Boulder dash and I got together for some drywashing down in the desert heat last weekend. This spot is difficult as we were camped exactly one half mile (measured not exaggerated like some fools do) from the chosen dig area . This means that all the equipment would have to be hiked up to the location, and we would obviously have to hike to and from daily. Between Boulder dash and I, we hiked the .51 mile distance 24 times from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon.
We packed Boulder dash`s 151, generator, motor, Shop vac , and all the other items necessary to move some gravels. The gold here is coarse, as we are just down the mountain from one of the sources of the placer. By 12 noon on Sunday we had run 302 buckets, and Boulder dash decides to go get some of the ore laying around the mine up the mountain.
All together we wound up with 18 + Grams for the weekend !
Crushed,amalgamated gold from 12 lbs of the ore laying on the surface .
14.16 Grams of coarse placer gold...
3.96 grams of the bigger coarse pieces around an old button .....
A small area before being worked.
Same area after ...
Thanks to boulder dash for doing the clean ups and providing the detailed info regarding the weights.