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Offline goldplacer

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Greetings From Arizona
« on: September 10, 2009, 01:40:09 PM »
Hey there,

My name is Ted and I'm new to the forum. I'm hoping to read about prospecting in Canada and learn more about dredging and highbanking.

Myself, I'm from Arizona where there is not much in the way of dredging except for certain times of the year. I stick mostly to prospecting for nuggets with my SD2100.

Looking forward to meeting the other members of the forum.

Best,

Ted
A nuggethunter, primarily. I still love my SD2100 and have yet to "upgrade".

Vikingsniper

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 03:14:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum Ted  8) {cool^sign} Great to have you here <-good_>
There is lots of water here in this part of Canada but lots of Red Tape working in water, so I find dry prospecting very interesting and any knowledge you are willing to share would be Great  [!!DANCE!!]

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 03:17:07 PM »
Welcome Ted. Maybe Drywashing is the way to go in Arizona? I went to Vegas a few times and only once outside of Vegas. I don't recall the town, but it had several casinos near the colorado river. (HMM) and I noticed several mines on the way there. There must be a lot of gold in your neck of the woods?

Goodluck prospecting!

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 05:31:59 PM »
Hey there,

My name is Ted and I'm new to the forum. I'm hoping to read about prospecting in Canada and learn more about dredging and highbanking.

Myself, I'm from Arizona where there is not much in the way of dredging except for certain times of the year. I stick mostly to prospecting for nuggets with my SD2100.

Looking forward to meeting the other members of the forum.

Best,

Ted

Hi Ted, welcome to the board... are you on the AZO and Nugget Hunter and Shooter forums as well? I use to live in Fountain Hills (near PHX).

Cheers
Jennifer

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 06:27:02 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  {cool^sign} I love to share what information I have. Do you use a drywasher VikingSniper?


Dwayne,

Drywashing can be really good here for part of the year. Right now, it's raining pretty good and the drywashing season is pretty much over. I've had some really good success drywashing for fines her.Did you go to the Searchlight area near Vegas?

Jennifer,

I post on those forums occasionally. I like Rob Allison's forum quite a lot but I don't post much.
A nuggethunter, primarily. I still love my SD2100 and have yet to "upgrade".

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 09:04:49 PM »
Jennifer,

I post on those forums occasionally. I like Rob Allison's forum quite a lot but I don't post much.

Hi Ted, yes I agree, I tend to post there more than Chris's AZO site, Rob's a sweety. I'm also a fan/customer of Doc (Greg) from Doc's Detectors and he does most of his posting there as well.

Do you have any of Jim Straight's books? He has some EXCELLENT books on drywashing.

It's nice to see another Minelab owner, I have a GPX-4500 and highly recommend Jonathan Porter and Jack Lange's DVD's if you've not watched them.

Jennifer

Vikingsniper

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 06:37:29 AM »
Hi Ted
I don't dry wash at the moment....our ground isn't bone dry, maybe 1/2 foot if your lucky but I do agree with and like dry prospecting methods.....get into areas the old timers dreamed of working but they couldn't touch due to the water factor.

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 10:45:31 AM »
I hope to hear or maybe see more dry washing activities in AB and B.C. especially where the areas are more arid.
Dry washing may be a good alternative to always trying to work at the creeks and rivers? <-dont~know->

I see Keene has Vibrostatic Dry Washer that introduces engine heat into the blower air to raise the temperture
about 50 F at the concentrator. Very expensive but I expect the usual Keene high quality. I suppose if one has
a claim with good pay dirt the rig would soon pay for itself since it will process 2 tons per hour.

http://www.keeneeng.com/Merchant2/images/other/151.jpg

More info here:

The dry washer

Maybe for the Thrifty Prospectors, Mario's Mexican dry washer with one of those hair dryers the geotech's use in the field?
I like to keep the equipment simple!  ;D


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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 11:15:58 AM »
Hi Ted,
          Welcome I'm new here but there is plenty too read and helpful members enjoy your stay on the forum.

Offline goldplacer

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Re: Greetings From Arizona
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 11:16:30 AM »
Thanks again for the replies.

I'm willing to bet that there are some nice, more or less dry areas adjacent to heavily worked areas of the past that never got touched by old timers. What was the point when there were no restrictions and plenty of gold and water. No need to walk 1/2 a mile when the pickin's are good right here. At least that has been my experience here in AZ.

I'm sure an industrious dry washer could do well.

Jennifer,

Yes, I've seen Jim Straight's books and also I've seen J.P.'s first video.
A nuggethunter, primarily. I still love my SD2100 and have yet to "upgrade".