I got outside this weekend and did some gold prospecting! I found gold at this particular location last time I was out, and wanted to explore it a little more. I started my hike at 7am and was back at the truck at 4pm with about an hour hike each direction.
I spent the first few hours running a stream sluice box, and the last few hours doing some crevicing. I didn't find anything crevicing so it all came from the sluice box. Here is what I ended up with:
Here is where I found most of the gold bearing dirt:
This was the trailhead and a shot of the general terrain:
I carry along a pinpointer that I use to metal detect the big rocks that can't fit through my classifier before running through the sluice box. I got hits on these rocks, so they must be some sort of metal or there is gold inside of them:
I found this picture of gold ore on the internet which looks close to what I found, so perhaps I may get lucky if I can smash up the rock:
A fun day out and good exercise... thanks for coming by,