A Practical Approach to Dowsing
June 2003 by Dave ParkhurstThe use of dowsing methods to locate underground minerals and materials has been a rather delicate subject for some time. A certain stigma has been automatically attached to both the methods employed and the persons who use these techniques.
Imagine for a minute the year is 1850. You’ve read and heard that gold was discovered in California and the creeks are so rich you can just scoop it up with your hands.
Q: What can be done with scheelite? Why does the ICMJ never list tungsten in the metals prices?
Anyone prospecting Northern Arizona has likely heard of the famed Lynx Creek placers, found along one of the richest creeks in the state.
Newspaper stories in the spring of 1887 credited Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper with discovering both the long-lost Guaynopa and Tayopa mines. Flipper was in Mexico City in late April and May and a reporter interviewed him.
Legislation designed to provide full permit refunds to all suction dredge miners in California has been hijacked in an Assembly policy committee.
Of all the difficult gold placer sites to evaluate, none can compare with trying to dig to bedrock through twenty or thirty feet of soaked overburden through which water is slowly seeping downgrade.
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