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  1. GeoJack

    Gold Daze - Family coming

    Going underground. Fun time had by all.
  2. GeoJack

    Gold Daze - Family coming

    Matt, anytime. Campground is open as is the claim(s).
  3. GeoJack

    Gold Daze - Family coming

    Morning started with the 7 yo niece bringing her pan into the house for me to check it for au. She is saving the pyrites or " putting them back to grow bigger" as I have commented on small gold flakes we return to the stream. Star watching resulting in views of Jupiter's moons and the craters on the moon. We have new prospector in our midst.
  4. GeoJack

    Rawhide Nevada

    Call Rawhide mining, maybe the'll let you out for some surface detecting on their load claims.
  5. GeoJack

    Rawhide Nevada

    13N, 32 and 33E looks interesting.
  6. Having my brother, sister, two nieces, two grand nieces up for the weekend for my first "Gold Daze" treat to show them prospecting. They all live down in the city so should be fun. Have some panning tubs set up, a big bag of classified material from the claim that I will salt with a nice .2g nugget for both the nieces to find. Also have my portable backhoe set up for them to try if they want. There will be metal detecting on the mine dump material. Set up with a full sheet of plywood raised on cinder blocks off the side of the hill for raking the material out onto and rake down. Small quad trailer fits under the plywood for moving the material to the fill area. Quad rides, rides in the back of my pickup and maybe a hike down to our claim in the canyon. Have plans on taking them on a tour of our local gold mine, Gold Bug Mine in Placerville and maybe a tour of the California Gold Discovery Park in Coloma which is just over the hill. But that is if they so desire, not to push them into it. They will be camping on my property so have a "campground" set up. Should be fun, good moonless night sky to look at the planets and Milky Way. Any other suggestions for a couple of young and not so young girls first time?
  7. GeoJack

    Hello from Kamloops BC

    Welcome to the forum.
  8. GeoJack

    I Found A Specimen With The Equinox

    Halo with the GB 2 is there on older iron, I also find balls of red clay with a strong halo signal. As for checking the gold content, visit your local vet, get an xray.
  9. GeoJack

    Caleb from Texas

    Hello Caleb. Welcome.
  10. GeoJack

    I Found A Specimen With The Equinox

    Mitch, good to know the 7000 sees this gold. I had heard that it was able to. Would be interested in renting one for a week or so to go back over my claim and tailings.
  11. GeoJack

    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    Here is my trommel plate from the dredge in Snelling, CA. I have it set up for some ore, rocks and items found around our claim. Some interesting chisels are in the collection.
  12. GeoJack

    I Found A Specimen With The Equinox

    Great find! In my opinion the GB 2 will find more. I've found many PI's (4500, 5000, Garrett ATX) can't see this type gold at least in my experience. GB 2 will scream on that area. As I was not familiar with the Equinox prior to this post, I looked it up. Pretty bold statement "The EQUINOX Series is the all-terrain multi-purpose detector that obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors". I'm sure it is a great machine and would love to try one, but... There will be more.
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    As a past member I can attest to the good food on the one outing we did with the group. As far as we could tell, most all of the attendees were good people even though we had some comments made to us about some situations. We just felt that group outings were not what we were looking for and when contacting one of the organizers by phone after we turned off on Rye Patch Rd. on where to go, he said, "go to the gold". That was it. Never found any on our trip but doing some research and just talking with some locals put us in areas that produced and had better views than Rye Patch. There were issues with claims that were used as membership, you could either pay a fee or allow the group to own your claim. My feelings are that you get much more out of the experience by doing your own research and prospecting. If you don't find gold in the fields, you probably will in the campground meeting new people.
  14. GeoJack

    The Nugget Only Thread, Past finds and New

    Staycation last week in celebration of wife's birthday. Spent the week working around the house some but mainly working on the gold claim and prospecting. While I eliminated my skunk by panning some dirt, the wife cleaned my clock by finding three nuggets in the space of an hour. She melded with her Gold Bug 2 and sniffed these small nuggets from the hillside. We both have many hours / days working this claim and for her to hit these three so quickly stopped me dead in my tracks. I was asking here to come hear signals I was getting on my GB 2 after that. Some times you just have everything working for you, she did that day.
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    Bucket Dredge Pics - 1940's to 1960's

    I have one classifier screen from the dredge that was on the Merced River in Snelling, CA. 3/4 steel with 1/2" holes. Planning to set it on end and get glass marbles to put in the holes for the morning sun to illuminate.