A Generous Lesson on Detecting Bedrock
May 2019 by Jack Geck
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
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Gold trapped in the cracks can be encrusted close to the walls or mixed with sand and pebbles, making the gold difficult to see and then extract. Crevicing requires a lot of patience to achieve positive results.
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Today it is getting tougher and tougher to find a place to prospect. There is one significant haven left for the small miner...
Several areas came to mind, but each was eliminated for one reason or another. One that seemed to be hanging on was the old historic mining town called Placerville.
In this continuation of the Midwest gold series we are going to take a look at the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, look at possible locations within these states to find gold and talk about areas where gold has been found in the past.
When you think about the extremes to which a miner will go to get a little gold, it occurred to me beach gold could be "easy pickings."
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