All That Glitters is Gold
April 2002 by Dave VarabioffOr is it? These man-made nuggets first started appearing on some of the Internet auction sites in the summer of 1999, at which time I became a little suspicious and purchased two of them.
• War games...
• Big hermano is watching...
While mapping, I also found rock chips in the soil that were characteristic of the same wall rock alteration that occurs adjacent to the known lodes in the greenstone belt.
Most everyone has heard the term “gold is where you find it’” and probably have read how James Marshall, in 1848, while inspecting the mill-race ditch that had been dug to supply water for the saws at the sawmill that he was building for John Sutter, ended up finding the first pieces of gold within the ditch along the South Fork of the American River...
The next morning, I retrieved the compressor and again attacked the sticky head bolt. As if by magic (and some applied physics) the head bolt sighed and finally broke loose.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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