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Old 12-26-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Any gold prospectors out there?
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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My ex-wife is one?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:51 AM   #3
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Ex-wife? She must have hit a good pay streak and you were left with the gravel. (Really, I am laughing with you).
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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I am a novice prospector. Been at it two years. I have been doing a lot of reading and research. It is very interesting. I started with a White's Goldmaster GMT metal detector loaned to me by a friend. I bought a couple of small nuggets from ebay to calibrate the detector with. I have also done some panning. I travel, camp and ATV ride all over the western US every year. I have metal detected some around Quartzsite the last two winters and will again this February if I make it out there. I actually found some gold in Colorado last summer. There is lots to learn especially about finding promising areas to go that are not already claimed. I know two things. You are not likely to make a living at it. Also there is lots of gold still out there. There is no way the old time prospectors with their donkeys found it all.

I like to tell people I have a gold mine in Nevada. Here is a picture of it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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We just met a retired couple on our recent trip south that pans for gold. One of their favorite places is Lucky Strike Mine in North Carolina, there is a campground there, and apparently you pay to dig. They were quite into it, had portable pumps, sluice equipment and other stuff. There are magazines and clubs related to the hobby. I might try it in the stream on our property. I'm sure you watch the discovery channel show "Gold Rush"
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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I'll be working a friends claim in 2012.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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When I was in school I used to pan the creeks running through the old mining areas along the frontange in Colorado. Great way to get away from the books for a while. I still have what I found in a small glass bottle. On a sunny day you can actually see it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
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I started panning four years ago and on the first outing got into a good pay streak - pay streak of pyrite that is as I later found out. "Fools gold", what a great term for that. In my first year I found some fly poop size pieces of gold and it's true what they say, once you find it you will never forget what it looks like. At that point I was hooked and had the fever.

Started buying more equipment and tools and went out more often. Staked two claims last year and one is showing good color but it's spotty. It also produced a 1/4 oz nugget this past summer.

So in 2012 I will spend much more time on the claim, hopefully week long trips which will certainly improve the production. I have reason to believe there is an old river channel on my claim and that's what I want to get into.

Prospecting is the reason I bought a 13' Boler - light to pull on those hilly back roads and it has a small footprint so it can be set up virtually anywhere.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #9
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Prospecting and metal detecting were both on my mind when I decided on my trailer.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #10
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Daniel - Where in BC will you be prospecting this year? Also, do you visit the Canadian Prospectors Forum?
CANADIAN GOLD PROSPECTING FORUM - Gold Prospecting Forums - Gold Prospecting Forum
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:27 PM   #11
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Yes I'm on the prospector forum, my friend has two claims one near Boston Bar and the other up north.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #12
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This made me LOL for real.
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I love looking for gold or any gems!!!! I also own a whites metal detector 6000
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I prospect here in North Carolina. I pan, sluice and highbank. This is my best weekend so far.
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