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.
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
Picking the right spot to placer has to do with years of experience, and a little luck. The textbooks can tell you where it should be, but sometimes the rules just don’t seem to apply.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
Once you have a detector, learn how to use it and get out in the field—you can’t find anything with it in your garage.
...I decided to excavate the semi-frozen high-bank that was resting on a soft shale bedrock footing. Within three feet, I encountered an intrusive!
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