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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: 200

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: 1347

Re: Floating sluice

by OregonJim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Floating sluice
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

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: 1255

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: 569

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: 1255

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: 1255

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: 249

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...
by OregonJim
Sun May 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Using handheld suction device (bilge pump)
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Using handheld suction device (bilge pump)

I read the regulations as; No motor, no problem... Those folks carrying badges may disagree, but I'd be surprised if anyone said it was a problem. Keep in mind that I am just another clown on the internet and not a lawyer or a smart person you can bet on, but that's my opinion. If I had such a devic...
by OregonJim
Thu May 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: Happy Camp weather
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Happy Camp weather

I have been keeping tabs on the Happy Camp weather recently as I prepare for my visit later this month. I sure hope to see some sunshine, blue skies, and warm weather when I get there. I bet Dave is wishing he could have stayed away for another couple of weeks. I imagine this is quite a change from ...