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How To Build A Sluice Box

How Michael Davis built a recirculating sluice box for gold prospecting
It was easy. You can do it too 

My home-built recirculating sluice or highbankerOne of my many hobbies is recreational gold prospecting. I’ve been gold panning on my vacations for many years. It’s a lot of fun. It’s great exercise. I get to do it in really scenic locations. I have even found some gold. However, you aren’t likely to find a whole lot of gold by panning alone. To find a lot of gold, you have to pan a lot of dirt.

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Gold Panning Clear Creek At Arapahoe Bar Rules

Gold Panning Update For Wheat Ridge Colorado

Colorado Recreational gold panning is allowed in Clear Creek at the Arapahoe Bar area. This area is located adjacent to the Clear Creek Trail on the North side of the trail, approximately one quarter mile West of Youngfield St. and I-70 and South of Highway 58.The area may be accessed by parking at either the 41st and Youngfield trailhead parking lot or on the South frontage road of Highway 58, East of McIntyre Street.This area is managed by the City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department.

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WORLD’S BIGGEST GOLD NUGGETS

The BIGGEST GOLD NUGGETS

Welcome Stranger Nugget

The Welcome Stranger Gold Nugget

The world’s largest gold nugget was found just a couple of inches below the ground near Dunolly, Victoria, Australia on 5 February 1869. Weighing in at 2,315.5 troy ounces (72.02 kg) it surpassed the “Welcome Nugget” by nearly a hundred ounces. In this 1869 illustration published shortly after the discovery, the size of the gold nugget (61 by 31 cm or 24 by 12 in.) is compared to a 12 inch (30 cm) scale bar. The gold nugget was soon melted down into ingots and shipped to the Bank of England.

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HOW TO FIND GOLD FAST

It’s Estimated
That Only 5% to 10% Percent Of All The World’s Gold
Supply Has Been Discovered!

 That’s AWESOME news and means there is still 95 to 90 percent of the planets gold just waiting to be found! With the right system, tools and equipment you can find your share of that gold. My book “How To Find Gold Fast” will show you the tips, tricks and secrets to do just that. Let me show you how to find gold faster and get more than ever before!

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Sluice Box How It Works! Set-Up & How To Use A Sluice Box

Sluice Box! How it Works

Running a sluice box is one of my favorite methods of prospecting. With relatively little gold prospecting equipment to pack in, a gold prospector can move a lot of mined material and develop a good amount of gold concentrates in a day. Sluices also have the advantage of Proline Medium Sluice Boxbeing hand fed, non-powered equipment, so no gas to pack, no smoke to inhale and no noise to spoil a quiet afternoon on the stream, plus the added advantage of far fewer regulations. Powered gold prospecting equipment is fun too, but nothing beats a gold sluice box for production in lightweight,

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Gold Cube Concentrator Review 3 of 3: How The Gold Cube Concentrator Vortex Mat Works

Gold Cube Review 3 of 3:
How The Gold Cube Concentrator Vortex Mat Works

By Marc Prinz

 In this gold cube review I will talk about the vortex mat and how it works.

The Vortex mat is the third step in the Gold Cube Concentrator process and is very efficient.  I think this mat was a brilliant idea to add to the Gold Cube because of the Vortex mats ability to recover fine gold.  Vortex Mat is a gold getting machine! The Vortex Mat collects gold in each of its small cavities like a gold attracting magnet. 

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Gold Cube Concentrator Review 2 of 3: How The Gold Cube Concentrator G-Force Separator Works

Gold Cube Concentrator Review 2 of 3:
How The Gold Cube Concentrator G-Force Separator Works

By Marc Prinz

Gold-Cube

 In this Gold Cube review I take a closer look at how the Gold Cube Concentrator G-Force Separator works!  The Gold Cube G-Force Separator is the second step in the Gold Cube process.  And it is amazing how it works!!!

The Gold Cube Concentrator has a brilliant design and an impressive 98% gold recovery.  I think the Gold Cube Concentrators G-Force separator is genius because is takes the surface tension off the water and forces the gold to collect at the top of the vortex matting.  

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Gold Cube Concentrator Review 1 of 3: How The Gold Cube Concentrator Slick Plate Works

Gold Cube Concentrator Review 1 of 3:
How The Gold Cube Concentrator Slick Plate Works

By Marc Prinz

Gold-Cube

In this Gold Cube review I take a closer look at how the Gold Cube Concentrator works! This awesome invention was designed and is manufactured by two very intelligent gold prospectors Mike Pung and Steve Wilcox. They own www.goldcube.net and sell this direct to the public.

The Gold Cube Concentrator slick plate is the first tray in the Gold Cube stack. This is also the first gold recovery step in the Gold Cube Concentrator.

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IS THIS REAL GOLD OR FOOL’S GOLD IN MY GOLD PAN?


 
IS THIS REAL GOLD OR FOOL’S GOLD IN MY GOLD PAN?

By Marc Prinz

Now with the modern day gold rush happening and so many gold panning enthusiasts out there I get a lot of questions about what’s fool’s gold and what’s real gold.  Fool’s gold is known as iron pyrite or mica by gold panning prospectors. Fool’s gold looks like real gold and sparkles like real gold.  Many people get fool’s gold confused with real gold when they start gold panning. Here in Colorado it is very common for beginning gold panning prospectors to have found yellow gold paint chips in there gold pan from the street stripes and assumed it is gold.  

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Gold Cube Concentrator Review, Gold Banker Review & Field Test

By Marc Prinz

Gold Cube Gold Banker Deluxe

  Many of you know that I am a gold panning and prospecting guide and go out often. I also have used a lot of gold prospecting equipment over the years for better or worse. In this post I will tell you about my first Gold Cube Concentrator review, field test and experience.

  I got a call from my gold prospecting buddy to come down to the river and see his new amazing gold toy he was so proud of. He did not tell me what it was and after hanging up the phone I was riddled with all kinds of thoughts about what he had.

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GOLD PANNING, HOW TO PAN FOR GOLD

Gold Panning! HOW TO PAN FOR GOLD

By Marc Prinz

Gold Panning for NuggetsThe gold pan has been around for many years and dates back to ancient Roman times. The primary purpose of gold panning during this modern day gold rush is for sampling. A prospector must sample an area to determine if there is gold in the ground before he starts working with larger more productive equipment. Gold panning has become a great hobby and loved by kids, weekend prospectors and everyone in between.  In this gold panning post I will try to show you how to pan for gold with instruction and a video.

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Fine Gold Recovery And Fast Final Clean-up

Fine Gold Recovery And Fast Final Clean-up

By Marc Prinz

gold in pan with gold in it

I get asked a lot about how to process gold concentrates fast and get fine gold out of black sand. In this article I will give you an example of how I learned to approach fine gold recovery from concentrates and black sand. This process is the fastest I have used.

I have seen and processed a lot of black sand over the years and have had the opportunity to use many different methods to get the gold out of my concentrates.

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Where To Find Gold And How To Find Gold

Very first post!!! I love gold and finding gold.  I know you do to if you are here.  Learn where to find gold and how to find gold as fast and as easy as you can with the best tools and the best process as possible.  What do you think?  Let me know what you think of the web site.  Let me know what you want to see or do not like.

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Good Man! Good informational information for the newbies. Dig Deep! YankeeGoldProspect

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Great info and thanks for the education. Good luck on your search peace.... Jim Conkel

Really enjoyed your info ....very informative...thanks! MrChristau

Nice! I like that tip of not putting your tailings right on top of your gold pay-streak. That means you have to sample where the streak is. Great demo... Prospector Jess

I like the systematic way you go about finding the pay streak. tfa40729

This is the first I’ve seen of you. It looks like you have a systematic process and sound theory. Thanks. 39satcom

Brilliant info...im based in south Australia and am now in the process of looking to start this as a hobby...ive been doing some research and in all honesty this is the first video ive seen which uses a common sense methodology to looking for gold. Well done on a brilliant, clear and informative... locolacapesa

You’re giving good advice that goes for a lot of other things. So thanks! jayhawk184

Very informative, thanks for sharing I will take a look at all of your other info, Colin Walker

COOL GUY THANKS A LOT! legrandzim

Good video Marc....... So far, I've enjoyed it all. PayLoadJim

I’m with you I sample like crazy...sample sample you will find it some time. great tip thanks Marc! Calvin Goldmin

Thanks Marc.... Yes, your advice is very useful;especially to a 'new-bee'. David Tullos

Best advice marc said "It's all in your head, sample sample sample, don't stop" GalderIncarnate

Informative!! Janice Liddle

Great info and advice, thanks marc hope you strike big eventually :). I've just started panning here in Scotland. Maniel E

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