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  2. Recirculating Sluice Testing a Recirculating Sluice and the April Update on what we have going on . Sneak peek at our next video !!!! Hope you enjoy the video, Jeff
  3. Back when I spent a lot of time in the water, I had an APMA. As I recall, the application takes 5-6 weeks to get returned to you. So, send it off early. Be sure to include a sketch of the area that you intend to work. Might have changed, but I also remember calling the water board to get the water use permit.
  4. KenAslan

    Claim size

    I stand corrected, Thank you. for some stupid reason I thought it was more like 5 acres. I should have done the math. I know better than that. But alas, I am an electrical engineer, not a civil engineer.
  5. IdahoJim

    Claim size

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but 600 x 1,500' is actually 20.66 acres. Jim
  6. Ron K

    Small Miner's Amendment to NDAA

    Good call Robert, and thanks for supporting the fight! We need more like you.
  7. Doug M

    Claim size

    1500x600 is twenty acres im not sure what the regs are on lode claims if chris chimes in he will know
  8. KenAslan

    Claim size

    Just got an email from the infamous GRE (Gold Rush Expeditions) trying to sell me a Lode Claim here in Montana. (side note - nobody should EVER buy from them). The claim is a Lode Claim, however they state that it is 20 Acres in size. How can they do that? Please correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it, the maximum size for a lode claim is 1500 feet by 600 feet, that is nowhere near 20 Acres. I am not an attorney in my mind this should invalidate any claim they are making as it is against the code of federal regulations (43 CFR Part 3832.22). § 3832.22 How much land may I include in my mining claim? (a) Lode claims. Lode claims must not exceed 1,500 by 600 feet. If there is a vein, lode, or ledge, each lode claim is limited to a maximum of 1,500 feet along the course of the vein, lode, or ledge and a maximum of 300 feet in width on each side of the middle of the vein, lode, or ledge.
  9. Panning for Gold on Butte Creek Rain can't keep Me and Gary ( Two toes ) from heading out to Butte Creek to look for Gold. Umbrella Weather for sure !!!!! Ladybugs, deer and Gold !!!!!! a group of Ladybugs is called a Loveliness Hope you enjoyed the video, thanks for watching !!!
  10. Thank you Scott and Clark for your untiring work on behalf of miners large and small. I will be ordering the book you referenced and calling my state rep. and my senators. I call on all PLP members and ICMJ subscribers to get the word out. Let's get some energy behind this. Bugler
  11. Winter Prospecting on the Feather Watch as Jeff does some winter Prospecting for Gold trying to get the jump on Gary ( Two toes ) on there yearly Gold contest !!! I only had a short window between storms so I took a short drive to the River in search of Gold. Thanks for watching the video I hope you enjoyed it, Jeff
  12. Anyone out there ever applied for a mining permit for a suction dredge in AK. 6" or less is recreational, I am thinking 8". Seems like a lot of stuff to deal with. Would be for dredging on inland state land.Any info would be appreciated.ThanksEasygoer
  13. Michael Valadez

    Small Trommels - 1 Yard Per Hour

    Photos to follow.
  14. Michael Valadez

    Small Trommels - 1 Yard Per Hour

    I have a Summit Mining Pro 14" Trommel for sale. Very good condition. Upgraded to chain drive from belt drive. Custom Angus MacKirk sluice. FOB Shipping Point - i.e you have to pick it up in Grovetown, GA. Photo is not an actual photo of my trommel, although it is nearly identical. Price is $4k firm. Serious inquiries only. mdv
  15. I was born in N.D. and raised in MN. I went to school in Atwater MN. And Willmar MN. I spent 3 years in the military 2 tours in Vietnam. After leaving the service I met my wife of 42 years, I worked in the utility industry as a high voltage lineman for over 30 years, with 5 different power companies, in three different parts of the country, from the Colorado Rockies to the freezing cold winters of Minnesota and finally sunny southern California. I retired from the utilities in 2004, we sold our house in CA 2013 and now we are Full timing in our Motor Home traveling around the country and am working on our bucket list.

  16. hardrockpaul

    Manganese Markets

    Been a hardrock prospector for years here around Wickenburg, Az. Have often run across what looks like some reasonably good Manganese deposits. Is anyone aware of any potential manganese markets for the small miners, I understand that big companies and big government try to keep monopoly on things to try to keep the little guys squeezed out, but there might still be an opportunity somewhere. Thanks for any comments.
  17. Crevicing for Gold another day another Crevice Tag along as Jeff and Gary ( Two toes ) head to the Hills in search of Gold filled Crevices !!! Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoy the video, Jeff
  18. Plumas-Eureka State Park Hope you enjoy this short video, thanks for watching. Jeff The historic mining area includes a museum in the miner's bunkhouse, the Mohawk Stamp Mill, Bushman five-stamp mill, stables, a blacksmith shop, and the Assay office. Located in Plumas County, California, USA
  19. Lost Treasure Forbidden Gold Hope you enjoy the video we had a great time doing it !!!!
  20. Smithsgold

    Crevicing for Gold

    Crevicing for Gold Watch as Jeff and Gary ( Two Toes ) head to the Hills in search of Gold !!! On this adventure they will be Crevicing the Bedrock cracks in search of Hidden Gold !!!! Thanks for watching I hope you enjoyed the video, Jeff
  21. I recently saw a video on Liberty, Wa gold by Nick Zentner.His explanation was geothermal gold intersected calcite at a shale boundary and that's where the gold precipitated out. I was wondering if the makeup of the solution that had the gold is known or if it might be something like natural aqua regia, where the calcite and shale(iron) could have dropped the gold out or was there something else in play. Just curious because some of the gold is embedded in calcite.
  22. Red lake miner

    Retired. ..buy stocks for something to do, LOL

    I won't mention the stocks I like since I talk about them on different forums. ..it can get exhaustive. Yes, I do like penny stocks. Try watching a couple stocks...you might like it too!
  23. Smithsgold

    Mystery Creek Gold

    I forgot to add this spot is below the snow line so I'll be returning this winter to look for More Gold !!!!
  24. I've been watching and buying a few stocks and reading a couple hours a day. I really enjoy it. The money I spend I won't miss if the stocks collapse. I will put a stop/loss in to keep from losing too much money. I know there are scams out there. I buy my stock through a reputable bank at 6.95 a trade . So far I've made an average of 20 %. I've spent hundreds of hours on the computer reading about mines to invest in.?. I realize that one in a thousand exploration companies ever become a mine... I'm looking for the monthly 10 % gains are ok with me. Anyone else do this as a hobby ?
  25. Smithsgold

    Mystery Creek Gold

    Mystery Creek Gold Join Jeff as he goes on a hike to a small Creek to check and see if there's any Gold in it !!! Mystery Creek Gold Thanks for watching, Jeff
  26. I need some advice - I am going to batch leach some milled ore samples and plan on using AC to capture the values. Instead of stripping the AC I was wondering if it can be smelted, maybe with a bit of litharge as a collector and some borax to slag off contaminants. I understand the carbon can be “ashed” in an electric muffle furnace at 650 celsius for 6-8 hours (I don’t have a muffle furnace) and thinking a gas furnace or torch (which I do have) might create too much wind and either volatilize the microscopic gold particles and/or blow the particles and ash out of the pan - hence the smelting question. I’m talking about a handful of AC per batch.
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