A Few Pointers About Cracks and Crevices
October 2013 by Chris RalphBecause these crevices catch and hold gold so well, it's worthwhile to learn how they form, which ones are good for catching gold and which ones are not.
The most commonly asked question in metal detecting is, “Which metal detector should I get?” People worry a lot about not getting the right machine. They do not want to waste their money and their time with the wrong metal detector.
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
I recently grew complacent, and it caused me to make a mistake that resulted in the loss of a mining claim. It brought my mining plans for the summer to a complete halt.
Many of you have read recent articles that include pictures of some of the nice nuggets that have come out of this area. I’m going to talk very briefly about a few of my friends and some of the nuggets they have been taking out of this area…
My last update on this adventure was in the April 2012 issue and involved our search for the northern extension of the Cedarberg Mine. At that time we had found it and we were in the process of returning for some detecting when Mother Nature struck with a late rain and snow storm.
As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…
The Bawl Mill • EPA Tries to Intimidate Alaskan Miners • Hunting for Gold in the Quartzsite Area of Western Arizona • The Madonna Nugget • The Alaska Highway and Beyond • It's Hard to Find Gold! • Partner Withdraws from Pebble Project • Highbanking at the 144 • Potential Gold at Old Hydraulic Sites • California State Panning Championships—Foresthill, CA Heritage Celebration • Prospecting Tales: Forest Service, Fires and Bears—Oh My! • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices