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fossilman

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My view at a panning site..
« on: January 25, 2017, 09:15:02 AM »

This video was taken a few years ago in Cooke City,Montana area......Love that country....Nope,didn't find any color,but what a view!!!

https://youtu.be/oo0bKvZgeQg
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 09:55:04 AM »

I would have been rolling boulders over and making big holes under them lol!
Nice spot.
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 09:59:11 AM »

I would have been rolling boulders over and making big holes under them lol!
Nice spot.

Did a few,but it was 95 degrees by 10 am...LOL  Not my last time going there,I will be back...LOL
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 10:05:58 AM »

try to look at the highest flood stage (in your mind) try to picture where the water would hold up, slow down the most and also include a current pushing towards it.
then dig there.
Inside curves in the river are your best bet.
top 12 inches will produce flood gold, you can stat at the inner most area of the bend, digging a 12 inch trench outward towards the water classifying bucket after bucket and running it through a lsuice with blak matting (shows gold best) and see where the most gold shows in your pan per bucket.
Then go to the start of the corner and do the same, then at the tail of the corner and also the same.

Then after this, you will have a line where in the three small tranches you got the most color, you make a line through the bank with a stick from the start of the bank to the end where you got the most gold color in each of the three small trenches.
You will have your pay streak line to follow the whole length of the bank.

Then dig up the line in a 3 foot wide trench (more people digging = more gold) the length of the bank, leaving the rest alone as there isnt good color there.
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 11:01:41 AM »

try to look at the highest flood stage (in your mind) try to picture where the water would hold up, slow down the most and also include a current pushing towards it.
then dig there.
Inside curves in the river are your best bet.
top 12 inches will produce flood gold, you can stat at the inner most area of the bend, digging a 12 inch trench outward towards the water classifying bucket after bucket and running it through a lsuice with blak matting (shows gold best) and see where the most gold shows in your pan per bucket.
Then go to the start of the corner and do the same, then at the tail of the corner and also the same.

Then after this, you will have a line where in the three small tranches you got the most color, you make a line through the bank with a stick from the start of the bank to the end where you got the most gold color in each of the three small trenches.
You will have your pay streak line to follow the whole length of the bank.

Then dig up the line in a 3 foot wide trench (more people digging = more gold) the length of the bank, leaving the rest alone as there isnt good color there.
 





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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 11:11:53 AM »

I dig up the pay streek with my 2 inch dredge using this method.
Here's a few hours work (weekend).


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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 12:04:57 PM »

I dig up the pay streek with my 2 inch dredge using this method.
Here's a few hours work (weekend).


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Sweet!!!!!! Makes a guy hungry,doesn't it.....LOL
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 04:17:38 PM »

yes.
altogether last summer until hunting season i collected 5.26 grams.
Not alot, but considering i dug for 4 years shovel and sluice and built up less that a gram of fine color only......
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Re: My view at a panning site..
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 11:02:39 AM »

Mike your in OREGON....ask the natives about Quartzville creek... Don't dig above old flood plains / that's where the gold is.      from  the last flood. that let loose with a wall of water,   500 cubic sq. mile size wave  from your home state to the pacific.
Byway of the scab lands of Washington state.  through Salem Oregon.
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