Welcome to the Temecula Valley Prospectors New Web Site. Click to learn more...
Popular Gold prospecting in California “SNIPING”
Since we no longer dredge in CA how about doing some Sniping in the cracks and crevices of bedrock streams and rivers? All you need is a screwdriver and a snuffer bottle with a long straw to extend down into the crevices. It is best to have several sizes of screwdrivers. A trip to Harbor Freight will provide you with everything you need very cheaply. They have a 4-pc., heavy-duty Pry Bar set for around $8.00 and a Pick and Hook set for around $2.00. These will get you started in the continuing quest for that elusive metal wedged between the rocks.
If you are like me, your tool collection consists of nearly every tool made over the years. Go dig in that tool box and get yourself outfitted with those tools that have sat idle for many years. A rock hammer is helpful in breaking open side by side rocks. I fashioned a glass-bottom boat of sorts by adhering a thick Plexiglas round to a piece 36-inch piece of PVC pipe with plumbers glue. This helps me see down in water up to 2 feet deep. If the water is higher than this, then you’ll need a wet suit.