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I haven't seen any new videos lately did you quit prospecting
Hey Jacob. No I haven't quit. My wife got a very serious ATV accident almost two years ago. So, I wasn't able to go out prospecting while she recovered. Then, we began building a retirement cabin on a parcel of ground we own. I plan on getting out later this spring! Thanks for asking.
Gee, I wonder who he is going to have pan out his cons? I heard there was a guy named Mike that was pretty good.
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great video , i will subscribe
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Gold Digga... This looks like the most fun...
I like that mini Hog
Check the moss
Love the bilge pump and battery idea. Nice gold too!
Looks like clear water river. Orofino ID area.
beautiful looking area.Well Isubbed to your channel. done video.
Guys, please stop the nonsense. I want to goldmine. I have not the money, the 300 thousand dollars to get started. So, I leave it alone. If you spend more money on fuel, the equipment, the trip, etc., PLEASE STOP!!!!!!! Everyone watches Gold Rush and Yukon Gold. After they watch it, they want to mine. They go buy a Gold Hog highbanker and dig dirt with a shovel. They grab material on the top of the ground and get a half gram or gram for the weekend. WASTE!!! PLEASE STOP IT!!!!!!! Doc from Gold Hog? Where the fuck is his gold mine? He sells DIRT!!!???? He goes to North fucking Carolina, digs up bull shit ground with an ounce per 300 yards yield, and sells the "cons" for a retarded amount of money. Doc is one of those guys, he wants to have a mining operation SOOOO bad but he doesn't have the 300 grand or so to get it going. So instead, his dumbass builds highbankers and sells them. He comes up with these dumbass rubber mattings with all sorts of "riffles" in them, and the retarded thing about the "rubber matting sluices" is the fact they're a fucking CLEANOUT MAT!!!! The amount of gold guys get from doing the dumbass shit this guy is doing is so small they have to use a cleanout mat to "mine". Give it up dude. If you're not willing to walk a gold producing valley where the old timers yanked thousands of ounces out of, and you're not willing to hike UPWARDS of the valley and find benches that weren't worth the old timer's time, stay at home. That's the only way you'll get gold. This fucking guy is going where you can drive your nice car or truck and walk down a nice road to get to your gold spot. You will NEVER get good gold in a spot that you can drive to. Dude., packup equipment, get dropped off by helicopter somewhere, and checkout some benches where the valley below produced thousands of ounces. It gets me so mad, especially when these dumb fuckers use Doc's "river rat, snakeskin, razor mat, etc." and the fucking mats are cleanout mats. Quit the bull shit. If you ain't got the money to mine, leave it the fuck alone. That pan you got is a pan you should get after you dug down to bedrock and tested the bedrock gold on a claim. You went thru all that shit to get what Tony Beets gets on a test pan after he digs down to paydirt. If you can't follow thru and mine, just fucking STOP IT!!!!! We all know you're the type of dude who wants to have a dozer, excavator, washplant, etc., yet you don't have the money, so you do what you can afford to do. STOP IT!!!! Please stop it man.
Extend your trough another couple feet you'll catch every little piece of gold
so who is gonna pan it out ?
Why you got it hide for.. All the branches on the side?
I don't know about Idaho but here in Oregon you need to have a permit to run a sluice or even pan. Even if you have a permit you don't want to give away your location to other prospectors...
this is a good idea to get do some money,I like what you doing there,don't you want to get a team together I really want to work for gold.
I spend my summers out on the wild land fires all over OR, ID, WY, WA area usually. On my two days off I looked around and called people asking to go do this gold prospecting. I would like to experience this, so how should I get a chance to do this? Is this river running through your land? Did you have to file a claim on the land before you can go in there? Did you just get permission from the land owner? I'm from the south, so I don't get to experience things like this, but I enjoy the outdoors.
Holy cow that’s a nice haul 👌. Good job bud.
nice haul, those rocks piled up on the side next to the big boulder look like they were placed there. it couldn't have hurt for you to pan it down with your brother's help and then show us the results on this video. Keep up the good work
Buen vídeo interesante grande maestro.
Be prepared for a bear walk-up , I hope you got a hand gun
And bear mace
Maybe try above the old quarts bed rock, might get some older river samples of the past, also up there look for round rocks, that means the river was up their at one time🙂
What can a good day yield you?
thanks for the video and it is beautiful there a great place for a log cabin to hide away from all the trash going on nowadays
u should travel with these equipments they would make u big bucks from guyana with love keep up the good work
What river is that?
Timothy Hill , looks like the st.joe to me.
old river rock looks good.
Man that box is phenomenal, great turn out
Nice gold! Good size chunks!
Looks a lot like Orofeno ID. Yup I knew it was Clearwater river. Had to be.
Its about 60 miles from Orofino.
On your mid size build who cut and formed your box in Idaho ?
Also, I have a video on my TVclip page entitled "Mid-sized Highbanker Build" that details how I made it. Enjoy!
The aluminum is .060" (1/16"). Actually, I love this highbanker and wouldn't do anything different. Thanks for asking.
What thickness did you use and is there anything you would have done differently now you have used it for awhile?
The sluice box was cut and formed at Gateway Materials in Lewiston. I had them cut the pieces for the header box and then I riveted them myself.
Enjoyed your vid. New Sub. Nice Highbanker. Beautiful place to prospect.
you have a very good gold spot.very well.
i think your water is running to fast.
John IT REALLY IS MY CLAIM AND NOT A RANDOM SPOT Jacobs
Awesome video as always my hat is off to you my friend! Please if you have a chance check out my new film "Summer of GOLD" Its my take at the filming side and kind of a documentary about gold prospecting in the mother lode CA. Take care Buddy and here's a link to My video --> tvclip.biz/video/cTsqsHH08Xs/video.html Take care
Did you find out what that big rock is?
You said you probably would switch to a different location on your claim because all you were finding was those little flakes and nugget pieces. when you said it, you sounded so regretful and disgusted in your tone of voice. As an old prospector (my old handles which I've had for years, are..."Old Prospector", "Prospector 1950", "Utahprospector", and "Idahoprospector"), who now just dabbles once in a great while in personal pleasure prospecting in my retirement days. I sure wouldn't be ashamed, or have no qualms, or even any sorrow in finding only just those little pieces and flakes in my pan. And I know a whole lot of other people who wouldn't either. With that kind of attitude you must be expecting to suddenly stumble across the "Mother Lode" and anything else less than that, is beneath your dignity to even bother with. Good luck with that one. Very few ever do. and those that do, usually only stumble across it when not expecting to do so (usually while under duress in an emergency) and have no way to prospect it at the time, and then usually somehow can never find it again later when they go back to look for it. The prospecting world is full of those stories, and people. Even those who actually do find a good paying "mother Lode" and are able to prospect it (except for large Commercial Mining Corporations), and make it pay large dividends are very rare, along with being few, and far between.
Your comment is really confusing to me. You need to listen from 10:00 on. I was happy with the gold. Actually, ecstatic. Best gold I'd ever found up to that point. I moved because I had exhausted that portion of my claim . Thanks.
I think the water is going too fast
I want to own 1-2 acres out west. I have the cash, just want a nice spot to relax, looking for gold would be cool too. If you have a parcel you can let go of let me know.
What river is this? Clearwater?
Good job, keep it going.
John Jacobs.. I live in Baker city, I detect and prospect.. I would love to have a buddy to go out with.. I go out almost every day I can... let me know 541 406 8126
North Fork...there, I said it!
How did this get so many views for such little subscribers?
Prospectors watch TVclip instead of CNN... I WATCHED IT BECAUSE, IM LEAVING CALIFORNIA BEHIND, I got two claims, two dredges a drywasher, and gold fever Cali is just getting ridiculous. So I'm trying to get some info on areas to look for a claim out that way... That's my reason... And I subscribed... I'm planning on moving a round Nampa... If your interested in throwing a machine in that river I have 4" and a hooka with hot water on both will travel
Thanks Fullbrook...I subscribed yesterday after I answered your comment. Hope you find lots of that pretty yellow metal!
Well good work anyway mate! I'll subscribe to you! I make some prospecting videos to if you want to check my channel out. I run the gold hog piglet highbanler . I think it replaces the mini youAre using.
Your guess is as good as mine. I guess people like to watch prospecting...but, don't subscribe.
thats some serious color.........you could beat the Hoffmans.....lol
awesome pan man, lots of chunky stuff I'd work that hole till it empty
nice gold hog ,I subbed
nice hunt !!
nice vid !
If you cant extract the concentrates there are tools for that like the gold wheel.check it out...watch?v=BakKNkJRtjc
WOW! If I could haul that then I would gold mine daily...
Cheers from Sweden! Great video!
what kind of pump do you have and how long will it run on a car battery?
Erik Pearson he said rule. Generally they use a boat bilge pump.
How long did it take you to accumulate that amount of gold? Is that a normal amount with the equipment that you used?
Man,it's research and getting lucky finding the gold streaks.depends on skills learned, like your trying to get.its hardworking and minimal amounts.its dumbluck finding the right side of the river or Creek
Looks like quartzite, a metamorphosed sand(stone). The rusty bands look modern as in they are from black sand layers decaying and or places in the water table where the oxidation state of iron causes it to come out of solution and deposit in bands on the rock. If its the former I as well as others have had good luck as it's basically black sand indicative of old flood bottom stratigraphic layers or traps where gold naturally sluices out and stays.
For sure, I'm an undergrad geology student so take it for what it's worth given that info. No expert, just interested.
That rock is indeed quartz, whether it is well cemented sandstone or quartzite it hard to tell from the video but I suspect quartzite.
Hey John, apologies for being VERY late on your question :). That rock you show looks very much like reef or lode quartz found in slate belt style gold mines typical of California and Victoria, Austalia. Hard to tell on video but the "bedrock" in the bank looks suspiciously like the reef. Have a look at a video in my Geology play list The Morning Star Mine - Woods Point, tvclip.biz/video/4OcwyR1j4fo/video.html. This particular deposit is a bit different but where they explain where the reef is laminated after multiple fault movements will explain things much easier than me trying to type it.
Ah Cody watches John Jacobs aswell. Am a big fan cody keep up the good work.
I thought of you when he asked what it is. And here you are :D
i love gold :P
Yea pretty good ! Makes me wanna go to Idaho
Trooper2221 , don't leave known gold for this area.....
this is very interesting
Hello there. Awesome footage. Love it. You and everybody else love to spend their time with prospecting, are warmly welcome to publish your movies and pictures in our PRO GOLD PROSPECTORS GROUP in Facebook. Cheers facebook.com/progoldprospectors/
I live in sun valley, idaho and I am really into gold hunting and I was curious as to how much that sluice setup was and where you got it. pump included. and I was also wondering if you know any good places to pan for gold?
Hey Steve. Glad to hear that you are an enthusiastic prospector. Best hobby out there! Anyway, the cost of the GoldHog Mini Highbanker is around $500 (without the extension). Its a great little unit, but you can build a larger, lighter mid-sized highbanker for about $200. I have a video (Mid-sized Highbanker build) that details how to make it. My pump is a 3700 gph 12v Rule pump. I also use my Honda WR15 gas pump with my highbankers. I bought my Rule pumps on eBay. They are about $150+ each...but you can buy other models for a lot less (~$90). I'm not familiar with the Sun Valley/Ketchum area to help give you advice on where good gold places are.Hope this helps.
I agree with him I also like that kind of wether
Love your videos! I'm in Northern California (Weaverville) and in my first year of prospecting. How did you find your claim? Were you looking intentionally or happen upon good gold and claim it? I lived in Couer d Alene for a while, the scenery in your videos makes me miss it!
John Jacobs here in Oregon you can have an outbuilding and dwelling as well as make any improvements to add or improve the existing road.
As far as I know, you can prospect on National Forest lands as long as no one has claimed it.
+John Jacobs Thanks so much, very helpful!
+John Jacobs so one is ok legal wise to go out there and prospect? If you no one has a claim there?
I first researched the area for any historic gold mining activity. Then I researched the area using GeoCommunicator and LR2000 to see if there were any active claims. After I found that the area wasn't claimed, I prospected it. I found some nice gold...so I staked a claim by following the rules laid our by the Idaho Mining Regs. Hope this helps...and thanks for watching and your kind words!
how much would you receive fir that ?? ££??
you should take all that quartz and crush it and get the gold out of it also that is lode gold in there.
I really enjoyed the video and the fact you are in Idaho. I work with a friend who just got sparked my interest in gold prospecting so I have been out on the Clearwater River panning finding little bits of old flour gold, and as a novice I want to learn more and want to pick up a sluice box and get more information about mining claims in the area. Any insight on that beings you have a claim on the Clearwater sir?
Thanks for sharing the info John. I really do appreciate it and would be great to meet you sometime. I live up in Pullman and work down in Lewiston and love the area and have been researching a lot and seen that the Kooskia and Grangeville area's are good also?
+Shane Brown Hey Shane. I don't have a claim on the Clearwater. I do go to Gibb's Eddy and there's another good spot (I think its at milepost 31) about a mile east of Lenore where all of the basalt formations are. Actually, I've found gold in every place that I've dug along the Clearwater. You're right...its really fine flour gold. Check out Bedrock Bob's Blog at "Bedrock or Bust". He's from Orofino and finds a lot of gold at Mother Nature's Sluice Box.
sure would like to join you one day haha I'll pay for a day their
Johnnext time you do your final pan cleanup, can you send me whats you'v panned instead of discarding it ?
Out of curiosity, what all does one have to go through to get a mining claim? How much on average does it cost per month/year? Do you have to keep track of how much was mined or just the dollar amounts to report on taxes when it is sold?For instance, I live about 70 miles south of Dahlonega, Georgia. If am an amateur and was interested in finding a spot to pan for gold up there...how do I figure out what land is "open" and not trespassing on someone's property (apart from looking for signs, of course)?
+jmr1068204 jmr...here's a link.www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/id/energy/mining/download_documents.Par.83446.File.dat/Web%20Final%20bluebook%20rev%20_Jan%202010_.pdf
+jmr1068204 jmr: You'll have to google gold mining claim requirements for Georgia. I'm not sure if they allow for them there. Here, you investigate if an area is claimed at the county court house. If not, stake the claim; draw up a map of the coordinates; file the claim; and pay the filing fee and annual fee (its $120 for 20 acres a year). If you google filing gold claims in idaho it gives really specific instructions.Hope this helps.
Hi John,I am at the beginning of gold washing, and I would love to know what kind of model of water pump u are using cause I cant find some good electric water pumps at the moment. I can see the highbanker is from gold hog and the batterie from Dura Start. I think thats a prett good equimpment isnt it?Best regards
+speedi993 Speed, I use a Rule 3700 gph 12 volt pump. Thanks
+speedi993 Speed, my elect. pumps are Rule 3700 gph. They are a little spendy, but they are well built and last a long time.
Hello. How much uptime is enough battery? Thank you.
+Алексей А If I'm understanding your question correctly...the battery last about 4-5 hours. Thanks
what GPH pump are you using?? Nice spot ya got !!! Keep diggin and gettin that YELLOW !!!!
Thanks for your reply !!!!
+gettinrings The 12v pump is rated at 3700 gph. Thanks for watching!
Awesome you are living my dream . I subbed your channel . I metal detect in Austria and find a lot of roman coins . Please check my channel and if you like it please sub me back. Regards Geoff
Manuel I just checked and there are no messages .is there any other way we can connect.?
I check my messages everyday
OK whats your face book name .
+cromwell13649done already, i send you 3 message there but never answered...
Hi there where are you . Please send a friend request to .facebook.com/geoff.mellard
Been thinking of moving to Norther Idaho for other reasons like remoteness among others. But this give me another reason to an already long list
Howdy sir. Can you tell me the set up you got. I'm looking into getting into this. I was also wondering what type of pump that is. Its quiet.
+MountainSurge Hey MountainSurge. Thanks for watching. I purchased the mini highbanker at GoldHog.com The pump is a 3600 gph 12v Rule pump that i purchased on eBay. You can find less expensive pumps. I like Rule pumps because of their quality. Also, I have other videos that detail how to make a highbanker...a lot less expensive than purchasing them on line. Good luck!
Nice man. Grew up in Homedale, as a kid my mom would take us everywhere out in the Owyhees with my pans and detector. Now that I'm older, starting to get back into it a bit. As kids we always dreamed of a sluse! ha. Cool to see that little one.
nice. wish Buzzard had this quality back in the day.
+Jamie Burke Thanks Jamie...best hobby out there!
i see some shine in that pan ,,looking good thanks for sharing
where did you go for that pay dirt In your pan?
+T Rex On the river's bank on my claim.
where did you see Robert new slice box?? its not ez for us here @ east fork to carry all this , I have never seen anyone here using a pump , its more than enough to carry a shovel and the box, backpack.
I would dig the material first and make a pile of it beside the sluice, then turn the sluice on and run it. You will get alot longer life on the battery that way.
Maybe he can get Mike to do it?
That's amazing bruh
A potato flew around my room
+Daily vids A carrot was found in my car.
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What do you do with your gold
Nice river , nice gold ;)
i have been wondering where a good place to go look for gold is at... i know many people don't say but i was just curious. im from payette county
Austin, I am in the process of moving to Meridian, next to Boise. I’ve checked with the local gold prospecting association based in Boise and the guy said they get good gold near Horseshoe. I think he said they have 3 or 4 claims in that area. It is also my understanding that the Payette River has good gold in it.
I'm here to do your accounting!
do you have to live there to have your own claim
Helen rojas isn't the permit local? Here in Oregon you have to get a permit from the State.
Helen rojas , no....claims are federal.
wish i was there.
Great video! Check our new claim Scouting the "Glory Hole" on the new claim. Part 1 of 3 HD
How long does that battery last? Do you have to charge it every day, or can you go a couple in between chargeups?
Lots of rounded river rocks behind that big rock so should be good. and such a pretty place to spend a few hours away from all the modern hassles of the day job.
Thanks David...it is beautiful here in north central idaho
John,I am trying to do some informational type videos in the field. Could you take a look at one of my prospecting videos and give me some feedback on how I can improve them?tvclip.biz/video/Q6VkB6lsqMo/video.html
It gold you get south of here is better than here in Kootenai County where I am. I like your videos and have already planned a high banker like yours but only 10 inches instead of 12 inches. Thanks John.
David Boerner , old video I know....lol. but have you found gold in kootenai county? We are over near Harrison.