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Chat & Everything Else / Re: Prospecting
« Last post by sunshine on Today at 07:46:36 AM »
Kudos for taking some people under your wing.  I am sure they are showing off their gold at school/work. 
General Gold Prospecting Forum / Re: Emergency Repairs 101
« Last post by sunshine on Today at 07:44:20 AM »
Nice.  You never know when knowing this would be handy.  Might not have a heat gun when deep in the woods, but sometimes you still need a bush fix where ever you are. 
General Gold Prospecting Forum / Re: Emergency Repairs 101
« Last post by Top Cat on Today at 06:19:50 AM »
I don't know about the rest of you guys but I always carry a heat gun in my back pack   lol!!!@*
General Gold Prospecting Forum / Emergency Repairs 101
« Last post by JOE S (INDY) on Yesterday at 09:18:40 PM »
The sort of Bush Repair thing (without the heat gun) that could just save the day when you really need it!

Equipment For Sale / Re: Garrett atx with newer style coil and headphones
« Last post by undersc0re on Yesterday at 03:11:03 PM »
Looking for $2200.00
Chat & Everything Else / Re: Prospecting
« Last post by DharmaSoldat on Yesterday at 01:51:13 PM »
Yep... that's awesome, and Happy Father's Day, y'all :D

Chat & Everything Else / Re: Prospecting
« Last post by Xplore on June 15, 2019, 08:08:13 PM »
Excellent Mark!

Happy Father's day to all.
Chat & Everything Else / Prospecting
« Last post by mcbain on June 15, 2019, 07:54:54 PM »
Hi.Guys had a great day on the river.Met some new members.Gave a few panning lessons and every body went home with some gold.Made my day.That is what it is all about.Happy Fathers day too all.Luck,Mcbain.
 lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@* lol!!!@*.Hi suave you are absolutley right.So many think it is the eqipment they buy that gets the gold.The equipment for sale amazes me.This was brought to me yesterday.A couple guys spent 500.000.00 on equipment and worked a claim they never tested.They never found gold. and are now broke.I do not feel sorry for them.You can not fix stupid.Just happens that they where funded by you and me.Do not think I need say more.Your point is well taken.Every body should know how to do a simple pan before jumping in to the fire.Luck,Mcbain.
You made some very good points. On a final note, I would like to add a few more comments.

Why use a high banker in the first place?

The high banker was designed to replace the dredge, which is becoming illegal everywhere, to efficiently move more dirt, or because there is not an available water source. There is a common misconception that a high banker, because of its ability to move more dirt, will get you more gold. It will only get you more gold if there is gold in the dirt in the first place!

I have seen many, many times guys shovel dirt all day long to end up with very little to show for their efforts. If you watch youtube videos of guys that prospect on a regular basis, how many times do they use a high banker versus not? They will only use a high banker when they know they are on consistent pay. Sample, sample sample!

Another very important factor is not necessarily what type of mats you are running, but how far in you have to carry it. A few months back, CL Haddon posted his DIY mini backpack version. It was perfect for the terrain and the claim he was working, as it was too cumbersome to trek in a traditional high banker and pump.

Whatever system or method you use, whether it be a high banker or a pan and shovel, you can only get as much gold as there is gold in the dirt.

Keep On Diggin'_Suave
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