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Offline JoeD

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Advice for Beginner?
« on: April 20, 2008, 07:00:22 AM »
Hi everyone,

Can anybody tell me a good source of information for beginners? A book they can suggest? Thanks

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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 09:48:06 AM »
Hello !!
This is some info from Dave Mccracken It is some very good info and easy to read and digest.  If you singe up with them and it's free they will send you 3 or 4 sets of these learning things to read.
  It is all good for a New-B.  After that they will try and sell you a time share. Your on your own after that. I hope this is some help.


OK I just looked over this stuff again --click on the links and rear,read,read, This will give you more knowledge than most beginners have.

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Hi gray wolf
This is Dave McCracken. As promised, today's articles will be
centered on a more
in-depth look at sampling.
The first thing to understand is that high-grade pay-streaks always
form during major flood storms,
and I have covered this important subject in the following article:
Major Storms and Pay-streaks-
Gold Prospecting|Major storms and Paystreaks
These pay-streaks are nearly always found at the bottom of
hard-packed streambed layers.
This next important article explains what you should be looking for:
Prospecting for Gold in Hard-packed Streambed-
Gold Prospecting|Prospecting for gold in hard-packed strembed
One of the first things you need to do in your own prospecting
program is define for yourself how rich a
pay-streak needs to be in order for you to mine it:
Defining Acceptable Ground-
Defining acceptable ground
Since we are on the subject of sampling today, check out the following
free video sequence which captured our success in finding a high-grade
gold deposit during a recent group sampling project:
While these articles tell you a lot about how to find rich
pay-streaks, you have
probably been asking yourself what method of prospecting is best
for you. That's why the
next time you hear from me, I'll be talking about gold panning,
sluicing, and the basics of suction dredging. Meanwhile, if you would like
to see some some video about these subjects, just visit this link:
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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 01:19:45 PM »
Hi JoeD,  Welcome to the forum!! ;D

A good source if information can also be found by looking through the pages of this and other forums.  You'll find tried and true processes and experiments by members in your own area and geology. Also you'll know what methods of extraction are legal or not.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away....We will all answer as best we can, or point you in the right direction. {cool^sign}

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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 05:14:15 PM »
Good read'n much thanks !!

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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »
I finally made it into Bedrock Supply yesterday. They didn't have much in the way of (Keene) panning equipment in stock (what I was looking for), but, I did pick-up a Green Garret Super Pan and the tiny steel clean-up pan. However, I spotted this book and read it from cover to cover last night. A plethora of information Tom is here -- thanks for publishing such a great resource for the total N00B! I highly recommend this book!

Alrighty, I am off to the "K-Days" and "Chilkoot Mine" to pan for gold all day! I'll be the guy standing near the head of the stream with the look of "Gold Fever" in his eyes.

Price:    CDN$ 19.95 (US$ 20.26)
ISBN-10:   0969391218
ISBN-13/EAN:   9780969391210
Author:   Tom Bryant
Publisher:   Bedrock Supply
Publication Date:   2003
Pages:   243 pp
Size/Dimensions:   8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Binding:   Paperback

PS - My buddy and I did some panning last week down at "Gold Bar" park boat launch on the NSR last week and turned up lots of colors. The NSR is coming down, ever so slowly!! I will so be out to Devon to check things out soon.

''I am still alive and well and have not been killed in some tragic accident involving bears, alcohol, geekery, GPS, fire, water, and/or high voltage. Yet!'' - RB

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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 06:53:29 AM »
That is a good book. I do nopt have the revised edition, but the original.
Cannot find if you do not look!

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Re: Advice for Beginner?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 05:50:29 PM »
Ranger Bob:  You can also try Commercial Solutions (4175 95 St in Edmonton).  They have a good selection of gold pans, and other items..cheaper than Bedrock.  They also have an on-line catalog  Commercial Solutions Inc. | Demand Expert Solutions ™.  I was there today and picked up a catalog, and see that they have stores throughout Alberta and BC.


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