A Rich Gold Strike at Scossa
January 2002 by Robert P. EzzoThe old mining camp of Scossa, in Pershing County, Nevada, was located 6 miles from the nearby ghost camp of Rosebud and approximately 20 miles northeast of the once famous mining town of Seven Troughs. Fifty- two-year-old Charlie Scossa was already a seasoned prospector from California when he went in search of another rich strike in the high deserts of northwestern Nevada in 1930.
The design of the makorokoza’s handmade wooden pans has not changed over the centuries. Until Rege introduced it to them they had seen nothing like a spiral wheel concentrator.
Beneath the rolling fairways and manicured greens of a sedate golf course community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, lie the 600-foot deep, water filled, caved workings of the once famous Phoenix Gold Mine.
The Ruby Violet Mine is a rare red beryl locality that produces the only gem quality material of this type in the world. The mine is located in a topaz rhyolite within a rhyolite flow in the Wah Wah Mountains in Beaver, County, Utah.
Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.
Which comes first, claim filing or staking?
...a substantial number of news headlines reflected the growing realization that much of the “green shoots” optimism of the past few months was premature.
Plodding in the footsteps of the forty-niners across the sun-baked Nevada desert, I feel the ghost of a man named Israel Lord tap me on the shoulder.
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