Advantages of Modern Prospectors
May 2013 by Jim HalloranModern-day placer miners have many advantages over the prospectors of the gold rush days. Our prospectors can reap many benefits from accumulated knowledge of the last 100 to 150 years, which is a long and impressive list.
There were nice sections of vein material at the end of several drifts, like they just stopped work one day and walked away.
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.
On our last trip, we brought ropes and went down the first waterfall forty vertical feet, only to be confronted by a second, sixty-foot-high, overhanging waterfall that emptied into a slot canyon.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
I am going to suggest dozens of ways you can increase suction power, dredge to greater depths, and improve recovery methods in your sluice box.
The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn’s treasure.
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