Prospecting around a huge boulder

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  • thomas ackerman
    thomas ackerman 3 days ago

    Let me guess middle fork of American river? When they come down boom boom boom. That was a huge flood..

  • jonathan maynard
    jonathan maynard Month ago

    Im a little bit puzzled If gold is so heavy how could that boulder of actually pushed gold way up the sides? I understand the currant of the water ,but it seems grafity would not allow gold to get way up the sides.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  Month ago

      The larger stuff will stay low but the flower gold the current can push around.

  • Mike Mcdade
    Mike Mcdade 2 months ago

    Gary working those high crevices, you a black tee shirt and when you pan a white shirt...

  • Donald Savage
    Donald Savage 5 months ago

    good job .. Nice music

  • David Villa
    David Villa 6 months ago

    Great adventure,one super great tip.Simplicity seems to be in your favor.Make more like these and I might get rich.lol Keep them comeing .Keep it Golden All Ways.

  • Nick Kaiser
    Nick Kaiser 6 months ago

    Gary, do you think after the fires the will be better flood gold in crevices that have already been worked? or would it be best to still try and find unworked areas. Obviously there will be more flood gold after but is it worth going back to Old crevices that you've cleaned out

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  6 months ago +1

      With all the rain and high water this should be a great season.

  • JimBobsSlimPickins
    JimBobsSlimPickins 6 months ago

    Some nice gold just from a few casual pans, well done!

  • Michael Goodwin
    Michael Goodwin 7 months ago

    Videos like this make me wonder how much gold I've walked right past in my life. Great video, thanks for sharing

  • Brent Hass
    Brent Hass 7 months ago

    almost ten bucks worth. but you know there's more in there

  • Backpacker
    Backpacker 7 months ago

    Loved the drone intro w/ dramatic music. A+ production and knows how to find gold!

  • MrDazp1
    MrDazp1 8 months ago

    That is one hell f a boulder. The river must have been absolutely pumping when it started to move. Another great video Gary

  • Olevsir
    Olevsir 9 months ago

    i have a claim with a boulder similar to this , if i filmed the area could you suggest spots?

  • Olevsir
    Olevsir 9 months ago

    lol

  • Scott F
    Scott F 9 months ago

    Great video Gary. Good information on knowing your creek. I had not thought of the different stages like high water and flooding events a creek goes through and where gold may be deposited until you explained. Thank you for sharing.

  • Goldwaschen in Deutschland

    👍👍👍cool Video my friend , well done👍👍👍

  • 58dorsett
    58dorsett 9 months ago

    I've never looked for gold before, but there's a place I go trout fishing on the middle fork Feather river down from Berry creek that looks a lot like the rock terrain in your vids. Wondering if that might ok to look for gold there?

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago

      The middle fork of the Feather has some nice gold. It is a wild and scenic river so you can't use anything with a motors, pan and sluice box are fine.

  • brendo mac
    brendo mac 9 months ago

    Love the drone footage

  • joel jeffery
    joel jeffery 9 months ago

    Smart! Beautiful gold. Beautiful little creek. Be safe and thanks for sharing.

  • benjamin the best
    benjamin the best 9 months ago

    If your ever in prescott AZ it would be so cool to meet up with you and detect and prospect. I'm In The hills every weekend still trying to find some good gold like you do.

  • Chuck Preston
    Chuck Preston 9 months ago

    Gary, my wife and I have been watching the horror stories about the wildfires in your area. I sincerely hope that you and your dear ones are all safe and well. If you need help, please let me know.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      It has been very different around here for the last week. We haven't seen the sun for a week. They say we have rain comming in the middle of the week! At least that will hopefully put out the fire.

  • East Gippsland gold adventure

    grate work Garry! that river seems to keep giving you some nice chunky gold. thanks for sharring

  • Stan Lillquist
    Stan Lillquist 9 months ago

    Great video! Thanks for sharing your day.

  • Chimp Chowder
    Chimp Chowder 9 months ago

    I bet money the best spot was right over the left side of his shoulder during the intro. People hit all those cracks before. Check the pea gravel patches around them rocks,! Could be a nice paystreak! Throw everything through a 3/8 screen and run it! You will get some grammage. Had fun watching.

  • William Cline
    William Cline 9 months ago +1

    I like working the down stream side of the boulders in the water. So far I have done very good. In most of the spots I work, there are not very many crevices and the ones that are there have been cleaned.

  • Racing Prospector
    Racing Prospector 9 months ago

    Is that the American?

  • Triplebacon Art
    Triplebacon Art 9 months ago +1

    Almost found the G(gary)-spot !!! ;-)

  • esather86
    esather86 9 months ago +1

    You’re the man, Gary! Enjoyed your fishing trip video immensely as well!

  • Mike lewellen
    Mike lewellen 9 months ago +2

    I really appreciate your content. My area is devoid of gold but I built a rudimentary sluice for reclaiming lead. It may only be good for fishing weights and bullets but those will put food on the table and keep a person entertained. Maybe one day I'll find a flake or two.

    • Mike lewellen
      Mike lewellen 9 months ago +2

      143lbs is a big pile of lead! (Somewhere in the neighborhood of four thousand 230 grain bullets) You did the environment a favor. I'm absolutely convinced there are public fishing spots with potentially thousands of lbs, a person could sink a small dredge if they weren't paying attention.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +3

      Years ago I was diving for fishing lures. I decided to take my 4 inch dredge down to a small ares that was building up a lot of sand. I figured it would be concentrating the fishing weights there also. I ended up with 143 pounds of lead weights, a couple dollars in change, just abount anything you could drop from a boat, and a dozen or so flakes of gold.

  • SENSEI PETTEN
    SENSEI PETTEN 9 months ago +1

    Staring @ that boulder, is like unto a photograph in time. The fact it can travel, is outstanding. Thanx, Gary. Peace ( Oh yes, the wife & I are learning...)

  • Chris Torres
    Chris Torres 9 months ago +1

    Great editing, great views, great gold! Great video!!!

  • House Majority
    House Majority 9 months ago

    One side up the river had to be the side of the original riverbed. As it erodes it gets deeper and wider and moves to its natural course of flow. So if the river has or had gold. One side should show it.

  • Adventure Gold
    Adventure Gold 9 months ago +1

    It is always interesting seeing just where gold can be found along a stream. Great video as usual Gary.

  • Firstname Lastname is allowed

    Forgive me for this being longer then it should be but I wanted to tell you this. I grew up next to a river that my friends and I would walk to or ride our dirt bikes to, "on public roads and nobody as much blinked an eye at us" anyway seen these videos takes me back cuz unfortunately I live in the city now. Hour and some change though away from the same river I used to live by and you have motivated me to want to go back and see the old spots we used to "pan" in lol. We were 10-15 years old so had no clue what we were doing. Still found gold tho! Not much but nevertheless we did!! I miss those days, we would be riding home after staying to late at the river all day and the sheriff would get behind us and light us up! Not to pull us over tho but to give us light to see cuz we didn't have head lamps on any of our bikes and it was multiple cops that would do this not just one we were friends with or something like that. They would see us during the day and knew we would be staying too late and they would show up and follow us. They said it was so we would not get hit by other cars witch I'm sure that was part of it but they were cool. Knew we were not doing anything wrong or going too too fast so it was cool. Sound like an old man here geez!! Lol but thank you for sparking up those memories and hopefully I'll be putting your tips to use soon!! Thank you for the videos!!

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      Now you got me thinking about my days fishing with kite string and safety pins. I made my mom cook the carp I caught!

  • Rod Kirt
    Rod Kirt 9 months ago

    Hiya, like your pages: information is inspiring. This comment has turned into a question: would a Garrett Ace 300 be able to detect small flakes of gold in the range of 2 to 3 inches? Thanks

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      The 300 runs on 8 zHz, I feel you need at least 20, preferably 40 to 50kHz to pick up your fine gold.

  • GrooberNedJardine
    GrooberNedJardine 9 months ago +1

    Nice video Gary ,you were obviously having fun with the Superman shots lol , some nice chunky gold also ,and wow the water pressure must be intense too move that big boulder ,it's amazing but when you stand in a running creek you can understand the force that it puts out ,cheers ,and thanks for sharing .

  • CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
    CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 9 months ago

    Smiths gold had some killer drone clips to!

  • asleepinthealley
    asleepinthealley 9 months ago +1

    I see ya panning on your knees. Have ya ever tried the G.I. knee pads? They're wonderful on my old knees.

  • dragon error coins treasure hunter

    Nice video

  • milk man
    milk man 9 months ago +1

    Looks like your experiment panned out😂 Another great video, happy hunting!

  • Bobbi Topaz
    Bobbi Topaz 9 months ago +1

    Just love your videos 👍

  • Blue Lead Gold Productions

    That big pebble is too big to fit in your pan. Makes you think about the incredible power of water and the amount of force it takes to move a boulder that size for a distance of 150 yards.

    • Blue Lead Gold Productions
      Blue Lead Gold Productions 9 months ago +1

      Excellent idea. I'd like to see a video of the path it traveled. From the comfort of my home in Hawaii, I'm hoping you get enough rain up there this winter to move it another 150 yards. Any storm powerful enough to move that thing will also stir up the smaller gravels and start the process of reloading the crevices that got cleaned out this year. When it moved, it probably also cleared out and relocated other heavy boulders in its path, That type of rearrangement of the river bottom could open up some previously unavailable area to snipe nuggets. That's why this winter, I'm voting for a return of the Pineapple Express to mix things up a bit before I get back there next spring. Aloha.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago

      Maybe this winter I will do a short video about that boulder, I was down there when it was moving.

  • Smithsgold
    Smithsgold 9 months ago +1

    Congrats on 16,000 Subscriber's !!!!!

  • Tom
    Tom 9 months ago +1

    Good video with some nice shiny looks like you have a good spot.

  • GoProspecting
    GoProspecting 9 months ago +2

    DJI Mavic 2?

  • Melody Holland
    Melody Holland 9 months ago +2

    Oh how I like starting my day with a cup of coffee & my Two Toes video. We are frozen in this morning, so at least I can get some nice pointers for when I can get out in the field again!

  • Roy Manewell
    Roy Manewell 9 months ago +1

    very well put together vid..

  • Urban Outdoorsman
    Urban Outdoorsman 9 months ago

    Definitely something you do for a hobby only, lot of work for $14 in gold.

    • Smithsgold
      Smithsgold 9 months ago +1

      @Two Toes it all adds up !!!!

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +3

      Give you a good reason to get out and play in the dirt.

  • David Slinkard
    David Slinkard 9 months ago +1

    Nice camera work!

  • Gold-Den
    Gold-Den 9 months ago +1

    Hi TT, Thanks for the vid gives us some more information for next time we go out. Dennis

  • PioneerPauly
    PioneerPauly 9 months ago +2

    I say come back with a pry bar and move that boulder a few feet and have a peak under there. Always a treat watching your adventures 😎

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      I will save it for you, water is to cold for me.

  • GoldGetters 1
    GoldGetters 1 9 months ago +1

    The way you know how to read a river is amazing... Another awesome video Gary!!!! Thank you!

  • steve w #1
    steve w #1 9 months ago +1

    Great little outing Gary, wished it could have been longer. Hope your able to get back up there before the rain hits. Thanks for sharing..!!

  • Michael Barry
    Michael Barry 9 months ago +1

    Run Gary run! If you're on the feather River get out of there, huge fire in the area, there are a huge number of people relying on you to come through with some more of your great great videos, if you're trapped , Just run down and stay in the water until it passes. By the way I absolutely love the drone footage combined with some music, love it, thanks again from all of us

  • Dan zoller
    Dan zoller 9 months ago +1

    Good stuff ! I remember the flood of 97 ! Tore the upper south american up !

  • Placer County Line
    Placer County Line 9 months ago +1

    Thanks for another great video.

  • sailingsolar
    sailingsolar 9 months ago +1

    How long do you think it takes water to be running over a crevice for it to be "really packed in thete" as you call good ones.

    • sailingsolar
      sailingsolar 9 months ago +2

      @Two Toes Thanks for that reply. If I may asked another, have you found pickers in a crevice you have known to have cleaned out before? I am under the impression that all these have not been touched for 100 + years, maybe the first time ever. Guess I'm figuring wrong. Love your video's which are well done. Best wishes to you and your family.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +3

      When the top layer of rocks are packed and the material underneath loose, I figure it has had only one or two flood events. A crevice that has not been opened up for a long time, the gravel has a very distinctive look to it and it is packed all the way to the very bottom.

  • Chris Swanson
    Chris Swanson 9 months ago +1

    Love the videos keep up the good work

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      LOL, TVclip put your comment in the spam folder! I had to save it.Thanks Chris

  • CJ's Outdoors
    CJ's Outdoors 9 months ago +1

    I really liked the dramatic music. It's amazing that a great force of water can move a huge rock like that. I enjoyed watching you crevice, it's one of my favorite things to do.

  • Beard Bro
    Beard Bro 9 months ago +2

    Love the intro music Everytime!

  • Mike Walter
    Mike Walter 9 months ago +1

    Hope you were not afffected by the fire.

  • Mike Walter
    Mike Walter 9 months ago +1

    Nice GOLD Gary. Thanks for the video

  • SFB
    SFB 9 months ago +1

    Gary your videos are top notch, I do enjoy them. One thing you need to do is...just say I'll see ya tomorrow at the house, cracks me up anymore when you say "Yep, its the next day", age sure does drag us down a bit, you just work smarter...

  • TAS D
    TAS D 9 months ago +1

    Great video mate 👊🏻😊👍🏻

  • Busted Knuckles Prospecting

    Great video mate🤠

  • Koby Cutler
    Koby Cutler 9 months ago +1

    I hope you're doing okay with all the camp fire tragedy around there. Good looking gold though!

  • Jim Griffiths
    Jim Griffiths 9 months ago +2

    Good one Gary, for a couple of heartbeats I thought it might be a Sierra Blaster day!! ⚡💥

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +3

      Ah - the good old days

    • CJ's Outdoors
      CJ's Outdoors 9 months ago +1

      LOL Jim!...I'd like to see Gary shouting out, "Fire in the hole!" 🔥💣

  • Duane Miles
    Duane Miles 9 months ago +1

    Hope your safe with all the fires.

  • Philip Wolf
    Philip Wolf 9 months ago

    never saw one of your vids I didn't enjoy thanks gary

  • Bill Wildhaber
    Bill Wildhaber 9 months ago +2

    3 thumbs up on the drone - boulder video.

  • Thomas Holman
    Thomas Holman 9 months ago +1

    Surprised about the chunky gold that high up ,great videos 👍

  • Jeff Allen
    Jeff Allen 9 months ago +1

    Nice video and great experiment. Would be interesting to develop a "target contour" plot if it replicates with other giant boulders. Again, thank you for sharing the video and experiment.

  • Cynthia  Herr
    Cynthia Herr 9 months ago +3

    Wow I was surprised Gary, I thought for sure you'd be too high up the side to find anything but you had
    a great day there,looking forward to the return trip when you get more time..Thank's for sharing and have a great week,
    *Thank's to all who served and also those who are currently serving in our military*

  • Prospector Josh
    Prospector Josh 9 months ago +19

    0:52 Gary got a drone...gold has no chance in hell now.

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +8

      Going to need the gold for the repairs, I need a 10 year old to fly this thing!

  • Shadehunter Entertainment
    Shadehunter Entertainment 9 months ago +1

    Still giving me hope. I am going to be joining AMRA(American Mining Rights Association) to learn more about gold mining and to meet other miners. All because I found your videos. I can't wait to see more videos Gary.

    • Shadehunter Entertainment
      Shadehunter Entertainment 9 months ago +1

      @Brian Carlson well I'm a member now. Look me up on the members list as James or Jim

    • Two Toes
      Two Toes  9 months ago +1

      AMRA, they are doing great work!!!

    • Brian Carlson
      Brian Carlson 9 months ago +1

      I have been a member of AMRA from the start and I can't think of a better group of people. Please join you won't regret it.

  • Smithsgold
    Smithsgold 9 months ago +2

    Another great job on the video love the new drone shots and the fact you find Gold up high on the creek. Now I know what you were doing when you went up around the corner “ finding more gold “ I think at this point I need about an ounce nugget or more to catch up !!!!! I also see you have been working on the Pauly finger snap but have only managed to swap out your shirt 👕 !!!!

    • Smithsgold
      Smithsgold 9 months ago +1

      @Freespiritangel61 thanks !!!

    • Freespiritangel61
      Freespiritangel61 9 months ago +1

      @Smithsgold I look forward to seeing the video Jeff.

    • Smithsgold
      Smithsgold 9 months ago +1

      Freespiritangel61 my next video will have Gary and his drone in it, working on it now hope to have it done soon

    • Freespiritangel61
      Freespiritangel61 9 months ago +1

      @Smithsgold LOL Likely story.

    • Smithsgold
      Smithsgold 9 months ago +2

      Freespiritangel61 I was there but down stream working a crevice and I only had one shirt with me so I didn’t make the edit !!!