S1E2: Gold in nasty Georgia clay? Found it!

S1E2: Gold in nasty Georgia clay? Found it!

I smashed up a bunch of clay that smelled like sewage but contained good gold. Biggest cleanup yet!


Disclaimer: This video was filmed on private property with permission from the owner.


  1. Geo Psa on August 10, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Nice, we were all rookies once ……..
    Practice will fix that, then you’ll see your gold count increase, same with your snuffer bottle skills, YouTube has some excellent instructional vids , research, practice and patience are the keys for success…..
    Good luck

  2. Donald Barton on August 10, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Good job I live in Alabama lot of clay here too silver clay no good reddish gravely clay is enjoying your videos

  3. Lester Lepore Sr on August 10, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Adding small gravels to the clay helps to break it up! Good Luck "Out There Diggin, Brother"🍀🦾⛏️🇺🇸🎯😎‼️

  4. Lester Lepore Sr on August 10, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Sometimes it’s Fun just to watch someone Else do the work 🧐😂‼️Clay and Bedrock stop gold, period‼️ Everything else is "incidental"🧐😎Subbed, Bro’! Git Dat Gooold ‼️

  5. Michael Haislip on August 10, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    You need to slow down paning you are loosing gold

  6. Kurt Diegel on August 10, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    That was some nice gold at the end. Were you on public or private property finding that gold?

  7. steve beuchert on August 10, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I never knew there was a Georgia gold rush

  8. Chris Meek on August 10, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Be amazing to see what you can do when you slow down, lol. We learned to crawl before we walked. Learned to walk before we ran. Gonna enjoy this one :). Good luck young man. Cheers! Slowed down your panning and it shows with your finds.

  9. Dale Searcy on August 10, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    If all you is to get gold quick that’s ok but to injoy it a sluice is more relaxing ln my appinion

  10. Todd Rodgers on August 10, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I saw a courthouse in Georga that had visable gold in the clay bricks. and they where the same color that you where panning. Good job

  11. Flour gold Wizards on August 10, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Same around here! Gold in the clay !!!!

  12. AtomicInvader on August 10, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    so sick, keep em coming

  13. Ahmad regardo on August 10, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Nice,,,, come back to my ch,, From Indonesia,,,

  14. Rookie Gold Prospector on August 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    My snuffer bottle skills are lacking huh.

  15. Gary Kallasmae on August 10, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Hi check out Vogus Gold Prospecting. Chris will be able to help you out.

  16. PNW Goldrushers on August 10, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Always have to check the clay. Seems to hold those NUGS. Great job, enjoyable watch with my morning coffee

  17. Gary Ryan on August 10, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Way to stay with it bro. Good job.

  18. GS Prospecting on August 10, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    always have a blast coming by fam. keep on living the dream fam. GOLD SQUAD OUT!!!

  19. Freedom Prospecting on August 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    I’ve used that gold hog flow pan, it works great for texting more material quicker.

  20. gotdangelectric on August 10, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Dope vid dude!

  21. Robert Lewis on August 10, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    You scrape the material off the top of the clay that’s how you do that because the gold won’t settle down into it

  22. Ken Vaux on August 10, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I’ve checked out a couple of your videos so far. They are very good. You’re a rookie (as am I) but you’ve really done your research!! I’ve ran into clay like that also. I didn’t find a fast way to work it but I did something that seemed a little easier than what you were doing. I filled my bucket with water and used my 1/8” classifier that has wire mesh instead of plastic. I took a handful of the clay and rubbed it back and forth on the wire mesh like you would use a grater. It’s still time consuming but seemed to work a little better than using only your hands. Also, I made sure the classifier had water in it too. Maybe you’ll find it a little easier. Keep the videos coming.

  23. spacegnome on August 10, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Don’t be so rough with it.

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  25. The Prospecting Geologist on August 10, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Easiest and cheapest way to break up clay like that if your just wanting to stick to buckets and pans, is a paint mixer paddle on a cordless drill. Put in in the bucket and let it rip. It will quickly break down all the clay. Just be careful cause it can break plastic buckets very easily.

  26. Jerico & Hercules Prospecting LLC on August 10, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Oooh gold

  27. bobcansee on August 10, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    You did well! Yeah clay is a bitch but it holds gold lol. New sub!

  28. Lynn Johnson on August 10, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Too much black sand still in your pan when you try fanning. Try panning it down just a bit further, treat it like we a baby once you get down to that last tablespoon or two. Slow and easy.

  29. John Courtney (Scott) on August 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Great job man

  30. Slots & Lots on August 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    The old timers used to take there time! They spent a couple of hours kneeding a single pan. And if they had tons of gold bearing clay to deal with? They set up puddlers where a few men could work large amounts of clay to reduce it to concentrate. How they made them I’m not sure but they were built into the ground? And evidence of where they were can still be seen in places in Australia and I’m sure they are in the US as well

  31. Brent Smith on August 10, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Try a small dredge if you can..or at least a rocker box…much faster

  32. LD'z outdoor adventures on August 10, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Just found your channel, great content definitely earned my subscription..

  33. A&M Prospecting on August 10, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Looks like all your hard work is showing you some gold…congrats!

  34. Jerry Desgranges on August 10, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Awesome video here. And if I am not mistaken that clay you was working is decomposing bedrock and decomposing debris. That is why it stinks. I have worked that type of clay in the past grading around homes. And it actually takes about a week or two before it completely dries out. But that is nice gold there, Bud.

  35. Jim Howell on August 10, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    daddy i subscribed

  36. Steven Sherer on August 10, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    I have found that a battery powered drill with a grout stirring tool attached can break down silty clay in a five gallon bucket filled with about 50 percent material and 50 percent water. Mix until consistancy of a thick pancake batter then pour slowly into a properly set up river sluice to recover gold. Set a three foot long river sluice up with about 1/2 inch drop per foot of sluice length and so that only enough water passes through it such that it will move sand and small rounded gravel through it in about 8 to 15 seconds. Any faster flow may blow fine gold out. If sluice is not cleaning material out adaquately raise sluice angle up slowly until material clears adaquately. Make sure sluice in relatively level side to side. Watch water and material flow to get it fairly even and level will be good enough. Good luck – personally I hate working clays and silts but when no other choice is available I have recovered great gold using the drill and paint/grout mixer combined with a sluice.

  37. greg minter on August 10, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    FYI..the laws that most diggers here in Georgia seem to take as a broad law about all public streambeds, is the pan and shovel only..but I have researched that topic carefully over the past decade…and even some of the clubs think the same way..but if you read that specific law, it only pertains to designated National Forest lands, unless expressly prohibited in a specific site…that has nothing to do with other streams on public lands, the exception on those is designated trout streams(this too may only be seasonal in some streams, or year-round, dont know that one)..I’ve regularly taken my sluice to county park sites that aren’t on corps of engineers boundaries..again, I’m not saying that those folks are reading the laws wrong..but everytime someone disagrees with me on this and says they have proof of that shovel/pan law..they post it online..but when I read it, every time, is only about National Forest sites..not Georgia public streams..and some think I’m just arguing without a fact..the problem is, there is NO fact, cuz theres no law..honestly, I wont steer you wrong..but read it if you find it and pay attention to the wording, and you almost have to agree there is no broad law about it anywhere…do what you feel safe with… as for me..there is no prospecting whatsoever in lake lanier boundary streambeds and all Georgia WMA’s(unless expressly allowed in individual site, and I’ve not seen one yet)…you can pan/shovel only in lake allatoona streams..but outside the Corps boundaries, I’ll be sluicing all day on permissible private or public properties, as well as any other public stream not designated by DNR for trout..again..you dont have to agree with me, do what you feel you are safe with..and enjoy the dig!..the real treasure is in the hunt!

  38. joseph knowlton on August 10, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Liked, shared and commented.

  39. Dale Searcy on August 10, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    A trommel will do a job on the clay

  40. X marks the Zombie on August 10, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    a little aggressive on the pull up, but other then that…good job!!!!

  41. Bob Driscoll on August 10, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    You’re going to find gold in the clay material. And you need to learn how to work your sluice pan

  42. Stanley Kongman Mathis on August 10, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    That’s where my buddy Flour Gold Wizard gets his… and does real good with the clay. Good job . Keep on digging 👌

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