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  1. Any leads on more of these Ebay claims? Outstanding Luck And Hard Work go together.
  2. Year #2 of Covid is shaping up to be worse than #1 so I have decided to go mining/prospecting which should use up the rest of my cash reserve. The question is where do I go? I can't really afford to do the typical tourist areas and can't afford anything like a Gaines Creek trip. So this leaves me tied to the road system. What is the best choice, look for unclaimed spots? Try to find someone who will let you work their claims? Hit the public areas? There are millions of yards of tailings, does everyone expect you to get permission to detect something dredged in the 20s? Once you get out there and see something you want to hit you would have to go back to where you have internet and try to find if it still has a valid claim and try to call the owners, I would never get anything done. I have VLF detectors if nugget hunting is possible but need a PI to cover hotter spots. I have a Proline 2.5 in combo highbanker and plenty of pans, sluices, tools etc. Want to try Chicken Area and Petersville, Should we look North of Fairbanks as well or someplace else? Stay home and detect tot lots? ww
  3. I have been up close with some glaciers and am familiar with the moraines from the last Ice Age. I think there could be quite the difference as a mile thick ice sheet does quite a number on terrain compared to a receding glacier, which I thought could expose pre glacier placer or a new lode and its associated placer. Glacial till I see leaves stream rocks exposed far away and above current drainages and hundreds of feet to bedrock, without a visible clay layer I wouldn't bother looking for gold even in a rich area under that condition.
  4. Great seeing the final chapter and all the photos from Gold Hill. I read of the early adventures many years ago at AMDS. I first visited that country in Sept of 71 hunting the hills across Jack Creek from the Nabesna road with my dad and uncle. The Nabesna river sand bars closest to the road used to be a landing strip from the building of the AK HWY era and littered with hundreds of 55 gal drums. Beautiful country.
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