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Author Topic: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho  (Read 27448 times)

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Offline tamarackman

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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #80 on: December 21, 2014, 12:05:53 PM »
 <-yahoo_> more cold gold, nice and chunky.

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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #81 on: December 31, 2014, 04:36:05 PM »
During this little time off during the x-mas break, I decided to do a weigh-in on what gold was recovered during this month of December. I was hoping to get an 1/8th of an ounce. Fortunately, I achieved that with a weigh-in of 8.2 grams (See photo). It isn't the "mother lode" but given the snowy / icy conditions, I faired quite well and did it without falling in! A first for me, lol. I hope this recent -25 below temps and the 2 1/2 ft. of added snow fall doesn't prevent my return in January. However knowing my gold fever, all I need is a slight warming trend (mid 20's would be fine) and I am off to the races snow shoeing back to the claim. May your pans be blessed with an abundance of gold this 2015 season. Happy New Years to all as well! Cheers - Randy



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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2015, 02:37:18 AM »
Randy -

All I can say is      "   {cool^sign}  "



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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2015, 05:20:20 AM »
You're one tough miner.  Nice gold out there in Idaho in the cold. 
Be safe. I keep thinking I have one more day in me if it gets nice
enough.  Nice pictures, notice you have to use a bigger coin for reference.

All I can say is - well done.
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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2015, 06:39:35 AM »
Randy another fine haul! I was bummed I missed you last summer; I notice you have some more of that red/quartz mix in the host rocks - very cool!
Thanks for posting - I am starting to think you find more gold in the winter - lol

Next time I am in the area I want to go fishing too… need to pick your brain on a good place that is open.

Next time you want to get rid of some of your gold - get ahold of me ;)
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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #85 on: January 03, 2015, 07:27:22 AM »
Nice! Thanks for sharing Randy.

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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2015, 11:08:08 AM »
The one {cool^sign} tool  that I can see by viewing your thread that instantly improves ones chances of even finding gold is your under water viewing box. As well, it supplies "great pictures",and a good clear view of the geology of the stream bottom.It is now obviously to me that ones success can be greatly advanced by this clearer view of bedrock,and other key gold geology.I have a large coper claim, not noted for really good values of gold,but when prospecting we often walk any creeks looking for viens/outcrops/faults ect.Often we start from these finds and move inward into claim sometimes yielding a good find worth an assay.I think now a bit of fun is in the cards, by building a viewer and taking a harder look at a few key area's in creeks I have found,small possibilities exist for a Au flake or two overlooked by lack of knowledge. Thanks for your shearing of this knowledge and such great pictures and description. {-applause-}.LoL! I be lookin in the summer,a good place to cool down when heat conditions make prospecting a risk.You sir,are a hardCore gold hunter and a great story teller.

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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2015, 05:22:38 AM »
The one {cool^sign} tool  that I can see by viewing your thread that instantly improves ones chances of even finding gold is your under water viewing box. As well, it supplies "great pictures",and a good clear view of the geology of the stream bottom.It is now obviously to me that ones success can be greatly advanced by this clearer view of bedrock,and other key gold geology.

Yeah I don't hear enough on the forum about a viewing box. It is a must have tool. I have seen many different designs but my favorite is the simplest; wooden sides and plexiglass/lexan face.
Make the viewing box out of wood so it still floats if capsized. Put a rope on it if you are going to be walking the creek. IdahoBob uses a 2" ball hitch also as an anchor when working a spot.
You can use the plexiglass out of an old LCD monitor by the way…

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Re: Winter Gold Prospecting In Idaho
« Reply #88 on: January 04, 2015, 09:57:01 AM »
And I got the idea for my viewing box from IdahoGoldGettR.
Without a viewing box, you're just another raccoon feeling your way to the next morsel of gold.
Bob

 


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