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Author Topic: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.  (Read 91173 times)

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Offline BC Handyman

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2015, 08:51:26 PM »
I did see a big ol brown bear, and my buddy saw him a few days later. In fact he was about 1 km down from me so I bet thats the same one HiLo found the print of.
I don't think I'll offer fish guts or any food to the bears, but the butterflies sure like the pop I dump out from almost empty cans. There was about 20 of em hovering around.
I only found a few specks, a lil less then last time so I might leave that spot for a while & move onto my other spots I found interesting, but I know that hole holds some fines & maybe some time I'll get a bit deeper & find some better stuff.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2015, 01:50:58 PM »
I got up to my claim a couple times last week, only for a few hrs each time though so not alot done. I did start to open up another sample site though & managed to find a lil bit of colour. Yes it was still fly poop/fines but I found it so there is still hope that the mother load lays beneath ;D
No sign of that big ol brown bear, but I did see a few other critters like deer,turkey,grouse & even a rabbit.
Here is a pic of our(me & mining partner) gold we found from last few trips. We are hoping as we go down into our holes the gold will get bigger, but the rocks don't make digging easier <_miner_>

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2015, 07:32:51 PM »
Not bad, bch. Keep on diggin'     <-good_>
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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2015, 04:05:11 PM »
I did manage to get up to claim on Canada Day & again on the Saturday, decided to go back to my first hole for a bit and get a bit deeper. Didn't really pay off big, but I did find a few more specks, but even better is another layer on material(clay) I found, hoping that means I might find a few more & or bigger specks, or dare I even say a nugget <~ShOcK~>
Best part was just being out enjoying Canada's beauty on her birthday.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2015, 09:03:48 PM »
I got a bit more work done up at my claim, managed to get a bit of sluicing in & started to open another hole along with open up my first hole more. I hoping I can get back up there for a few hrs sometime this week.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2015, 03:57:17 PM »
Thought I'd post a few more pics from last trip, one of the view of a mountain from claim below mine & one of the glory me and my mining partner found from last few trips. For the amount of material we washed I'm not super excited for what panned out, but it's still better then a stick in the eye & a cow pie on the boot.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2015, 07:23:35 PM »
I'll be heading to my claim tomorrow to put in a few hrs of sluicing, hope it will be the day I find gold bigger then 50mesh.
also thought I shoud share a few pics from last weekend. First pic is view from my deepest sample hole....still a great view <-good_>
second pic is of my sluice set up & ready to run material, 3rd pic is another pretty view from a few claims down the mountain from my claim, beautiful area I get to hang out in.
I'm not sure where I should sample next, I wish I had some experianced wisdom from somebody who could tell me where looks promising to dig next since I'm unsure what my next move should be. <-thinking->

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2015, 09:13:41 PM »
great pictures, nice looking gold

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2015, 11:38:40 AM »
sometimes going in with just a pan and hitting spots along the creek can be a refreshing change of pace. Maybe look for shallow bedrock areas and snipe the cracks, if you can find bigger gold while sniping around the creek it'll help show where it settles in your drainage. Then maybe look for similar features up higher where you can sluice?

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2015, 05:06:31 PM »
Finding bedrock is one of the things I'm finding harder then thought/hoped, as the water goes down I can try panning a few other spots on creek, but they pretty steep so I'm not sure if I'd find anything. I few spots might be bedrock but honestly I'm not sure if it is bedrock, or just some really big rocks.
Anyway I thought I'd share a pic of my mining partner working hard & a interested lil guy that was checking us & our equipment out.

 


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