The 49'ers of 17

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Oltymer, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    With all the erosion from the heavy rains in Cali, anybody else out there thinking about all the gold being deposited into the rivers there right now? I know it's a tragedy and I do feel sorry for all the suffering those people are having to endure, but I also know this is one of the best gold fields in the world.

    After the weather insanity ceases, say April - May, provided some roads are passable, I'm thinking about a panning trip. Looking at the American rivers as potential areas. I don't think dredges are legal there, only hand tools allowed, definitely pans, maybe sluices and rocker boxes. I've done them all since I was a kid growing up in GA, and am very experienced, finding my share through the years, but sure would like to hit a oz. or bigger nugget.

    I read where a guy found a 5 lb. nugget near Oroville last year. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime, and just trying to get my ducks in a row.
    Tully Mars, Motomom34, GOG and 5 others like this.
  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Great idea and reminds me that I need to check out a seasonal creek on the property for the same reason. :) I hate the idea of going to Commiefornia, but might be worth it for the $$$.
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Good luck to you guys! Not enough gold in Cali to get me there! That's to bad too, I loved SF and the mountains and wine country! Geological, climatological paradise! Geopolitical cesspool! :(

    BTW Oops, I forgot to wish the poor folks washed out by the rains well! It's incredibly bad down there! Prayers out, stay safe, Cali's.
  4. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    All the gold is behind the dam, I tried to buy the the land next to mine that has a rock dam but the a-hole who owned it thought he was going to start a bidding contest for it... without the other bidder in the same room, no thanks.

  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I check behind my dam all the time, so far nothing. I did find a few small flecks up stream near my water wheel, so this spring I will start digging around! One of the largest Gold Mines in the country is just a ways away, so there IS gold here. Might be a way to pay me back for buying up all the land here at my end of the valley. LOL
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