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happy camp,ca. ( 14:43:23 MonJan 9 2012 )

Hello, We are selling everything we have and moving out that way in our motorhome real soon. We want to buy and build around Happy Camp. I have been doing alot of research and reading on this area and what's going on with the 49ers. It really concerns me with all the negative talk going on. Is it really as bad as it sounds? We are LDMA members but, we would drop the membership in a heart beat if we could settle in H-Camp and become a new 49er! My goal is to make just a thousand dollars a MONTH sniping and vacuming in and out of water in that area around H-Camp. Is that even possible working 5-6 days a week?:confused:

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 18:42:25 MonJan 9 2012 )

Absolutely!

5-6 days a week @ 8hrs each = 50 hrs week

50 hours times 4 weeks = 200 hours labor "on the sluice"

200 hours times $5 per hour = $1000.

Easy to make $1000 per month IF you will keep at it and not give up or get tired.

I average $15-$25 per hour hand working out of the water. I work on the sluice 3-4 hours 2 or 3 days and rest for 2-3 days. If I don't average above $500 per month it's because I'm lazy and refuse to exert myself.

"On the sluice" means washing gold bearing, classified, gravel. If you drive, watch the scenery, or take a nap as I do, you might not make your satisfaction.

Far as I can tell, CA has stopped us from pumping water to the highbankers. You'll need to work steeper ground so that the faster water is available.

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 19:35:17 MonJan 9 2012 )

There are memberships available for about $1500 if you look around.
Keep your LDMA membership and stay at the Scott Bar LDMA camp and try it out for a while. It's on the Klamath river and New 49ers claims on both sides.(you might mine on the LDMA too.)
See if you want to live in or near Happy Camp. You could even live closer to I-5(more stores) and still be closer to claims.
As Rusty and Rod said, you could make $1000 a month but it is hard work.
After a day of scrapping cracks, you are tired! Try doing it 5 days a week.
You should have some other source of income too in case you need to fall back on it.(roll a rock on your finger or toe, break a leg, get sick, etc)

I've made $100 a day crevicing and $20 a day TOO!)
[1 edits; Last edit by LipCa at 19:38:59 Mon Jan 9 2012]

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 05:12:16 TueJan 10 2012 )

Quote: Rod_Seiad at 18:42:25 Mon Jan 9 2012

Absolutely!

5-6 days a week @ 8hrs each = 50 hrs week

50 hours times 4 weeks = 200 hours labor "on the sluice"

200 hours times $5 per hour = $1000.

Easy to make $1000 per month IF you will keep at it and not give up or get tired.

I average $15-$25 per hour hand working out of the water. I work on the sluice 3-4 hours 2 or 3 days and rest for 2-3 days. If I don't average above $500 per month it's because I'm lazy and refuse to exert myself.

"On the sluice" means washing gold bearing, classified, gravel. If you drive, watch the scenery, or take a nap as I do, you might not make your satisfaction.

Far as I can tell, CA has stopped us from pumping water to the highbankers. You'll need to work steeper ground so that the faster water is available.


I think that fell apart on them:
http://www.agalert.com/story/?id=3665

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 16:40:08 TueJan 10 2012 )

I hope you're right rivraton.

http://icmj.com/article.php?id=1515&keywords=Are_Permits_Needed_For_Highbanking_In_California?


CA re-regulates miners about as often as I change my socks. Tomorrow brings new and increased limits on our lifestyle. They will, one fine day, manage to stop our access to water and thereby pound the nails into the CA miner's coffins.

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 08:09:19 WedJan 11 2012 )

Rod,
The ICMJ article is dated November 2011...The AG Alert story dates December 21, 2011. I get to read the AG Alert at work & saw this in December. I posted it somewhere hear.
I believe what Dave said is true in another post in response to this issue...they cannot change the rules without going thru the prescribed protocol...

  
prospectorsutton
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 09:29:05 WedJan 11 2012 )

I WISH THEY WOULD JUST LEAVE US SMALL TIME PROSPECTORS ALONE!!!

  
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Re: happy camp,ca. ( 20:07:31 ThuJan 12 2012 )

Hey guys, you're right, but I'm not wrong.

If anybody can predict the new regs from CA then your crystal ball is working better than mine. We are being tossed about same as a ping-pong ball floating thru Roaring Rapids.

"prescribed protocals"?

Oh, no doubt, rules of engagement designed to relieve the little people from oppressive state actions. NOT!

Just leave us in peace, no "prescribed protocals" required.



  

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