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Club Adventures with Dave S.!!, trips to claims, and other club outings
Dave S.
post Sep 21 2016, 01:12 PM
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Hi everyone! Just wanted to make a place to post some pics of Club Outings with my bro Mike and I.

The first pics are a club event at my new gold placer claim in Chaffee County, Colorado (Sept. 10th and 11th, 2016)

I will add pics of the other people who came, if they want me to post them here.


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post Sep 23 2016, 08:29 PM
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David classifying a bucket of material for the sluice.
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James runs his mini-banker

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post Sep 24 2016, 07:52 AM
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Love that little creek...and the chunky gold in it!


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post Sep 24 2016, 04:57 PM
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That looks heavenly! cloud9.gif


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post Sep 26 2016, 08:27 AM
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I'm with Crusty. I'm tempted to go up and brave the cold for a weekend and work up or downstream.

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post Sep 29 2016, 01:32 PM
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Yes, an awesome little creek!

I was in the neighborhood for business, and stopped by the creek for a few hours (forgot to bring my pans).

But while looking over the claim I found a rock that has massive druzy blue beryl in it. More evidence that there are aquamarines above.

I still may squeeze another invite before the season is over.


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post Sep 29 2016, 01:39 PM
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jawdrop.gif Blue beryl druzy........SWEET!! happy088.gif

Thanks Dave, CP_Member.gif awesome of you to extend invites to us all, I'd love to get some digging in there sometime.

Hope you find some aquamarines soon too, how cool would that be eh?! greensmilies-012.gif extra_happy.gif




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post Oct 3 2016, 04:55 PM
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Wanted to let people know on the public forums that there is a club invite to my gold placer claim for this weekend (Oct 8th - 10th, 2016).


If you are not a Annual or Lifetime member, consider joining up for this invite (in Chaffee county, CO), or for my brothers Crystal Dig invite that will probably be the following weekend (Jefferson county, CO).


If you are a member, then check out the details under the protected forums,.under the topic " Dave's Claim invite "


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post Oct 7 2016, 07:39 AM
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You rock Dave! Sounds like it will be a fantastic time with great finds! Thank you for inviting the CP club members! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif


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post May 19 2017, 08:14 AM
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Wanted to make a post on the public forums to let members know that I have an Invite to my gold claim for this Memorial Day weekend (2017).

Details and directions are on a post under the protected forums (annual/ lifetime members). Under the topic "Dave's Club Invites 2017 !!" (on Page 6).


Hope ya'll can make it! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif


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post May 19 2017, 08:44 AM
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Awesomesauce!! I'll be off on a 11 day motorcycle around UT. Hope y'all have a great weekend!!



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post May 29 2017, 08:27 PM
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I had a great time this weekend with club members! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif
Thanks for having us up to your claim Dave.
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Dave starting working this dig Friday. I joined in Saturday morning.

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I ran the first bucket through my gold wheel. It looked very nice including the biggest piece of gold I have found yet. Dave and others have found bigger chunks in here but this is my best.

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I ran 3 more buckets on Saturday but 2 of them were not very good. Here is the second good looking bucket.

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post May 30 2017, 10:34 PM
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On Sunday I decided to isolate the clay layers we were digging into and test pan them to find out which one is hot and carrying the chunky pieces.
The first set of test pans I did 3 pans of 3 layers (small gold pan of sample clay for each). One blue/grey clay layer with bright red/pink spots in it. One orange/rusty layer and one dark green/rusty layer. I didn't take pics of the first set but I determined that the orange and green rusty layers were essentially the same material and same gold content.

For the second set of tests I did 2 pans. Blue/grey layer in one pan, green and orange rusty layers in one pan. Result were similar to the first run.

First test pan is the blue/grey clay with bright red spots.
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I worked the clay through a 1/2 inch classifier into my large gold pan and washed the clay away by hand. I found this stuff fairly easy to work the gravel out of the clay.
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There was not a lot of black sand in the pan and was fairly easy to pan and had good looking gold.
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Second test pan was the orange and green rusty stuff.
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I found this clay a bit harder to work the clay out to clean gravel. It had lots of black sand, heavy rocks down in the black sand and I found it hard to pan out the 3 specks of gold.
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So on Memorial Day I ran a few buckets of the blue clay. The fist bucket had surface gravel mixed in but looked good still.
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Then I ran a bucket of the clay while making sure to get almost all clay.
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My final take for the weekend. My scale is not very accurate but it came in at 0.3 grams.
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Dave S.
post Jun 19 2017, 10:01 PM
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I posted another invite to the gold claim in the protected forums for this weekend .(June 24th-25th 2017)

Hope to see ya'll out there!
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post Jun 20 2017, 12:08 PM
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Awesome Dave and thank you for another invite to everyone too! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Super cool of you and love that chunky gold you all are getting up in that area.....SWEET!!! extra_happy.gif Hope to get up that way soon to check out your claim and Johnny's as well. Good luck on the sampling/testing this weekend, we'll all be looking forward to the reports and pics later too! char098.gif happy088.gif



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