Prospecting River Gold With A Magnet!?

Prospecting River Gold With A Magnet!?


Hey guys welcome back to another video today. I’m out here on a mountain Above Golden Colorado here I’m actually on my way to the river to do some magnet fishing for gold believe it or not Stay tuned to see what that’s all about, but yeah, I had a pit stop here there’s a geocache up here, so I wanted to find it and You can see here So hopefully you guys can see that says I’m 38 feet away a little orange thing in the middle There’s telling me which way to go, so I have to go this way Says this cache is hidden under some rocks camping out under a large formation Alright So let’s start looking around here Maybe up here no up there possibly Possibly not there’s another rock formation down below closer to where this is pointing whoa Sandals and High Desert I don’t recommend it that Is the sign of a geocache being close right there? found a pen got to be close, so I checked the recent logs on this geocache and The last person couldn’t find it. So I think this is the only thing left I checked the hint for the cache. It said if you’re sitting down at ground zero and you look over you’ll see the profile on The rocks of a face you can see the big nose there and stuff Or maybe they mean over there But either way, no geocache, but I got a nice little hike up here. Got me a green pen and Yeah, I think this cache is missing guy hopefully I Posted that did not find on geocaching. Hopefully you’re here watching my video Hopefully, I was looking on the right spot – I looked all over the place man all underneath these rocks I looked down in those rocks and and everything so Yeah, I got to go get my gopro. It’s down there doing the time-lapse all right. I’ll see you at the river I got my magnet tied off to a carabiner on my belt. Loop. I got my bucket right there and I’m using my gopro strap as suspenders because I don’t have a belt on Wow I’m just going to bounce the magnet up and down here behind these bigger Rocks I Mean of course it’s not going to pick up all the any bigger pieces of gold But you know what I never find anything bigger than little flakes of gold in here anyway so Theoretically this should work After I run a sluice box this is what I’m after this black sand and the gold is in with the black sand I Don’t know if anybody else has ever tried this There is please let me know who did it I also want to give some shoutouts here while I’m at it one two relic digger He actually did a shout out video Specifically for my channel which I thought was pretty awesome pile with a lot black sand Is all from right behind these folders? Look at that I also want to give a shout out to s jays mixed adventures She’s always the coin collecting and metal detecting and everything So check out all their channels coin collecting Hobby His channel. He does that kind of stuff. He has a nice coin collection and everything Hey look at this weird to hyoeun And of course you guys know who aqua chigger is check him out. Shout out to one pug light Pretty hilarious the Red band in Green Band Channel check them out Getting a lot of black sand out of here. This is fun. I can’t wait to see if I get anything out of it Jere Holdridge Southwestern, Pennsylvania detecting Pennsylvania coin Hunter check out his channel. He does a lot of coin roll hunting on his channel He’s from, Pennsylvania He’s a good guy. Yeah Let’s keep keep going here. I had to take a little break. This is what I got so far That’s a lot of black sand right there. There’s got to be some gold in it, and I just started This is going to be fun All right, let’s keep going nice view And move upstream a little bit Now we’re using a magnet picking up flat hand. This is what I got here Are you going to melt? It’s probably Maybe about five pounds of black spam Was a good amount in there And I’m going to go ahead and start handing it out here at the river I’m not going to go home and do it I’ll just do it right here, and I can’t wait to see what I get if anything. What do you guys think? It’s possible to get gold out of there or not leave me a comment in the comment section and look at all your things All right, this is a lot of black sand and I don’t really want to sit here and rigorous I usually I’ll do this at home. You know a teaspoonful at a time But I have an idea. I think I’m going to go to my prospecting store Over there in Golden and see what they they have to say about this maybe they have some kind of machine that I can run this through or a Better way to process all this black, sand So I don’t know if he’s going to let me film in here But this is the prospecting stolen golden. It’s called Golden Detectors. Make sure you stop here ever um If you guys ever are in the area he has everything in stock here It’s a great little store. I’m going to ask see if he’ll let me film in that Alright, so she said I can come in and take a look around However, she said that the best option Would be to just use the little little blue pan here But they do have other options. This is called a water table She said this would work, but it’s very slow But it would work And there’s also This machine over here, but it only works with With sluice material she said that black sand is too heavy so it’s not a good idea But those are the options I have and take a look at this store. It’s like a museum in here look at this all those stuff all kind of stuff for your detector pics Digging stuff I have one of these Call your classifiers pans everything you need books all kind of good stuff Rock Tumblers I know some people were asking in my videos about the crevice room tool. This is already got mine right here And they have a good selection of metal detectors here Look at this Old Civil War bullets Yeah, so um. I already have one of those small blue pans. So we’re going to go home and spend the rest of the night Pannon, so thanks a lot. Okay, take care Yep, I’ll let you know how that turns out that Okay, bye Certain rain I got out of there just in time. I guess it doesn’t matter. I was already soaking wet all right. Let’s go home All right guys. It’s the next day. I panned for about a half hour yesterday and Wasn’t even making a dent in all that black sand so what I decided to do to make it a lot more efficient And a little bit more fun Was to go ahead and dry everything out first separate the magnetic stuff and Then pan it out. So what I did is I took it all I put it in this pan. This is my My crusty rusty. I filled it up with all the blacks and I threw in the oven 450 degrees for While dried it out and now I’m going to be able to separate the magnet like the 95% of the magnetic stuff out of here and Then I can just pan out everything else including the gold so what’s the view this is what we do I have this this tool here that I I constructed pretty simply it is a large Neodymium Magnet All right, I don’t want to get that close to any anything metal unless it’s Highly controlled because this will break fingers so what I’m going to do is I have a nut driver here I’m using this as a handle. I’m taking the magnet I’m setting it on there like that And then this is it just happens to fit this exactly it’s a silver dollar Coin Tube you can get them at a coin store or on Amazon or something And it just set it in there like that all right, so this is going to be my My tool to separate the magnetic stuff obviously all right so the first thing we have to do We take some of this stuff here The wooden Spoon, I’m trying to keep as much metal away out of here as possible. I think a little spoonful and spread it around in in a separate phone and then I just take my a tool here and back and Forth allow The metallic magnetite and Iron and all the non gold magnetic stuff to jump up to your magnet in that code see that I Have it jumping up. I’m not setting it down in the air because then you’ll they’ll get the gold with it but this is everything that I yanked up from The bottom of that creek with a magnet all that stuff. That’s not coming to the magnet now Did stick yesterday when it was wet? That’s what it’s a lot easier to separate this stuff when it’s when it’s dry, so that’s It’s a good amount right there so then why do Take this and Put it in there like that it all falls in and I start over I’ll go through this hub about twice. You just go a lot of magnetic stuff in there Even these bigger rocks some of them are magnetic. That’s a piece of metal and So it was left over with this That is where the gold and anything that’s non-magnetic is going to be something. It’s a lot easier to Pen this out in the black sand itself So yeah, let’s keep going Alright guys. This is it. This is the end of it I’m going to show you what we’re left with This is the end of it right here So we have instead of five gallons five pounds of Black sand to Tan This is all we have so let’s do it. Let’s see. What kind of goal. We got water in our pan I’m going to add a little bit get dry to this you see Alright guys, so here. We go looks like we got some gold good amount of gold You can see it up there at the top Let me tap it this must all be garnets or something because it is pretty heavy the gold is moving right with it You can see it all hidden there on the left There’s a good amount in there. I think I mean there’s at least as much as when I go sluicing and All I did was go out with a magnet. I didn’t have to shovel one thing I Did all this with a mag but yeah there it is guys Magnet fishing for gold it does work I? Would doubt that we would be able to get anything bigger Than these pieces right here like these little flakes Anything bigger than that. I think it might be doubtful to pick up with a magnet but a magnet can get at least that and It only took me about two or three hours of work To get this stuff that includes the actual process of Magnet fishing drawing it out and Separating it and then panning it out. I’d say maybe three hours so Compared to you know eight hours of sluicing or something like that, and I think it’s a much better Much more efficient way, so if anybody has ever tried doing it this way let me know I’ve never heard of anyone else doing it with at all let alone with or without success, so I Hope you guys enjoyed the video. Hope you enjoyed this new way of prospecting far as I know Yeah, thanks for watching don’t forget to subscribe Hit that like button if you like this idea, and I’ll see you in the next video. Thanks for watching guys

100 Replies to “Prospecting River Gold With A Magnet!?”

  1. I think you should just find a way to melt the Garnet, and the Gold together, and make some BEAUTIFUL stones to sell ! 🙂

  2. Just saw your adventure with Vo-Gus Prospecting. Subscriber here now! Black sand (BS) with gold is gravitationally separated with sluicing/panning. You've presumed you'll pick up gold with the magnetic BS using a magnet. You won't for the magnet reason. But, friction by the BS will carry some gold with it to the magnet. I think what you've found is a very nice method of determining whether you should go back and pan and you should, because A. you got lots of BS. B. you pulled up some little bits of gold (through friction). You quickly showed that there's gold there, probably a lot more than you got with the BS. Nice method, I must try it. That's a fast easy method to 'prove' a creek.

  3. in 1983 and 4 out of the Illinois river in California with a 4" dredge picked up black sands with Platinum in it as well as gold The illinois river is famous for its flake gold. there was a camp ground with a small creek out of the hill and i panned there and found over 3 oz of super fine gold and another person who saw me panned the rest of the water stream and said he found 5 oz. Went back in 2001 and all that area had been turned into a KOA camp ground no creek. out of the river for 3 months i had 200 lbs of Black sand i sold for 10 dollars a pound.

  4. Hey dumb ass you cannot get real gold with a magnet omg is this idiot for real! Pure gold is not magnetic! Wonder if his mom had any kids that lived?

  5. Nice trying to do that and possibility to get a traped gold on black sand.Then how could you separate it from black sand..!?

  6. This may make separating the gold easier than panning. He shows how to use the magnetic field to slow down the gold into pockets
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_USUhuxI9bo

  7. Consider using a killinglathe magnetic indicator base. You can turn the magnet on and off saving you scraping the deposits off with your hands.

  8. You were pointed right on the big nose it at 1:55 seconds. Maybe I misunderstanding and you sought clearly as I did

  9. Put the magnet in a plastic baggie, pull the magnet out of the bag, iron will fall into the bucket. Then put on your knee pads, forget about the "black sand". Knee pads will make you more cash.

  10. place your magnet in a metal container that has a good handle on it and after your magnet is loaded with heavys just pull the container of the magnet and all the heavys will fall off with ease.

  11. Hey Shane, that seems to be a great way to test a river bank or channel. Like you said, where there is black sand there is gold. If you prospect with a magnet, and you pull up black sand, that would mark a good dig site. I’ll have to give it some more thought, but I think you are on to something.
    Steve @ DigDug Gold

  12. Thanks for making your videos, my daughter and I watch you all the time. Keep up the good work✌️ Brett & Lilly

  13. I think you have gold as well as you were getting black sand. A STRONG magnet is your friend in the river. However ck out the video…How to separate black sand from your gold by Two Toes on you tube. He says a weak magnate is what you need to separate the sand from the gold….and to do it at home later after it is thourghly dry. But I BET YOU HAVE GOLD.. gOOD THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!!

  14. When all was done what did your gold weigh from the 5 lbs of sand? P;ease let me know. I'm in NE about 50 miles from Chey. Wyo. and Golden CO is not far off

  15. put a plastic bag around the magnet, you will able to clean off all that black sand by simply pulling off the bag when your done.

  16. When you pull up that much black sand with a magnet, don't you kinda just want to dive in there with a scoop and get everything?

  17. I'm surprised that your camera isn't glitching out (considering the fact that if you put any sort of nice sized magnets next to a electronic) like crazy

  18. We always used magnets over our sluices to remove the magnetics…
    We called it the magnetic bridge. Magnets in a wooden box…
    Oh, and try an orbital pattern when panning.

  19. Not bragging but I am a gold magnet, I don't know what it is but I have found rings gold chains never found a gold coin yet and that a lot of rings and chains and Crosses and penates all gold, mom told me about a great-aunt she had and she found rings and gold chains all the time too, someone asked how she did it? She said you got to look down at all times otherwise you won't find anything, hahaha anyways I found more gold not looking for it then with my metal detector.

  20. Gold? Oh, RIGHT lol. I could watch Magnetite vs Magnet all day. Its fun to watch how it moves and stretches! Yes..I am Blonde(easily amused), well I was, till the other "B" phase of hair struck me! I went "Green", its my Solar Panel for Brain Power LOL Imagine how much those Old Time Prospectors could have scored with this stuff! Guessing the reason that they didnt use Magnets, was lack of access to Magnets?

  21. So, I used to work in the scrap industry. We had electromagnets, which would be possible to use in your separating but the way you did it was just as good.
    Except !.
    You could make yourself an AUTOMATIC electromagnetic drum separator !.

    They work by passing the material down a ramp ( so it gravity feeds itself) then onto the surface of a drum. The drum has electro magnets inside so that as it rotates the material that is magnetic sticks.

    You have to picture the drum curving around, you pass its surface through brushes maybe then as it curves back up to the top of the drum, the electromagnets switch off.

    Hard to describe, but it is automatic, and quite effective.

    Here is a commercial one. https://www.insmartsystems.in/minerals/mineral-beneficiation-sub/magnetic-separation/liddpms-2/
    If they have wet ones, they have dry ones too, stands to reason.

  22. yeh, i will die laughing at your pathetic 'Gold' find and the fact NOTHING was showing in your pan and if it was there you need to get rid of the garnets and other crap, more wasted time on tiny Ghost Gold worth nothing more than a buck 54 . ps. try metal detecting over crevasses, clooect the crud from within and put in a pan and do some 'panning' – you may get nails and such but far more gold than your effortless magnet fishing

  23. The gold that was picked up by the first magnet was mostly a by-catch to the black sand that was being picked up, as evidenced by the second cleanup which left the gold in the pan after using the second magnet.

  24. If you see this, I feel like you could make a big electro magnet and put it under a large container of this stuff, cuz then all the magnetic stuff would follow the field lines and you could shake it to grt the non magnetic stuff out

  25. How long do you dry out the sand in the oven? You said it takes awhile, so I was trying to get a rough estimate. Also where did you get your magnet?

  26. Where do you get your magnet at spawned by address or business where I can pick one up I'll buy them from you

  27. Fun video although I would have liked to see what your finished yield was. The pink sand like Garnet looked pretty cool in itself. Live close by to Boulder so I may have to give this a try. I also am looking for a place to hunt for Geodes. Thanks for giving some of that info out also.

  28. Lol at the lady selling the spiral wheel. Totally wrong. There are 3 different adjustments that can be done to get the gold or this equipment wouldnt even exist…gold is in black sand…it was made to extract gold…from black sand. Smdh

  29. Looking for yellow metal and u forgot silver platinum palladium titanium zircon diamond particular points in mysterious black sand

  30. interesting. This would be a good way to find a concentration of black sand quickly, to give a good idea of if a place on a river may have gold for a proper bucket. After all, if there is no black sand, what are the chances of gold ?

  31. ok ok i subscribed, i don't want to die just yet there is still gold out there to be found. the magnet is great for getting black sand, but you have to wonder how much gold is not mixed in with the black sand and is being left behind, if only there were a way to attract the gold somehow, even at the color levels, it would be awesome.

  32. I don't know if this has already been said before, but it is possible to pick up Iron Infested Nuggets with a pretty powerful magnet. I have a video on my youtube channel where i demonstrate this and this is why I never use discrimination when detecting becasue it will cancel out the iron, but also any small trace of gold inside it!!! Heres the link if you want to have a look, commentary is in Italian but just skip over to 50 seconds and you will see!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSwzHUw0agE

  33. I could def use this magnet process where I live in deeper areas. Thanks for the run through. Love the videos.

  34. You left all the gold at the river and brought home the iron. Gold is not magnetic. The next person will appreciate you making it more profitable for them though.

  35. Can we get gold through magnet any where? Any stream or any river in the world??? Or it's specific area??

  36. 5:27 is that a little stone statue of sum sort sitting on the rock in the river to the right jus watching you Magnet Fish His river. Lol

  37. I'm thinking that if you had a second stronger magnet you placed on the outside bottom of your plastic bucket, then the black sand would drop off of your 'fishing' magnet when you bring them close together. That'd be easier than you trying to peel it off with your fingers?

  38. You can't find gold with a magnet because it's not steal. It is non-magnetic as well as silver. It's like trying to find diamonds with a magnet

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