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by Jim_Alaska
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Welcome Forum
Topic: How To Post A Picture
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

How To Post A Picture

There are two ways to post a picture. The first is if the picture is displayed somewhere online, you simply copy and paste the URL to the picture into your post. If you want the picture to actually display you will need to use the image tag found at the top of your post window. You click on the tag ...
by Jim_Alaska
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: The River
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: The River

OK, a month has passed since I made the original thread. Smoke has been minimal upriver from Seiad Valley since that time. As of today (9/27) we have mostly smoke free conditions. The river remains very low at this time, so it should be a good time to get at places that are normally underwater. Salm...
by Jim_Alaska
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Soapbox Forum
Topic: The Missing Soap
Replies: 0
Views: 780

The Missing Soap

The Missing Soap As told to Joe Scheckler As Told to Me in My Tent on the beach, 6 miles West of Nome, June 2005 June of 2005 found me mining on the public beaches West of Nome. For miles on each side of Nome the beaches had been declared open to mining for the general public, which allowed anyone ...
by Jim_Alaska
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Gold Prospecting
Topic: The time I was throwing gold away
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: The time I was throwing gold away

Great story, thanks for posting it.
by Jim_Alaska
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Soapbox Forum
Topic: An Alaskan Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 980

An Alaskan Adventure

This short story doesn't have much to do with gold mining except that we were going upriver to my claims to dredge. I had my five inch triple sluice stashed far upriver. One fine summer day I was going in to my claim to dredge and had a young Russian guy with me that wanted to see what it was all ab...
by Jim_Alaska
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Soapbox Forum
Topic: Forum Purpose
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Forum Purpose

This is a general forum for members to socialize and talk about any subjects they like. Topics need not be mining related, but can be if you choose. Just keep posts civil and clean and have fun.
by Jim_Alaska
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum
Topic: Motor and pump wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Motor and pump wanted

I have that one and well worth the money. Runs enough water for a LeTrap sluice and would run a small dredge too. Yes Harry, I could tell from the specs that it would be a good unit. I did tell him about it and like I figured it is too pricey for him. He is looking for a used one that he can pick u...
by Jim_Alaska
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum
Topic: Motor and pump wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Motor and pump wanted

Thanks Harry, that looks like a real nice little unit. Kinda pricey though. I think he was looking for used so it might be cheaper. I'll sure tell him about it, so thanks for posting about it.
by Jim_Alaska
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Members Forum
Topic: Recovered lead idea
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Recovered lead idea

Thanks for the reminder metalsmith. It's true that we clean a lot of trash out of the river, or did when we could dredge. Many CDFW comment meetings held previously had pictures from miners of lead sinkers and lures that had been recovered. Then there are always other kinds of trash also; hooks, gla...
by Jim_Alaska
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum
Topic: Motor and pump wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Motor and pump wanted

A friend of mine needs to find someone who would like to sell a motor and pump combined. he would like something in the 3-5 hp range and mentioned that he would consider a Briggs. He wants something he can put on a back pack and haul in to remote places. If you have such an animal you can contact me...