A Great Day On The Feather River
August 2015 by Tom LeftwichMike and Machael dug in just downriver of that boulder pile and right away found good color and a few small pickers.
The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
I could see lots of quartz, both loose on the hillsides and in the numerous small prospect diggings. There was a small gold rush here more than a century ago.
...we were able to pull out close to another 3+ ounces of small, angular Silver City gold. This also included several more small nuggets, pieces of wire gold and some quartz-gold pieces—not bad for 4 days with a small sluice.
Detecting is not very complicated and the rewards can be tremendous. The difference between success and fruitless toiling can be remedied by a few small adjustments and a whole lot of perseverance.
At first we decided to see what the flat by our camp would produce where the old-timers had worked it with their Pelton wheel and dragline buckets.
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