Can't work in the river right now. It's high and it snowed last night. What do you do this time of year to get ready for prospecting? Comment by clicking no comments at end of this post. See you on the river. ... Rob
Watch a "hardened" dredger, working in winter, Alaska. You will not believe his "walk" to work! (Down a snowy path.) The name of the Youtube video is "Gold Dredging Crow Creek, Alaska 1998." The video is 13:29 minutes long and by amdsvideo. Sit back and enjoy.
Click link to take you to a Youtube video entitled "Documentary about Gold Prospecting on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River." The photo above is from the video and it is by kbgoldhunter and is 16:52 minutes long.
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Last winter Rob spent time checking out areas to stake a gold claim. This was one of them. The area was pure fantasy in its beauty. But, it did not yield enough gold to stake a claim. Have you a story to tell on gold claims or prospecting? Email Rob and tell him about it. Rob prospects for gold in the Myrtle Creek area. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first two photos from Oakland, Oregon outing (Rob and friend Allen). The rest are from Cow Creek, Oregon. (Jimmy and son, James Jr, are the two in water with their dredge.) And of course all of you know, Tom.
This river is the beautiful Umpqua River. Friends, Rob and Allan, experienced one of a gold prospectors worst fears here. Shots were fired at them (well over their heads). The two were making their way down the river to an area that was open to place a claim.
Actually they didn't know if the area was open to claim or not, so they thought they'd go looking for gold claim markers to see if the area was open. (They couldn't get the BLM mining expert to return their calls. If they'd talked to the man perhaps this shooting could have been avoided.)
No one was hurt, but it rattled the friends. This shooting took the friends to safer gold prospecting areas: those open to the public. ... Have you had such an experience? Why not tell us about it, comment!
Here's a site where you can get some of the permits you need in Oregon to prospect and more.
DEQ DEQ 600 (highbanker) permit
DEQ 700-PM Permit DEQ 600 (Highbanker) Instructions
DEQ 700-PM Instructions Timing for in Water Work
Department of State Lands Essential Salmonid Habitat Maps
Metal Detector Reviews DSL Report Form
Go to the link at bottom of this page for Oregon Prospecting Supplies & Detector Sales (Scroll Down) once there go to their Links Page.