Another good Day (Night) of Sniping.
We went back to the same patch of creek that has been good for us for another round.
We arrived so late though that the last bit of light was going away. No problem though, I had my wife toss down my Coleman Max LED flashLight and off I went.
I was working a small spot for less than 45 minutes but our total outing was about an hour to an hour and a half. What I have to show is from that small spot.
The Coleman Max LED Flashlight worked amazingly well without a problem, even with water getting inside I still had no problems. The gold lit up like Christmas morning under its 110 lumens of LED goodness.
While the Coleman is not waterproof, it is water resistant and works perfectly under water. After you are done just dump out the water, take it apart and put it in a bag of dry rice. Coming in at just $25 dollars, this should be in your bag of tools.
What is underwater sniping?
Whelp it is looking for the best places that may hide gold underwater, behind big rocks, pitfalls, exposed bedrock, cracks and crevices.
Once you find a spot begin to fan away the silt, mud, dirt, leaves and overburden.
Use a snuffer bottle or tweezers to suck and pick out the gold you find.
If you dig a large hole through overburdge be sure to fill it back in when you are done.
Tools that I use while sniping.
A sturdy 1/2″ squared Flat head screwdriver with a slight angle at the head for leverage, a LONG thin flathead screwdriver as my tiny crevice cleaner, cheap rubber palmed work gloves, tweezers and a snuffer bottle. Cleanup in your pan when your done.
Less than $15 dollars in Harbor Freight tools, Snuffer bottle and 1oz vile. A nice 10″ Keene Pan is about $8 dollars more. A cheap investment for tons of fun.
If you dont already have a mask and snorkel you can go cheap at first to see if you like it.
I bought a US Divers kit for my wife and an Oceanic Ion 3x & snorkel for myself, both on craigslist cheap and both came with nice flippers too but we dont use them for sniping.
Video shot with a HTC Evo 3D through an Otterbox Defender Case.
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