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Reedkid, to my knowledge the download section of the forum that was originally added to the forum board by Shiver in 2008 disappeared when the forum board was switched over to this one shortly after Larry's passing.  Even at that time though from what I recall you had to have a certain number of posts under your belt before you'd be allowed access.  I might be wrong on that part.
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General Gold Prospecting Forum / Re: Download section on gpex website
« Last post by Xplore on Yesterday at 10:25:24 PM »
Just do a Google search for "gold panning reserves in bc".

That will give you an idea of where you can go for free without needing a claim or permission from anyone.

Every place with a panning reserve is worth visiting - they all have unique characteristics whether it's the scenery, history or other.

 
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General Gold Prospecting Forum / Re: Chasing the gold with Lanny
« Last post by Lanny on Yesterday at 08:55:36 PM »
This story is not about any encounters I have had personally while mining.But many a prospector has and I have heard the stories.Told many times up in the peace river country.Wolverines generally leave you be unless you set down a pack full of food.They mostly go after a minors cabin where the winter grub is stored.They will chew a hole threw a 10 inch log just to get a snack while the old prospector be a sleeping.They will destroy every thing in that cabin and never bother the old guy sleeping.They will pack of his food,chew the stock of his gun and never bother the old guy sleeping.Many a minor or trapper have set traps to catch them to no avail.When caught in a trap they simply chew of the foot that is caught in the trap and carry on.They can tear a Grizzly to shreds when confronted.They are pure evil and feel no pain.We cornered one one time.We chased it out of a shack.My brother chased it shooting on the run.Shooting and reloading as he chased the demon.We fired 28 shots in all from a small 25-35 winchester.The demon finally dropped.We skinned that demon out and only found 55 holes,should have bee 56.We came to the conclusion that the last shot went threw the brain and out the mouth and that is what stopped it.The whole point I am trying to make here is that these are the toughest critters known to man.Place called Meziadian jct.where semies pull over.There is abig old guy  that attacks the semies tires even while moving and the drivers will not stop to get out and have a pee.If they stop this old boy will leave them no tires.Just saying.Luck ,Mcbain.

McBain, never had an encounter with a wolverine, but it sounds like I never want to either. Thanks for posting the story about your encounter and the reflections from others.

When I was chasing the gold in the Omineca, that's the only time I ever saw a wolverine, and he was crossing the road, minding his own business. After reading  your post, glad I've never had the opportunity to tangle with a cranky one.

All the best, and keep sharing those stories you've got stored in your head please,

Lanny
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Video Forum / Re: Prospecting And Vacuuming Fraser River Bedrock
« Last post by Suave on Yesterday at 08:30:22 PM »
Interesting stuff, Suave. Is the vacuum a DIY build?

Hi Dan,

Yes. Pretty much everything we use is a DIY. Our neat little crevice tool was actually a three-prong garden rake that we broke the other two prongs off. Cost $2.99 and works better than the $30.00 commercial tool.

Regards.

Keep On Diggin'_Suave
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Video Forum / Re: Prospecting And Vacuuming Fraser River Bedrock
« Last post by Xplore on Yesterday at 07:41:56 PM »
Interesting stuff, Suave. Is the vacuum a DIY build?
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General Gold Prospecting Forum / Re: Download section on gpex website
« Last post by mcbain on Yesterday at 06:36:47 PM »
Hi.Reed placermaster gave you a direct link.Very good.But there are others also.Check out Xplores post re Cayoosh creek and Lytton,Reply # 7 gives you another link.I think it is just a copy of the above.You can simply google the Yukon,they have reserves also.You got us beat when it comes to Alaska.Just remember when in B.C.It is pan and shovel only.I wish you Luck even if the gold is poor ,If you get to all 3 places it will be a trip of a lifetime.Luck,Mcbain.
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Video Forum / Re: Prospecting And Vacuuming Fraser River Bedrock
« Last post by Suave on Yesterday at 04:14:35 PM »
suave you need to put a pin across the hose so you dont plug up so offten...might help...ken

Thanks. Already mentioned that in my youtube description. I was thinking of using a nail, it's a little tougher. The other option was to sweep the debris away first, then vacuum. Nonetheless, the vacuum worked great and deposited the cons directly into a five-gallon bucket.

Regards.

Keep On Diggin'_Suave
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Rockhounding, Gem & Mineral Collecting / corundum
« Last post by poncho on Yesterday at 03:13:05 PM »
Just tried out a Mohs' hardness pick set for mineral identification  and had sweet scratches results for ruby gemstone 
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Video Forum / Re: Prospecting And Vacuuming Fraser River Bedrock
« Last post by goldseeker1 on Yesterday at 03:07:11 PM »
suave you need to put a pin across the hose so you dont plug up so offten...might help...ken
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tks for the info.xplore...have to stop in and try my luck and practice my panning skils....ken
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