Some of you guys may have seen this on Facebook, but I just realized I forgot to post these pictures on here.
I did a solo trip for 8 days around Southern BC. I made it to 5 claims in 7 days, and managed to have a little bit of R&R visiting my family in the Kootneys.
I started off at Thompson River the first day. Did about 8 pans. Averaged about 5 or 6 smaller colors per pan. Got down to the claim around 6 pm, stayed the night then headed over to Sailors Bar claim for the following day. Prospected many areas at Sailors, unfortunately the water was just way too high still. (I knew that already but I thought it was worth a shot. For the 3rd and 4th day I made it down to Monashee Creek, and our Kettle River claims. I camped at the Monashee Recreation Panning site. Met a couple fellow miners who really made my day. Was a little discouraged after panning a couple spots on the Kettle, when I got back to camp these 2 fellows pulled in for the night and we had a great time talking gold and old stories. The gold on Monashee was small, managed to get a little flake out of there as well as some fine stuff. The gold on the spots that I tested on the Kettle River seemed to be consistent, but mostly small stuff as well.
At the end of my trip, staying in Grand Forks, I went up to Skeff Creek. Couple active mines in the area, drill holes everywhere for hard rock. Panned out a couple pans but I managed to forget to charge my tablet with my maps, so I had to stick to the only spots I knew for sure was on the claim. Got a few small colors here as well, but only spent an hour looking around.
Overall, next year I will choose 2 or 3 claims, and spend a lot more time prospecting for bedrock outcrops and areas old timers may have missed in the past. As well as learning reading the geography of the claims. Too rushed I guess. Overall A great time though.
Here are some photos and videos of the trip.
Lots more pictures just take too long to upload. On a side note, had a decent day panning on Tranquille Creek today at the panning reserve.
cheers guys enjoy