One of our dreams in to get a large dredge and dredge out the deep hole, unfortunately, it is full of VW to Cadillac size boulders. Last time I checked out the hole is was close to 35 feet deep and the wall is going straight down. I heard stories of my dad getting down 45 feet deep and he did quite well on the gold. I heard some other stories of it being much deeper and hundreds of ounces coming out. You can see that the area is just beautiful. I have dredge here several times in my life and I never walked away empty-handed. Awwwww the good old days. ... See MoreSee Less
The Miners Rule:
Take Out More Then You Take In.
This is only a small portion of what we’ve found and taken out.
Just look at all the square nails, hardware, fishing lead that the miners remove. I have gone up there and removed several pounds of fishing lead in one trip. ... See MoreSee Less
This should be part of what we offer the State...FREE reclamation or the creeks and rivers whereby the toxins would be turned in to local Mining supply stores and picked up once a week.
Pack it in, pack it out!
Thanks for removing all the garbage and junk in the river. 😎
I hear ya Patrick Keene had a doesy my self this weekend
Y'all are Amazingness
This is some of the gold that Mike found up there this week. Looks like he is serious and working hard to find this kind of gold. He had another larger piece with quarts that I neglected to take a picture. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Looks like the boys had a good day yesterday. Patrick, Ron and Rons wife teamed up yesterday and had a great day. They found several pennyweights of gold plus some really nice chunky stuff. Perhaps some jewelry worthy gold. Pat let Ron have first pick for his wife's new earrings. ... See MoreSee Less
The little town of Downieville never disappoints. This is Patrick and Marks place we did the majority of our mining growing up. I stile remember lying in the back of my dads El Camino with a camper shell talking to my mom and dad through a piece of 1" suction hose. We made our this trip every year for close to 15 years that I recall. I still remember my mom freaking out on Highway 49 telling my dad to slow down. Patrick and I are busting up since she was so over the top. These are few pictures from one of my trips up there. ... See MoreSee Less
Downieville has such good memories and a bit of nice golden colour 👍👌 awesome place!!!
Thank you Pat for the Yuba River Bash. This vacation will go into the book of prospecting.
We just left from the upper side of downnieville storm was amazing , did t know exactly were you were staying other wise we would have stopped to say hello and wish ya a happy birthday
Thank you still a great place!
Thank you - cool pictures.
That town is so cute. Can you still prospect in the river?
Funny how some memories stick. 👍
This is a good friend of the Keene family, Gene. Gene found some nice gold and he does look wiped out. This is pretty typical for most of the guys and gals, by the end of the da Digging bending shoveling is not easy and it does take a toll on the body. So a nice beverage a bond fire some good eats is hard to beat at the end of the day. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow Gene haven't seen you and quite some time! Looking good!
Gene, hello from Baja Mexico.
Way to go Gene
Patrick Yuba river bash is in full swing and everyone is finding gold and the Mini Max and the A52S seems to be the big hits so far. The water is a little slow for A52S with the top screen however it works amazing as a quick set up sluice box. Did I mention that whenever you are with Patrick and the gang, you eat Very well? Check out the 1851 coins. ... See MoreSee Less