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tenderfootminer
01:30:46 Mon
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Aumbre, that sluice is so deep so it holds more gold! hahaha not sure bought it that way. As for what i am doingmostly getting camp ready and dug a hole where I was working before to re circulate with a bigger pump,ground was frozen down about 4 ft. I fired up the dozer and the hand cranck kicked back (common thing) and wacked my hand so working onehanded and raining like cats and dogs so home for a day to dry out.As for the old "tailings" or unwashed piles i dug into a new one and it was thawed so went to fire pumps and found needed points! no one in town had them!so.....tested the new pile with 12volt highbanker and...wow....ran for 1/2 hr. and cleaned up in a pan and had the whole side covered and 9 plunkers!so gunna start there first to get everything tuned in with new box and classifying screens.I am setting up long boxes to wash material more as it bounces down em then over shaker screen to get rid of large rocks then down next box to get rid of everything but what goes in sluice. My new sluice now has several different size ripple and 3 different size expanded as well as miners moss and ribbed carpet and everything in between so I can move em around and see what works best,till then I will run my old boxes as a safety since my Boys like doing cleanup any way.As to stripping of the new area i am going straight across the creek from camp on the "hot spot" showing on mag maps.It was the spot I was planning anyway by coincedence.As for shafting yes i am planning on it this winter if things go well.I even picked up a boiler that needs some work.and got the permits for winter housing!On another note an old timer stopped by and told me where the sluice sat in the 70S and where the diggings where,they are covered and reclaimed.he said the guy kept 6 pounds of nuggets from that year on his table in a jar!they had a 40 ft. box with 4 people working on it but couldn't get a actual factual number of oz. Typical of us miners lol. Unfortunatly another old timer that was up there said the found a couple cases od dynomite left over from the old days so they dropped it in an old shaft! maybe where i was planning on working ....yikees...but he is going to come up and going to walk around and try to remember what hole it was in. anyway I am home for the night showering and eating some home cookin thanks for asking....ws

  
tenderfootminer
00:47:18 Sat
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home for another weekend things mostly up and running! stuck dredge in creek and right away got color ran for 1/2 hr.and got 14 pickers so might actualy get serious about it after I get caught up on last years stockpile.Also worked on pumps and between that and the spring runoff my washplant sluice had a little heavys in it! had to take a picture of the gold that was in the top carpet before the riffles that mother nature left me (I also ran water in while I tuned pumps up ) also dug a temporary recyling pond gunna miss the forum this summer but will check in when I run home for supplies!...ws

  
tenderfootminer
22:46:27 Sat
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Well stopped at home for a night (pump hung a rod!) summer going good exept dozer broke a track (very worn ) getting gold and lots of fiends.Even some fellow forum members stopping by to play! well time is short so here are a few pictures catch ya all next time ...or stop by....ws

  
Oso_de_Oro
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If Gold is not magnetic. It seems these maps would only tell you about minerals that are magnetic. True?
Or do they have some other way of telling you that there is gold on that property?

  
tenderfootminer
03:22:38 Sun
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oso, I don't know much about em so might be wrong but usualy the magnetics indicate minerals that are associated with gold bearing areas.Thus indicating gold should be where the magnetic highs are. But I went to delta high so not sure hahahahahaa :devil: But past history of thousands of oz. and the active mining there know confirm there is definatly gold there the problem is how deep and dewatering ...ws
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tenderfootminer
02:18:24 Sat
Jun 12 2010

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home again for a day thought I would share a couple more pics from this week...ws

  
tenderfootminer
03:40:23 Sun
Jun 27 2010

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holy cow! now my big pump went bottoms up aaargh but...still keeping the pans full here is my cleanup crew at work!

  
tenderfootminer
06:02:37 Sun
Jun 27 2010

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thanks to the forum,I have a fellow member visiting regularly....heres scott!

  
tenderfootminer
05:14:35 Thu
Jul 8 2010

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home again for a day found an old header box (dump bed)with dirt still in it so....paid pretty good!

  
tenderfootminer
21:58:40 Mon
Jul 12 2010

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more fun pictures!

  
tenderfootminer
02:05:10 Fri
Jul 23 2010

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home again 6inch dredge up and running! I am still hard at it but creek showing good color 4 ft. down hit layer of clay filled here is a pic of a cleanup from baby prospecter sluice.

  
kringle_mining
08:03:53 Sun
Aug 15 2010

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Looking good Walt. I am back in town for a few days
Bilbo

  
Jim_Alaska
15:18:57 Sun
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Walt,

Really nice thread you started. I have been following it and enjoying every new update. Great photos. This kind of thread is done in a perfect manner to allow those who are new at the game to see some of the different things that can and should be done when out prospecting.

The dump bed examination and subsequent recovery from it are just one of the things that many overlook when they first start out. Some of those old clean-up devises and especialy old wooden sluiceboxes can get really interesting really fast.

I really liked the personal touch of adding in others who visit from time to time, but especially the ones that include family members.

Thanks for being so thorough, you have made it really interesting, so that we all look forward to the next installment.



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tenderfootminer
03:50:43 Thu
Aug 19 2010

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thanks Jim its been a great summer so far!shot a Bear at the mine last week so had a bbq (bear bbq)

  
tenderfootminer
04:02:40 Thu
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thought I would show ya what I did with the "old dump box
" I found works great gives me more steady flow of material and less loader running time :smile:

  
Geo_Jim
05:02:03 Mon
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Maybe those geese will lay some golden eggs too. If not, they can be pretty tasty. Yummy! LOL!
Geo Jim
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tenderfootminer
23:57:10 Tue
Aug 24 2010

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Geo funny thing is they insist on eating shiny things out of the sluice so....if they croak I need the gizzards!:devil:

  
Au_Seeker
02:57:48 Thu
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Quote: tenderfootminer at 23:57:10 Tue Aug 24 2010

Geo funny thing is they insist on eating shiny things out of the sluice so....if they croak I need the gizzards!:devil:



Man I guess you definitely have some golden geese!!! :devil:



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tenderfootminer
00:15:00 Wed
Sep 8 2010

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home to warm up and fill the coolers.Here are some pics of my crew and a little gold the boys are finding :smile:

  
tenderfootminer
01:18:05 Wed
Sep 15 2010

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well home for the winter closed up the mine boohoo :sad:

  
nsvfdchief
06:46:06 Wed
Sep 15 2010

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Thanks so much Walter! Terry and I will have to drop down and see your place in Delta. Scott

  
kringle_mining
16:22:16 Fri
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Hey Walt,
Your finale for the Summer looks good. Did you get a chance to drop a hole on some of the propect targets we talked about?

  
tenderfootminer
16:42:57 Sun
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Kringle, the year went ok didn't get test holes finished frozen ground but....next year lol ended by hitting a pile that averages about an oz. for 6 yards so nailing it as long as it holds out! not sure how or why they left it there but no complaints :smile:

  
tenderfootminer
03:05:50 Sun
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Ok bored with winter already!:devil: thinking about a little "hot water thawing" safer than steam and will work fine for vertical holes but....lots of work!!!

  
nsvfdchief
00:24:30 Tue
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Now that sounds like fun. Bet we can build a boiler and a sand pump!

  
tenderfootminer
13:06:36 Fri
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scott It sounds like my neighbor is digging a shaft this winter ,he is young and ambitious so will give us an example of what to do or better yet what not to do :devil:

  
Lanny_in_AB
06:17:52 Sun
Dec 5 2010

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What a great, fun thread! Well done.

All the best,

Lanny

  
tenderfootminer
06:35:01 Sun
Dec 5 2010

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thanks Lanny I enjoy your posts as well wish I had your flair for writing :welcome:

  
tenderfootminer
02:00:29 Sun
Dec 12 2010

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well hmmm...was just contacted by a couple of fellow miners about working my up north claims.Man too many projects at once :devil:guess I need to go trim up the airstrip and start haulin fuel "sigh"

  
tenderfootminer
19:49:22 Mon
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any fellow forum members looking for a place to play this summer I still have banner creek claims and others. make ya a deal ya can't refuse :welcome: weekend warriors or full timers all welcome. All ages and walks of life can have fun looking for the "golden" rocks

  

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