Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

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Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:28 am

Hey Gold Adventurers...

O.K.  One more High Kolorado gold prospecting Trip Report...

This time I worked a different spot in the valley....where the old timers left a portion of the virgin glacial material behind.   Can't work it unless we have snow melt and the water level in the valley rises and runoff starts to flow thru areas that are outside of the creek proper.

My buddy Ron sluiced with me until almost noon, then he had to depart for the afternoon.....leaving me with all the gold.  He ran a lot of pails of dirt and got some nice Cache Creek gold.

When he departed I borrowed his Le Trap sluice and set it up with my Le Trap and created a "Long Tom" Le Trap setup of sorts....  I was running fast, shoveling material direct into my sluice and wanted to see IF I was losing anything of significance out the back of my Le Trap.....maybe "save" a little lost gold...  

My double Le Trap sluice setup:




My dig spot:



The water started seeping into my hole, which turned out to be O.K., is it helped make the glacial clay soft and sluice better:



I sluiced nonstop from about 7:30 AM till noon and then did a cleanup and lunch.  Then sluiced from 12:15PM to 3 PM.  By then I was whipped.  On my second run after about 20 minutes of shoveling I could see a nice, yellow chunk of gold holding perfectly still in the middle of my 2nd drop riffle.  Turned out to be a nice "baby" nugget!  One of, if not the biggest piece of Cache Creek gold I've found.





Still panning out my cons.  When I get them all panned, cleaned up, I'll post a final take number...

FWIW, when I cleaned up the 2nd Le Trap.......almost nothing in it!  Maybe 5 or 6 small colors, that's it..............even as fast as I was running the water and as fast as I was shoveling the material...  So, either the first Le Trap did about a 99% job, OR whatever gold escaped # 1 it also escaped # 2 sluice.  So, makes me feel real good that just one Le Trap will get the vast majority of even the finest gold.

Oh, I made 2 videos, posted on my YouTube Channel:

My sluicing ops here:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1bb5fjU4NA

My gold take here for the day:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgjBgnA5av8  Turned out to be a very nice 25.5 grains or 1.65 grams total.  That "baby" nugget was a whopping 2.3 grains or .15 grams.   Wink

So, despite the many mosquitoes that have showed up, another awesome day on Cache Creek!  Hope you get out, get some gold, come back and post a Trip Report here soon...

Randy  C-17A      Smile

P.S.  I went back on 11 June for a half day..........ended up with 11.7 grains or .76 grams.  I'll take that!



UPDATE: The Chief got all his cons from his 4 days of prospecting cleaned up and got a very nice 2.92 grams after sluicing 88 2 1/2 gal pails of material. His friend Ralph helped out a couple days too. Looks like beautiful , chunky Cache Creek gold with a good number of small pickers. Well done guys!



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Re: Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

Post by russau on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:22 am

Randy I think your assuretion of 99% might be a slight exageration ! Its probly 98.98% Very Happy Congrats on the nice picker!!

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Post by dickb on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:56 am

Hi Randy:

Really nice cleanup! I kind of figured that there are many other spots at CC that hold the yellow stuff and the Police are doing their best to discourage the miners so they can close it all together. Really nice picker.

Have some more "Hard Fun". Laughing

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Post by plainsprospector on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:12 pm

Wow..... largest piece I have ever seen come out of Cache Creek!!! On my way Randy.....on my way.
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Post by Chief05 on Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:39 pm

Sir:

Follow up to the 8 July post Ralph and I ran 74 buckets at your Berm and "No Name Creek".  Still working my cons and will follow up with picture and weight for all 4 days later.  Sure enjoyed the company, next time I will have to bring a Keystone Light in my back pocket for luck....HA Very Happy

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Post by Admin on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:11 am

Chief,

Well...............with all that material dug/washed, I know you'll have a nice, yellow cleanup. Wink

Can't wait to see the pics, get the final weight.....just to enjoy it with you.

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Re: Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

Post by JOHNIFLY on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Man that's some good looking stuff Randy.. I'm still stuck here till this helicopter is done. Nice job buddy.

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Re: Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:36 pm

John,

Great to hear from you! Miner Matt just today was asking if I'd heard from you lately...............and I had to say, "nope".

I may see Matt tomorrow. I'll let him know you checked in.... Wink

Yeah, been getting some nice Cache Creek gold lately.

How long until you finish your helicopter? Maybe test fly it to that creek of yours and land and mine for a while??? Ha.

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Post by JOHNIFLY on Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:51 pm

Randy I hope to be finished up in four to five weeks. My big red trailer should be back next week and its already sold. I will deliver it to Texas not far from here and than go buy my new camper. I have the helicopter factory check out guy scheduled to be here the second week of July. I'm working night and day. I know I'm getting another late start but better late than never right.. Tell Matt hello and you guys keep the videos coming.

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Post by Goldpanner Dave on Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:12 pm

Very nice looking gold, Randy. I reco'ed you to a guy on Treasure Net who was interested in Cache Creek. Hope he contacts you.

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Re: Colorado -- Cache Creek Sluicing with Ron -- 10 June 2016

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:49 pm

Dave,

Thanks... We'll see IF he looks me up...

I have been very busy lately, tasking a lot of folks out on "Gold Adventures" these days...

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