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Offline BC Handyman

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BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:12:52 PM »
Hello all, I thought it is time to start a thread about my adventures while in the search of gold. As some you you know I got my first claim this past fall. It is not too far from Fort Steel, BC. I hope to learn lots & have some fun all while finding some gold to add to my jar. While this is my first gold claim, it's not my first gold.
 Since you guys like to see gold(I assume)  here is my gold, I'll admit I didn't pull all this out of the ground myself, I bought a few nuggets & also traded for a few. I wont say exactly how much this is, I will say it's more then a few grams <-sealed_>
 So this is the gold I got to start with, I hope I can add quit a bit to it this year by finding gold on my claim.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 10:34:30 PM »

 Nice GOLD. Some character pieces there.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 01:02:35 AM »
Sweet looking nugs.  Put in a quarter for scale next time.  Thanks for the pic and good luck on the new claim.
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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 11:14:24 AM »
Great clear pic, nice gold with lots of different textures and shades.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2015, 04:23:48 PM »
Glad you guy like the pic, I left scale out so it adds a bit of mystery to the exact amount that it is. <-thinking->
I went for a drive today and got myself a blue bowl, I wish I picked up a 30 screen though since I got to go from a 12 to a 50.
I also got some sandy material from a buddy to run though the bowl so I can try it out.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 07:29:32 AM »
Keeping us guessing, nice collection.  {-applause-}
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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 07:48:38 AM »

  This Gold seems to be extremely clean. When I look at any of my nuggets under a microscope I see tiny imbedded sand granuals

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 11:56:10 AM »
As I said I bought a blue bowl to be able to play with fines & also got some material from a buddy so I could practice using it. The material was already ran through his clean up sluice so I didnt expect to find anything & I didn't. It should be usefull after I get some good material in it.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 07:41:50 PM »
I did get to get some gold bearing material through my bluebowl, it was from the dirt hogg dirt I bought [&whistle#] But I've learned how it works & got to see gold in it. I even had a helper for a while.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 07:51:00 PM »
I also got up to my claim a few days ago. Me & my buddy had to hike a few km into it since the road was way to full of ice & then snow, way more snow right now then there was last month. Found a few big downed tree's accross road(didn't bring chainsaw) I had to leave. Did manage to get a bucket from my hole I started in fall & hiked it down the mountain with my buddy.
After prossesing it, we were very happy to see small specks of golden hope in the pan. I can't believe the first random hole thats only 4' deep contained anything......I guess I know where first weekend will be spent digging [<-panning->]

 


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