Test of the California Sluice Box Company hand cranked trommel on my favorite creek
Spent Saturday 6/25 at a GPAA claim called Nancy's Gold on the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American. Had a wonderful day and got a nice bit of gold. Added 2 more of the largest flakes I've picked up yet to my collection. Picked up a lot of lead and iron that is still in my heavy cons to play with during the week.
Rivers are running high so I went and worked some old flood gravels. Didn't have any luck with the sluice with water changing level every 30 minutes, so I panned and panned till I was wore out. Enjoy.
Didn't let the rain keep me caged at home one Saturday. Camera was wet but caught a small couple clips.
For some reason I collect rocks glued together by nature.
May gold outing for the East Bay Prospectors held on private property near Groveland Ca.
Spent the weekend on the East Branch Feather River on a Cariboo Gold Mining Assoc. claim with Chuck, Tara and the kids and brought home a little shiny stuff. No making fun of my one-handed video making skills.
My little collection keeps growing.
I discovered to my joy that 95% of the heavies I collected that stayed between the #4 and #8 screens are metallic in nature and can be picked up with a magnet. And not just a light magnetism either. They literally jump up. The non-metallic sands are a beautiful sight too, like millions of little jewels. Not my normal type of heavy cons I get near home.
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