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Lanny in AB

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About Lanny in AB

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    AB
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    Prospecting/Nugget hunting/Dredging/Placer Mining/Scuba diving/Wilderness areas/Horses

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  1. Some of this year's summer gold: 1.5 ounces of gold from detecting, haven't been able to get out too much this summer due to CO-Vid restrictions. All the best to those of you that chase that sassy gold, Lanny
  2. Nice find indeed! All the best, and thanks for the pictures, Lanny
  3. If you look at the largest piece (6 grams) doesn't it look rather like a Christmas tree angel? (Head and wings at the top) All the best, Lanny
  4. Yes, that's a pan from the mine owner. He gets lots of nuggets where he's at right now, with a smaller fraction of fine gold. I'd estimate about 70 for coarse to 30 for fine. The water was really moving through that channel when the gold was deposited, not a lot of black sand either. All the best, Lanny
  5. Wanted to post some pictures to go with the last couple of stories from this summer: Half an ounce of goodness my son found the second day with his Minelab X-Terra 705, first time ever he'd used it to find nuggets (he does have over 500 hours on it coin shooting though), A nice 3-gram nugget my son found on a lonely shelf. The goodies we both found the first day, largest piece 6-grams. My son found this one all by himself; that broke the dam for him, and the rest came easy. It seems to be good luck to wave your hand over a pan of go
  6. Will post some pics of some of the gold we've found in the last couple of outings this summer. All the best, Lanny
  7. A New Learning Curve My son and I loaded up our blue mule (Dodge 3/4 ton diesel) and headed for the mountains Friday evening.That meant we'd be doing part of the drive in the dark, and setting up camp in the dark, but when we're out chasing the gold, that's no hardship at all.Early the next morning, we did an equipment check: gold pans, a bucket full of sniping equipment, a couple of picks, as well as several detectors. On our way to check freshly uncovered bedrock, we wanted to make sure we had what we needed.My son had his Minelab X-Terra 705, a machine he's got about 600 hours o
  8. Wow! Lots of rain. Great pics and video! All the best, Lanny
  9. Sad to hear, but with the border closed, and it will likely stay closed, I wouldn't be able to attend, even though I've waited years to do so. Now that I'm retired, I have all the time in the world and no place to go . . . All the best, Lanny
  10. Lake Placers #4I knew there were signals in the bedrock, and they sounded sweet, so I headed off to gather tools. We had a small sledge back in the truck, an assortment of rock chisels, and the Estwing pry-bar, the one that has the pointed chisel end on the bottom, and the flat L-shaped head on the top. Moreover, the “L” can be used to scrape or be used as a chisel as well to hammer into a crevice—absolutely beautiful little tool.Having rounded up the tools, I hustled back to the site. The most amazing part was that once I started to chisel out bedrock chunks, the original bedrock was indeed s
  11. A Few Hours To HuntOn Saturday, my son and I headed to the mine in the mountains with only a few hours to hunt the gold.We arrived at the placer cut, and we could hear an excavator working somewhere on the placer lease.We looked over the bank and saw the mine owner working at stripping off the bottom fifteen or so feet of the sixty feet of overburden to get to the virgin bedrock underneath.As soon as I looked at his machine, I noticed something was wrong, so I got the operator's attention, and he shut his machine down. He opened the door to see what was up, and I told him he'd thrown a track!
  12. Return to the Gold Fields.It couldn't have been almost nine months since we'd hit the goldfields, but that's what it turned out to be. Yes, Co-Virus has made for one crazy year, with various places requesting outsiders not to travel due to health concerns and worries about hospital beds in small communities, so we respected those concerns.Not long ago however, we got the green light to return, so we packed up the detectors (my wife and I), the gold pans, some grub and camping essentials, and headed off for the mountains.It was an overcast day, with the threat of rain, and the closer we got to
  13. Genuinely nice finds, congratulations! All the best, Lanny
  14. Lake Placers #2To get back on track with my lake placers stories, we fired up our detectors and asked the miners where we could start hunting. They laughed, and they laughed--loudly! They told us to have at it, but we’d get nothing but grief. They'd seen too many people get skunked in that goldfield over the years while trying to even get their detectors to operate at all, or to have it “squeak” on some gold (as they put it). Anyone who’d ever tried to detect had always been shut down by their severe ground.The reason for the failure of nugget shooters was the insanely hot bedrock. It ate dete
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