2001 World Gold Panning Championships
February 2002 by StaffMaryborough, Victoria Australia
Mike Sutton, Reigning
California State Champion, Takes Gold
As soon as I learned that there was gold in Tennessee I just had to go find some.
Officials for the largest gold producing company in the world claimed a significant legal victory over environmentalists who they accused of abusing the appeals process to thwart mining in Nevada.
The other opportunity that I see is in seeking unusual types of deposits. Specifically, the prospector would be searching for the stuff no one (or almost no one) is searching for. These deposits are effectively hiding in plain view.
People always ask me what is so important about locating contact zones. The answer to that: Gold.
• California suction dredging regulations
• Draft Coho recovery plan for Southern Oregon, Northern California
Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.
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