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  1. So i have several claims in colorado, which produce some gold. I submitted a notice of intent to operate a bulk sampling program involving the use of 4 drill pad locations and based on those locations, a bulk sample on the claim, not exceeding 750 tons of material. I dropped off the notice in person, signed into the log book, and even got a reciept that i delivered the NOI hand written. So, i know that they got it, and when they got it, and there were even discussions of the claims and my proposed operations prior to the notice being submitted with the head of minerals for the district, who told me that the best course of action was to submit my plans in writing. When i dropped off the notice, I attempted to speak with him in person, but he told the front desk that he was busy prepping for a meeting. My plan was actually quite environmentally sensitive, and managed to accomplish the exploration plan with a disturbance of under an acre of land, while the regs allow for 5 acres of disturbance. According to the 36 CFR 224 (a) regs, they have 15 days to respond and tell me that a plan of operations is required, or make any notice what so ever to me, and they have not responded at all, not via mail, email, or phone, all of which was included in my notice level application. so my question is this, since they didn't respond, can i start mining? Is a lack of response legal permission?
  2. Yeah, I have a 2" highbanker sluice combo, also a seperate trommel with drop riffles, that thing is HEAVY. Ive used the proline dredge on this ground before, but the returns weren't that great. For about 4 hours, i only filled up a 1/8th inch of a 2 DWT vial. I think im probably blowing the fines out the back end.... I just built 2 classifier buckets, one with 3/8ths holes and one with 1/4 inch. heres the gold from the dredging day and here are the new buckets
  3. yeah, it didnt upload for some reason, lets try this.
  4. So I went down to my claim today, chopped the ice off an old riverside hole ive been working and filled up a 10 inch pan with some un classified bank run. The river was cold as hell, so i panned it pretty quick but this is what i got. about 20 colors or so. Im wondering how good/bad this is, or if anyone wants to take a stab at what this might look like in dollars or cents per yard. Thanks Z
  5. I Was curious to see if anyone has any information on this particular placer area, there seems to be only some anecdotal information available on the internet, and in the prospecting books, and publications I have at my disposal.. Thank you Zippoz
  6. as for black sands and the hematite you are talking about, i think you might actually be talking about magnetite. hematite is not magnetic, magnetite is (hence how you can use a magnet to seperate it out of the pan) i do some iron mining (but not much gold mining) so i might be wrong...
  7. so i have a sd2100v2 with a 11 inch mono, i also have a dry washer i have yet to actually use. but i have been searching out by rye patch, dry gultch, american canyon (still waiting on this one) and a few other places, and the most valuable thing i have dug up was a 2006 penny i found in a wash today.... i did also find an outcropping quartz vein which i took a sample from, which im going to drop off at the local assay lab Monday, but really... nothing significant as of yet. tomorrow im hoping to go out for half of the day and dry wash some of the old placer workings, and spend the other part of the day beeping around a few canyons, all south of imlay. if anyone has any advice for me i would really appreciate it. i have a 4WD ford so i can get almost anywhere, also i have a Spot sat messenger, so i hopefully wont get stranded out there. thanks for your help Greg
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