Gold Detecting and Prospecting Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

First go!!

Go down

First go!! Empty First go!!

Post  oldmanbungle on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:22 pm

Gday folks,

Well on the weekend, I had my first go at panning up past Mansfield way( where I know there was gold)
Though I went to where the basics tell you and in bedrock etc, and crevices after 7 1/2 hours panning. Not 1 flake! I think I had one but lost it when I got home.
So there fore I need to keep trying, but Im thinking that sluicing is the go.
This is a life long dream for me( prospecting) and with my very limited budget, it may take some time to conquer.
But I guess if ya dont look ya dont find!

P.S It was good to get out just by myself, cook on the fire etc. will going again very soon.
oldmanbungle
oldmanbungle
New Poster
New Poster

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2013-02-03

Back to top Go down

First go!! Empty Re: First go!!

Post  Jerryx4 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:31 pm

Wow there's determination 7.5hrs!!
Sometimes you just don't find anything but keep researching.
TBH until you can pan like a pro there's no need for a sluice as you'll still need to pan what comes out of it.
I only got my sluice as I found a few spots to get 3 specks a pan so sluice in that case will speed life up considerably. Keep looking if you know there's gold there. See if you can find some local info.
Jerryx4
Jerryx4
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 256
Age : 35
Registration date : 2012-12-28

Back to top Go down

First go!! Empty Re: First go!!

Post  oldmanbungle on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:02 pm

Cheers Jerry
oldmanbungle
oldmanbungle
New Poster
New Poster

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2013-02-03

Back to top Go down

First go!! Empty Re: First go!!

Post  someday on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:43 pm

Sample-Sample-Sample!!
"Guaranteed", if you can drive up to a spot, it will have been frequently worked Sad
Not all bad news though, Flood gold will be in the upper layers?? digging down to bedrock in common areas is more often a waste of time!

Sample the surface layer, 10 inch's deep type of thing, if gold found keep digging and keep sampling, when the gold runs out
Yu dug too deep Laughing
someday
someday
Contributor Plus
Contributor Plus

Number of posts : 1583
Age : 57
Registration date : 2012-11-06

Back to top Go down

First go!! Empty Re: First go!!

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:59 am

oldmanbungle welcome to the group mate. cheers I must agree with Someday he is spot on. cheers mate

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

First go!! Empty Re: First go!!

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:17 am

HI Oldmanbungle, welcome and hello. There is a chap on you-tube "Hurthawks" watch some of his videos and you will learn where and how to do it. But keep it to your self! No one knows this stuff. bounce

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum