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Author Topic: NEWBIE'S ESSENTIALS  (Read 29126 times)

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Offline ivantheterrible

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Re: NEWBIE'S ESSENTIALS
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2019, 03:16:39 PM »
I agree. Just in my short experience googling about the subject, it is quite a rabbit hole. Like all things if it was easy, everyone would do it and it wouldn't likely be worth it.  It would be nice to have the details a bit more chewable for newcomers, but it is out there.

The forum is good and I see a book or two in my very near future. Rules and regs are important but waterboarding yourself with legalese is nobody's Joy.

Good luck, have fun!

Ivan

Offline ivantheterrible

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Re: NEWBIE'S ESSENTIALS
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2019, 03:36:11 PM »
Nice, love it!

I am a big fan for purpose built kits. Bag for this, pouch for that.

When I am in the Backcountry I have a few hip pouches that only leave my side for sleeping  and then it is in arms reach.

 Looks like a rock hounding/prospecting kit will be one I work on after I get a better understanding of what the bare bones are.

I am thinking
Pan, Magnet, Magnifying glass, tweezer, gold sucker bottle, gold vial, latrine shovel, gardening hand shovel... dunno what else yet, but I am getting the picture.

A small day kit and sweat it out. I am not looking to retire on my massive nuggets I find. Just want to give the kids some gold fever and enjoy the outdoors.

Also I want them to think I look like I know what I am doing a lil bit.

I am going to be humping the gear, so bare bones is pretty high priority.

Maybe I am unrealistic, but who cares.

Good luck and have fun out there!

Ivan



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Re: NEWBIE'S ESSENTIALS
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2019, 07:58:26 PM »
Hi.Ivan.If you are used to camping out.and want to go prospecting.there are only 4 items you need.Apan,Ascreen(not needed but helpfull)A shovel and a snuffer bottle.The rest you already have if camping out.Just saying .Luck,Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: NEWBIE'S ESSENTIALS
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2019, 12:23:33 PM »
For newbies just starting out (like I was 1 year ago) - keep it simple and lightweight, and focus on your panning technique as that is the core competency of a gold prospector.

You'll need the following (all supplied in the Garret Deluxe Gold Panning Kit - or purchase separately)

15-inch SuperSluice Pan
1/2 inch Classifier
Gold Guzzler snuffer bottle
A small or large shovel
A tote or backpack to carry your gear

The Garret gear is all very high quality and affordable, so you can't go wrong with that brand.

Optional:
A hammer or small to medium pickaxe for loosening up cobbles and gravels.






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