Gold Rush Country Prospecting with Friends & Family
Adventures in Prospecting A.I.P. # 16
Backpack in with a Sluice Box
Head to a spot where the old timers left some gold behind for our sluice! Pan it out the concentrate with the New Maverick Pan! Then see the Gold Magic Spiral Pan in action in Coloma, CA near Sutters Mill.
Extended DVD version features a look at a 8.7 Ounce Gold Nugget found in California with a Metal Detector. See the whole story with the Prospector who recently found this enormous specimen estimated to be worth up to $20,000!!
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2010 21:23:50 GMT -5 by Smithsgold
Post by txprospector on Feb 20, 2010 20:58:51 GMT -5
Great episode! Loved seeing the kiddos out digging with dad! That's special! Here's a tip for you next time when you're doing your classification. I noticed that you were pouring water from a pan/bucket into the material on a screen on top of the bucket, and then pouring the water off the top of the screened material. Here is how I do this procedure. First, you will need two buckets or a creek deep enough to submerge your bucket. Either way fill your bucket to the top with water then put the screen on top and fill it with material. Gently rock your bucket to wash your material. The smaller stuff will drop through the screen and displace the water in the bucket keeping the water filled to the top of your bucket. Just keep tossing off the screened material and refill your classifier and rinse and toss. Keep repeating until your washed and screened material has filled up your bucket and displaced all the water. Then you will have a nice full (heavy) bucket of material to run. Oh and I kinda rotate my classifier left and right on top of my bucket to help wash it without spilling too much of the water out.
Keep up the good work. My wife bought me all 13 episodes from last year for xmas.