Culvert Pipe Gold in Colorado

Culvert Pipe Gold in Colorado

**Guitar music playing** Hey guys, welcome back to another video Today I’m out here on Clear Creek searching out some of these culvert pipes. We are gonna check them out and see if there’s any gold in them. So pretty much I’m just driving along the road here along the river Any water that comes off these hills above me that contains gold is going to fall into these culvert pipes across the road so at that point, I’m going to start digging them out and yeah, I’ll show you the process. Enjoy the video! *Guitar music playing* Alright, I’m here at the culvert pipe on the other side of the road as you can see down here this is the culvert pipe, it’s about halfway full of dirt so what I’m going to do I’m going to clear out the first foot or three of material and I’m going to get down to the bottom and that’s where the gold should be because these culvert pipes act as natural sluice boxes. As you can see it is pretty full and there is some quartz up here above on this mountainside here, this cliff We might find something, we might not. now some of the equipment that I bring a bucket, a quarter inch classifier, a shovel, dustpan, to get the very bottom because that’s where most of the gold will be a couple gold pans to help clear it out a bit easier and that’s it Okay so the original plan was to use the classifier to 1/4 inch and then pan that out. Problem is this stuff is muddy and wet and the little pieces of gold we are looking for have a tendency to stick to rocks so this isn’t going to work. we’re just going to take all this material here a just going to pan it all out. I know the gold is normally at the bottom but I don’t have anything else going on today so we’re just going to pan everything out and see what we get. no need for a classifier Ok, So there’s one little piece of gold here See it shining there Little speck of gold right there. Alright so that’s the first bucket, and it’s just the stuff from the top so we’re gonna go ahead and check the other bucket and we’re gonna dig out the rest of that thing and see what else is in there. Ok, I’m hurting. My back is F#&@’d up. Okay Oh man Alright So i got The first about one foot of the riffles in this culvert pipe the first batch was just the top 2 buckets full brought it over to the river, panned it out, got a couple little flakes but right now i went ahead and classified it with a bucket of water I brought over with me and I classified it through quarter inch with water so this is what i’m left over with we’re gonna go pan it out, and if there’s any gold this is where it’s going to be. So yeah my back is killing me! Nothing in that one There should be about one pan left in this last bucket And then I gotta call it a day. Clean out the pan real good The very last little bit in the bucket it important there’s a good chance a lot of the gold has settled into the bottom so make sure you clean your bucket out really well. So you get everything out of there. Alright, last pan. Ok so this is everything in my bottle, from this one culvert pipe today I was at if for about an hour I guess Lots of breaks in between, so I mean, not a lot of work. but if I pan it you’ll be able to see what I got here Couple little pieces in there. Well it’s not a lot but it’s not too bad for about an hour’s worth of work. So anyway, yeah I got outside today a little bit Looks like it’s going to start raining pretty soon but that’s OK I’m about to head outta here I can’t really handle too much more But yeah, thanks for joining along and I’ll see you on the next one! **Guitar music playing**

100 thoughts on “Culvert Pipe Gold in Colorado”

  • Harlan Whitehead says:

    I am not being negative just giving an observation. The idea is but it would have been easier if he used a military shove it folds up and can use it like a hoe

  • Harlan Whitehead says:

    I am not being negative just giving an observation. The idea is but it would have been easier if he used a military shove it folds up and can use it like a hoe

  • Harlan Whitehead says:

    No pull dirt back use pin pointer. The mouth of the pipe is important to pipe is generally two to three inches higher

  • This culvert has ribs in it 1:04 , like certain types of vacuum cleaner hose. I would think the gold, if any, would be at the bottom of those ribs and you would need a VACUUM cleaner to get most of it out…plus I can't believe that someone hasn't thought of this before. Maybe it's time to go see my daughter in Erie!!

  • Harlan Whitehead says:

    So you actually have a catch that fills up before the pipe once that area is filled then it goes into pipe. It's a step up point because road commission do have to clean them out so water flow is not disturbed

  • What a trooper, loved the FFWD and a very honest & realistic video, but don't damage your back, split loads so you're always as balanced as possible rather than haul a buckerful of water only on one one side, and make sure if carrying a rucksac that you have a chest strap fitted, it makes a positive difference to which muscles you're using and might be over-stressing.

    You are tall and thin. Therefore, you know back pain. Me too. For about 40 years now. The one thing that helped? Those inversion tables where u hang upside down. Start slow. Have somebody spot you. I can hang 3-5 minutes easy. One time, i fell asleep for 20 min. Not a great idea, but my back felt good. Lol. The other tip is… not have surgery until the day it is so bad you are looking forward to the surgery. Otherwise, about half the back surgeries do nothing or make it worse. I had a disc rupture and a piece broke off and was pinned between my spinal cord and a vertebrae. 24/7 pain and no position helped reduce the pain. I stuck it out for 8 weeks. Everyday was alcohol and opiates, which offered some relief. By the end, if surgery had not worked, I would have considered leaving this planet. It was unlivable. 2 years later and thousands spent on pills, off to rehab and suboxone has worked……haven't used any pain meds in years. Funny, but two Tylenol and two Motrin, taken together or close in time, really does wonders. Note…motrin will kill your kidneys and Acetaminophen
    will kill your liver, so go easy. And the next time the doc gives you 60 norco for your injury, realize that if he said, "oh…just go get some heroin….that will help with the pain."… prob. Would mot do that. Well, all opiates are heroin, to a lesser degree. Nobody says, "you know, today I think I will take the first step to becoming addicted to pain pills." But it happens fast. The docs will generally be ok with giving you pain meds for 30-90 days. The problem is, at day 90 the doc starts to reduce the number of pill….or worse, the doc just says, "i cant prescribe that anymore."
    And viola, you are either going to rehab or you are now going to start breaking the law to not have to go through withdraws. Think of a craving that is constant and unrelenting, plus your body starts to feel like it is coming down with the worst flu ever. Not fun. So, my advice is tell the doc you only want enough pills for 3 days. By day 4 you should be improving. Day 4 may not be fun as your body and mind will be demanding more opiates. Frankly, it is probably better to suffer for a few days with pain, than to get hooked. As for the panning, you get outside….a little exercise, you clean out the culverts and one day you may get a nice payday. The haters cant imaginer getting off their couch and/or leaving their trailer (yep, i said trailer!). Haters gonna hate. Guess who haters hate the most? Yep. It is Themselves, which is why they are cranky and grumpy and usually very large. You would be too if you had to look at a dumb ugly face every morning like they do when looking at the mirror while brushing their 7 teeth. Yep. I said that too! Lol. Out.

  • I have a few Culverts I hit from time to time. Someone else discovered the two best ones. Last two times I went to them it was obvious someone beat me to them. I'm quite sure it's the locals that have been at it for years.

  • Thanks for an honest video. You didn't fake it and toss some nuggets in just to impress anyone. I've pan gold in mountains and desert, a very labor & time consuming effort that yielded only a truth to feed my curiosity. The getting out and camping was the best part.

  • Did that in my home state of MT. a few times….bigger culverts that I could actually crawl into…36" – 48"….had about the same results as you…..but it was a fun day each time.

  • The source of gold is further up the small dry creek bed. Start further up the flow, and work your way down. Check under big rocks first, and find cracks in the bedrock.

  • Most of the gold originates further upriver around Blackhawk but panning anywhere on Clear creek is a time well spent. Sore back and all.

  • Are you kidding me? This guy is literally sucking up gold dust in a 1 ounce squeeze bottle. He'd be better off chipping away at the Quartz on the hillside.

  • Albert Hendershot says:

    Culverts act just like riffles in a sluice box. I've found gold in Montana doing the same as in the vid……….

  • One culture has the following expression: "May you inherit a boatload of gold and may it not be enough to pay all your medical bills." The point is no amount of gold is worth harming your health.

  • Well I think you should dig up some more of that gravel they laid when the cut the road in to find more gold…'s a no brainier you always find gold in gravel………lol

  • nice warning to the kids
    oh, to have a good back!
    you used to, so how did you hurt it?
    me? scoring a goal at a soccer game
    everybody jumped on me….

  • Any gold would settle into those corrugations. Go to the other side and work your way through the pipe for 10 yds and use a spoon to remove the fine stuff from the corrugations,using Arizona Tea jugs that can be filled with a teaspoon and pulled out with a long cord. Don't argue.Just do it now.

  • It makes sense to clean out the culverts. A Highway Dept-provided sluice. πŸ‘

    Why not bring the classifier to the river, then gather a bucket of concentrates to pan out later?

  • do you pan from the culvert to get sediment that has accumulated after a rain? not being sarcastic, i really don't know and am just curious.

  • That's a lot of hard work dude. Was thinking maybe carry lots of xtra buckets and take home all that damp stuff to dry, and classify and pan later.

  • brian rhoads says:

    I dont like the word culvert….. and I dont know why. I cringe every time he says it…. Which at 1:02 in should already be a drinking game.

  • Yeah, all highway departments should spread the rumor that gold has been found in culverts. Then all their culverts will be kept shiny clean for free.

  • would be a good place to be carrying a portable sluice box! Also. should shade your pan so the camera can see through the reflection. And I am just full of suggestions, a portable engine power vacuum cleaner with a long nozzle to clean the riffles way down the pipe. Also, get into a regimen of sit-ups to eliminate those back problems.

  • Can you say Alkolosing Spondolysis? You'll be using all that gold for opioid. Thanks for the video….great idea, we do the culvert for amonites.

  • KLESH,see the speed of that water,thats millions of tons of rushing water,you got the right idea,just the wrong location,find where that water makes a turn or better yet a water fall,water falls are instant paystreaks,that gold is lazy,it don't like to move,as soon as the water makes any turn,it falls there forever,found a lot till my back went out for good,try it

  • A lot of these guys go out and seem to find the same gold nugget over and over again maybe beating it with a rock a little bit to make it look different on each video while they are trying to sell you on buying a Gold Bug or some other detector or gizmo from their online store. I like this video. The man goes out, has a good time in the fresh air of a pretty area, gets some exercise, finds a few specs, isn't hawking anything and makes an honest video of his adventure.

  • Anonymous Sources says:

    In theory it makes sense that gold would wash down the mtns and end up deposited in the bottom of those pipes

  • I've often wondered the same question so the result was fascinating, but next time dude get some sandals and sit in the creek, so much easier on the back.

  • Mike Rophone says:

    I've always wanted to see someone else try this besides Jeff Williams. However, it looks like you are scooping the dirt from the exit of the culvert. A lot of times, the gold gets caught in the upper portion of a sluice doesn't it? I wonder what would have happened if you had taken from the upper portion of the culvert?

  • TyDale Plays Games says:

    I'm not sure what software you use to edit but your videos may benefit from disabling resampling. Its hard to watch on large screens.

  • geometric art says:

    you would think that culvert would have like 2 or 3 ounces of gold but you were only getting 2 or 3 flakes per pan. I would have started panning that river instead, good on you though. More than I did today! hahaha

  • Hollis Sweedman says:

    Late to the video but for reference..its far easier to carry part of a bucket of water to the dug site and wash the rocks off there than it is to carry all that rock to the creek.

  • Jesus dude, there is more gold under my shoe when I go to the baker early! in the middle of new york! what a waste of time

  • Go back and try where you were cleaning your dirt that looks like it would of caught more in that spot you see how the water was calm in that spot the gold would sink in spots like that brother whenever you around that area again give it a try πŸ‘

  • I saw some dudes get a lot of gold in one of those big culverts you can stand up in. They cleaned it all out.

  • All those people driving by not knowing what they are missing…

    Looks like hard work, but a great adventure. That’s what life is all about.

  • You might work up near Idaho springs…Seems some are doing very well…Much better that what you did today….Good luck Bro…

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