Colorado -- Sluicing Cache Creek with Matt -- 16 June 2017

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Colorado -- Sluicing Cache Creek with Matt -- 16 June 2017

Post by Admin on Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:04 pm

Hey Gold Adventurers...

Time for yet another great outdoors "gold adventure"........this time with a prospecting buddy Matt.

Because it's been HOT lately.............like 80 to 85F these Summer days......we agreed to meet at 6 AM and get an early start and work hard while it was still cool...  Arriving out work spot at 6:20AM there was amazingly frost on all the creek grass.  Nice!   Wink

We setup out our Le Trap sluices, walked up the bank and over to our planned dig spot.  Unfortunately, about 50 to 60 yards away.

Here's our dueling Le Trap sluices:



Our dig spot:



Our sluices running hard:



Randy's gold...  A whopping 2 grains or .13 grams.  Not good.  I'll be looking for a new spot for sure.



Matt:



Randy's Chinese bucket carrying system:



We worked hard diggin' and carrying buckets to sluice.  We sample panned a bunch too and sadly, most were nothing to just a few specks and small flakes.  Bummer...

Oh well, we had a great 4 hours.  I made 15 trips with 30 mostly full 2 1/2 gal pails.  I had to leave about 11 AM, so I cleaned up, panned out my cons there.  Not much.  I guessed .20 grams at most. Turned out to be only .13 grams.

So, no Bonanza day for sure.  Matt & me had a great time...

Hope you all get out, get some "wild" gold for yourself too!

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Re: Colorado -- Sluicing Cache Creek with Matt -- 16 June 2017

Post by russau on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:27 pm

While on my tour of duty in RVN (68-69) I got one of those bamboo carriers . Somehow it "got gone" by some means or another! I finally got rid of the problem that was causing it!

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Re: Colorado -- Sluicing Cache Creek with Matt -- 16 June 2017

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:35 am

Russ,

Ha. Well..............THANK YOU for your service in a war that was unpopular and our troops (like you) never got told "THANK YOU" for serving...

When I was at the Naval War College in New Port, RI, for a year, we did case study reviews of past conflicts and wars going back to the Peloponnesian Wars : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peloponnesian_War

Vietnam was a classic example of the failure of civilian leadership to define "victory", give the generals the charge/orders and let them win. WAY too many artificial constraints and ROEs so restrictive we could only end up losing. War is ALL about killing people and breaking things......and not pretty. But, the pretty comes on the other side when your enemy surrenders, agrees to your demands or is dead.

Playing "nice" in war..........being politically correct.......expecting zero civilian casualties or no collateral damage is a guaranteed recipe for failure. Get in, go big, win at any cost. Or, go home a loser.

The last time Congress officially...........Constitutionally "declared war" was in WW II. Back then FDR said "victory" was the unconditional surrender of the Nazis and Japs. It took almost 5 years, BUT we did just that...

Thank you for your Vietnam service! Glad you came home.

Now, let's get you out of Misery and out gold prospecting!!! Wink

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Re: Colorado -- Sluicing Cache Creek with Matt -- 16 June 2017

Post by russau on Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:52 am

Thank you randy!

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