2001 World Gold Panning Championships
February 2002 by StaffMaryborough, Victoria Australia
Mike Sutton, Reigning
California State Champion, Takes Gold
• Taxed to the max...
• What were they thinking?
• Maybe they just misplaced it...
• Not so environmentally friendly after all...
The higher the sensitivity setting, the louder and sharper the signal from a gold nugget or other metal target.
In 1848 and 1849, miners had pushed all through the western Sierra foothills making many fantastic gold discoveries. The far north end of California’s Mother Lode country, however, had received little exploration.
People who want to believe that the sky is falling or the end of the (economic) world is at hand sure had ammunition thrown at them by the bucketfuls in the past month.
Now, from all corners of the world, at all hours of the day and night, people call, trying to reach out and touch someone. Anyone, really, who might happen to be passing by when the Mojave Phone Booth starts ringing.
Today, the greatest gold rushes occur due to technological advances capable of discovering gold where it once was extremely unlikely or difficult.
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