2005 California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2005 by StaffEach year this annual event is staged to determine just who is the best of the best, and each year this event becomes larger. This time one hundred ninety contestants decided to prove just how good they were.
It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
Federal and state wildlife biologists planted false evidence of a rare cat species in two national forests, officials told The Washington Times.
Q: Is this gold or some other metal?
If we lose, the radical environmentalists have a roadmap to replicate their success everywhere.
Right away I got a target, and it ended up being gold from a nice little bench. With only an hour left of daylight, I continued heading upstream and found five more tiny pieces of gold with my VLF…
Q: How about an article on understanding core samples? I am getting emails from mining companies with core sample reports and I am not sure as to what I am reading!
Oscar Espinoza considers himself an amateur gold prospector, but the gold nugget he recently found puts many seasoned prospectors to shame.
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