A Golden Summer
November 2014 by Ray MillsHis take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
Please note that new mining claims filed on or after September 1, 2019, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
I recently found myself wondering what would be the ultimate prospecting adventure. What would be the most amazing thing if I had no restrictions or limitations?
My plan was to go up the canyon along a ridge and then drop into the canyon whenever I came across a spot that might give me reasonable access.
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…
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