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Just imagine how much faster you would be getting older, not getting out ???   :cool:      I'm in the same boat !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!

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I had to make a trip north for business and unfortunately I did not take any equipment along.....:blink:

We have had some good storms the last few weeks and it has really turned over some of the beaches.

Yup.... That is black sand and about a 4 inch layer.

Most of the time this layer is anywhere from a few inches to several feet down. There have been reports of a couple grams per 20 five gallon buckets..... occasionally better and sometime less.

 

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Well it has been a while since I got to the beach so I thought I would get out a little and do a bit of cleanup on some gold I already had. 

I went up to my little beach but only had a short time to work, also I was testing a little sluice to see if it would be a good sampler.

So for about 20 minutes total work from setup to take down and back to the truck I managed to pull this and verify the capabilities of the little test sluice. Now I ran about 3 gallons of sand and ran it way to fast but it was just a quick and dirty to see how things might work.

After cleanup I got this...    .34 grain.

I added it to the small bit I had and it came to 3.77 gram.

The summer is NOT the time to beach mine but I found a little spot that may have a little potential..... I will not be quitting my day job however.....:biggrin:

 

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3.77 grams in the pan............

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Yellow Stuff !! Very Nice !!!!

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Not nearly enough of it though......:biggrin:

I guess it would help if I got off my butt a little more often.

The beach most of this came from is only about 15 minutes away and a pretty easy access.

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Fine gold......... So fine the static charge holds it to the sides of the vial. Give the vial a tap and it drops back in with the rest.

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On 7/28/2018 at 2:41 AM, johnedoe said:

I guess it would help if I got off my butt a little more often.

The beach most of this came from is only about 15 minutes away and a pretty easy access.

Yep....no excuses not to get among it. I think you are too spoilt. :laugh:

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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:biggrin: Yeah I admit I have a pretty easy life and it takes a real good reason for me to get on the end of a shovel.

If I could get at least a couple grams a day I would be a bit more motivated.....:smile:

But a couple grain.... not so much.

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Keep the faith it all Adds Up !!!

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