1st Annual Placer County Open Gold Panning Championships—1999
November 1999 by Annie RobinsonBefore it was over, 200 buckets of gravel and gold were swished and swirled in competition to determine who was the best gold panner in the County.
The walk back to the car and subsequent search for Frieda took a lot longer than I would have liked. I had wandered much further than I thought.
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
What were we doing going down a 4.5 mile trail to a cold river where there was no guarantee of anything except some ice and maybe cold hands and feet? First it seemed our winter was going to be a drought, and then all that reversed.
The Nevada Mining Association has filed a lawsuit to block a petition asking state voters to raise taxes on mining.
One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
Shaker tables and jigs
All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.
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