Friday, December 17, 2010

After Christmas Sale

After Christmas we will be having a CLEARANCE SALE of 20% off everything in the store on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26th!!

We moved our booth within the building. From the entrance go to your right down the first row to the end corner space. More photos of shop soon!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craft Flaire News




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Keep following our NEWS in our Facebook Page called CMSCRAFTNEWSLETTER. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
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Monday, December 13, 2010

For the Guys and Girls Too

My husband, Buddy, will be putting some Gold Panning Kits in soon! We have prospected for gold as a family hobby for years and have customer requests for info on gold mining, when they talk to Buddy. While you are waiting for these products please check out our family blog on gold-prospecting at, www.goldbuddysdream.blogspot.com.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Sale

IN THE STORE:All Christmas Ornaments are $4.00 each or buy two for $6.00.

All Tall Santa Figurines are now discounted to $5.00 each.
POMIMALs are now retail price of $15.00.
We will personalize now for $5.00!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Prescott Sky


Well have not been able to get out gold-prospecting due to cold weather but did catch this beautiful sunset in Prescott, AZ. in Dec. 2010. It is overlooking Thumb Butte. Buddy took the picture, not bad for an amateur.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Doll Challenges


Well I get requests for making interesting and unusual dolls from my doll line called "POMIMALS". I made a orange cat this week and added a little chef hat to personalize it! I love it! My next request is for a MANATEE and a CACTUS! We will see! I will post pictures if I accomplish the task! These dolls are on the whimsical side. Enjoy sharing with you! See more dolls at: www.cynthiamargaret.com

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Monday, November 29, 2010

HOLIDAY DESSERT


MINCEMEAT AND APPLE JALOUSIE

Jalousie is the name given to the shutters of French houses.
The dessert should look rather like these shutters when it is baked!

Ingredients:
8 ounces frozen puff pastry dough
3/4 cup mincemeat
1/2 pound (about two apples) cooking apples
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
Confectioners' sugar to sprinkle with

Roll out the puff pastryto an oblong approximately 12 inches by 10 inches.
Cut into two wide strips-one slightly wider than the other.
Put the narrower one on a greased cookie sheet and spread with mincemeat, leaving a 1-inch margin at each edge.
Peel, core and slice and arrange on top of the mincemeat.
Sprinkle brown sugar over the apples.
Fold the remaining strip of pastry in half lengthwise and, using kitchen shears, snip along the folded edge at 1/2 inch intervals, cutting to within 1 inch of the outside edge.
Unfold and then with cold water, wet all for edges of the pastry on the cookie sheet.
Carefully put the cut strip on top and press together edges of top and bottom strips to seal.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

CHEESECAKE

The name says it all: a sugary, fat-laden slice of cake made almost entirely of cheese that we just can’t get enough of. Go figure. This version is cut with ricotta for a light, creamy texture, and the warm blueberries lend a delicious dose of brain-boosting anthocyanins.

You’ll Need:
8 oz graham crackers
6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 container (12 oz) part-skim ricotta, drained
2 packages (8 oz each) light cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 eggs
1 bag (16 oz) frozen blueberries

How to Make It:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover the outside of a 9″ springform pan with a layer of aluminum foil.
Grind the graham crackers in a food processor (or by hand in a plastic bag). Add the melted butter and whiz again for a few seconds. Pour the crumb mixture over the bottom (not the sides) of the pan and use a measuring cup to press them firmly into the pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the crust is a deep brown shade.
Blend the ricotta, cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and lemon zest in the (clean) food processor until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs and pulse just until blended.
Pour the cheese mixture over the crust in the pan. Place the springform pan in a baking dish. Pour enough hot water into the dish to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
Bake until the cheesecake is golden and the center of the cake moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour.
Cool for an hour on the counter, then refrigerate until the cheesecake is cold, at least 4 hours.
When the cheesecake is ready to be cut, combine the blueberries, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes, until the blueberries begin to pop and become syrupy. Cut the cake into wedges and serve with a generous scoop of the blueberries over the top.

Makes 10 servings / Cost per serving: $1.96
360 calories 19 g fat (8 g saturated) 40 g carbohydrates

Food Note: SECRET WEAPON: Citrus zestThe juice inside lemons, limes, and oranges isn’t the fruits’ only prized possession. The fragrant rind is home to the most intense citrus flavor of all and works great when stirred into everything from borscht to brownies. The best way to get it off is with a microplane, but the fine side of a cheese grater also works. Just be sure to stop as soon as you see the white pith emerge—its bitter notes can sink an otherwise tasty dish.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

HONEY-DO'S

My wife asked me one time if I would build a set of shelves in the living room to be used as a library and sewing center. After about 12 years of experiencing my failure as a carpenter, she still had faith in me. Maybe she thought if I keep trying, I'll get it right one of these times............................................. I tried to remind her of my past accomplishments, like the very first set of shelves I built. The shelves came out alright, but I didn't have a sawhorse, and the only room in the trailer that wasn't carpeted was the bathroom. I didn't want sawdust to get in the rug, so I used the John as a sawhorse. You guessed it, cut the John in Half!............................................ She wasn't too proud of me, but after all, I did get the shelves built, so she forgave me for my little mistake.. Besides, half a John is quite a conversation piece!...... The following Christmas she decided that I might be able to build some plywood sleighs for fruit baskets. We had had the John fixed, and she was sure to point our that I couldn't use the bathroom to saw in...................... I still didn't have a sawhorse, and it was bitter cold outside, so we decided that a little sawdust couldn't hurt the rug, and the coffee table would work as a sawhorse, if I were careful. Everything went just fine, that is, until two inches off the end of the coffee table Fell at my Feet! She was, understandably, upset, but everyone in the family got a beautiful fruit basket for Christmas! I had to add a cofee table to her Christmas list, naturally. I didn't go near a power-saw for quite some time after that, but she still wanted some things done around the house. My next project entailed using a drill. I needed to drill a few holes in a piece of metal, and not only did I not own a sawhorse, I also did not own a vice. I thought that I could drill the holes by holding tightly on the the piece of metal. Drilled a hole Right Through My Finger! She didn't get upset this time, and was genuinely concerned as to how I was going to get the drill bit out of my finger. Gritted my teeth, reversed the drill, and that wasn't too big of a problem. The hole healed nicely in a few weeks!............................ We held a garage sale the very next week, and sold quite a bit of junk we'd wanted to be rid of. For some reason, all of the power tools were sold too!.................... And now, here it is, some years later, and she wants me to build some more shelves. Oh well, close the bathroom door, put the coffee table in one of the other rooms, and get out plenty of bandages, cause one set of shelves, coming up!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Family Photo Contest





I have entered another photo in a contest called:
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I made Cornish Hens for our Christmas Dinner and our Guest from England brought the table place settings called, "Crackers". They are an English Tradition! Each foil wrapped tube contained a hat, a toy and a joke or funny saying that had to be read out loud. From the photos you see we got into character and had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monsoon Storms


We caught a photo of an evening lightning storm here at home in Wilhoit, Arizona. We live 14 miles out of Prescott going towards Wickenburg. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cinbud's Gold Calendar

For our followers we designed a unique calendar through Zazzle. In it are 11 photos taken out at the claim and one of our house around christmas. See the photos featured in it! Magnify each one!
Thanks for visiting! Buddy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My First Recipe Contest


I entered MY RECIPE in my first food contest within a social recipe sharing site I am a member of. Please follow link and VOTE for me! Also I entered this in a grilling at home photo contest! http://www.bhg.com/photos/bhg-photo-contests/grilling/My profile there is Cynthiamargaret.
My recipe is:
Grilled "Caribbean-Style" Chicken Breast Sandwich.
As the chicken cooks, it makes it's own carmalized sauce for a mouth-watering refreshing flavor of the tropics!
You can vote once-a-day till Aug. 15th.
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Friday, July 16, 2010

MERINGUE BASKETS


One of my favorite things to work with is Meringue and one of the simpliest and decorative topping you can add to your dessert presentation!

MERINGUE BASKETS from Sweet Success Cookbook

The baskets can be filled with fresh fruit and cream. The meringue can be made into one large basket rather than smaller ones. Preparation and cooking time: 2-3 hours.

Ingredients:

4 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar

Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper and brush lightly with oil.
Preheat oven at 200 degrees F.
Beat the egg whites until very stiff.
Add half the sugar and continue beating until whites hold peaks.
Fold in the remaining sugar.
Divide one-third of the mixture into 4 to 6 circles on the waxed paper.
Pipe the rest of the meringue around the edge of each circle to form the sides of each basket.
Bake for 2 - 3 hours until crisp and dry.
Meringue baskets can be stored up to one month in airtight containers.

Food Notes:

101 Tips Working With Meringue

1. Always use a chilled mixing bowl.
2. When you lift the beaters out of the meringue stiff peaks stand tall.
3. Add sugar, vanilla and cream of tartar when called for in recipe and very slowly.


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

EXPLORING AZ GOLD AREAS

I remember our last camping experience in the desert before the boy's had to enroll in school. We had a chevy stepvan then, with bunkbeds in the back built by my husband. We were invited to visit Arizona by some folks we met at Buckskin Joe, near Canon City, Colorado, during our previous visits to Colorado. We found a dirt road leading into the desert from the highway near Apache Junction, Az. We parked along side a nice dry wash. Did some Gold Prospecting and seached for Arrowheads, Driftwood and such. We came upon a natural spring along the top of the bank of the wash, about five foot up. My husband put holes in a tin coffee can and attached the can to a shrub just under the spring. We now had a shower! Ice cold, but in the heat of the day it was great!
We had the neccessary camping equipment to cook, and light our camping area with and a huge ice chest that kept our food cold. Once a week we drove into town to replenish our supplies and do laundry.
We met several interesting people while we camped out in the desert. On one of our return trips we were followed into our camp spot. The gentleman introduced himself and we found out he owned the mining claim area we were on. After a nice visit with him he asked if we would be interested in staying in a little trailer he had set up a little farther down the road, as watchmen. We agreed and we spent the rest of the summer and part of the fall there.
I had decided to up-grade our situation a little, and build us an out-house. After all, I did have the material just laying around, a tree saw and a hammer.
After a few hours work and no major incidents involving gushing blood or smashed fingers, I stood back to view my work of art. This was a thing of beauty. Solid 2x4 construction, with plywood flooring, and I had gone so far as to buy a padded seat and cover.
One day while I was enjoying a cup of coffee, an SUV vehicle pulled up in the wash, and a little old gent jumped out and made a bee-line up the path to our little building. "The nerve of some people, not even the courtesy to ask if they could use the restroom!"
I watched with some amuzement as he opened the door and stepped in. Now, give it a few seconds, the door opens, and there's no way to describe the look on this old gent's face, as he waddled back down the trail, mumbling to himself as he got into the vehicle and headed out across the desert.
You see, I had'nt "QUITE" finished the thing. I had yet to find the means to cut a hole for it.
I'll leave it to you to wonder, as I did, the conversation that took place in that vehicle. "It's not my fault, ETHEL, there was no hole in that outhouse!!!"
CINDY & BUDDY

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TOFFEE APPLE PUDDING


TOFFEE APPLE PUDDING from Sweet Success Cookbook.

1 large cooking apple
1/3 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

Grease a large mold.
Peel, core and slice the apple.
Arrange the slices on the bottom of the mold and pour the corn syrup over them.
Cream the margarine and sugar until pale-colored and soft.
Beat the eggs and add them gradually, mixing well.
Fold in the flour.
Spread the batter over the apples.
Cover the mold with wax paper or foil and wrap in a clean cloth.
Place on a trivet in a heavy kettle over boiling water.
Cover and steam for two hours, adding water to the kettle if necessary, until sponge mixture is cooked.
Turn out onto a warm plate and serve with additional corn syrup or custard sauce.

The pudding has a toffee-tasting topping.
Preparation and cooking time: 2 1/2 hours

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Monday, May 24, 2010

STRAWBERRY SOUFFLE


STRAWBERRY SOUFFLE from Sweet Success Cookbook.

2 lbs (2 heaping pints or about 7 cups) strawberries
1 envelope (1 Tbl) unflavored gelatin
4 Tbl water
1 1/4 cups sugar
Juice of two lemons, strained
3 egg whites
1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Tie a collar of foil or a double layer of waxed paper around a 1-qt souffle dish.
Wash and hull berries.
Reserve a few berries for decoration and press the others through a sieve or liquify in a blender.
Soak the gelatin in the water.
Put half of the fruit puree in a pan, add 3/4 cup of the sugar, the gelatin and the lemon juice.
Stir gently over low heat until sugar and gelatin dissolve.
Remove from heat and add other half of the puree.
Let cool.
Beat egg whites until stiff, adding remaining sugar.
Whip the cream until thick.
Fold both egg whites and whipped cream into strawberry mixture and blend well.
Pour into prepared souffle dish and refrigerate until firm.
Carefully remove collar and decorate before serving.

Any soft fruit that is available can be used instead of strawberries.
Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes.

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VINTAGE SWEET SUCCESS


SWEET SUCCESS was published in 1978 by Golden Press.
My favorite Vintage Cookbook!
I will be sharing several recipes from this one.
The photos shown are from the book itself; each one a piece of art!
A beautiful book devoted totally to sweets!
Let your eyes feast on the glorious pictures!

BREAD PUDDING

8 slices of texas toast
Lay them side by side in a large rectangle pan

In a bowl mix:
15 eggs
1/1/2 cups heavy cream
5 cups of half in half milk
1 lb of sugar
3 Tbl vanilla

Pour the egg mixture over the bread and let the bread soak up the mixture.
Sprinkle the top of soaked bread with raisins and cinnamon sugar.
Place pan in another pan with 1/2 inch of water.
Wrap the pan with foil over edges of both pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Toothpick test should come out clean.
8 servings

The photo shows a way to slice and stack cooled bread pudding and whipped topping as a tabletop centerpiece! You can also serve with caramel sauce. Cut and serve to your guests right at the table!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

TIRAMISU


TIRAMISU (Italian Coffee Dessert Cake)

"EVERDAY CAN BE AN OCCASION FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL." The Beautiful Sunsets here in Arizona, any time of the year, are just something you have to watch and talk about! What better time then to share your favorite Tiramisu! Another recipe from Treats and Sweets that I use time after time.



30 Lady Fingers

32 oz. strong black coffee(I use a coconut/hazelnut flavor)

5 fluid oz. of Kahlua-poured into hot coffee

10 oz. whipped heavy cream

16 oz. Mascarpone cheese-add to the whipped cream

2 oz. confectionary sugar-add to the whipped cream

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Line a large breadpan with plastic wrap

Layer cookies and cheese filling

Dip your cookies two seconds in cooled coffee and kahlua mixture

Start your layers-Dipped cookies/Marscarpone cheese mix/sprinkling of cocoa powder and repeat -till all used up.

Chill overnight-turn upside down on serving dish-sprinkle more cocoa powder on top-slice and serve with a dap of whipped topping!

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Friday, May 21, 2010

SIMPLE KEYLIME PIE


CHEAT'S KEY LIME PIE

3 fl oz heavy cream
5 fl oz sweetened condensed milk
grated rind and juice of 2 limes
7 inch sweet pastry case baked piecrust
1/2 lb pack meringue mix

1. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Gently fold in the condensed milk, lime rind and juice. Spoon the mixture into the pastry case and refrigerate for 1 hour-the mixture is quite loose at first but thickens up when refrigerated.

2. Meanwhile, make the meringue topping according to the packet instuctions, whisking until it forms soft peaks(this is best done with an electric whisk).

3. Preheat the broiler to medium.(in your oven use temperature of 325 degrees). Spoon the meringue over the cream mixture. Broiler for 2-4 minutes, until the meringue turns golden. Serve either warm or cold.

Serves 6
preparation 25 mins
chilling 1 hour
cooking 4 mins
calories 241

Another recipe from the TV GUIDE-Celebrity Dish, Treats and Sweets.

My variation with the recipe:

I used a regular piecrust or a bisquit mix and cooked according to the directions.
I make my own homemade meringue.

MERINGUE:

In your mixer whip 3 egg whites till soft peaks form(tips curl).
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and gradually add 1/3 cup sugar(1 teaspoon at a time).
Beat at high speed for about 4 minutes or until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks and sugar dissolves.

Tip: For better results pre-chill your mixer bowl!


This tangy alternative to lemon meringue pie comes from the Florida Keys. It's still on the menus of of many of the seafront cafes. One bite, and you'll think your there!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TREATS and SWEETS


Celebrity dish recipes were provided by TV GUIDE, 2004. My first link in MY COOKBOOK COLLECTION will provide you with the publishing company source for other books like this one. I bought this one in a Safeway Grocery Store.

My Favorites from this Cookbook:

CAPPUCCINO FLAN (Robin Mattson's)

3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 (14 oz)can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup regular whole milk
1/4 cup brewed espresso
or 2 tbsp instant espresso
dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar with 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, swirling pan to dissolve sugar before water bubbles. Boil without stirring until syrup turns a rich carmel color, 8-10 minutes. Divide caramel syrup among 6-8 oz ramekins or custard cups. (Work carefully; caramel is scalding hot.)

2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Whisk in condensed milk until evenly combined. Whisk in milk, expresso and cinnamon. Ladle custard into ramekins, dividing evenly.

3. Set ramekins in a small roasting pan or baking dish large enough to hold them with a little room in between. Pour in enough very hot tap water to reach half-way up side of dishes.

4. Place in oven and bake uncovered 35 minutes, or until flans are just set. Don't worry if centers are slightly wobbly. Remove ramekins from water bath and let cool on a rack 10 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate.

5. To serve, run a knife around the rim of each flan. Dip bottom of each ramekin in hot water about 10 seconds. Unmold into a shallow bowl or onto a plate. Caramel sauce will pour over custards; don't worry about any caramel left in molds.

Made with sweetened condensed milk, these carmamelized treats have a rich, intense flavor.

My Variation with this recipe is:
I used very strong Hawaian Hazelnut Coffee in the place of brewed expresso.
I have made this at work several times with great results and get requests for this dessert!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UTOPIA FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS



Like wine, dessert is meant to be enjoyed in moderation!

Broaden your repertoire for dessert making!

Bringing the New Homemaker the opportunity to develop a new talent in Homemade Desserts without the boredom of whipping up the family favorite!

So I am going to be baking up a storm in my kitchen and hopefully leave you with a lasting impression with a fantastic finale for your home entertaining get-togethers!


I will be featuring some of MY RECIPES and from MY COOKBOOK COLLECTION!
Thanks for visiting! Cindy

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Comments From Youtube

I enjoyed your video's... Ive been mining in western WA for a year... not a lot of bed rock here or at least it is eight foot down to deep for me to dig...LOL so I been hitting gravel bars with not much luck but it is fun.. thanks for the vids I learned a lot..


That thing is a monster... Congrads.. How much did it weigh? I never new that a gold bug was so good. Im just trying to get into detecting. I live in Northern california and the old timers found a 54 lb nugget like 10 minuts from my house. so im trying to find some gold..

Buddy Replied:

That's a 3.2 gram nugget(50 grains) We have some good sized gold on the claim, it's just hard digging to get to it. You should be in some pretty good gold country in CA. When you get your detector, give a holler if you have any more questions on detecting or prospecting.

what coil are you using?

Is the gold bug hard to use?

what a ugly detector

Buddy Replied:

Well, my detector may be ugly, and the old guy running it may be even uglier, but that old detector has paid for itself a 1000 times over, so I guess I'll just keep on digging!!!

That is awsome. Im buying a gold bug. What do you think about the new one with the digital face? Kellycodetectors says its new for 2010...

Buddy Replied:

I have some paperwork on the new Gold Bug, and when our local prospecting shop gets one in, I'm going to check it out. If it performs as well as my original Gold Bug, and small coil is standard or at least an option, and it stands up under constant use, and is rugged enough to use as a mining tool, and not just some toy, then I would consider purchasing one.

awsome better than GMT. what's the operating freq. of the gold bug?

Buddy Replied:

It is 19.2khz.

no problem detecting that size of nugget. how about .05 gram, is it possible with gold bug?

Buddy Replied:

Through hours of practice of using a Gold Bug, I have found that the average person can find 4/100 gram pieces on a regular basis, especially when you board your material. When using my Gold Bug for serious prospecting, I can find gold down to 1/100 gram, which is about half the size of a pin-head!!


These are comments from youtube! Thank-you all for your comments and questions! Keep them coming! BuddyMotorcycle Shop

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Monday, April 19, 2010

YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ

Lynx Creek, and surrounding area, located just out of Prescott, Arizona, was discovered around 1863-1864. The area was a major gold producer and is filled with interesting mining history. The area has a huge drainage system and each spring run-off and summer monsoon flooding has a tendency to move material around, replenishing small flakes & dust of gold. This makes the Lynx Creek Recreation area a perfect location for the novice prospector to get started. Try shaking out the grass roots and moss in your pan, or sweep the cracks in the bedrock. You are almost assured to find "color" and small flakes.
The gold at Lynx Creek is in the form of real thin small flakes, and there is plenty of "super dust", pin-point little pieces. This makes for an ideal place to perfect your panning techniques. I have always said, "If you can pan gold at Lynx Creek, you will be able to pan anywhere in the country". Good luck and Happy Hunting! WWII in HD - only $29.95 at the History Channel StoreAnimated Jeep 4WPSave 5% on Any Order from Ellusionist.com
There will be more informative gold-prospecting tips along with stories to come!
I have been prospecting as a Hobby for over 30 years and welcome your comments or questions anytime!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

DEC SNOW STORMS & CABIN FEVER OUTING

Amazing waterfall caused by Az snowstorms. We plan on going back tomorrow and cutting samples around the bottom of that waterfall area. Above the large waterfall Small Waterfall We had to hike up above our claim to prospect another area. This photo shows our digging holes filled with water run-off. WE were not able to get out to prospect for a couple of months due to the AZ snowstorms. Cabin Fever set in so we chanced a day out yesterday, Feb 2nd. What we came upon will amaze you at some of AZ's Natural wonders! Enjoy the videos and remember Chris is filming the videos and trying to hike at the same time! Ha! Buddy.
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