Randy's New Prospecting Tools -- Jan 2017

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Randy's New Prospecting Tools -- Jan 2017

Post by Admin on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:33 am

Hey Gold Adventurers...

Anticipating some great gold prospecting come this Spring, Summer & Fall..............I recently added a very nice Estwing forged steel 18 inch rock & gem chisel and another super useful Keene 18 inch deluxe steel crevice tool to my arsenal.

There was a boil hole in Kalifornia that my Gold Bug Pro sounded off on real loud, but it was packed with rock hard cemented/conglomerated gravels and I simply didn't have the length of a chisel needed to maybe break that cement hard gravel up last September.

Would love to see IF this Estwing baby will do it. Now, the real problem I see is after 4 years of drought, Kalifornia will have SO much rain/snow melt runoff that the NF American River will be too high, and that spot will be inaccessible/under water... Sad

I got another Keene deluxe crevice too. Only $13. They are strong, awesome for crevicing in Kalifornia too. I have used them a lot, highly recommended! Wink

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Re: Randy's New Prospecting Tools -- Jan 2017

Post by dickb on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:42 am

Looking good Randy. Is that a birthday present for yourself. You may need an extra long snorkel for the American River this summer. Looks like you figured out how to find the gold in KALI.

Hope you find lots more this year.

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Post by russau on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:50 am

Looks good ! I made my own from a 3/4 inch allen wrench and welded a 12 X 3/4 inch tapered drift pin to it. Ive used it for 20 years now and it still together! As a matter of fact I make most of my own stuff at the cost of ZIP!

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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:52 am

Russ,

Good for you! IF I had a arc welder, acetylene torch, etc., I'd be way more inclined to "make mu own" simple stuff too...

That 18 inch Estwing chisel is what I needed in that deep boil hole... Now, I think the rivers will be backu up above drought levels in Kalifornia...

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Post by russau on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:07 pm

I once got ahold of a bunch of "scrap" stainless steel tubing and bent the tip about 2 inch's back and then ground the inner edge off for a crevice scoop. I have them from 1/2 to 1/4 inch. When you get old you have a lot of time to play around making "stuff"! F.O.G.s rule

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