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  1. grim1

    Building a Sluice box?

    The 1 inch per foot is a good rule of thumb here. (Here meaning utah) our gold here is mostly fine sugar or pepper so I set it to that angle and use the 2 inch pump that gives me the ability to turn up the flow without blowing the gold out. My cost is 100.00 for a 8x10 sheet I have them cut it down the center and fold the sides and weld them end to end then the deep v mat is 14.00 for 12 x 36 so after it is said and done my sluice costs about 220.00 but what ever you like buy or make. I enjoy the make cause it's more of my choice and I like to load bullets for my gun, again you could just buy a box of shells but.... but there is something to making your own and having it work out......
  2. grim1

    Utah gold

    I love our state are gold is mostly pepper sized but we seem to have alot . May I make a suggestion when we are prospecting try the hill side do to our lack of water most of our gold does not move far I have a claim out west and the gold never makes it to the stream that only runs one week out of the year but the gold is still there you would never find much in the stream but the hills are a different matter. The gold is all over even in the road. Just as a help to utah miners we have young mountains and with not much heavy weather every year the gold won't make it to far off the hill, so take a shot on the hillsides.hillsides
  3. grim1

    Building a Sluice box?

    Hey I have ran a homemade sluice for years and years I own a claim out west desert of utah and I recalculate my water I use a 2 inch pump and my sluice is 12 inch wide 30 ft. Long I use deep matting run 200 gallons of dirt before I clean it out. I set my angle at 11 degrees or about 1 inch drop per foot. And I only have fine gold very few nuggets here in utah some pickers. (Split pea size)and I do very very will .
  4. grim1

    Gold?

    A quick way to tell is cover it from light if it stays looking like a gold ring in color then try the scrape test if it dlakes of its mic but gold shines in light or shade mic won't. ..
  5. grim1

    Utah gold 2017

    I have always wanted to prospect out that way maybe some day .
  6. grim1

    Utah gold 2017

    I think that changed hands I met the new owner he wanted to make a deal trade time on each other' claim but I turned him down how is if I rememer right you nv. Claim? I am not in amass by the way, but we should plan a day to go looking around that area
  7. grim1

    Utah gold 2017

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/lxqV17Yg85VMQrZA2
  8. grim1

    Utah gold

    utah has gold small but chunky
  9. grim1

    Utah gold

    Thanks guys I can't use a dredge because there is no water and it is high The hill. I have found here in Utah we don't find much in the streams ,I think it is because we are the second driest state so our gold is still on the hill sides . But thanks for the help utah rocks!
  10. grim1

    Utah gold

    Just sharing a couple pictures from utah averaging 1.2 grams an hour
  11. grim1

    iDrywash

    Nice
  12. grim1

    TREASURE TRAIN ep010 red dog coolgardie

    Most claim names are not going to give you a clue on mineral in the ground , now that's not always true ...but look around see if the spot your working has all the same size rocks compared to say 30 ft from where you at.. chances are good if your working a pile that has been worked the screens that people use shed larger rocks and leave about the Same size in and around the same spot .just my 2 cents I own 2 claims here in Utah 1 gold Placer and 1 silver hard rock the gold is much more fun.
  13. grim1

    St. Pattys weekend gold.....

    nice ......way to go keep the snakes at detector lenght good job
  14. there is no med s for gold fever

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