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Post  Frank Merkl on Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:28 am

Going mining with Marty Knutson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnPSA2ParoY
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Post  Frank Merkl on Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:44 am

Leaving sunday Morning for a 3000 Km drive !!! 100 Km= 62 miles = a long 2 day Drive!!! My old '79 E350 Vanguard 23 1/2 ft with it's 545 cid C6 backed motorhome is making it's last trip as I'm going to leave it there in Dawson city so I can Fly back up , in the future !! and have a place to stay . That old old Motorhome has pulled it's guts out over the last 25 years pulling my 26ft enclosed Trailer !!@ most times running late to get to the track at 120+ mph with the trailer on behind!!! this run will be an easy run for the old girl!!
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Post  whitefield on Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:40 am

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun ! Have a safe trip and post some pics !
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Post  dfree383 on Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:04 pm

You have a claim or just wondering around?
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Post  Frank Merkl on Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:09 pm

Marty Knutson has 2 mines operating in the Yukon !! Going there to Work!!!
Loaded and ready to GO
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Post  Mark Miller on Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:39 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:Leaving sunday Morning for a 3000 Km drive !!! 100 Km= 62 miles = a long 2 day Drive!!! My old '79 E350 Vanguard 23 1/2 ft with it's 545 cid C6 backed motorhome is making it's last trip as I'm going to leave it there in Dawson city so I can Fly back up , in the future !! and have a place to stay . That old old Motorhome has pulled it's guts out over the last 25  years pulling my 26ft enclosed  Trailer !!@ most times running late to get to the track at 120+ mph with the trailer on behind!!! this run will be an easy run for the old girl!!
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Sounds like the 545 in the Motorhome runs pretty strong!!! Smile

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Post  BBFTorino on Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 am

Are you going to come back down before the bitter cold hits??

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Post  Frank Merkl on Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:30 am

I'll be flying Home on the 21st as I have me New house being delivered the week out the 27th
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Post  dfree383 on Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:59 pm

Well? find any Gold?
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Post  Frank Merkl on Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 pm

Yup!!!!!!!!
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Post  cool40 on Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:23 pm

You gona make some of them cool teeth out of it? lol!
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Post  Frank Merkl on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:07 pm

Leaving to go Gold Mining the Yukon !! 20180822_110206_zpsp5jxeicl
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a little over 10 troy ounces
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Post  bruno on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:43 pm

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Post  dfree383 on Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:46 am

How much is it?
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Post  jasonf on Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:39 pm

dfree383 wrote:How much is it?

Enough for gas in a motorhome with a 545?? lol
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Post  Doug Rahn on Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:41 am

dfree383 wrote:How much is it?

Somewhere between $10,000 and $13,000 Cool
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Post  Frank Merkl on Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:22 pm

about $20k canadian in that little jar !
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Post  jasonf on Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:21 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:about $20k canadian in that little jar !
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Nice.
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Post  Paul Kane on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:20 pm

Frank Merkl wrote:Leaving to go Gold Mining the Yukon !! 20180822_110206_zpsp5jxeicl

a little over 10 troy ounces
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Post  Frank Merkl on Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:21 pm

Paul you going to be at SSCN 14 , as we'll be there !!
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Post  Paul Kane on Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:26 am

Yes been making those plans, I’ll let you know for sure as soon as it’s all locked in. Looking forward to it.
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Post  Ashburner on Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:10 am

when I see the gold diggers in the TV show I´m always wondering how much money is left after all the costs for machines, energy, other costs..

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Post  Frank Merkl on Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 am

Gold Rush . Parker Schnabel and Tony Beets make out like Bandits as there paid Big money!! Discovery channel has big money !! $1/4 mill an episode , notice all the new equipment on parkers claim ? Freebees for advertising, Yukon Gold on History channel ,Marty knutson and son Karl (the guy's I went up and worked for ) $5k an episode , and Marty hated them being around !! But I know one thing If I was 40 years younger !!! I'd be up there !!! Gold mining !! But there is Big expenses just like me farming ! like $30k a day for your diesel fuel bill !! the guys working there are not making big money , $20 -25 an hour . Start at 7 am shut down at 6pm and grease and fuel your equipment you used that day! But being a Farmer and being use to working 400 hour months it was like te best Holiday ever !!! Partied like a rock star !! Drank guys under the table !! went to Monica Beets wedding , Played escort to a Bridesmaid that her boyfriend missed a plane ! May have got married , honeymoon was fun!! Loved pranking Tourists !! Shit I could find Gold nuggets by scratching my foot on the ground in the parking lot outside Diamond Greties Casino , Them German tourists are gullible!! LOL, as were the UK tourists with their Land Rovers with UK plates at Claim #6 on Bonanza creek !! Pan out a cubic yard of dirt after I found about 3/4's of an ounce of gold in 3 pan's from the Pile!! It was hilarious watching them while sitting in my old motorhome drinking Captain Morgan Spiced Rum , and then back at Claim #33 , me pull in with my Alberta plated Motorhome , go wander threw the museum and then go rent one of the pans( $2 rental) and pan for gold in the troughs they have set up for the tourists to pan for gold ! and if they get lucky they may find a " little color" flour gold ! When I left after panning out some nice gold Nuggets
the nice lady came over and asked if I'd come back tomorrow as she was out of pans for panning for Gold in her trough's!!! lol!!!!
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Post  Frank Merkl on Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:06 am

PS. if you see an old farmer tanned , salt & peppered haired old fart out panning for Gold on your local beach . The Game is on!!!
Frank LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  Frank Merkl on Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 am

Gold Pans For Sale !!! $50 each ! Cheap!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get yours before all the Gold is Gone !! LOL !!!!!! I can still pull a pretty good slight of hand even as my MS progresses !!!!
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