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Prospecting High in the Sierra's: Amazing California Gold
 
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Dan, Jason and I hike into the backcountry on the American River in the California Motherlode in September of 2016 in search of chunky gold. An awesome mining and camping experience!
Views: 3621 Eric Real Deal Deleel
Northern California Gold Mining (finding gold on public land)
 
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Thanks to www.GOLDSUPPLIES.com for the discount on my new equipment!!! Secret location in Northern location finding gold on public land
Views: 75518 John Shaner
Prospecting the Sierra Nevadas, California. Garrett ATX/AT Gold.
 
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Join us in the spectacular Sierra Nevadas of California as we try our hand at underwater detecting with ATX and AT Gold metal detectors in the Feather River Canyon. No nuggets came to light on this occasion but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. A big thank you to Joey Wilson, Adventures in Prospecting of Oroville, CA, for organizing this great adventure. Also thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett, and Recce Muru of Garrett Australia for his great camera work.
Views: 45364 NQExplorers
Prospecting the Sierra Nevadas, California (Part 2). Garrett ATX/AT Gold.
 
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Join with us again prospecting in the Sierra Nevadas of California with Garrett ATX and AT Gold metal detectors. On this occasion we explored the Forks of Butte Creek. No nuggets came to light but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. As a bonus Dave shows us a half-ounce nugget he detected previously with his AT Gold. A big thank you to Joey Wilson, Adventures in Prospecting of Oroville, CA, for organizing this great adventure. Also thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett, and Recce Muru of Garrett Australia for his great camera work. www.garrett.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.nqexplorers.com www.facebook.com/nqexplorers
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California drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra Nevada foothills
 
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Tim Amavisca and his teenage daughter Hailey are spending some time in the Californian wilderness panning for gold. "The game plan was, move a couple boulders, try to get to bedrock, spend time with the daughter and hopefully find some gold." he explains. "With the drought going on, we're able to dig in more locations that wouldn't be accessible at later times" he says. Leaning over a bed of rocks in waterproof overalls, Amavisca reaches into the river and scoops shovelfuls of dirt into a plastic bucket. He and his daughter then pour the dirt into a sluice box that's used to trap gold flakes on textured rubber mats. Another amateur prospector Rudy Price sources the dry rocks of the Bear River with a shovel and pan, surveying the riverbed for good spots for prospecting. "I do understand that it's a dramatic impact on everybody during a drought that's this severe, but at the same token I'm taking advantage of it," says Price. The drought is bringing in many first-time prospectors to Pioneer Mining Supplies in the Gold Rush-era town of Auburn. The store sells shovels, buckets, pans, rubber boots, maps and mining books, as well as more advanced prospecting equipment such as sluice boxes and gold concentrators. Frank Sullivan, who opened the mining store nearly 40 years ago, says business has increased by 20 to 25 percent because of the drought. "Oh yeah, it's been good for business. I do live in the mountains so I don't like to see the drought. But the rivers being low makes for business being good. A lot of people's having fun. I've seen a lot of new gold coming through the door." Sullivan is concerned about the lack of rain because he lives in the mountains and worries about forest fires. With good jobs in short supply and gold selling for more than $1,300 an ounce, many local residents are prospecting to supplement their incomes Sullivan sold four-foot metal sluice box to amateur prospector Trevor Whitehead and his friend. "It's more of a hobby, but obviously if we hit a nice pocket, then yeah, I would love to make some money," says Whitehead. He says water levels at the North Fork of the American River are about two feet below normal, which has opened up new areas for gold panning. One of the worst droughts in California history has prompted the state and federal governments to severely cut water supplies to farms and cities. It's also left rivers and streams with dangerously low water levels, putting fish and wildlife at risk, as Jeff Kitchen, a hydrologist with the USGS California Water Science Center explains. "The stream flow in many of our rivers is probably about 10 percent or less of what we would normally expect this time of year. So there's a very significant, noticeable drop in what we would normally see." But for now gold diggers are making the most of the unusually warm, dry winter. Amavisca, who recently left the military, has been prospecting several times a week this winter, a season when it's usually raining and river levels are too high for gold panning. "If you see a good-sized flake, that's when you get excited," says Amavisca, who lives in Sacramento, as he looked for gold in one of the sluice box trays. The father daughter team then proudly showed of vial containing flakes of gold, a good day's work prospecting. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea52d348fa56ea3f0fc9ec87d00619b8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 2845 AP Archive
California Drought Brings Back Gold Fever | National Geographic
 
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California rivers, low from the recent drought, are ushering in a new gold rush. Professional miners—along with hobbyists like Bruce Meyer—are hurrying to uncover precious metals by panning, sniping, and prospecting at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about the new gold rush: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-california-drought-gold-rush-water-climate-mining-panning/ VIDEOGRAPHER AND EDITOR: Spencer Millsap Should We Eat More Bugs? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/Ej59-ljxhoU National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH: The Sierra Nevada Mountains
 
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This video we take you into the California Motherlode Belt searching for gold that was the source of major gold discoveries in the 1849 Gold Rush!!!! The Wandering Buffalos head into the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a little prospecting in a creek. What an experience it as to be in the same area prospecting as the 49ers. We only ran for about 2 hours but found amazing color in the pan. Don't forget to tune into to Prospectors Radio every Sunday at 7:30pm EST and Wednesdays at 9:00pm EST. Also, be sure to join Gold Prospectors Space at www.GoldProspectorsSpace.com to be eligible for the great giveaways and prizes!
Finding gold in the high Sierra's
 
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Prospecting for gold California
 
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Good gold for this area.
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Secret Miner’s Cabin & Mines In The Sierra Nevada - Part 1
 
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Probably less than a dozen people know about the historic miner’s cabin hidden away on this mining claim - and even fewer still know about the abundance of gold mines found here… It remains a secret because the people that do know where this is remain tight-lipped about it and this cabin and mines are located in an absolute black hole on topographic and other maps. There is simply nothing marked anywhere near here. With the contractors for the Forest Service, BLM, Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs, et al working overtime (with taxpayer money) to get all of these historic mines erased, it is very nice to be introduced to some gold mines that are not (currently) in danger of being permanently closed. It is a shame that we have to wallow in such secrecy simply to protect a historically significant site from the very entities that should be preserving it, but such is the upside down world we live in. The two adits featured in this video appear to be quite old. I was able to find a couple of references to the mines consolidated on this claim in mining journals dating back to the turn of the last century and they were described as already having been worked for a while at that time. So, initial work here probably dates back to around the time of California’s “Gold Rush” era. The earliest gold miners in California were placer miners. However, when the easy pickings from the surface were worked out, they became lode miners and headed underground to start chasing the veins where the gold in the creeks originated from (some underground miners also chased the rich placer left behind by ancient river channels that were buried millions of years ago). The little hole by the creek under the huge boulder would have been referred to as a “coyote hole” by the miners of the time. These were in abundance along the creeks and rivers of California in the early days as the miners pursued gold flakes and nuggets back into the rocks and gravel lining the waterways. So, it seems likely that the small adit we visited first would have been the one developed initially and then the larger adit punching into the hard rock would have come along later. In further support of the idea that these mines are older rather than newer is that, although it may possibly have been there at one point, there was no sign of rail at the mines we visited. The claim owner also stated that he has never seen any sign of rail here either. It is not difficult to imagine a swarm of miners crawling all over these canyon walls like ants during the “Gold Rush” era, churning up the creeks and digging out coyote holes. This initial surge of miners, however, would have been followed by a more patient, more sophisticated group of miners that had an eye on heading underground. At the second adit shown in this video, for example, you could have had something like a father and son team or two brothers slowly working away at that lode mine for years, chasing those quartz veins and hauling load after load of ore and waste rock out in wheelbarrows. I’m giving more of a general feel for the area with these videos rather than showing every single bit of mining history present as both sides of this canyon are covered in mines and the remains of mining equipment. We’ll see more of that in the next video. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines that I have explored: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 66571 TVR Exploring
Gold Mining On The Yuba River
 
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Gold Mining On The Yuba River The Ancient American River, Ancient Yuba River, Ancient Calaveras River, Ancient Mokelumne River, Ancient Tuolumne River, Ancient Magalia Channel, Ancient Intervolcanic Cateract Channel, Ancient Intervolcanic American River and the Ancient Jura River (from the Jurassic Period), are plotted in detail on Big Tens California Gold Map 5. The present-day rivers bearing the same names as their ancient rivers are also shown. The Ancient Rivers of Gold in northern California are from the Tertiary Period. The Tertiary rivers existed millions of years ago and many of them had large quantities of gold within their gravels. Because of that, they are known as the "Ancient Rivers of Gold." Each ancient river is discussed below. Information on this page is based on the classic work of Waldemar Lindgren of the United States Geological Survey and by study of Big Tens California Gold Map 5, which shows the relationship of the ancient rivers to landmarks, such as roads, creeks and towns in the region. These now-dry Tertiary rivers are thought to be a prime source of the gold found in many of the rivers and streams of the Mother Lode region of northern California. The ancient rivers are discontinuous and sometimes follow tortuous routes. They have been altered by volcanic activity, erosion, and in some instances portions of the rivers have been covered by lava. Much of the region underwent extreme volcanic eruptions. Volcanic flows have been found up to 4,000 feet deep. Volcanic flows were up to 60 miles in length. Portions of an ancient river may be found at ground level or near the top of a mountain, or on the side of a mountain, or buried. Early prospectors found portions of the ancient rivers and worked them for their rich gold content. Later, mining companies used hydraulic mining or drift mining techniques to recover the gold. In hydraulic mining, water under pressure is directed to, for example, the side of a ravine to dislodge the gravels and send the material to the sluices where the gold is recovered. The equipment that was used (called a "monitor" or "giant") was similar to a very large hose nozzle. Geologic reports speak of gravel deposits up to 250 feet deep with gold deposits interspersed at various levels within the gravels. Some of the gravels of the ancient rivers of gold have been cemented together over time. Smaller materials between the larger gravels have bound the larger gravels together. Drift mining is used in those instances to follow the channel underneath the volcanic covering. In drift mining, tunnels are driven in bedrock underneath the channels and when the channels are reached, the richest stratum, resting immediately on the bedrock, is extracted by underground mining methods and then washed at the mouth of the tunnel. Many miles of the ancient rivers are still un-worked and may be very rich in gold.
Views: 317959 wheresblair
Gold In California
 
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See where gold has been found in California. How to know where to look for gold in your state. Gold maps reveal where to find gold. Learn more about how to map gold in your state right here: https://sourdoughminer.com/government-gold-maps-offer/ Prospector Jess
Views: 1708 Prospector Jess
🌟🌟 Female Slave Labor: Gold Mining Northern California, Italian Bar Columbia
 
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We spent a day gold mining near Columbia California on Italian Bar Road. We found some gold, but the clean up was less than we expected and I didn't get a picture of it. The piece I show on my finger was pretty much the biggest of the day. #AlienAmerican
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Alaska Gold Mine Sierra Nevada California
 
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The old Alaska gold mine superintendents house built in 1848 Grass valley, Nevada county in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California. Tailing piles, ore cart track, gold, silver flatware, old car, minelab ctx 3030 gold detector, metal detector.
Gold Mine Tour in Auburn California #2
 
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Join me in a quick tour of a very little known, but easy to get to gold mine, right next to the Shirland Canal in the Auburn State Recreation Area. I came to explore one mine, which was sealed, but found another nearby! Disclaimer: There is no guarantee that exploring an old mine is safe, and I choose to enter at my own risk. I do not recommend that you go into any mines, tunnels, or caves that you may find, including the one in this video. I have made this video so that you can see what the mine looks like on the inside. If you choose to go in that is entirely your decision.
Views: 1540 Kyle Vogt
Quartz gold crushing quartz - www.california-gold-rush-miner.us
 
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quartz gold crushing quartz - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/ This is a December gold prospecting trip around Yuma Arizona.we were searching through some tailing piles from an old mine where the miners were following gold in a quartz vein.. We were doing dry washing and some metal detecting and met up with Daniel who is looking for iron stained courts in the tailing piles to crush and hopefully extract gold from the quartz rocks. To see additional photos taken on this gold prospecting trip and or to get more information on where to purchase this drone at the best possible price be sure to visit our very popular California gold nugget site. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: information on gold prospecting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_prospecting quartz gold crushing quartz
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Storm Runoff In California Exposing New Gold Motherlode? Locals Say Yes!
 
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http://undergroundworldnews.com Weeks of rainy weather across Northern California and the storm runoff through the hills of gold country have triggered a new gold rush. “Miner Gary” Thomas said he always finds at least a little gold here on his property near Jamestown in Tuolumne County, but this year, there’s so much more runoff than normal and it’s shaking the gold from these hills. Thomas said it could provide a “Eureka” moment for those inclined to come up here and look for it. “(The runoff) kind of ‘etch-a-sketches’ everything,” said Thomas. “Eveything I had dug up and now my dig spots are all gone.” The known gold digs were washed out, trees uprooted, and landscape eroded. The runoffs have also removed gold out of the old abandoned mines and sent it down the river. “It’s going to bring down more gold,” said Thomas. “It’s going to bring up new areas that I never got to.” Learn More: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/27/storm-runoff-in-california-gold-country-exposing-new-motherlode/ My Other Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/Dahboo777 https://twitter.com/dahboo7 https://vid.me/DAHBOO7 https://www.facebook.com/TheUndergroundWorldNews https://www.instagram.com/dahboo7/ B Rich: https://twitter.com/B_Rich33NO https://www.youtube.com/c/BRichOfficial Erick M: https://twitter.com/letmeexplainit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcwB6XtfJtyWW4DXKoZVn5A ToBeFree: https://twitter.com/da52true https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdTd5-p_sBE8oTjUOqPpPg EnterThe5t4rz: https://twitter.com/Enterthe5t4rz https://www.youtube.com/user/Enterthe5t4rz Mr Anderson- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWu0hs1VEeMZd14lsMNQVQ
Views: 63918 DAHBOO77
Gold Prospecting
 
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The Gold Rush may be over, but panning for gold is still very much alive in California. Deep in the Angeles National Forest, about an hour's drive from L.A., is a group of dedicated "gold diggers" who meticulously examine the San Gabriel River and pan for gold. Even though much of California's gold is gone, many Angelenos believe otherwise. Reporter Judy Muller interviews Bernie McGrath, a prospector who turned his life around after spending years hooked on heroin. McGrath is one of many regulars who work a stretch of the San Gabriel River, patiently gold prospecting with the hopes of finding flakes and nuggets of gold. Watch and read more here about Gold Prospecting: http://bit.ly/1sOr1VJ Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: http://bit.ly/1ludEHc SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: http://bit.ly/1rMIUWL Like Socal Connected on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1p3brSq Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1liFUIb Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1xWgbPV Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: http://bit.ly/TU2e5c Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: http://bit.ly/1hRLBSH Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: http://bit.ly/1hRLYwo
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A Most Unexpected Gold Mine In The High Sierra
 
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This is actually not our first visit to this abandoned gold mine, but this is our first visit to THIS part of the mine. We couldn’t shake the feeling that we had missed something on our first exploring visit… So, after a couple of years, we returned to this abandoned mine high up in the mountains to take a second look at it. We found more surface workings where the miners had carved out trenches surrounding quartz veins and we observed that some of the surface workings we had seen before were looking much more eroded and precarious despite the relatively short passage of time (abandoned mines tend to have a short shelf life). Of much more significance though, while assessing what we thought was a simple ore pass to a caved adit below, we discovered something quite unexpected, which is the subject of this video… There was some confusion on our part as to whether what we found was a simple ore pass or a shaft. So, you’ll hear us refer to it as both. It was open to the surface and dropped down through various drift levels like a shaft. However, they also dumped ore down from surface workings at the top – like an ore pass - in order for it to be processed in the mill below. Sometimes these things are difficult to classify. So, what do you think it should be called? I apologize for the footage that is less stable than that to which you are accustomed, but you’ll recall the formula I have shared before: The more remote and harder a mine is to reach, the less gear I will be taking with me. I didn’t even have extra camera batteries for this one. Just my helmet, my handheld flashlight, gloves and my camera. That’s it. Yes, this is a remote mine. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 36858 TVR Exploring
American Gold Rush History Documentary
 
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The first significant gold rush in the United States was in Cabarrus County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte), in 1799 at today's Reed's Gold Mine. Thirty years later, in 1829, the Georgia Gold Rush in the southern Appalachians occurred. It was followed by the California Gold Rush of 1848–55 in the Sierra Nevada, which captured the popular imagination.
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High Sierra Gold
 
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Join Jeff and Mike as they look for Gold and Treasure in the High Sierra's , Watch as Jeff finds a .45 Gram nugget. SG003 https://www.youtube.com/c/Smithsgold
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Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California desert - Going Alone
 
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I discovered this lost mining claim within a rock cairn atop an island of stone within the enormous flash flood plain called Siberia Wash. Imagine my surprise to look inside the rock pile and spot a metal tin secreted away within. Open this tin with me and find out what's inside. ---- My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of The Good Life with me. I'm available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at [email protected] Going Alone is an independent approach to living, uncovering what is real, and making peace with the facts of what is true no matter how the truth makes us feel. I upload at least one video a week for this series on my YouTube channel. The Good Life is a formulated plan of objectives and principals designed to help us live a more virtuous life in accord with sound reasoning. I upload at least one video a month for this series. Buy and read my book Going Alone here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0779LLWGV YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFx-GHOyrQiiGqxE-J9fYA Facebook Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/LylesBrother Journal Page: https://www.facebook.com/Softypapa-337676096304661/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/softypapa/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/109050782163582511388 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-bell-754416b Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldjapanphotos/ Twitter https://twitter.com/softypapa CHANNEL CREDITS Softypapa avatar art by Hideki Lewis. See more of the artist's work here: http://eue-art.deviantart.com/ Channel Theme Music "Song For Kurt" used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music here: http://nowherians.bandcamp.com/
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Gold Prospecting sluicing in Northern California Feather River
 
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Sluicing for Gold on the west branch of the Feather river in Northern California
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Panning for Gold at the Merced river in Yosemite
 
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Pher and i decided to try our hand at Gold Panning while visiting Yosemite National Park in California.
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Visiting The Site Of Sierra County's Giant North American Mine
 
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California's Sierra County has a lot of abandoned mines. However, the North American Mine was one of the biggest. It was a very, very big mine… So, it is surprising how little information is out there regarding this mine. It doesn’t even get enough respect to appear on topographic maps! Consider: An entire town, known as Hepsidam, was formed around the North American Mine. Farther up the mountain, an artificial lake was even created to provide water to the mine. The main adit at the mine went back for more than 8,000 feet and underground the miners reported encountering giant quartz boulders that were 20 to 40 feet in diameter! To explore this site, Mr. McBride and I had to split up and it STILL took hours for both of us to cover all of the ground that was worked in connection with this mine. Get the idea? This mine shut down early in the 20th century, which is, I suspect, one reason that we haven’t heard more about it. Also, heavy logging has done much to erase the history of this site. Additionally, individuals with metal detectors have torn up the site where the town was. However, in doing so, they provide a sense of what was there because of the amazing amount of household goods they have churned up – everything from dishes to lanterns to stoves to square nails to saws… Of course, what remains is damaged, but it makes one wonder what those hunting with the metal detectors took away with them. I talk more about the history of this mine in the video and so I won’t go into it again, but it’s a shame that none of this was preserved. That’s why we’re out here doing what we do! ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Views: 4562 TVR Exploring
Gold Prospecting California 1/26/15
 
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I got gold
Views: 7765 robert ferguson
Live Nugget Finds in Northern California Metal Detecting with Alan Mash 10-4-14
 
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Alan and I have a great day hiking and climbing the mountains above the Klamath River in Northern California. Found a couple nice little nuggets in old quartz veins near historic mines up on the mountainside. Tough hike for an old goat like me but well worth the effort just to take in the view!
Views: 90348 The Handegard
🌟🌟 Gold mining Grass Valley, Northern, CA--Green Horn Creek--GOLD MINING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
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This not so secret spot. Green Horn Creek, Grass Valley. Great gold. Lemme know if you need specifics, it is a tricky spot to reach, but once you get there, the world is your oyster. Be careful, a lot of the area is either claimed or private property. But there are large sections that are public, just look for signs it isn't that hard to stay in public areas. #AlienAmerican
Views: 17931 AlienAmerican
detecting for gold in the sierras
 
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using my gpx4500 and a coiltek joey dd coil
Views: 1257 minerjoe01
Exploring The Abandoned Monte Cristo Mine
 
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This abandoned gold mine is near the bottom of an extremely remote and inaccessible canyon in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Although there was a rough trail to this mine at one time, most sections of the trail have been reclaimed by Mother Nature and hours of bushwhacking down a very steep canyon will be required for a visit (Of course, you can save yourself the hassle by simply watching the video). I do not know the history of this lode mine, but I have spoken to a local historian that visited it about twenty years ago. This is how I know about the second stamp mill and some other details. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines
Views: 34451 TVR Exploring
Prospecting for Gold in the California Desert
 
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My First Project 2
Views: 76970 mojavedesert12345678
Yuba River Gold Mining, California, 2014
 
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A good day's take of gold from the Yuba River in the California Motherlode
Views: 16742 Eric Real Deal Deleel
Yuba river gold prospecting 2015
 
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00:59 Hike in 09:38 Pan 1 14:42 Good pan 2 18:05 Night panning 20:06 Critters of the woods 24:53 1st day gold total 25:10 Gold total 25:35 hike out Goldventures©, Friday the 13th Gold, March 2015 This was an overnight trip in which I started the trip with zero sleep the night before. Beaten down by the sun, and thoroughly dehydrated, I meander upriver, sample, and get on the gold pretty quick. Two half days of panning this trip yield some decent results. While prospecting at night I was startled by loud movement from all around me. Too big to be deer, and obviously multiple individuals, whatever it was had lots of weight, likely a mother bear and cubs. We never did see what it was, but it sure did give me a good scare and keep me from sleeping very much that night. Nonetheless, an adventure with gold, hard work, and the beautiful outdoors in the California gold country mother lode.
Views: 26770 Erik the Prospector
California's record drought is spurring a mini gold rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills that drew ho
 
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HERE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS, WATER LEVELS ARE AT RECORD LOWS. AND THAT'S OPENED UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR GOLD PROSPECTING. SOUNDBITE: Tim Amavisca, amateur gold prospector: "With the drought going on, we're able to dig in more locations that wouldn't be accessible at later times." CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT HAS SPURRED A MINI GOLD RUSH IN THE SAME REGION THAT ATTRACTED FORTUNE SEEKERS IN THE EIGHTEEN- HUNDREDS. SOUNDBITE Rudy Price, amateur gold prospector: "I do understand that it's a dramatic impact on everybody during a drought that's this severe, but at the same token I'm taking advantage of it." THE WARM, DRY WINTER IS BRINGING MANY FIRST-TIME PROSPECTORS TO THIS MINING SUPPLY STORE. SOUNDBITE Frank Sullivan, co-owner, Pioneer Mining Supplies: "The rivers being low makes for business being good. A lot of people's having fun. I've seen a lot of new gold coming through the door." THESE MODERN-DAY GOLD MINERS DON'T EXPECT TO STRIKE IT RICH, BUT THE PROSPECT KEEPS THEM PANNING. SOUNDBITE: Trevor Whitehead, amateur gold prospector "It's more of a hobby, but obviously if we hit a nice pocket, yeah, I would love to make some money." SO OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS IN RIVERBEDS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN EXPOSED IN DECADES. OFFERING AT LEAST ONE SILVER - OR RATHER GOLD - LINING DURING CALIFORNIA'S RECORD DROUGHT. NATSOT: "If you see a good size flake, that's when you get excited." TERRY CHEA, ASSOCIATED PRESS, COLFAX, CALIFORNIA You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8182f8bf04486889b1752f5b352ca87c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 245 AP Archive
Butte Creek Gold Nuggets found near Chico California by Bullet
 
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Legendary old time prospector "Bullet" shows off pictures of gold nuggets he found during his life time living and mining on Butte Creek near Chico, California.
Views: 2597 Prospecting Channel
Treasure Hunting in the High Sierra's
 
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We are off to the high Sierra's to beat the heat and find some treasure, the good news is - we did both! My ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Honans-Mining-and-Diving-Supplies?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 Detector used Nugget Hunting; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9366BJ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B06X9366BJ&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=64ecf71359725495c8e5d444a8be5105" Detector used Treasure Hunting; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2B4NVI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B2B4NVI&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=a02576aee89f78402a16fcc96cdedfde My favorite headphones; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002V2XX4U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002V2XX4U&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=92f18547e36d937e6d7b9ad99993020b Estwing 22 oz. Rock Pick Hammer = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F7JCBC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004F7JCBC&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=8844b7483304d0d68e679b93c5ba2b1f"\ Strong Magnet = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M22YMPO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01M22YMPO&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=b855398f3cfef05b44a19e741edf9e7c Estwing GP18 Gad Pry Bar = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E7PFFE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000E7PFFE&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=b881108ddd3334ab7bcec81cfc7bf0d1" Business contact: [email protected]
Views: 14657 Two Toes
Blackwater Gold Mining Claims - California - 2017
 
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The Blackwater mines are part of the historic Blackwater prospects that were known for producing massive amounts of gold. The prospects were staked in 1984 and again in 1987. In 1988 the claims were leased to the Homestake Mining Company. Today the Blackwater mines consist of 2 shafts and 2 adits. The mine cuts are clean and stable, but the lowest shaft is mostly collapsed.
California’s Historic Italian Gap Mines
 
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In the early days of California’s Gold Rush, the focus was on finding gold and not on keeping records. As such, I could uncover no specific information at all on the Italian miners that were here first to turn over the gravel and rocks in search of placer gold. The scant records I could locate on the lode mine were from more than a century ago and they only made a passing reference to it – no details at all were shared on matters such as production, equipment, the size of the mine, the number of miners, the history of the mine, etc. The one exception was a report that stated assays had revealed an average gold content of .22 troy ounces per ton of ore from this mine with an estimate of 50,000 tons of ore remaining. That’s 11,000 ounces of gold for those of you that don’t feel like doing the math. Other than that sliver of information, we are left with what we can observe for ourselves. However, with the knowledgeable audience I have, I’m sure we’ll be able to put a lot of pieces together on this one with the collective knowledge available. The wooden ore carts were popular in remote settings such as this mine because the metal frame and wheels could be transported in pieces and then assembled once the miners arrived at the site. The wooden components – essentially the “box” of the ore cart – could usually be sourced right around the mine itself by chopping a tree down. So, it was a relatively simple way to get ore carts into operation at a mine. The wooden ore carts are, obviously, not as durable as the metal ore carts. However, they can take a surprising amount of abuse and, aside from being much lighter to transport, they are much cheaper too. So, it isn’t a surprise that we find the metal bits and pieces from the remains of wooden ore carts all over the place in the regions of the Sierra Nevada where historic mining operations were. This was the first (and only) time I have ever seen an intact frame for a wooden ore cart in California. And I have only ever seen one fully intact wooden ore cart at a mine, which was preserved by the dry deserts of Nevada. I was quite intrigued by that mine up the side of the canyon with what I assume was an air shaft. The mines with dirt around them rather than hard rock erode shut very quickly. So, I wasn’t optimistic about getting into that one via the adit when I saw that waste rock pile from above. However, with ropes and technical gear, one could possibly drop down into the mine via the air shaft. I would imagine that no one has been in that mine for a very long time – more than 150 years if it dates to around the time of California’s Gold Rush. Imagine what could be in an untouched mine like that! Ha, probably nothing, but you never know… There was an old rock crusher in the river below the stamp mill, but the video of this was lost. This was a long, steep hike down and back out – especially when carrying fifty pounds of mine exploring gear on my back! The section I showed in the video with the national anthem of Italy playing in the background was just a tiny percentage of the hike and didn’t include the steepest parts. The flies and mosquitoes on the way back were absolutely awful too. So, in other words, I hope this video is enjoyed... ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 12646 TVR Exploring
Buttes Resort Sierra City CA Hiking and Gold panning trip
 
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Welcome to Sierra City! The elevation of Sierra City is 5,407 feet (1,648 m) and the town is situated in the canyon of the North Yuba River on California State Route 49, twelve miles northeast of the county seat of Sierra County, Downieville. The population was 221. High in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, nature used the wild waters of the North Yuba river to carve our little townsite, a natural observation deck for the mighty Sierra Buttes, gateway to the magnificent lakes basin and a refreshing portal on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Here, hikers, cyclists, hunters, anglers and boaters have a world of choices for adventure and challenge. Lodging and dining are sumptuous in the pine air, which makes food taste better and sound sleep natural. Your soul is restored.
Views: 2347 Survival Mindset
Abandoned California gold mine - softypapa adventures
 
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My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I'm available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbyt[email protected] Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/softypapa Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LylesBrother On Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/109050782163582511388/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/softypapa LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kurt-bell/b/416/754 My blog: http://softypapa.wordpress.com ---- THE PATH OF WILDNESS The Path of Wildness is easy to find The course of a stream Leaves blown in the wind A beast's track through the brush And the direction of our first inclination The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don't bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone. Learn more about The Path of Wildness here: http://wp.me/P5A2F-As ==== CHANNEL CREDITS "Japanese Falls" image by the artist Lane Brown. See more of Mr. Brown's work at the following URL: http://lanebrownart.blogspot.com/p/portfolio.html Channel Theme Music "Song For Kurt" used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music here: http://nowherians.bandcamp.com/
Views: 93847 softypapa
GOLD MINING~ SNIPING~THE RIVERS OF CALIFORNIA
 
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This is a very informative little video of where and how you can find enough gold easily to earn a living in areas (mostly California but any river in gold country0, by a method called "Sniping" ~ enjoy~ and if you live close to the areas I have mentioned I will give you more personal info of where i have picked up as much as four ounces in three hours in knee deep water with just a face mask and tweezers... several one quarter ounce size nuggets
Views: 14278 Cerey Runyon
Chinese Camp Ghost Town!!  Remnant Of Notable California Gold Rush Mining Town
 
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Chinese Camp is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census, down from 146 at the 2000 census. It lies in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the southern end of California's Gold Country. Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music I will not attempt to contact with the artists who created the audio file(s) Link To Bodie California Ghost Town Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_BkxQuy1o
Views: 26635 MoneyBags73
Gold prospecting Sluicing in Northern California
 
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Sluicing for gold with a Keene sluice box on a creek in nor Cal
Views: 20495 MrLewis82
Sierra County, CA Gold Ore: Milled up at Tomas Zubicek Mill in Humbug
 
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Classification & Gravity Separation of a Load Ore Prospect located in Sierra County. ABOUT THIS VIDEO: I drove the Samples to The Mill - location In the heart of the Humbug Mining District in Northern California. Filming, Tomas Zubicek's Consolidated Mining and Mill Operation.. Date Filmed: May 17, 2014 LATEST EPISODE : Remote Shoot Humbug Mining Didtrict Total Length: 13 minutes 37 seconds Music: By: Production Crew: Cinematographer DP/ Editor: Gérard Angé Second Camera: R2D2 Using Sony CineAlta Super 35mm Technologies: Sony NEX FS-100-U, Sony Cx-760 Squirrel Cam Lighting: Natural to UnNatural to ~ Enhanced Lighting" ========================================­=== Post Production: Motion Graphics Adobe Creative Cloud ======================================= ©2014 Gerard Ange' Productions International Inc. G.A.P. INTERNATIONAL INC (All Rights Reserved) ======================================= Gérard Angé Productions International Inc., BOX 2234, Healdsburg, California 95448 Booking: (415) 975-1999 Website:http://www.win-tv.net Bitcoin Address: 1Cp1RDK4zfQzRsRuMWSkiKZKY4f8jZg2V3 ====================================
Views: 546 Gérard Angé
Chasing the gold vein pt1
 
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An AMRA, American Mining Rights Association video on gold mining in a lode mine with Sierra Blaster. Shot in December of 2014 in a private gold mine in California. AMRA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit company which fights and advocates for keeping public lands open to the public. They offer access to excellent gold claims, visit: http://americanminingrights.com/ Make a donation to AMRA today https://www.americanminingrights.com/join-us/donate/
Lower Lake, California Gold Mine
 
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Video 574 (3rd journey) of a reality travel show with your host David Rush. Go to http://thedavidrushtravelshow.com/
WHERE TO FIND GOLD !!!! East Fork of the San Gabriel . ask jeff Williams
 
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We give you the Secret info you need to know if you plan on hunting for Flakes and Nuggets of Gold on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. We show you the History of the river and even include bonus material of little known placed to get good Gold. We have also included the channels of people who know the East Fork of the San Gabriel area better then most, so check out there videos. You will be glad you did. https://youtu.be/AfRznFXQ9D4 https://youtu.be/zRSK49ujBPA https://youtu.be/zQBXtN9t85w https://youtu.be/F3Yah_Hp8iI https://youtu.be/_vwveVVRLBU http://www.lagoldmines.com/index.php?page=863755.txt Please Show your Support by clicking on the link below. https://www.patreon.com/askJeffWilliams
Views: 82633 Ask Jeff Williams