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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2023, 07:02:09 am »
That's pretty much how the California gold rush in 1849 was.  There was gold everywhere, you just had to sluice it.  You could make somewhere between $100 and $200 a day depending on how rich the spot was.  Most of the work was digging ditches to get the water to the claim and the rest was sluicing the dirt.  So where is the Fraser river?  Is this the one in BC?
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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2023, 07:13:50 am »
According to the The Canadian Encyclopedia
"The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, stretching 1,375 km. It begins on the western side of the Rocky Mountains at Mount Robson Provincial Park, and ends in the Strait of Georgia at Vancouver."

Must be fun! I thought of Les when I ran across this video...

As a side note, I once worked with a fellow whose Great Great Uncle, went to the gold rush in Alaska. He was never heard from again....
Jeremiah 5:21 King James Version 
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2023, 03:15:03 pm »
I have played around the Fraser from Hope to it?s headwaters as well as many of its tributaries and it?s a unusual day that you don?t get some flakes in your pan..  Fraser River ?surface? gold found without digging pay from under large rocks is 99% tiny flat flakes and this makes it much more difficult to recover as it easily gets flushed away..
I have pulled quite a few tiny nuggets (sand sized grains really) from dry washes along the Fraser in the Cariboo region.. much easier but lots of atrial and error searching for a productive wash.

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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2023, 03:36:54 pm »
Bees-in-the-boo Welcome to Beemaster!

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Jeremiah 5:21 King James Version 
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2023, 06:30:07 pm »
Welcome to Beemaster, Bees-in-the-boo!  :happy:
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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2023, 06:32:09 pm »
I used to belong to a FB gold panning group.  They said you could find gold in just about any river if you worked at it and knew what you were looking for.
One of the guys panned the Willamette river and got small stuff.

I have worked the river on our Baker Co property a little bit and haven't gotten anything, but I haven't put in the time yet.  Should be able to find stuff in that area as it was a gold mining area back in the day.  There are still some mines around but I don't know if they are worked much.  The claims are still held for gold and more for copper.


So yeah, according to those guys, you should be able to find gold in the Fraser or just about any river if you work at it!   :grin:
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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2023, 08:17:23 pm »
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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2023, 08:46:08 pm »
Kathy if you decide to do some serious 'looking', fill us in please sounds fun and interesting....  :grin:
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2 Chronicles 7:14
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Re: Is it true? Can you always find gold on the Fraser River?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2023, 11:57:05 pm »
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Kathy if you decide to do some serious 'looking', fill us in please sounds fun and interesting

I plan to go this summer and see what I can find, but I also have to go to N. CA and that's a much easier place to pan.  I have a sluice and stuff, but just have not had the time in years to do it seriously.  With the price of gold it is probably worth a bit of time.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2023, 02:07:03 pm »
germinate in march. put em under a florescent and have em ready to go outside in april. if you dont want monsters i dont know how much property you have your gonna have to flower em by blacking out with a tarp. you can get 2 or 3 harvests easy this way.
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