Thinking of the Fall
I'm in Massachusetts, so the New England States. Our rivers and creeks hardly get above 60 in the dead of summer and Spring and Fall in the 40's to 50's range. This suit is good to the low 50's. I would not submerge dredge but kneeling in and working the rocks in higher water is what I want to do if possible. Gold is fine and far between here so a big operation is a waist of money. You need to have all the time in the world to maybe break even in gas fill ups. Lol
Respect the land and water you tread on.
I do go to gold and gems as often as possible. The piles there are really good for gems not very much gold. But the creek has better gold. I'm not a LDMA member so I can't tell you anything about that spot. They do have a very unique dig site called crisson mine not far from gold and gems check it out as well. It's a stamp mill outfit. Hope this helps
So we're thinking of going to Gold n Gem and I looked at their web site and if I'm reading the fees right it's going to cost me $75.00 per day to use my highbanker plus $25.00 for my wife and daughter each or $125.00 each day. Is this right? That makes for an expensive mining trip. From what I've read here this location is more GEMS than gold? I'd like any feedback available and THANK YOU in advance for your time.
Gold n Gems is not a place most would go to every week and do their "prospecting". For that I would go to NC to either Thermal or Lucky Strike. Thermal is more natural. Or Alabama Gold Camp. GNG is a more of a special trip due to the excavated dirt and what it contains. Honestly... they are not really geared towards "prospectors" and more towards families and tourists.
Prospectors have a tendency to be demanding, cheap, and an overall pain in the arse to be honest. That's why they shut down the campground. (If you only knew the stories.)