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Jim Rocha

Jim Rocha

Jim is a Vietnam Veteran who is married with one son. Although he and his wife are native Californians, they've lived and worked in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area since the early 80s.

Jim has been a small-scale placer miner and treasure hunter since the late 70s. He has creviced, sniped, dry washed, metal detected, sluiced, high banked and dredged in gold-bearing areas from the Colorado, Mojave, and Sonoran Deserts to fast-flowing streams in the High Sierras and the Rocky Mountains, and from the banks of the Motherlode's North Yuba River to dry arroyos and barely running creeks of little consequence scattered throughout the West.

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