big fat skunk

Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Find all posts by this user
08-03-2013, 12:04 AM
Post: #1
big fat skunk
Quote this message in a reply
I had to run up to Granite Bay this morning to do a quick job. I wasn't trying to decide where to hit after I was done..go hit the river for gold or hike back to an old Chinese miners camp I've hammered last couple years...I chose the camp. I worked it hard with the Deeptech Vista Gold for 5hours, and believe it or not, did not get one single non-ferrous object! Not a shell, lead, nothing. I even started wondering if the detector was crappin out, but everytime I tested it, it worked properly. I did eyeball this
   
And dug this...anyone know what it is??
   
The bears have been chowing down on blackberries, there was big purple turds everywhere. Heres a pic of some of the old workings
   
Anyways, I'm done with this spot. If anyone wants to give it a shot, pm me. Its near Auburn. Its a 2mile hike one way, elevation drop of about 800-1000 ft, so not bad if your in decent shape. Oh, and there are 2beautiful little gold streams, gold is spotty, but I have found pickers. Ray

My empire of dirt.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
08-03-2013, 02:46 AM
Post: #2
RE: big fat skunk
Quote this message in a reply
You must have pounded it pretty good to get ZERO good targets!!

At least it is a testament to your skills if nothing is left.  Seems like a pretty good hike for slim pickings.  I might pass on that site!!  Great pictures though!!  You should of at least grabbed a purple turd for a paper weight or something!!  Wink
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
08-03-2013, 06:13 AM
Post: #3
RE: big fat skunk
(This post was last modified: 08-03-2013 06:14 AM by NjNyDigger.)
Quote this message in a reply
(08-03-2013 12:04 AM)deathray Wrote:  I had to run up to Granite Bay this morning to do a quick job. I wasn't trying to decide where to hit after I was done..go hit the river for gold or hike back to an old Chinese miners camp I've hammered last couple years...I chose the camp. I worked it hard with the Deeptech Vista Gold for 5hours, and believe it or not, did not get one single non-ferrous object! Not a shell, lead, nothing. I even started wondering if the detector was crappin out, but everytime I tested it, it worked properly. I did eyeball this

And dug this...anyone know what it is??

The bears have been chowing down on blackberries, there was big purple turds everywhere. Heres a pic of some of the old workings

Anyways, I'm done with this spot. If anyone wants to give it a shot, pm me. Its near Auburn. Its a 2mile hike one way, elevation drop of about 800-1000 ft, so not bad if your in decent shape. Oh, and there are 2beautiful little gold streams, gold is spotty, but I have found pickers. Ray

   Ray, you've probably worked on a LOT of pitched roofs over the years, if you consider an elevation drop of 800 - 1000 feet "not bad" Tongue Getting skunked sucks, but, at least you can cross that spot off your list for good. As Einstein use to say; "I love failure. The more I fail, the closer I am to success." Gotta go through the strike outs, in order to get the hits Wink

Joe

NjNyDigger, proud to be a member of Treasure Classifieds Forum since 2013.

[Image: image.jpg]
Find all posts by this user
08-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Post: #4
RE: big fat skunk
Quote this message in a reply
Them purple turds where a little to fresh to throw in my pack. I'm still baffled that I couldn't get a non - ferrous target... . I know you and Mark have plenty to keep ya busy, just thought if someone wanted some adventure and didn't know where to go besides the usual Mineral Bar or Yankee Jims , this is a neat place and once you get to the camp , your all alone. The potential for really good gold is there. Remember 15-20 years ago the lady was killed by a mountain lion near Auburn? This is the area.

My empire of dirt.
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)