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by OregonJim
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: BLM over reach challange
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: BLM over reach challange

Thank you for the new post! I am sure everyone is eager to hear every tidbit of news or hearsay that comes about.
by OregonJim
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: 12v Hookahs
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: 12v Hookahs

I am just ASSUMING, so be sure to ask others.... If you are just diving to look at what goes on under water it is probably legal, BUT the rule clearly states NO MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT is allowed for mining. If you are searching for gold I suspect it would be illegal. Stupid rules.... Have fun and I hop...
by OregonJim
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: We still Have a Reasonable Opportunity to be Allowed Suction Dredges and Motorized Mining on the Federal Lands!
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: We still Have a Reasonable Opportunity to be Allowed Suction Dredges and Motorized Mining on the Federal Lands!

This sure sounds like good news for the club. I wish you and the team of lawyers can finally end this insanity. I think frequently about all the gold that has accumulated since dredging ended and how much fun it would be to find some of it. You guys have put up an amazing fight and I am really proud...
by OregonJim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Floating sluice
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Floating sluice

by OregonJim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Floating sluice
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Floating sluice

It works! Yippee!!!!! I made a short visit to the Sluice Box claim and was able to set up my sluice and operate it for a couple of days before returning home. The river level was high and the water fast, so I did not stay long, nor did I recover much gold, but didn't expect to. I though the river cu...
by OregonJim
Wed May 29, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

I'll be on the road Thursday or Friday.
by OregonJim
Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: JUNE OUTING
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: JUNE OUTING

June 22 & 23, 2019 according to the website. I do not know for sure, but I think it may take place on the Sluice Box claim (K-13). It would be a good idea to double-check that information. I think I have studied every rock on the claim with Google Earth while preparing for my visit there in a few da...
by OregonJim
Sat May 25, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

Well, crap! I was hoping you were onto something great. I'll be headed to the claim in a few days with my sluice, metal detector, and big hopes. There are moments when it just feels like defeat and it makes me think of just giving up because I know the limitations are so severe for us, but despite a...
by OregonJim
Fri May 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Underwater sluicing ........
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: Underwater sluicing ........

I like your design! I bet you can make that work just fine and I bet your idea will be used by a bunch of people. Thanks for posting it!
by OregonJim
Wed May 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: sluicing
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: sluicing

I asked the same question recently and Dave recommended I try the Sluice Box claim (K-13) just west of Seiad Valley. I'll be there around the end of the month for about a week. I have studied the claim as much as humanly possible with Google Earth and feel like I am familiar with every rock on the s...