A Trip Down the Yukon River
April 2013 by C.A. "Charlie" CookMy girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
When it was all setup and running, you had everything coming off the dredge riffles into the boil box. At the hole section, some of the water got sucked down and pulled a lot of black sand and over heavies…
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
Because the old timers were so good at locating the better paying deposits—most of them along clay seams in this particular area—it makes good sense to try and locate these clay lines at old mining sites.
At the end of the day, Jerry showed me how to clean out the sluice box and then how to pan out the concentrates. As we finished panning, there it was—a little tiny smile of gold...
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
Has your experience ever led you to wonder why some gold is deposited on bedrock and in crevices, while other gold is not? We’re going take a deeper look at this and see what we can figure it out.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
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