/2 buckets
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post Mar 2 2017, 11:26 AM
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Nice gold everyone. Here is my take from 4 hours on Monday 02/27. Pretty productive 4 hours.

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post Mar 2 2017, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE (Dave S. @ Feb 28 2017, 05:22 PM) *
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No need for warm weather :) This was from New Years Day. Two of my daughters and I snowshoed in a couple of miles at 10,000 feet and camped for a couple of days.


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Got out again for a bit yesterday Ran another 6 buckets. Love seeing color lighting up the v mat.

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