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Not my best day, but still found some gold.


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Not as good as my last post, but still finding small nuggets and pickers. Been digging along the bedrock and ran into a silty spot. Any ideas what that means? If it means anything.

Chris

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Silty on bedrock does mean it has been worked in the past. They did not have vaccums back then so there is a good chance many a piece was missed. The silt is caused from the first dirty flood waters filling in a open dig hole. Silt drops out then overburden covers. Nice amount of work you have done there.

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Its strange, almost no small gold. I have vacuumed up bedrock, maybe 1 or 2 small specks per 5 gallon bucket. Most of the gold is detectable. 1.2 grams. Just hit the spot with silt most has been hard pack. Frank, its actually in the Johnnie district. Hopefully I can dig a little further and get back to virgin dirt. The guy upstream from me has been in all virgin dirt. So maybe its just a small area that's been dug.

Thanks guys

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Nice gold! :yesss:

Man, you sure are moving some dirt there :worship:
You aught to enroll in the ADAMSKI & BOLDERDASH school of handstacking though.

You would have had a beauty of a wall with that amount of work :)
GL to you!
Tom H.

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Chris,

Nice finds, congrats... Your moving a lot of dirt, and with these record Vegas temps, whew !!! you are a braver sole than me :desertsmile: working that dirt in the summer. You need to hit Gold Basin doing all that work, you will get double the output in gold, than the Johnnie District.

Dave

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Dolan Dave, really double? Might be worth the drive. Not as familiar with the area, but am a member of GSSN and GPAA. I am assuming drywashing? Put over 20 hours in that hole last 2 weeks for around 5grams.

Also looks like I will have to learn about hand stacking!!

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

Chris

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