Piggy Bank Placer

  • 15 Jun 2016 4:26 PM
    Reply # 4077842 on 3918160
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Much sampling yet remains to be done.  In many spots the sandy top layer bottoms out at no more than a foot or less.  Other places are much deeper.  The ages of the various types of cans is a strong indicator that this was a hot spot since Post Civil War and prior to 1905 (when soldered cans were phased out and replaced with the steel corrugated variety that flourished during the Great Depression years requiring either a can opener or a "church key" to open and they in turn were replaced in the early 1960s first with steel cans bearing aluminum pop tops and then in the late 1960s with completely aluminum pop top cans).  All of the above referenced types of cans are found on and adjacent to the Piggy Bank Placers claim.  Note also that much open BLM land surrounds this claim.  C'mon you adventurers, be the first one to discover a patch, a pocket or a pay layer.  If in a sharing mood, then post a report of your findings here.  If not so hot on sharing, then stay mum and reap what you can before others figure it out.

  • 31 Mar 2016 3:55 PM
    Reply # 3922010 on 3918160

    Thanks Patrick I appreciate the imput.  I guess I will keep digging til I hit a pay layer or reach china.  Have a great day 

  • 31 Mar 2016 12:16 PM
    Reply # 3921550 on 3918160
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Kenneth, I have been out in the area a good few times and have not seen anyone working the Piggy Bank claim as of yet. I did run 10 5 gal buckets thru a drywasher in a close area but only found 2 colors at the end cleanup. Still looking for a pay streak out there someplace.

  • 29 Mar 2016 10:14 PM
    Message # 3918160

    To Martin Milas or anyone who has worked the Piggy Bank.  How deep do you think we need to go to hit possible pay drywashing? 

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