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« on: January 10, 2009, 05:17:26 PM »

Ok , looking at waterfalls , does the speed of water or  size determine if gold would stop at the top or bottom.

Yes I know there must be more to this but what does the family here think.

example : I have a small falls that in spring is 8' wide and 12' high and fast water. After spring it is 1' wide slow but still 12' high Crazy
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 05:43:28 PM »

Have found gold both at top and at bottom of waterfalls - seemed to be linked more to the type of bedrock catch, but speed of water and size of gold always enters into the picture - besides if there is gold above there will be gold below and vice-versa - guaranteed. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 05:47:00 PM »

G'day MT

Waterfalls... an interesting consideration. However, I think a two-fold factor may apply here. The rush of water at most I've seen , would be too turbulent for gold to hang up, unless of course, there are extremely deep pockets in the bedrock that wouldn't be subjected to getting flushed. Yet, at the base of such where force reduces, may be a good prospect. Provided, that is, there's gold there to be moved.  When flow is low during the summer, likely not enough water action to move gold to such descent.  I would suggest, to check waterfall areas for crystals.  An ideal consideration.  Maybe some of the other members have some insight into this.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 06:26:41 PM »

If it is a very big waterfall, directly below it is not a good place for gold to accumulate. The turbulence in the water fall bore hole would blow it out and grind even nuggets down to dust. BUT water falls work them selves upstream, and they leave behind their old bore holes, full of material. If a river carries gold that has water falls, a very good place to look is in the old bore holes left behind as the water fall worked it's way upstream.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 06:40:08 PM »

Here is a real simple picture I drew with Paint showing what I mean.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 08:26:43 PM »

I was told of a few guys scuba diving a fall in the lower mainland
and they walked away with a bunch of silver and gold just past the bottom of the
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But I think if there is gold there it would slowly ground up by rocks and the bottom.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 04:46:10 PM »

thanks guys for your thoughts I will use all the advice and let you know in the spring what I find.

I am also going to imbed 1/4' screen just below the surface 1' wide in the centre of the falls and check it in the fall. Maybe just maybe a gold snare Thinking

This past summer we had Mich. students all over this area with professors. I showed them a 10 lbs. rock from my falls area . It was round milk quarts stones egg size imbeded in sand .
they took it apart and said it was 2 billion yrs. old with quarts , garnets , gold and uranium ore pressed together by downward force.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 06:49:35 PM »

Does it matter how high a waterfall is for gold to accumulate? For example i found a nice 6-15 feet wide creek that has several little waterfalls ranging from 1-2 feet drop offs. I haven't tried these out yet but plan on doing so soon. Theres a ton of bedrock bottoms so im thinking it'll get me some gold.

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