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Out in the desert yesterday driving around, passing hundreds of random washes, when one in particular pulled me to it. I parked the truck, set my drywasher up,"thank you Bill S.", and shoveled for about a half hour. I emptied the riffle tray out, and panned the contents and to my surprise, there were several pickers and some fines. Back at it I went with that gusto of knowing there is gold in every shovel full, and then vacuumed the remainder of the area I had cleared. Not a bad day at all! Then I got the trusty GB2 out, just to check, you know how it is! Lol. So the detector squealed 5 times in the spot so, I start digging. With much delight, the larger 4 chucks were wedged in bedrock and of course the last target was bird shot, but all in all, a darn good day. I can't wait to get back out again!

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Pretty darn good, Sean ... Thinkin' of breaking out my 151 before it gets too hot! ...I've got some great virgin spots! ... Cheers, Unc ... PS, they're virgin cause they are a total pain in the ass to get into !

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Hi all, thanks. Spending time to sample random places definately doesn't hurt. This one is definately out there and a pain in the tukas to get to. But it's already been well worth the effort. I'm on the fence tho. Seriously thinking about leaving the drywasher and pick and shovel there, rather than hiking several trips to get everything.

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Hey Bill, no, not a chance to work the one you and I were discussing. There is still water in that drainage. Will have to wait for summer to dry it up enough for that. I must say though, you've definately got my thoughts going that way!

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WTG Sean!
Thats a nice bunch of gold.

I dont think I would leave the DWsher though. I know a guy that tags wild life back in the hills and hes

seen guys stuff left back in.

He doesnt mess with it but hes honest...you never know whos out there. Motorcycles can get way back in.

Good luck with your wash.

Once I get my aluminum cart built to carry my drywasher and motor I will post picks.

Tom H.

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Hi Tom, yeah, your right. Would have to give it the special camo job if I did leave it there. I'm apprehensive for exactly the reasons you mention.

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Great gold ,do not leave anything you want to keep. Here is what ya need ,a nice cart that will haul anything and everythang ya could ever want---John

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Great gold ,do not leave anything you want to keep. Here is what ya need ,a nice cart that will haul anything and everythang ya could ever want---John

Looks a lot like a cart that Gravel Hog was fabricating some time ago. Looks very similar. Great for them hard to get at areas..

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Thats a good haul for a short trip, I bet you'll be getting a lot more out of that wash. Neat wire specimen too.

I've stashed gear quite a bit, but only when I'm 100% confident that it won't be seen. Definitely a lot easier to hide equipment in area that have a lot of brush and trees compared to the desert, I wouldn't leave anything out in the open, just not worth losing gear.

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