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GOLD! In Them Thar Hills!
Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:31 AM
Well, here we are hunkered down for winter near Tampa, FL. Been poking around on the computer and kinda gettin' into various gold panning info sites. On our visit to Alaska in '07, we kinda got a little hooked on recreational gold panning ... it's a HOOT!
Anyway, prior to going full-time, I'd occasionally watch those T.V. shows about gold panning clubs, etc., but never been much for joining. So I was wondering whether there are other "closet" sourdough gold panners out there who do a little prospecting here and there?
Although were over here in Florida (where our sone and family live), we much prefer to travel throughout the western states, Canada, and, of course, ALASKA! I do know there's some panning activity in places like the N. Georgia Mountains, but it's just not the same somehow as squattin' by some stream "out West" or points North.
Are there ANY other novice panners here on this FMCA site who might want to share some stories about panning experiences you've had?
Steve and Lynette
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:23 PM
I also have ventured into some of the old abanonded mines, (definately do not recommend this as it is very dangerous). I am continually looking for new places to pan and recenlty found that you can stake a gold mining claim farely easily here in Colorado.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:01 AM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:14 PM
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2009 Harley ElectraGlide Classic
2006 CR-V toad or
65 GMC G-10 with Harley inside toad or
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2 Years and 11 Months till RETIREMENT!!!!!
Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:48 AM
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:27 PM
We went to Happy Camp Calif. last summer and joined the 49rs gold club. There was gold there.......actually found some, then Spouse got ill and we had to leave. Would go back again, but it is 2,340 miles (according to Google) from our house here in South Central Texas.
Both of us have GARRET METAL DETECTORS which really are good, but you really have to practice with them and learn what they are telling you. Mostly we find junk, Spouse is proud of the square nail he found. He did find a "spec" of gold in a quartz rock about 10 inches deep with his Garrett. The metal detectors are the best exercise, I have walked all round mountains in Colorado that I would not have done had not had the detector.
If our health and money are ok. we are hoping to go to Alaska this summer and pan around the Chicken area.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:53 AM
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