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#1 bkrblood

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

ok so im brand new to the gold panning process. i live a little north of Reno, Nv and was wondering if there are any good spots to take the family to have some fun and try to find some of that yellow metal. not looking to make any money just want the thrill of finding some in a pan.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

quick look on minecache shows a lot of gold in the area. I would expect most seasonal and running creeks would produce. I'm over the hill near the gold discovery park in California.

The foothills west of 430 and south of 395 look promising if the land is not private.

Try the dry wash off of Heindel rd.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:04 PM

Just go up 395 and hang a left to Grayeagle,quincy and the feather river for fun and gold in the sun or-Carson City east to Brunswick canyon road,hang a right to the river,left downstream and good gold down by the railroad over the river overpass-cool---John

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:57 PM

thanks for the suggestions hopefully there are some people in that area that we could all get together with and have some fun.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 04:21 PM

has anyone heard anything about peavine or crystal peak?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

I have done a little panning around Peavine and Crystal Peak. Got skunked.
Copper was the product of the mines on Peavine.
G-pa made me do it, he gave me my first "Steel" pan.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:09 AM

Peavine also has a small gold district and minor historical production. The interesting bit of history of the copper produced there: Early on in Reno much of the copper produces from Peavine was used in the city until it was discovered the copper had an alloy of gold! Much of the copper was torn out and refined for the gold!
I too have tried to find gold on the mountain and did not succeed, but I have seen a few nuggets that Darryl form Reno Prospectors bought that came from there....

Crystal peak, is a Pegmatite intrusion and carries no gold, but the quartz crystals are certainly worth a trip!
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:24 PM

Yes there is Gold on Peavine, you will have to work for it but its there, Dont waste any time looking on Crystal Peak

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:26 PM

so for peavine do i need any special equipment or will a pan do the trick? any area to look?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:25 AM

You would be better off with a dry wash unit but you can try your luck with a pan, you will need to supply your own water. You can also give a metal detector a try there.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

anywhere i should start on peavine? any advice would be great!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

You can find some water on the North side of Peavine. Access is from the dirt frontage road between Cold Springs and Red Rock.
G-pa made me do it, he gave me my first "Steel" pan.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

At Stead look north and see the large water tank, follow that road up and try the drainage thats next to the road.
Back when I was dredging I got a few grams there during the snowmelt, likely a drywasher (Ol'Yeller) would be the method now

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:50 PM

It looks like you've gotten lots of good advice as to where to go panning in your area. If you're new to panning, for what it's worth, here's a link to my free gold panning tutor : How To Pan for Gold…a Primer for Beginners. Good luck!
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

I do very well up in silver city off of pedler rd there is no water but you will get some great color.




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