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Old 03-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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Prospecting from Motorcycle

Do you pack your bike for prospecting and go?

Even with just a metal detector?
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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I went up in the mountains on my motorcycle out west ,gold panning. Did not
find much just a few flakes. The water was real cold.Got home ,wife says wheres your wedding ring. It had slipped off my finger while panning. Didn't do that again.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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I went up in the mountains on my motorcycle out west ,gold panning. Did not
find much just a few flakes. The water was real cold.Got home ,wife says wheres your wedding ring. It had slipped off my finger while panning. Didn't do that again.
Oh man, that is a loss.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #4
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Leaving more gold -in- the steam while panning than you took out - that's a new one.

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:11 PM   #5
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Prospecting

I'm planning on going out for a few days this summer in the Santa Fe area. Just taking a pan and an etool. There's a video on YouTube of a guy loading up a septic pipe sluice into the saddlebags of his Harley.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:08 AM   #6
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I was going to go to Az next week, but its just too cold to even ride the 150 miles to get to friends where change to a pickup.

Did join GPAA, really not impressed with them, but does give me somewhere to go play and know you not on someone elses claim.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:06 PM   #7
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packable gold prospecting stuff

I made this sluice box and dry washer aprox 24 inches long so I can pack them on my 07 GSA and go prospecting in the SoCal hills. Always find a little bit. Have small buckets that fit in TT panners on one side and gold pans on the other side. Always have a good time out in the wilds.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:27 PM   #8
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Big D, do you belong to GPAA or the 49ers in Ca?

i am trying to get all my stuff packed on my moto-mule.
Been too cold for me to get out and fit everything to see what i need to change. May have to go with a shorter dry washer.
It's all volume not any real weight to overload the little trailer.

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Old 03-05-2015, 04:27 PM   #9
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Don't belong to any clubs. Have a buddy who is and he says the meeting are informative and they give you maps to claims. You still have to go out and run the dirt and be happy with what you find. If I sample pan a spot and find 1 speck I will set up screen down to 1/4 inch and run a couple 1 gallon buckets. The gold will show up in my black V mat soon as it hits the sluice. Dry washing is a bit harder to know if you are in a good spot unless you bring a lot of water or clean out and dry pan the stuff. Not sure what else to say it's a lot of work you, have to make it enjoyable to yourself and keep on a digging on.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:04 PM   #10
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I finally figured out how to build the support on my moto-mule, without to modify/swap out, to carry either the prospecting equip, or the ActionPacker when going fishing.

Turned out to be simple, was making a mountain out of a mole hill before.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:17 AM   #11
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A buddy and I spent a summer working a claim we staked on Mt. Wilson near Telluride about 35 years ago. Didn't get rich by any means (or at all to be honest), but it was a great way to spend a summer.



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Old 03-12-2015, 09:43 AM   #12
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A buddy and I spent a summer working a claim we staked on Mt. Wilson near Telluride about 35 years ago. Didn't get rich by any means (or at all to be honest), but it was a great way to spend a summer.



Nice looking place in those images.
I acually prefer arid desert areas.

Fun is what is it all about, with the dream of making millions.
A lot of it is that if i don't get out and start getting some excerise,
I will die an early death. Fittness gyms are just not for me.

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