Hey GPAA GOLD PROSPECTOR,
Kevin here, I am looking forward to meeting up with you on the Hey Budee #10 claim.
Here is some additional information that I think you should have before we start prospecting.
There has been a lot of water and flooding in the area so be careful coming up Coolgardie Road. It is most likely to be rough and a few washed places as well. I always recommend a 4x4 or a higher clearance 2wd truck for this claim.
Because of rain I will say that Drywahing is most likely off the table for this trip. Not an issue though. We are going to be doing a lot of prospecting and trending that is more testing and sampling small sections over running a lot of material. Our goal is to “Trend the Gold” and that will give you a better view of the spots you want to work in the future.
Here’s what you should have with you. Yes, I am leaving drywashers in just in case.
Gear up – Must Have’s
Pick & #2 and #1 Shovels – Classifiers down to 1⁄4 inch – Number of 5 gal buckets – Food, water – note pad. PPE (including sunscreen, First Aid kit and dust mask if Drywashing)
*OPTIONAL ITEMS - GOOD TO HAVE BUT NOT REQUIRED
Drywasher - Recirculating unit - Metal Detector – GPS
Weather looks pretty good; it is predicted to be windy with a high temp around 61° in other words perfect for Prospecting. Of course, the wind will make it feel a bit cooler so dress appropriately and wear safety or sunglasses just to keep the sand out of your eyes.
Actually, now that I think about it, the weather may be perfect for learning some really old-time prospecting. If you’ve got an old king size sheet that you don’t care about, bring it with you.
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