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UncleMark
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New claim ( 13:43:10 FriJul 30 2010 )

The forum has been pretty slow lately, which is normal for this time of year since everybody is mining. I was just wondering if anybody has been working on the new claim S-4 on the Scott river?
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Mark

  
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Re: New claim ( 14:21:04 FriJul 30 2010 )

Mark, I am heading that way on Sunday for a few weeks of digging & my plans are to work S-4. I will let you know how it goes.

  
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Re: New claim ( 14:28:52 MonAug 2 2010 )

Thanks.

I know there have been some really beautiful collector grade nuggets found in that area of the Scott.

Mark

  
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Re: New claim ( 16:32:49 SatAug 7 2010 )

Was up on that claim two days ago to look around and one thing that stands out is that there are a LOT of big rocks that need to be moved in order to do any high banking. I mean a LOT of big rocks. Also saw a good sized brown bear just on the other side of the river from the main road crossing the little road that swings back downstream. If I was to work that claim I would definately bring some good winching equipment with me. Mike

  
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Re: New claim ( 14:24:13 SunAug 8 2010 )

The Scott is well known for the layers of boulders it has.

  
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Re: New claim ( 14:54:32 ThuAug 19 2010 )

Made it back had a great time! My son & I worked different areas on the new claim for a few days. No one else was working on the claim. We did not find much. The larger flakes/peices we found were very rough so they havent traveled far. We did not find any hardpack or significant layer changes in the areas we tested. Talked to a few members that have worked the claim and they said thay havent found much. Most of the digging has taken place near the river. It appears most of the bar which is large has not been sampled. There are a lot of big rocks & it is tough digging.

  
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Re: New claim ( 01:54:09 FriApr 22 2011 )

Good day to all.
This sample was take in the end of April of 2011, the water level was to high to work at the parking area but down river there is some gravel bar that is far enough from the water to be worked.

I went to the S-4 claim and did a sample hole on the gravel bar about 100 yard down river from the parking and about 30 feet from the waters edge.

First off Iím not the most proficient prospector (still learning the fine touch of panning). The system I used to collect this sample was with a Le Trap sluice. I have made a wooden frame to place the sluice into and attach some metal adjustable legs. At the head of the sluice I have placed a plastic container that acts as an automatic feeder for material.

The size of the feeder is about 4 inches deep and 5 inches across and just fits in the bottom of the sluice. On the bottom of the plastic feeder and on the down hill side I have drilled several 3/8 holes to let material out and to control the amount of water flow in the sluice. When I put water in the plastic box I do not let it over flow the top edge that gives me a better flow control through the system.

I classified 4 buckets (3/4 full) to Ĺ inch at the test hole. I then reclassified that material down to 1/8 inch before running it through the Le Trap. The material that was between 1/8 inch and ľ inch I set aside to use my Gold Bug on later.

I have attach or inserted a picture of the material that I was able to pan out.



When I got home I classified the material through a #20 screen first and panned that out and found 1 color. Then I used a #30 and panned that out and found 4 colors. The rest of the material I used my home made Millers Table to collect the rest.

I could still see a lot of -50 or smaller flake but I can not separate that small yet.

I did not get any hits with my Gold Bug on the larger material.

When digging on the gravel bar you will hit a sand layer about 2 or 3 feet below the surface. I stopped there and just worked the top area. My test hole was about 2 to 3 foot across and to the sand layer. The digging was easy (not hard pack) just lose cobble. The largest rock I encountered in my hole was the size of a basket ball or just a little larger.

In my opinion a person will need to move about 15 to 20 buckets of material to recover 1 penny weight of gold. When Iím working by my self and classifying material to half inch before putting it into a standard highbanker I can move about 3 buckets per hour.

Question on where that sand layer came from?
Was it from earlier mining activity?

Thanks au_dreamer1218

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