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Lanny in AB

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  1. Nice video, and thanks for posting. All the best, Lanny
  2. That truly is a unique piece of gold! Thanks for posting the video. All the best, Lanny
  3. I found a prospecting entry today from the summer of 1997 that I’d like to post: “Most of the prospecting I get to do is in the summer (up here in Canada) because that's when things thaw enough to get out and root around. Well, one summer in the Omineca region of British Columbia, I was working with some miners who were stripping a large placer cut in an area that had historically produced coarse gold in quantity. They got down to bedrock and as they worked the excavation of the pit, the gold got better and better as they worked from the front (south) to the back (north) of the pit. W
  4. (Annual Christmas Poetry)Santa’s FateOne winter’s day, in ’82,Well, things were lookin’ mighty blue,Cause Santa’s sleigh was runnin’ late,And this produced an awful state.The kids was feelin’ mighty down.‘Cause Santa might not get to town!An avalanche had closed the wayTo block their local Christmas sleigh.Now Santa’s name was Honest John,A muleskinner off and on,He cussed and chewed, he liked his boozeAnd in a brawl, he was bad news.So, not your average Santa, no.But Christmas set John’s heart aglowThat he could freight the gifts and toysTo all those little girls and boys.His mules he’d garb
  5. Loved the pictures, was never able to make it to one of the outings, but now that I have more time, and if the world ever gets back to normal, I hope to make it happen one day. Looks like a whole boat-load of fun! All the best, Lanny
  6. 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
  7. Nice find indeed! All the best, and thanks for the pictures, Lanny
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Will post some pics of some of the gold we've found in the last couple of outings this summer. All the best, Lanny
  12. 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
  13. Wow! Lots of rain. Great pics and video! All the best, Lanny
  14. 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
  15. 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
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