A Treasure of Free Homemade Gold Prospecting Equipment Plans and Commentary: Share the Adventure of Prospecting With Dry Washers in the Desert, Blowing the Light Stuff Downwind!

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Share the Adventure of Prospecting With Dry Washers in the Desert, Blowing the Light Stuff Downwind!

Here is a webpage chock full of content about gold prospecting. It comes from the news bank of the New 49ers, a gold prospecting club in Northern California, Happy Camp, founded by Dave McCracken. This page has so much information about dry washing, from how to set up, not standing "down wind", plans, clean up, placer geology, information on clay-like material and dealing with it, water flow and you just name it, that this would be one of the first sources I would go to if a newbie were contemplating dry washing. It is excellently presented.

I was particularly impressed by the section Drywashing; or Introduction to the Blister End of a Shovel, written by Sam Long. There is a photo of a man prospecting on the inside bend of a wash in Kearney, Arizona. I prospect about 15 miles south of there and it is a rather desolate place with a spot in my heart. The area I like is a bit closer to Hayden, Arizona.

Another feature is attached links to videos. See: http://www.goldgold.com/tag/dry-washing


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