Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
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northcountrypr
14:23:29 Thu
Jul 28 2011
Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I'M looking to start a crew to go up to Alaska and set up shop. I'm looking for a crew that has the funds to back there part. My company is well backed for my part plus more if needed. If you have ever thought about it this is the chance to do it. Please post back if you would like to talk more about it.

rlh1946
14:55:59 Thu
Jul 28 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I might be interested, you can PM me

dredger
01:46:45 Sat
Jul 30 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Mate,

I suggest you find better miners then those like in the tv show, you really want to be getting better gold, by using better more faster methods, asap.

Just trying to help, no offence to anyone, ok,

dredger

northcountrypr
12:23:47 Sat
Jul 30 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
LOL... Yes I should of been clear on this... Ok I dont want folks like the gold rush jokes. What I'm looking for is someone with a claim that is willing to team up. I own a new 100tph. I would like to move it in the winter or fly it in. I hope to find a few good miners that are willing to put in the time. I have the right equipment just need the pay dirt.I have the funds to back most but I dont want to have to buy everything. This is not a weekend gig. I would like to run 24/7. its time to move dirt and get the yellow stuff. So if you would like to team up or can offer a lease on a claim please feel free to contact me. Thanks Nathan

shaftsinkerawc
15:29:29 Sat
Jul 30 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
What other equipment do you have to mate up with the wash plant? It looks to have low clearance and will have to have a road made to move it (a good road) which will require permits and a plan of operations to start. I know of several people looking to lease but they are in the field until freeze-up. Have you run the equipment enough to know your cut-off grade? Keep putting things together and something will come along.

overtheedge
05:24:40 Thu
Aug 4 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Whoa dude, where you gonna take that in Alaska. You need to take that back and have them put some clearance under it. Maybe you could use something like them air shock low-rider car stuff under there. That way you can get the low CG for the highway and use air to jack it for off-highway.

I've traipsed over a good share of Alaska in the Army, as a AkDoF Fire Tech and as a prospector. No road system like the lower 48 states. The few trails are butt ugly rough and most only allow heavy traffic in the winter. This ain't Kansas Dorthy.

Take offense if you feel offended. Bothers me not. It is only my opinion. Your money. Do as you will.

Success is more about adaptability than capital investment. My opinion? Stay in the lower 48 or adapt. Uh, tph? I look at yards per hour. Maybe I'm being picky but "I" always associate tph with hard rock and yph with placer. In placer you gotta wash all the beaucoup rocks. In lode, you only process the tons worth running through the crusher.

Lastly, new. You haven't run it? You don't know its stinking indiosycracies. How many tph have you actually run through this whiz-bang? Now ask yourself, would you gamble a season working with an untested and obviously flawed piece of transportable equipment not suited for most of Alaska's backcountry?

Bubba in all honesty, I mean no offense. Don't hose yourself. It might be the best thing since sliced bread in the lower 48's accessability, but the clearance issue tells me this is ANOTHER "GOLD RUSH" TV SHOW if you don't adapt to the environment. Uh what about permits? Lotta hassle for a probable no-show. That being your no ground clearance and possibly untested plant under Alaskan conditions aka after too many miles of bad trail. BTW most efficient plants are designed for the character of the placer deposit. Hm, no claim and looking for one to partner up with. Which brings us full circle back to the adaptability issue. You ready to break out the cutting torch and welder?

Bubba, I feel for you. Been there, done that and don't ever wanna do it again. Optimism will get you buying neat stuff without a good reason or need. You got no claim in Alaska, so why did you buy? You don't have to answer that to me or the forum. Keep it in perspective and realize the claim holder owns the gold. You are just a contractor that can be forced off the claim for non-compliance with the contract conditions.

baub
22:35:25 Fri
Aug 5 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Good advise OTE, as always.

b

rlh1946
15:20:57 Sun
Aug 14 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I never heard from him???

adam__worrell____adam
19:02:12 Fri
Nov 18 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Please contact me. I am looking into a claim and looking for a partner and crew for a unique setup that should be extremely profitable. My number is 1-917-750-1548. Thanks and good luck.

shaftsinkerawc
00:34:42 Sat
Nov 19 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Are you looking to buy, lease, or stake claims? Do you want State or Federal Ground? How much ground do you need for a season? What size gold are you after or set up to recover? Are you looking for easily accessible ground or fly in? Most all mining ground has it's own peculiartity's, so is your equipment easily modifiable? When do you intend to start operations? Who will be responsible for all the paperwork and permits? Are you the same person that started this thread? What kind of split are you looking at and how many crew?

Just some of the ?'s that will need to be addressed.

baub
20:39:37 Sat
Nov 19 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Adam,and others,

I have 2 claims in Idaho about to go on sale. Doing some final figuring on prices. They will be 100 plus acres min size each, both with streams.

PM me if interested.

b

kringle_mining
21:21:25 Mon
Nov 21 2011
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"


Please check out my gold claims for sale or lease on craigs list. You will be able to roll that plant onto the claims 9 claims I am selling for $12,000.
Contact me ph. 1-907-699-7625 (699Rock)
email me: trampminerllc@hotmail.com


OTE...call me I was wanting to give you a personal invite up to the claims next summer:smile:

Hmm? I forgot how to post pictures on this board?

Anyway check out my gold mining claims under business oportunity located in Fairbanks Alaska


northcountrypr
19:18:23 Sat
Feb 11 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Sorry I was away so long, Here is the deal. I have made the call to dredge the sea off nome. I have bought the pontoon for this. I invested $20,000.00 into the pontoon from keene.. No claim needed no laws. The only law is no bigger then a 14in hose and no bigger then a 18hrs motor pumping it. So i need to find out how to get my truck and my pontoon there. Anyone know if so please email at northcountrypr@ymail.com. I would like info on the do's and donts. Maybe someone that has done it or is looking to do it. Thanks All

fishwhacker
20:16:03 Sat
Feb 11 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Wow. "No claim no laws".... if you really did just invest 20 grand, you're about to lose alot of damn money. There are MANY laws, and you can't just go dredging anywhere unless you want to end up as crab bait, everything worthwhile is claimed. What happened to your "100 tph" operation? A unit like that isn't cheap, I have a hard time believing anyone in their right mind would abandon a 100tph unit worth atleast 50,000$. The way you talk about dredging I get the feeling you haven't ever done it. If you really are coming to come expect to spend another 10-15 thousand dollars to ship your stuff, maybe more.

Good luck, you're going to need it.


northcountrypr
20:52:01 Sat
Feb 11 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Why dig in the dirt when water is ez. The cost is why. I have lots of money and lots of free time. Now the laws on the sea are. No dredging 100yrs from shore. you may go anyplace you like. no one owns a claim in the water. I have spoke with the dnr and coast guard. they have told me with when and where. I do my homework. I'm not a dreamer I do. I own two we buy gold stores and a car lot and i'm 36yrs old. I have time and money and just want to hit the gold. Gold fever....We all have it...

northcountrypr
20:57:57 Sat
Feb 11 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining/2009Reg_book.pdf

This will help anyone looking to do it...

AK_Au_diver
02:10:00 Sun
Feb 12 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"

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Ignorance is expensive. There are no claims more than 1/4 mile offshore, those are called leases, and the entire area is leased up or claimed.

Don't get on here and tell us that we don't know the laws when we've been doing this for years.

You are not even worth wasting my time to explain the 20 plus glaring errors in your recent posts. I'm more than happy to help people that are willing to be helped.



azkid
02:21:16 Sun
Feb 12 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
lol Diver Nice.... Gotta love peple with more money than brains....

fishwhacker
02:34:31 Sun
Feb 12 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
AK_Au_Diver is absolutely right, anyone with mining experience can see the glaring holes and ignorant thoughts in your plan.

Sad thing is he's one of hundreds, possibly thousands of other people watching the show on discovery and thinking they can do the same or better. It takes hundreds, if not thousands of hours of real research and experience to be successful. Just because you see someone finding gold on T.V, doesn't mean you're able to do it. Oh well, let them blow all their cash and deal with whatever family stress that may cause them. It's unfortunate but reality. As a young lifelong resident I was hoping to make my first trip to Nome this year, but with things as they be I'll be going to good location not filled with crazies. I bet you I'll find more gold with a highbanker combo this summer than some of these guys blowing 20+ grand in Nome.

P.S- According to Steve at AMDS, he, aswell as the DNR have been getting literally hundreds of calls a day from people asking questions like "Wheres the road to nome?" and "Wheres a good spot for me to get gold?" It's really unfortunate that locals seeking to get into mining as a lifelong career chances of learning from a willing PRO are becoming harder and harder to find due to the onslaught of requests from idiots.


RUSTY_HAPPY_CAM
03:11:52 Sun
Feb 12 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
northcountrypr, You need to read this web site, it was posted on another thread by a knowledgeably Nome dredger.
http://www.usofau.com/category/first-hand-mining-experiences/ There are a lot of dredgers from the lower 48 that would love to try Nome. The largest stumbling block is lack of funds. It would seem you have that handled. Next getting access to gold. That is almost as big a problem but if you have the time and money you should be able to locate and sub lease a spot. Building a dredge that will work up there will require you hiring someone familiar with Nome dredging. If you try to do it your self or get someone from the lower 48 to help you plan on spending at least the first year modifying it to work up there. If you overcome all of the above and have a few weeks of decent weather you may find gold, but not likely anywhere near what your first year will cost you. I have been dredging 22 years and would dredge Nome in a heartbeat. However there is no way I could afford the investment or the likely lack of profit.

DanfromNY
21:59:46 Sun
Feb 12 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Yeah Man,all youve got to do is get together with the guy thats got new tires and chains on his truck and just drive down the Yukon River to Nome.People die doing crazy things without research or listening to others,that may or may not know more.You started this post out by wanting another dumb TV show,well try dredging on some one elses claim. Heck years ago a claim holder got mad at me for driving my dredge thru his claim.Theres lots of guns in Nome,and most claims/leases are 1/4 mile from shore,so what caliber is needed for that shot?ha ha Good Gold to ALL and the ability to understand:smile:

northcountrypr
19:36:04 Sat
Feb 18 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Thanks for all the replys. I have to say I was jumping way to fast into this. Please let me start over.


I,m looking to set up a nome gold dredge. I would like to find someone that has done this before... I have money to back allot of the cost but there are no freebees here. I will be working the dredge along side this person. I'm looking to go big or stay home. I dont want to be like the folks on the show. Everything on this dredge must be new or close to it. Down time dont pay bills. I would also like feedback on claims someone that owns one and is willing to take a cut.

rjscuba
16:10:30 Mon
Feb 20 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
DanfromNY That was a joke about driving from Fairbanks to Nome. In my wildest dreams I never thought that anyone would take that post seriously.

DanfromNY
19:00:49 Mon
Feb 20 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Ha ha ha ha Yes, I was kidding when I suggested it as well, but theres some Koreans walking across the Bering Sea right now, so anythings possible.Theres plenty of room for dredgers in Nome this summer,they will be paying premium prices for everything.Most will spend thousands and lose everything,but theyll have a great experience. I second the idea of if your interested in coming to Nome, go to the GPAA camp. They supply you with everything and plenty of knowledge to use a a base camp to research more information,if you dont have the thousand or so a week to go there,dont bother coming up. Youll be walking around going to the senior center once a day to eat and get warm and even they will become over whelmed. Good Gold to all

leonard
22:59:06 Mon
Feb 20 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
"Youll be walking around going to the senior center once a day to eat and get warm and even they will become over whelmed."

We stopped by the senior center 1 time just to see what was there. We didn't eat or wash any clothes though. We usually went to the visitors center or to the library to use the computers and get warm.

We went over to the rec center 1 day to get a shower and get cleaned up after they came to where we were sitting one morning eating breakfast and they opened the window next to us. We took the hint.

Leonard

shaftsinkerawc
22:32:06 Sun
Feb 26 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
northcountrypr - I'm taking it from the e-mail I received that you have abandoned Nome for the time being?

I'm in the interior and not near chicken but there are several that frequent here that are.

You have still not answered the questions posted prior. Is the only piece of equipment you currently have what you pictured? If so people need to know so those without earthmoving equipment don't bother responding.

Manicminer
20:55:36 Mon
Feb 27 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I guess Summer of 2013 will be a good year to go to Nome. All them hundreds of abandoned dredges going cheap lol.


jameswcave
05:08:33 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
What is their part? I love Alaska and have gone up their for the last three years. To come and go is one thing, to try and stay their is another. Their is just know where to stay or live and it cost to much to buy property. I was, or still am thinking of taking a boat up to Alaska just to have a place to live while looking for equipment to build a dregde. I'm very interest in going back up to Alaska and checking Nome. Their are two places in nome where you do not need a prospecting permit. Every where else, if you find a place to prospect is going to caust for prospecting permit. The first year is not to bad, but the second, third and forth year, unless you found minerals. The average person could not afford to renew the permit, and the claims go back to the State. jameswcave@hotmail.com

AK_Au_diver
06:32:12 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"

James what are you talking about? Where are these two mythical places in Nome that you don't need a permit to operate a dredge? You sound like you have some info right, but are confusing other stuff. Leases, claims, APMA permits, claim fees, lease fees, etc.





jameswcave
07:12:40 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
The average hunting rifle in Alaska is a 338 weatherbe or larger and with a good scope. A mile and a half will more than reatch a 1/4 mile off shore as you'll be a sitting duck in water with no place to go.

AK_Au_diver
07:30:43 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"

???

azkid
14:23:45 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
Quote: jameswcave at 07:12:40 Tue Feb 28 2012

The average hunting rifle in Alaska is a 338 weatherbe or larger and with a good scope. A mile and a half will more than reatch a 1/4 mile off shore as you'll be a sitting duck in water with no place to go.


Glad you came up here three times and polled the State on Avg Hunting Rifles...

Actually its a Mixed Bag I know alot of hunters and none of them own a .338 weatherby. Guess all my friends are Below AVG but at least they bag the Moose and Bears.

More people own .300 Win Mags and the WSSM than the .338

While a .338 will make that shot I dont disagree there.



peluk
14:47:27 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
James,where are you from? I'm curious to know what kind of people live around you.So far from what you've written,we in Nome, probably aren't as exciting as the people you run into.

overtheedge
17:15:14 Tue
Feb 28 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I live in rural Alaska and have hunted all my life. I know what weapons my friends have and use.

1. There is no 338 Weatherby. It is a 340 Weatherby and I have a friend with one. Never shoots it and the only reason he has it is a client gave it to his father, and old master guide. Most don't use magnums and those that do seem to prefer the 308 WinMag.

2. Maybe the folks down your way are snipers, but the average Alaskan can't make a 1/4 mile shot. Mostly because they were never trained as snipers.

3. I'm a bit curious about this prospecting permit story. Do you mean claim? Maybe dredging permit? Perhaps water rights or discharge permits? Maybe it is POI?

4. Let us assume you mean claim. Your time-frame is in error. As the area is under claim or lease, it will cost you a ginormous amount to buy the claim. The maintenance fee or royalty each following year is minimal.

5. You might wanna stay out of the BOT next time you get to Nome. There isn't much intelligence at work within those walls. Just liquid stupid, fueled mouths.

homestead54
18:58:28 Thu
Mar 1 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
i prefer the browning 7mm mag as choice- i normal carray a pre 1960- model 100 win 308. light accuarate to 500 yards without balistic drop- hot loads allows 700 yards. my 7mm mag with 1k range finder allows distance- and low drop to bullet add hot loads and you never miss- operator error excluded. a 1/4 mile offshore is not a long shot most alaskan's can do it with a 22 at a squirrel. it is food in remote wilderness. learn alaska and the people- stay out of the bars and the boasts, go to remote vills- and learn from life -long residences- not the newcomers that think they know qalaks cause they been here for a summer!

klondike_jake
02:09:20 Wed
Mar 7 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
im sorry but everyone seems to be dreaming abought gold and lots of it.including my self.you plans have gone through my head twenty years ago.i did my research and the rude sobering truth was staring me in the face.so if i go to nome to dredge it will be with one .someone who has a bonified offshore lease.and two ,a trustworthy person who has actively dredged in the bering sea.it will truly be a interesting story come the end of sept 2012.show me your cridentals on this project please.

Diamond_digger
22:09:31 Sun
Oct 21 2012
Re: Looking to set up a crew just like the TV show "Gold Rush"
I see a lot of cheap 2nd hand gear for sale in Nome soon!
I shall just sit here and chuckle softly.
The old guys are going to have lots and lots of new spares for their equipment. And they are going to get them cheap!
So a few lads believe the Hollywood nonsense lets hope they bring lots of money to spend around town before they go home.
If gold mining is like diamond mining then a lot of people are going home broke!

In order to make it;
You have to have the experience years in the field brings before you spend thousands on high end gear. And even then nothing is guaranteed. The living conditions are rough and the luxuries are few and very far in between, if you strike it lucky you are one in 500.
The chances can be improved massively by doing the right research and surrounding yourself with real experts that will get down and do the job no questions asked. The most important thing for a newbie is to shuttup and listen and learn from the men that have been doing it for years on end.
My 2 p's worth inflation excluded.
Andy



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