Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gold mining in Montana in late September......

gold mining
We have been enjoying some good gold cleanups. This will certainly help with our payments this winter for sure.

This has been one of the more enjoyable projects I have worked on in years. Being able to work with my brother and partner every day has been a lot of fun and Benny our star quarterback has been unreal with his dedication to our project and keeping rock in the box day in and day out!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Still making gold in Montana

making gold
We are wrapping up the year mining here in Montana. We hope we can squeak out 30 more days.

Lot of snow in the high country and the winds are blowing hard. We have had a good season and when we get home I will probably start building some washplants this winter.

Les and I have been very busy mining and will take a bit of time off this fall for hunting season then back to work consulting, designing and building recovery systems

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Newsletter: September 2013 (video)


This is certainly winding up to be one of the most challenging seasons here in the great state of Montana. We have a smaller crew this year and there is plenty of work day in and day out. We are running into crunch time now and many different variables are reaching their thresholds. Benny has been here for the season and just really done an amazing job of soldiering up. He is accomplishing 900 dumps a shift and doing an all out job on cleaning the sluice boxes. For Les and I he is a absolute inspiration.

I hope you enjoy the video we compiled with many, but not all, of our photos. This place has a knack for summoning rainbows. We have loads of thunder storms rolling through, and the majority of 'em leave us with these beautiful rainbows - right over our site. Talk about a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow ..... the picture is Benny catching one. Click here to view the video.




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christi is an excellent gold miner

excellent gold miner
Besides running her own jewelry business, Christi finds time to come help out at the mine.

She does it all and here is a great shot of her trimming the sluice box.

~ Steu








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Monday, September 16, 2013

Bulk testing in some hungry ground

Les is looking a little bit disappointed. We were doing a bulk sample of some promising gravel we were interested in and it turned out to be a bust.

Placer mining is not always a home run by any means. It is a way of life that is a lot of hard work and hope. One thing for sure is we will have a lot of welding and repairs which is part of the mining program.

The cold Montana winter will be upon us pretty soon and we can get our strategy figured out for next years placer mining run. We hope to have an early start for next year in the spring. Lets hope the gold price stays up!!!









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Rock in the box

Gold in the box
Rob's standard and custom wash plants feature off the shelf industry standard equipment. He builds a trommel design based on the old pitcher style wash plants. Pitcher wash plants were used back in the 1930's, They use a choke feed method resulting in a more efficient delivery into the washing system. He has portable and standard designs that handle up to 100 cubic yards an hour.

The photo was sent over by Rob and Les showing the sluice box full of gold.

Learn more about about this efficient plant by click here.

~ Steu

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Gold mining at night

Gold Mining At Night
Gold Mining At Night

Rob and Les cleaning out the sluice boxes at night.

The wash plant is churning out the ounces with just about zero issues this entire season.

They are getting 900 dumps a shift.

~ Steu



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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fine gold and black pepper

Fine gold and black pepper
Rob and Les were grabbing some chow and and cleaning the fine gold. 

This is a plate full of gold on the dinner table.

So far this season, this picture is my favorite.

~ Steu












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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rainbows And Gold Mining

Rainbows And Gold Mining
A picture is worth a thousand words.

There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Those were my first two thoughts when Rob and Les sent this picture over.

You know you are living right when there is gold in the ground, and you can catch the rainbow too.

~ Steu





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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What do cattle and gold mining have in common?

cattle and gold mining
What do cattle and gold mining have in common?

Ummm, they both are outside ...?

Not much.

Rob and Les were over run with these munchers over the weekend. They want to eat what ever they could. 


cattle and gold mining
It took some considerable effort to shoo them off but not before some dents and broken hoses. 

It's a funny story now, but a pain in the neck when they came by.

 - Steu







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