Gold Prospecting on The Snake River in Idaho. results of 4 days.

Gold Prospecting on The Snake River in Idaho. results of 4 days.

The video explains a lot. My total results were way off the mark.
After 4 days my totals were 28.7 grams.
with today’s gold price. that gives me a total of Total gold value isΒ $1,546.09.
That’s not bad for only 4 days of work.

I want to Thank Mr. Fossickers for all the patience he gave me. We talked several times on the phone. He gave me great advice on how to use the Pyramid Pro pan properly.

Hope you get something out of the video.


  1. Rick Johnson on February 10, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Pard you started the video west of American falls. Well the boat docks are western edge of massacre rocks bonanza bar is across the river. And it was dredged in the 1800s. Your camp ground is in Wyoming. Nice video. Yes the gold is there.

  2. Doug B on February 10, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Great vid! New prospector here. Would like to send you an email with some questions, how do I get a hold of you?

  3. Frank Byrd on February 10, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Keep ’em coming Amigo
    Good vid

  4. Gorilla Gold Hunters on February 10, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Awesome channel! New subscriber!

  5. Keith on February 10, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Your wrong it’s 22k over my way in California why would you skip 22k when it almost pure now you are a fruit loop 18k gold is made of other metals because to have something 18k it has to be mixed made from 24k there is no were in the world we’re it just becomes 18k it is one of the two 22 or 24 then man makes 18k 14k, 10’k is mixed with other copper and other alloys with you saying it’s 18 you be knocking down 4 karet God did make anything less than 22 -24 man made 10k 14k 18k not god

  6. Scott Phillips on February 10, 2023 at 10:00 am

    We have mostly 24 kt here in SC and GA, great videos!

  7. Keith Lea on February 10, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Mother in law has the snake river in her back yard. Lives outside Nissa Oregon.

  8. Douglas Hall on February 10, 2023 at 10:03 am

    You just can’t beat right back ingenuity. Thank you sir for this video. I really like your setup, and the information you provided. Stay innovative and you will be successful.

  9. Dan LaRev on February 10, 2023 at 10:04 am

    We all would enjoy watching the weight in

  10. Robert Schick on February 10, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Thank you you finally gave me a spot that I can go possibly finding a little bit Of gold that is not hours away from my place Thank you again

  11. America First on February 10, 2023 at 10:05 am

    I’m definitely a deplorable redneck I just found your channel and I’m in Missouri and I’m preparing for the spring to start sluicing. I don’t know anything but I’m looking forward to it πŸ˜‚

  12. S.D.I Prospecting on February 10, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Must have been one hell of a spot,great results.

  13. fsbirdhouse on February 10, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Watching your video I was struck by the lack of extremely fine gold flakes that you mention.
    The Snake river, if anything, is known for the difficulty of retrieving those extreme fines, as mentioned in ‘Gold in the Snake river’. By, Lawrence L. Dee, Geologist
    I believe you were lucky to have hit that coarse gold in such abundance.
    But I believe if that coarse gold existed today for you, the location was either missed by the ‘Old Timers’, or they felt the clay that contained it (As you mentioned) was too difficult to work for it.
    I worked for a time on a large mine in Carlin, Nevada where the gold was locked in rocks and had to be removed after the rocks that contained it were crushed.
    If that gold was locked in rocks, how much more might have been released into the Snake river as river gravels broke down the similar host rock along its banks.
    We expect fines are abundant in the Snake 100,000 times to each piece of coarse gold as you found. How much more that ultra fine gold that is invisible to the naked eye exist as opposed to those fines seen in a pan?
    Gold leaf used in gilded signs in 3X3" by 25 sheets is quite heavy, though no more substantial than the dust off a Butterfly’s wings, you cannot touch the sheets or they disintegrate.
    Find a way to capture such ultra fines in a sluice, and I think you’d be rich pretty quick!

  14. Joseph Pacheco on February 10, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Sweet haul. Y’all gave names to the other side of the aisle too, Please don’t play victim… Love that side of Idaho’s recreational spots, I’ve been stuck in western Idaho too long!

  15. Northeast Expanse on February 10, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Great work! That gold looks very pure. Your statement about there are not many places with pure gold is so spot on. Good video!

  16. James Olson on February 10, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Your setup looks really good πŸ‘

  17. Spencer17 Prospecting on February 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

    That is freakin unbelievable I can’t find crap here in Texas yet keyword yet I will sniff it out lol.

  18. Jerico & Hercules Prospecting LLC on February 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Nice job

  19. Stephen Snow on February 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

    My cousin spent a lot of time up there in Petersburg I think and the tribes were very welcoming to her, and my son got into sweat lodge, Native American church and Sundance and also studied with some of the S. American tribes and learned how to prepare ayahuasca and San Pedro and know who to speak to about the sacrament used in the N.A.C. peyote and is trying to use natural medicines to heal his body since his Drs in Oregon took away the meds prescribed in Hawaii….and it’s dangerous and sometimes deadly to do that…but his dr was a meth head/dealer before he finished his schooling…my son thinks he has plenty of dr friends to write whatever he needed or needs whenever he desires then treats my son like a drug seeking addict who never had 10 years of sobriety before he broke his back on Maui, attempting to save a young man from drowning he lifted well over a ton and it has left him sooo broken, he does everything he can but if he works his but off for a week he can hardly get out of bed for a month unless he gets extra pain meds and adderal so his body doesn’t shut down on him and tries to sleep either a few hours a painful, nightmarish sleep, or 16 hours where he gets’ up after 8 has coffee takes his heart and blood pressure meds and he’s out again…drives him crazy, cause he loves geology, prospecting, smelting and refining although the snake don’t seem to need purification….anyways thanks a million for what you shared and he is going to order one of those pyramid submerged clay breaker and nugget collector…..God bless and if ya ever wanna go back to the snake, oh shoot, your coming from the S.E. and we are NW Oregon….but he is a hard worker even though he’s busted all to hell he surprises me, but it’s hard to watch him recover after doing all he can…thanks a million and if you. ever want help please call us at 503-939-2731 my wife Cindy’s number, and tell her it’s about the Snake river vids or if you can reach my son his number is 808-298-9207 but due to his nearly getting beat to death with a hatchet and a year later with a 2×2 his traumatic brain injury is just letting him communicate better now. that some healing has taken place…. or dear ol’ dad just say you are the man who did so well on the Snake river and maybe we can have twice the work and 4x’s the take….who knows, either way thanks a million for sharing. God bless

  20. Erik Martinez on February 10, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Hey Jamie. Erik. Here.Good to meet you. We are rednecks too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. North Fork, Idaho. Me and my wife want to pan for gold there at The Snake River. What is time of year. Do you go there to pan. Can’t wait to try the fosssticker prymid pan. Your video is grest. We are beginners. Like to meet you. Thank you for such a great Video !! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒžπŸŒž

  21. Chuck Schenck on February 10, 2023 at 10:12 am

    I was always told gold was to.thin on the snake , would actually float.

  22. William Johnston on February 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Hello I’m new subscriber I’m interested in making prospecting my retirement hobby can you make a video working the clay

  23. gottalift12 on February 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Man, love your set up!! Just getting into this and am going to copy your set up. Just purchased the Adventure Sluice today. Next time you’re out here give me a shout. I live right by the RV park you were staying at here in Idaho Falls..I’d sure we’d get along seeing that we are the same age..LoL

  24. scubasteve7878 on February 10, 2023 at 10:14 am

    I’m over in PA and can only dream of getting gold like that but dream of Idaho plenty. I do have a Pyramid Pro but havnt used it much other than trying it out. I do love my classic estwig pan and I heap it high and never classify. I do love finding crevices that are lined in clay and I’ll break out that thing to break that clay down vs my fingers next time. 😁

  25. CamSayCam on February 10, 2023 at 10:14 am

    With as many uhms, uhs, pauses and tripping over your words, you gotta start editing out your videos. Edit all of that out and it will make watching your videos much more pleasant to watch

  26. Jason Lovett on February 10, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Vermont gold is 22k-24k

  27. Pa. Patriot Prospecting on February 10, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Nice work! βœ¨οΈβ›οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

  28. Mark Bottcher on February 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Cool that you say what cost on things are, and cost of accommodations. That’s helpful.

  29. Sean Tilson on February 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

    I see DREAM MAT.!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ‘

  30. Vendetta Prospecting on February 10, 2023 at 10:22 am

    When ya said 2-3 grams at the end i was thinkin ozts lol!! HEAVYPANS!!!!!!

  31. J Dean on February 10, 2023 at 10:22 am

    AWESOME!!!! THANKS 4 POSTING" have a pro pan….guna start using it more!

  32. AU MetalMental on February 10, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Great results indeed. Awesome gold. I have a couple claims in Idaho myself. Maybe you need to educate me a bit. Look forward to a final cleanup and totals video if so inclined. ✌️😎

  33. Eagle Eye PROSPECTOR on February 10, 2023 at 10:28 am


  34. gottalift12 on February 10, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Hey James, what do you classify down to use with this sluice?

  35. Byron Leatham on February 10, 2023 at 10:29 am

    I am living in Pocatello can you tell me where I can get pyramid pro I’d like to contact you personally so that next time you go out I would like to accompany you and get me a decent education I’m a 68-year-old redneck and I need something to supplement myself security and it doesn’t require me to bunch of clock because of some health concerns I have how do I contact you or you contact me I know your truck driver but only your days off and thank you very much you may have solved a great deal of my problem and your Doug is really cute

  36. Puerto Rican Prospector πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· on February 10, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Nice job!!!

  37. Jeff Canlas on February 10, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Love it James! Would love to see you work the clay. Thanks for the great detail.

  38. Jas Z on February 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Wow there have been 10s of thousands of ounces of gold taken from the snake river, but no reports of gold that’s as coarse as you are showing here…I have to call BS on this video

  39. stalionnnnn1 on February 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Georgia puts out 24ct gold

  40. things of doing on February 10, 2023 at 10:32 am

    I’m on the clay now in Washington frozen ground sucks as much as the clay , I like your mini sluice I’ve asame without the water box hookup were you selling the water box at ? LoL

  41. FIREMAN 323 on February 10, 2023 at 10:34 am

    That pyramid is only thing you used to find that gold? Hmm… 😊

  42. NBA bball Serbia on February 10, 2023 at 10:37 am

    This is fake

  43. Ron Stark on February 10, 2023 at 10:37 am

    We’re did you get the blue hose to the pump, thanks

  44. Spencer17 Prospecting on February 10, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Well I’m at the right channel lol,new sub here nice to see yea.

  45. Chase on February 10, 2023 at 10:39 am

    I just started watching these kind of videos this week. This seems like a pretty cool thing to do. I don’t have any equipment or any idea if there’s places to go near me

  46. Keith on February 10, 2023 at 10:41 am

    And dude you are way off that is all and and I think more than a half ounce just in that thing alone

  47. Jeremy w on February 10, 2023 at 10:41 am

    I was born in kenai Alaska. Moved to Idaho in my 30s. Found 98% gold in California. Found 86% gold in Alaska. found 50% gold in Nevada and Idaho. Found 100%gold in all those states. Just depends on the size of the gold. Flour gold is 24 karats . Nuggets have more impurities. Some have a lot of silver, such as Idaho and Nevada. Snake gold is fine. Dug all over the snake and salmon rivers . Thanks for giving up American falls. Was a secret. LoL since 1860. Oh well some dumb sap always talks. Or videos. Got some friends that are Inupiat. Also some Inuit and tlingit. Good finds.

  48. Major Ronald Mandell on February 10, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Two things: 1. I’m sure that most of us would be very interested in seeing a demonstration of your Pyramid Pro. 2. I’m also sure that most of us would love to watch you weigh your gold in front of us. Thanks!

  49. Sean Tilson on February 10, 2023 at 10:44 am


  50. James Olson on February 10, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I’m interested in the pyramid

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