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JR BOI last won the day on January 14 2017

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  1. Yeah buddy, youth is a wonderful thing when it comes to prospecting! Good hearing from you, keep us posted. JR
  2. Kurt, got to think the weather up there is about to turn if it hasn't already. We didn't hear from you all summer and wanted to see how your project is goin? Hope all is well? JR
  3. Yes, we are associated with some folks that have a state lease on some Elk Creek mineral claims. We've worked it for the last few years but have never really got on a decent pay streak. I think the Elk Creek bottom has been turned over a number of times and that's why I think it would be helpful if I had some insight to the history on how it has been worked. It would be good to hook up but I think we're done for this year as my weekends are booked until the snow flies. That being said, I think it would be hard to make any wages on Elk Creek unless you stumbled onto some ground that hasn't been worked. With regard to Dean, I've met a bunch of folks from the Northern Utah Prospecting association who camp above Elk Creek when they have a club event. I've ran into them two or three times. Not sure if Dean is one of them or not but last time I ran into them they were working claims owned by Puma Mining also on Elk creek. They were running a trammel operation and moving a fair amount of dirt given there were so many of them. In any event, lets keep in touch, JR
  4. Still work on Elk creek albeit a few miles further up from town. Wish I had some better history of the area I'm working as it would likely help my recovery.
  5. Hey Gambrinus, good to hear from you. You know we've only had the dredge out for 4 days once this summer up in the Idaho City area. In the four days We had a total of 16 hrs of dive time on the nozzle with limited success. Picked-up lots of mercury gold. Its been crazy busy for us and we plan to get back up there one more time but the Fire situation and air quality are so nasty we're not sure we'll make it back up. How long have you lived in the Idaho City area?
  6. 907AU, Nice work, that looks very functional.
  7. Rick....I'd say the sampling was successful, very nice! What part of the US are you prospecting? With the snowpack here in Idaho, we won't be able to get near some of our rivers for quite some time. Glad to see your river is accessible. You'll be a busy man this year with 1k feet of stream bed? Will you be using a dredge to prospect I assume?
  8. Good report Dan. I'm in Boise and haven't explored much of the historical mining districts near Baker/Sumpter but it has a lot of cool history. I did manage to get through the gold nugget display at the US Bank branch in Baker City last summer and it was very impressive and certainly worth the time if you are in the area.
  9. Still riding Seabridge........I see they took an equity stake in a company called Paramount Gold (Nevada based Junior) as a means to increase the value in their Grassy Mountain project. Anyone have any insight on Paramount or the Grassy Mountain project Seabridge is developing?
  10. Good for you Chris......it's always nice to get gold but the adventure itself is just as fun!
  11. Got it, I thought that was the river gravels.......
  12. Kurt, I want to see what the gravels look like that you will be pulling out of that thing. From the blog that you have posted, I envision you down on ancient riverbed approaching bedrock? You've mentioned you got to the gravels, but have you also discovered how far down bedrock is under the gravels?
  13. Chris, at the rate the snow is falling in your neck of the woods, it could be August before you get into the backcountry?
  14. How fun would this be? Never seen such a contraption but imagine it could be very handy for a small-scale prospector! They are asking $19.5K for it. Very cool!
  15. Dredgernaut, impressive trommel that you built. For the dirt we process here in Idaho and most of the dirt we've run through our highbanker, we'd need to have more water flow to clean the material in the hopper. Any way you can push more water through the hopper? Of course it would help the flow through the sluice box as well. Good luck. JR.