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Author Topic: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.  (Read 91640 times)

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Offline BC Handyman

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2015, 08:32:14 PM »
Well road is still undrivable up to my claim but I did hike in there again, this time I brought my dog. He was the first in my test hole when we got there, so I know he will be a good mineing partner.

I also got a keene sluice/highbanker & added my extenion I made, still no pump, but a got part of what I'll need/want.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2015, 09:04:09 PM »
Hi.Nice rig do not through out the dog nice set up Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 10:32:00 PM »
Like your's my dog (lab & collie cross) always comes along to the claim. She just loves the outdoors and is a great digger. You have a great start to your adventure....keep us posted.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 07:21:32 PM »
I'll be heading up to the claim again tomorrow, I did go last weekend only to scratch at some topsoil & then hit still frozen ground. My goal is to start opening up my first pit so I can get down deeper. already found a few 300-500# rocks I'll have to deal with to open up my hole.
My creek is still frozen on top with over a foot of snow on it, so I won't get to use the sluice for at least a few more weeks, but I sure can get a pile of material dug & ready to run.
I'm hoping I can drive all way up this time, but am thinking I won't cause I think it snowed yesterday up there. I will see though tomorrow.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2015, 08:44:45 AM »
Really good start to the season, nice looking nuggets and high banker setup...

Keep us posted on your findings  <_miner_>

Thank you
"There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore.  Man puts an end to the darkness; he searches the farthest recesses for ore in the blackest darkness"... Job 28

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2015, 03:07:09 PM »
For sure, nice start to the season if you get colour from your first shallow hole.  Good luck with the big rocks.  Hope they are packed with nice gold for ya.
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 02:03:56 PM »
Thanks guys, I did make it up there again last weekend & plan on going again this weekend. I again had to stop about 300 meters short of claim due to snow & ice I could not drive through.
I tested a lil bit of material & found a few more specks that are almost big enough to call flakes <-shock_> I hit more frozen ground as I tried to open up hole,  ut I'm sur eit will be thawed by this weekend.
Still alot of snow around the claim & on creek but I can see it wont be too long till I get to explore my claim more & plan for next test hole. This weekend will be dealing with the few big rocks in my way of opening things up, I'll need to bring the rock wrangler I made along with the come along.
I'll post a few pics later.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2015, 09:16:00 AM »
As promised, here is a few pics. One of my hole & rocks I'm dealing with & another of some gold I found.

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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2015, 09:54:14 AM »
Looks good, like to see the gold. I'd like to see your rock remover as well...I'm building one too, out of truck dually chains, for my winch.
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Re: BC Handyman's Gold collecting adventures.
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2015, 04:16:33 PM »
 Hi BC Handyman.It is really good sign if just from the scratching of the surface. Eager to see what's  down under.  Good luck.         MarekN

 


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