We recently returned from a 1400 mile road trip to Dawson City and parts in between. One of the stops was in Chicken for two nights. I took my dad out prospecting on their claim for his birthday. Equipped with my 4' hand sluice, classifier, shovel, and buckets we fed the sluice material for 6 hours (the amount of time before our backs had enough!).
Being an amateur prospector and never finding much more than a spec of gold in the past two years I was very impressed with their claim. With each bucket we saw the gold collect and collect in the primary rubber riffles.
With it all said and done we walked away with 2 grams of the good stuff!
Gave my dad the gift of gold and great memories. I have to say that my wheels are turning about how much we could have collected with a high banker...?