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Finding gold in the high Sierra's
 
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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: 4059 Eric Real Deal Deleel
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: 47503 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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Cold Gold - Winter California Gold Prospecting Documentary
 
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#goldrush #goldpan #goldprospecting Get out there and start your own gold Adventure! check out these mining essentials that I use to find gold, all at the lowest price online! Panning kit: https://amzn.to/2IvTdMu Sluice box: https://amzn.to/2Ggmk3E Gold metal detector: https://amzn.to/2GlLrSq Rock hammer: https://amzn.to/2IqjtZd Plastic Scoop: https://amzn.to/2IpSYDg Backpack/waterproof: https://amzn.to/2Dhn1sO Blue Bowl Concentrater: https://amzn.to/2Ip7CKW Its the beginning of the end of the 2018 gold season and were on the hunt while the weather permits, join Todd aka "Mr. VG" aka Topcat from TopCat Gold prospecting adventures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOaeQqROQQrbNubc5RMBkyA, Jc "The Mining Hawaiian", Justin aka "The Monday Miner" Mark "The Looker", Bert "The Nomad" and myself "Prospector Jerry" as we travel deep into the canyons and riverbeds of the Yuba and American Rivers in search of California Gold and Adventure!
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
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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: 2487 Survival Mindset
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
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GOLD RUSH AT OROVILLE DAM! BLM SAYS "KEEP OUT" - FLOOD GOLD RUSH In NORCAL
 
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SOURCE: SFGATE ✔When asking seasoned miners about this year’s so-called gold rush in Northern California, it can be a challenge to obtain trustworthy information. ✔“People who are smart don’t advertise what they’ve found,” said Bob Van Camp, better known as “Digger Bob.” “If you’re finding nuggets in an area, you don’t tell anyone about it; I’ve made that mistake before.” ✔After all, if you’re a professional miner looking to make your fortune, it’s the nuggets you’re after. Flakes and dust are milquetoast – and altogether worthless – compared to heavy chunks of the shiny yellow stuff. ✔Northern California was pelted with record rainfall this winter, and miners predicted that once all the water washed away, gold would be left in its wake. It appears that their predictions are panning out.“Folks are finding more gold — ‘flood gold’ — than usual this year,” said Diana Clayton, president of the Shasta Miners & Prospectors Association, which owns seven claims throughout Northern California and boasts about 350 members. ✔“Many of our members have been mining for decades,” Clayton said. “They really know the area. And they know there’s been changes.”Bryant Shock, co-owner of Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, Calif., estimates that there’s been a quarter increase in professional miners heading up north – a sure sign of a legitimate gold rush, he says. ✔So too, Shock has seen bigger chunks of the mineral unearthed this season than in recent years, and not just near streams and rivers. Heavy rainfall triggers slides, he explained, which create cutouts in the hills and deposit small bits of gold in gulches and ravines. ✔“I’ve heard of people walking along, kicking the dirt and finding a piece of gold,” Clayton added. She said a Shasta Miner recently uncovered a nugget half the size of her pinkie finger – that’s a biggie. ✔Clayton wasn’t about to let SFGATE in on the location of the prized chunk – “That’s like asking fishermen where they found their best catch!” – but she did mention the prospects surrounding the Oroville Dam, where miners believe gold is buried in the bedrock and dirt washed away when the spillway flooded. ✔“There’s good gold in that gravel,” said professional miner Mike Abernathy definitively. ✔ Aspiring miners should take pause before heading to Oroville with a pan in their hand and visions of riches on their minds. The region surrounding the spillway is completely inaccessible to the public, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) vehemently refutes the treasure hunters’ chatter. The river channels affected by the flooding were extensively mined during the late 19th and 20th centuries, and having high flood waters would not expose additional gold,” a BLM spokesperson told SFGATE over email. ✔Nonetheless, a miner can dream — that’s what this gold hunting business is all about anyway. Odds of making a fortune in the goldfields of California are slim-to-none, but that’s not really the point. ✔Said Clayton, “It’s about having fun and maybe getting lucky.” SFGATE ARTICLE: http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/A-mini-gold-rush-has-descended-on-Northern-11303830.php#1 DON'T YOU JUST LOVE MY SUPER AWESOME CHANNEL? THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET YOU CAN SEE MY MASTERPIECES OF DIVINATION! 🤓 SPONSOR MY INSPECTIONS OF THE MASTERMIND MAINSTREAM MEDIA & TOGETHER, WE WILL TRAVEL THROUGH THE RABBITHOLE INTO OZ, UNMASK THE VILLAINS IN OUR MAGICAL MYSTERY MACHINE & STRlKE WHEN THEY LEAST EXPECT US— LIKE A PACK OF FURIOUS VELOCIRAPTORS! WE ARE THOSE MEDDLING KIDS THAT WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT! ! 👷👦👱👧🐕🐿 Support My Channel & Work Here: https://www.patreon/JamesMunder
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California Gold Prospecting
 
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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: 3055 AP Archive
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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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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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: 14822 Cerey Runyon
Prospecting for Gold in the California Desert
 
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Great Finds At A Gold Mine In The Sierras
 
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The area where this mine is located is absolutely thick with mining history – some of the densest concentration of gold mines and historical mining activity that I am aware of… There isn’t a rock in this mining district that wasn’t turned over by a miner at some point in the past 175 years. So, it is no surprise that we discovered a lot going on at this site and, as the afternoon progressed, this mine just kept revealing more and more. It’s kind of funny as when we arrived in the morning, we expected this to just be a quickie mine explore. However, it took us until after dark! And, undoubtedly, we missed some mining equipment and other features in the darkness. Inside the more modern haulage adit seen in this video, I was disappointed by that stope that had collapsed down the ore chute as we were off to a very promising start. If the reports I have seen are correct, there are a couple of thousand feet of workings left to explore beyond that caved section. The reports also list this as both a lode and a placer mine. I didn’t see any evidence of lode activity in what we were able to see, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t run across a vein deeper into the mountain. They may have also been referencing work across the creek that you’ll see in the third video (3 of 3) in this series. That caved section was placer though... I’m always talking about how much less stable the placer mines are and that is further evidence of what I’m talking about. There wasn’t a pebble out of place on my whole walk in through the haulage adit. But, what was caved? The underground placer deposit. I hope those of you with lode mines to explore in nice, dry climates appreciate how fortunate you are! It was quite the treat to see that compressor room and bunkhouse (I’m assuming that’s what the upstairs was) still relatively intact and with all of that gear inside... I’d imagine there are still plenty of treasures hidden under all of those boards from the buildings that collapsed. However, neither of us felt like spending the whole afternoon moving boards around and dodging rusty nails – especially when there was still so much more to see. ***** 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: 21918 TVR Exploring
Historic Hwy 49, California's Gold Country
 
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California's picturesque foothills fed by the clear crystal snow runoff from the Sierra, home to the many diverse Native American cultures was forever changed when James Marshall discovered Gold in California at Sutter's Mill in 1848 and set off the largest gold rush in history. Reminders of this abundantly rich history can be found everywhere along Hwy 49 as it winds and meanders through the Mother Lode mining towns of days gone by, through flowering white dogwoods, olive colored oaks and towering cedar, the remnants of history; old stone cabins and buildings, mining equipment, and stamp mills that were used to crush gold-bearing quartz. This historic area needs to be preserved and shared to save the heritage and rugged beauty of Hwy 49 and Gold Country, one of California's most precious resources, for everyone, everywhere. Today along this incredible American byway is a region of quaint bed and breakfasts, shops lining historic main streets, award winning wineries, fine restaurants, antique and gift shops, art galleries, golf courses, unlimited recreation and the chance to travel back in time... A 9.5 minute video covering Gold Rush history in the first half and Gold Country today in the second half. www.historichwy49.com #Sutter #Marshall #highway49 #americanriver #gold #panning #Coloma #Nisenan #Cullomain #suttersmill #Sonora #Mariposa #Oakhurst #Angelscamp #MarkTwain #Nevadacity #Grassvalley #Suttercreek #Downieville #rush #49er #mine #miner #mining #history #Califonia #motherlode #suttersfort #nativeamerican #historichwy49.com
Views: 47289 G. Thomas Edwards
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.
NUGGET FOUND! California Gold Rush 2k19 season 2 episode 7 "prospector secrets"
 
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What an amazing find out with Bennett at a secret location. Stay tuned for the next upload coming soon by hitting the bell for notifications. Also please hit the thumbs up! Check out our sway "stickyriffles & sons of the motherlode & picker petey shirts and hoodies available at @caligoldrush.bigcartel.com And as always check out our patreon page and get entered into giveaways ! #goldnugget #discovery #goldrush
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Claim Jumper Part Two - Asserting Ownership Of The Gold Mine in 4K
 
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#Goldrush #Outdoors #Prospecting The snow has melted and access to the claim restored, come along for the ride as we head to the claim to check on things, do some needed repairs and right some wrongs. Will we find any gold along the way? Only one way to find out!! Check out more adventures and mother lode gold on my journal thread at TreasureNet. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/pro... Get out there and start your own gold Adventure! Check out these mining essentials that I use to find gold, all at the lowest price online! Panning kit: https://amzn.to/2IvTdMu Sluice box: https://amzn.to/2Ggmk3E Gold metal detector: https://amzn.to/2GlLrSq Rock hammer: https://amzn.to/2IqjtZd Plastic Scoop: https://amzn.to/2IpSYDg Backpack/waterproof: https://amzn.to/2Dhn1sO Blue Bowl Concentrator: https://amzn.to/2Ip7CKW
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
Views: 226025 National Geographic
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: 41381 TVR Exploring
🌟🌟 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: 19705 AlienAmerican
Summer of GOLD California Gold Prospecting Documentary
 
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#goldprospecting #goldpan #goldrush Get out there and start your own gold Adventure! check out these mining essentials that I use to find gold, all at the lowest price online! Panning kit: https://amzn.to/2IvTdMu Sluice box: https://amzn.to/2Ggmk3E Gold metal detector: https://amzn.to/2GlLrSq Rock hammer: https://amzn.to/2IqjtZd Plastic Scoop: https://amzn.to/2IpSYDg Backpack/waterproof: https://amzn.to/2Dhn1sO Blue Bowl Concentrater: https://amzn.to/2Ip7CKW This short film is a compilation of an entire summer gold prospecting season by modern day prospectors in the California mother lode region. Join Jerry and Casey as they travel deep into the canyons to "paradise" and other gold rich locations. Get an in depth view of prospecting for gold in modern day California, enjoy the beautiful views of the land that is rich in history and gold! Check out more adventures and mother lode gold on my journal thread at TreasureNet. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/prospectors-journals/480253-jerry-prospectors-adventures-color-county-9.html
🌟🌟 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
Views: 51985 AlienAmerican
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: 100114 The Handegard
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: 27645 MoneyBags73
California secret Gold Prospecting spot
 
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Not my Best Video!. I did't want to show much.. this was my best goldmining spot...
Gold Prospecting 5/1/14 California
 
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What a nice day on the river
Views: 23444 robert ferguson
Geology of the Ruby Tertiary Channel, Sierra
 
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Presentation entitled "The Ruby Tertiary Channel, Sierra County, California" delivered by Gary Clifton, P.Geo, at the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN) membership meeting in Reno, NV on January 17. 2014.
Views: 12663 Ruby Gold
Any Gold left in this Historic Mother lode Creek?
 
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#Goldrush #Prospecting #Motherlode Get out there and start your own gold Adventure! check out these mining essentials that I use to find gold, all at the lowest price online! Panning kit: https://amzn.to/2IvTdMu Sluice box: https://amzn.to/2Ggmk3E Gold metal detector: https://amzn.to/2GlLrSq Rock hammer: https://amzn.to/2IqjtZd Plastic Scoop: https://amzn.to/2IpSYDg Backpack/waterproof: https://amzn.to/2Dhn1sO Blue Bowl Concentrater: https://amzn.to/2Ip7CKW We manage to salvage a unsuccessful trip to the claim due to snow by heading to lower ground and meeting up with Jarrod who has a couple of claims on a very rich and established workings in the heart of the mother lode region. Join us as we Jarrod shows us the old workings and we try to see if the old timers really did get it all! Check out more adventures and mother lode gold on my journal thread at TreasureNet. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/prospectors-journals/480253-jerry-prospectors-adventures-color-county-9.html
Great Finds At A Gold Mine In The Sierras - Part 2
 
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Coincidentally, the adits we discovered during this full day of exploring were progressively older. So, they make for an interesting walk back in time that happens to be in chronological order. The adit we explored in the first video was last worked in the 1960s or 1970s, while the adit seen in this video was likely last worked around the 1930s. I say “likely” because with many of these older mines, it is difficult – and often impossible – to find detailed records. Often, there are no records at all to be found in the public domain. As you undoubtedly observed, the adit I explored in this video was not the most pleasant one and, as such, I imagine you will not be shocked to learn that it did not make it onto my “Favorite Abandoned Mines” list. This one really ticked a lot of the “unpleasant” boxes. Bad air? Check. Deep, sucking mud? Check. Unstable rock overhead? Check. Difficult to access? Check. That orange, sucking mud is something that I associate with underground placer mines as that is the only place I have seen it. Many viewers have compared it to orange mud that B.C. Frank encountered in Anyox. However, there are some significant differences. Perhaps the most significant is that this “mine mud” is very dense. It will not wash away unless it is subjected to intense pressure. Furthermore, it develops a hard crust on the surface – almost like a rust. One can almost, but not quite, walk on this crust. Instead, one has to push through it like an icebreaker, which is quite a lot of work when one is also fighting through the sucking mud underneath. Some underground placer mines are so choked with this mud that it is not possible to proceed beyond a wall of mud that has formed. To confuse matters more, however, some underground placer mines don’t have this mud at all. This “mine mud” flows down from the underground placer deposits (ancient river channels), but it is not clear to me why some sections of the ancient river channels produce this awful mud in mines and other sections do not produce it at all. I am talking about mines that are very close to each other too, not in different mining districts. Contrary to how it might look in the video, I was not using a candle to illuminate the haulage adit. Instead, I was using two bright (1000+ lumens each) lights with fresh batteries. That dark rock just swallows up the light to an incredible degree. Fortunately, the adits that Mr. McBride located across the creek while I was slopping around in the mud with this adit – which will be seen in the third (and final) video in this series - more than make up for the setbacks at these first two adits. ***** 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: 13948 TVR Exploring
Great Finds At A Gold Mine In The Sierras - Part 3 (Final)
 
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I can state unequivocally that I have never encountered a forked portal before as we discovered at this abandoned gold mine. Never… I have never seen or heard about one either. The reason for those twin adits branching off from the forked portal is a complete mystery to me too. If the lower adit had just been for drainage, why did they put rail in? If the upper adit was too small (and as small as the lower adit was, the upper adit was even smaller), why did the miners not simply expand the upper adit? This mine was too little of an operation to have had traffic that would have justified needing one route in and a separate route out (It wasn’t set up inside for that anyway). The upper adit intersected that large quartz stope and so it is not as if the miners missed what they were looking for and had another go at it. The two adits were only a few feet apart. So, any ideas from the audience? I’d love to hear them. It crushed me to not be able to access that upper level in the “forked portal” section of this mine complex… I did everything I could to get up there and there just wasn’t anything available for a foothold and there just wasn’t anything to grab onto to haul myself up. I think even Alex Honnold would’ve struggled in the heavy waders too. I took a lot of pictures and enlarged them as much as possible when I got home and it just wasn’t possible to see how far back that section went. Considering that the miners dumped most of the waste rock into the creek, it could go back a fair distance. The sketchy adit in the last video was fairly large (we didn’t even see all of it because of the caved sections) and yet it had no accompanying waste rock pile since it had all been dumped into the creek. As I was exiting from the upper adit of the forked portal section, it seemed there was a more contemporary bottle on the ground. I don’t think anyone came in the mine and left that. Instead, I think someone tossed that into the portal and when the snow melted in the spring (the point where there would be the most amount of water in the adit), it floated back there. I saw no evidence that anyone had been back there for a very, very long time and few people are willing to endure what I did to get back there. How about that rock test in the upper adit? Wherever that rock went, it dropped for a long time. One might assume it drops to that upper level I was unable to access (the one I discussed above), but that isn’t guaranteed. For one thing, it seemed to fall for too long. For another, it didn’t hit water and it seemed like that section I couldn’t access was pretty wet. Lastly, it isn’t possible to tell in the video, but the location didn’t seem to match up too well with the “forked portal” adit. Perhaps there is another adit that we missed because it was eroded shut? So many questions about this lode complex… As I mentioned in the description below the last video, the adits we discovered during this day of mine exploring were progressively older and so this was the oldest. How old? It is difficult to say with certainty, but this could go back to around the time of California’s Gold Rush given the history of this mining district. At one time, I believe this mine was completely separate from the mine complex we explored in the first two videos. However, it may have been incorporated into that complex at a later date, making all three videos of the same mine. The records on that are not entirely clear, but they suggest that possibility and it is fairly common for many mines to become consolidated into one. The amount of stuff along the creek was unreal. We weren’t looking for any of that either… That was just the stuff that was easily visible since it had been churned up by the creek. It provides a real sense of how much historic mining activity took place in this area. Imagine what someone with a metal detector would turn up! ***** 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. I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 20123 TVR Exploring
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: 5426 TVR Exploring
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: 16268 Two Toes
Gold Detecting, Gold Panning & Gold Pickers!
 
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Gold detecting, gold panning and gold pickers at a new creek! We will be taking our gold tractor to the ultimate placer deposit soon to find some huge gold nuggets on bedrock! If you haven't already, head to the link below to purchase some ore and mineral samples from Natural Ore N' More! Ebay Store: https://www.ebay.ca/usr/spurgeon-1892 Email: [email protected] Mention us when purchasing and receive 10% off all items on ebay and via email orders. Here is the code: 911mining10% Here are our links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/911mining Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/911mining Website: https://www.911mining.com Business Inquiries: [email protected] Thank you and happy gold mining! 911 Mining & Prospecting Co
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: 47067 TVR Exploring
Dale Gold Mining Claim - California - 2017
 
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The Dale Mine is located near the site of Old Dale, California. Historically this area was mined for native gold. It was reported that a single jack miner could expect to produce around 0.7 ounces per ton in gold. Many of the mines in the area were small operations worked by small miners and prospectors who vigorously defended their workings from all comers.
Gold Prospecting California 1/26/15
 
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I got gold
Views: 7813 robert ferguson
Metal Detecting California Gold Rush Mining Camps!!! Garrett AT Max
 
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In this episode I head out to metal detect some amazing old California gold rush mining camps and am in for a huge surprise on what I find next to the creek! We are located in the gold country of California and we metal detect old mines and old mining towns and buildings. In our videos you will see us metal detecting and digging up old silver and gold coin, relics from the gold rush and civil war. If you enjoy watching metal Detecting videos then you are in the right place. We give our viewers and exciting experience that will leave them wanting to jump in the car and head out to go metal detecting. So get comfortable and get ready to see some amazing metal detecting finds. If you are thinking about upgrading to the Garrett AT Max, Garrett AT Pro or the Garrett AT Pro Pointer I highly recommend clicking on the links I put next to the equipment we use. Not only will it give you the best deal on the items but it will help us out a ton to keep us going on making these videos as they are affiliate links. Thank you for your support on keeping the dream alive! Equipment we use: Garrett AT Max http://amzn.to/2sdDv1Y Garrett AT Pro http://amzn.to/2BbPYGo Garrett AT Pin pointer http://amzn.to/2E65PsQiiij GoPro 6 http://amzn.to/2BYhpUe
Detecting Old Gold Mining Camps
 
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Tips on how to locate and explore an old gold mining camp with a metal detector. My Store - https://honans-mining-supplies.myshopify.com/ Web site; http://www.goldminingbasics.com/ My ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Honans-Mining-and-Diving-Supplies?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 Estwing GP18 Gad Pry Bar, I never go prospecting without this 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 Estwing 14 oz. Rock Pick Hammer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YWCIM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002YWCIM&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=1c081ceeb4325eb37e97f3ff083f1cc6Estwing 22 oz. Rock Pick Hammer = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002OVCMO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002OVCMO&linkCode=as2&tag=twotoesadvent-20&linkId=3e5e8df494dddd420ebfef136ccbf7e5" 22 oz. Rock Pick Hammer long handle = 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"\ 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 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 Business contact: [email protected]
Views: 61041 Two Toes
Interesting Underground Gold Mine Stuffed With Quartz
 
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This gold mine is one of those abandoned mines that didn’t look like much at first, but ended up being really interesting… Aside from the complexity of the underground workings we explored, we just kept finding stuff. Well, more accurately, I should say that my exploring buddy kept finding stuff. While I was inside the first adit looking around, Mr. McBride, discovered the lower adit and the buildings above the mine workings. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the history of this mine. As with many things, California is behind other states in digitizing the records in their archives. By contrast, Nevada is fantastic in this respect. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the University of Nevada in Reno have done a really impressive job of digitizing and organizing their records online. So, for example, if you have the name of a mine, you can look through their database and find extensive records and maps for the mine you’re curious about. Obviously, not every historic mine is included in their database, but most are. Even without knowing the history though, it is apparent that this mine is an older mine that was worked off and on for quite a while. It also doesn’t seem to be a big stretch to assume that a respectable amount of gold was extracted. I’m basing that on the size of the workings and how the miners burrowed off in all directions from that quartz core where the pit was. They even went down and ran another adit in... Actually, as I was typing that, I realized that it may have been the other way around. If you’ll recall, the track in the lower adit was the “budget rail” where the miners nailed the metal strips onto boards to run the ore carts over. Since the track in the first adit I entered was solid metal rail, it would suggest the possibility that the miners may have done well enough in the lower adit to afford to splash out on expensive rail when driving a second adit above. In other words, the lower adit may have been the first adit. The mine buildings just above the underground workings were interesting to us given their age. The main building looked just large enough to accommodate a crew of approximately the size of the number of names on the board where the miners would badge in and badge out. It’s possible a mining crew could have worked this operation in the winter, but given its remote location, fairly poor dirt roads and heavy snowfall in the winter, it seems more likely this was a summer mining operation. Was that a grave at the end? What do you guys think that was? ***** 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: 80242 TVR Exploring
SB1222 A California bill to clarify language for small miners
 
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SB1222, vague language under SB637 has inadvertently, and adversely impacted over a hundred thousand small miners in California. SB1222 clarifies the language. Contact Senators and Counties by clicking the link below: https://www.americanminingrights.com/a-new-bill-to-provide-relief-to-california-small-miners-sb1222/
Panning for Gold: The Sierra Expedition Day 0
 
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Hello everybody, and welcome back to whynabile! I wil actually be posting videos now, and I'm sorry I wasn't before. I went on a 2 week camping trip, and in this video, I'm showing how to pan for gold. Enjoy! -whynabile
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5 Hours, 15 Buckets And How Much Gold?
 
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Not our biggest clean out but our best clean up. Even this day surprised us, since we been coming out here so often. Follow us on Instagram @ Washington Beach Mining To purchase the V-Mat kit or the Bucket Flare Mat or the Sawtooth mat for the gold cube visit https://washingtonbeachmining.com/gold-cube-mats To purchase the actual sluice box in this video visit https://goldcube.net/?wpam_id=4251
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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
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Prospecting For Gold Along Sweetwater Creek in Northern California
 
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Join me as I explore and pan-out the summer version of the seasonal Sweetwater Creek near Sacramento. I will post a Spring version when it comes around to show Sweetwater with actual water, but here I show the possibilities which exist in Summer. See if Sweetwater is worth your while!
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