Mother Nature's Sluicebox is now available and I concentrated my efforts on pulling basalt bedrock chunks. I located a likely looking place just a few feet downstream of a previous spot I named 'Fort Knox'. Took almost half an hour to finally get several pieces free. If you look at my classifier/pan in the picture, the material was a soupy mix of black sand, garnet and clay. I headed for the river's edge and started washing the gumbo.
Here's what came from that pan of material...several hundred pieces of tiny gold. Patience is a virtue when it comes to panning this size gold.
After removing all the material from the void and using a paintbrush and turkey baster to polish the bottom, I took home about 1/3 bucket of classified material. This cleanup pan is the total. Lots of tiny pieces but only a few tenths of a gram in weight. If only each piece was as big as the gold from my claim !!!
(Right click>Open in New Tab to view the large pics)