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Steve
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Is this where we are going for the Nov. outing and are we in stealth mode or should I bring the canopy and banner?

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October 17, 2013 at 11:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

james 48
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Yes, S Yuba River at Hwy49. The bridge on the right is a pedestrian with about 30 free parking spaces. During the summer the parking lot fills up early, should be ok for Nov. I will be posting some photos from the summer.


October 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

joel1316
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About how long is the drive from Pittsburg?

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October 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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The GPS coordinates are:

39.298008,-121.089122


From the Concord area it is about a 2 hour drive.


Just to remind everyone:

It is a 'HANDS AND PANS' area (you can't BRING in shovels or trowels, no digging instruments, and you can't use a trommel, or sluce box, just a pan.), but the quality of gold makes up for that.


But who's to stop you from FINDING a stick to dig with, or use the edge of a small gold pan to scrape off overburden?


You don't always need a shovel and a sluic box to get good gold. And there is good gold here!

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October 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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Thanks for the info Rich. 2 hrs.........HUMMMmmmm......that's hauling a** !!!!! :lol: Also, can we use a classifier?

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October 18, 2013 at 2:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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Not sure about ALLOWING a classifier, but if it looks like a pan you could probably use it.

You've gotta learn how to pan RAW material! lol

(It is actually faster to NOT classify when panning)

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October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

joel1316
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Thanks for the info Rich.

Hands and Pans is cool, no set or clean up! : )  Grab a pan and a sandwich and your good to go!

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October 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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I'm wondering if it's worth driving all that way for a "hands and pans" area. My first outing was at Coloma, which was "hands and pans" and I wasted hours hanging around there looking for anyone from the club to show up and they were at Greenwood where they could dig and sluice!!  

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October 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Gold Hunter Bob
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Why that part of the Yuba? Further up stream is the BLM area which allows most forms of prospecting. I think it's called Edwards Crossing. BLM has a great map online of that area. Camping is up the road at $5 a night, but it's closed this time of year.

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October 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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I called BLM after going on google earth to check Edwards Crossing and was told it was "Hands And Pans" only there also. I was told that a classifier is ok as long as it fits in the pan.

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October 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

JonDavis
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Ya, hands and pans at Edwards... I've gotten a little color but not great
October 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

james 48
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Not much parking at Edwards crossing, gold is better at the 49 bridge. I will post some photos of Edwards crossing.

October 24, 2013 at 1:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ric L
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James...you going to this outing?

 

October 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

james 48
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Ric L at October 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM

James...you going to this outing?

 

Hi Ric, I will be going, give me a call.

October 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

james 48
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I went up to the S yuba on Sat for a few hours, the water is low. I posted some photos.


October 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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James,

I guess we are also limited to working just within the stream.....no dry gravels. That sucks!! I guess that means we couldn't even work in the type of spots you posted in the photos. :(  

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November 2, 2013 at 7:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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Steve:
Where are you getting your info?
There is no restriction on working the gravels shown.


There is a limit of how much gold you can take home though.

100lbs max. ;)

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November 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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South Yuba River

 

Recreational "Hands and Pans" are the only tools you may use on the South Yuba River. No digging with shovels or other hand tools. You can only pan in stream-run gravel -- never from dry areas.

I got this off of blm site.

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November 3, 2013 at 11:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rich68
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Your interpretion is too literal.

The rules mean that you cant work material above the high waterline.

Anything within the banks of the river are ok.


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November 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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Thanks Rich,

That's good to know.  You've got me thinking about another problem though......only 100 lbs???? Is it even worth going there??? :) 

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November 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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