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Old 05-07-2020, 4:39 PM
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Going up to a claim out of groveland, stanislaus national forest next weekend. After all the **** going on really looking forward to it. not going to listen to the news for 3 days
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Old 05-07-2020, 6:40 PM
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Definitely more productive, if only for the fresh air and exercise.

Here's hoping you find a few pounds worth of the stuff.


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Old 05-08-2020, 1:46 PM
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i would be happy with a gram claim is on mokelumne river just outside yosemite a few miles behind a forest service locked gate. sleep alittle easier not worrying about tweekers rolling in at 1 am.
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Old 05-08-2020, 1:57 PM
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Sounds like a great time. Good luck finding paydirt. What method are you using?

And please spell it out for me about the tweekers. What do they do at 1am in Fairfield.
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Old 05-08-2020, 2:17 PM
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Well when camping in National forest especially places like Bear river county park and public gold mining area tweakers are drawn for what ever reason to these areas.I will be doing some metal detecting and a keene a52 sluice box. Dont leave things unattended around tweekers
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Old 05-08-2020, 4:14 PM
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Paper target I don't sleep in a tent along a road while at home in Fairfield. If you don't know about tweekers you have been living under a rock for the last 30 years hope that was an attempt at humor
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Old 05-08-2020, 4:34 PM
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Devil's Grade, Iron Door. Haven't been up that way in years. Good luck Matt.
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Old 05-08-2020, 5:08 PM
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thank you never know ?' butte county nugget' was found a couple years ago near chico
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Paper target I don't sleep in a tent along a road while at home in Fairfield. If you don't know about tweekers you have been living under a rock for the last 30 years hope that was an attempt at humor
Hi Matt.
Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant. I thought you were getting away from home to avoid the 1am tweekers at your home. I now understand you are going to go to a more remote camping area instead of an area that is more frequented by tweekers.

I have seen the Ring neighbor videos in a couple of different areas. I see the scavengers out at night trying car doors, house doors, and stealing shoes from porches.

It used to be the flat broke rock climbers stealing camping equipment. Now it's the tweekers stealing things.

Back to mining. I never used a metal detector method. I hope it works great on your trip.
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:03 PM
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Hey paper look up the 'butte county nugget' . Guy found 400,000 dollar nugget near chico a few years back with a metal detector. I bought detector after that, only have found new coins ,nails and metal trash.
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Old 05-10-2020, 9:52 AM
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Moke Hill is where the gold rush actually started.
Just no one talked about finding any until Sutter's Mill when the word got out.
That's my old stompin' ground.

Good Luck and have fun.
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I think it's a cool hobby. But I'm not sure that the ratio in this case of profit and time spent by you can be considered a good source of income. By itself, investing in gold can also be a good decision, especially now, when many countries are experiencing record inflation rates and even international currencies are losing their value intensively. I'm really thinking about saving my money by investing in gold. The cost of a gold bar isn't cheap (you can check it here https://www.pacificpreciousmetals.com/gold-bars , for example) , but in the long run it may even bring profit. Do you think this could be a good investment decision now?

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Old 07-06-2022, 5:29 AM
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Solar powered dredge no noise or carbon footprint.
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Old 08-16-2022, 4:50 PM
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all I know is gold out of ground is real.
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I think it's a cool hobby. But I'm not sure that the ratio in this case of profit and time spent by you can be considered a good source of income.
^^^ This!

Most people that get into gold prospecting do it for the fun of it and the people that think they'll get rich doing it wash out. It's all about going outdoors and enjoying the thrill of the hunt and maybe finding a little bit of gold.

Good luck out there OP! I'm looking forward to when it cools down so I can go out and fire my Minelab up.
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Old 08-16-2022, 5:15 PM
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Good for you. Nobody is going to make you happy in the political sphere. they dont' care about you so you go ahead and do what it takes to enjoy care for yourself. Seriously. I'm trying to do that same here at home.
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Old 08-18-2022, 8:04 PM
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like fishing it isnt the price of a trout per pound that drives you to catch one in a beautiful sierra stream .
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Old 08-18-2022, 11:42 PM
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You have your own claim?

My dad was into that in the 60's and 70's. He had hard rock and placer claims. The placer claims were in dry washes so he developed a dry sluice box.

The hard rock claims assayed the best. This is back when gold was around $100 an ounce, and if we could have mined it ourselves we would have been filthy rich. If we could have sold the claims for a royalty we still would have been rich, but not filthy. The problem was getting to the claim and making a road that could handle ore trucks. AFAIK that gold is still there.
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Old 08-19-2022, 4:24 PM
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no not my claims just club i belong to has several.
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