An Expensive Lesson
October 2011 by Jim FoleyAlaska is a land of extremes and the weather is no exception. By the time we reached the mighty Yukon River we could see a dark line of clouds stretching from east to west as far as the eye could see.
Q: Will my detector react to fine gold?
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The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
The state of Washington, the smallest, in area, of the western states, is dominated by the north-trending Cascade Range. The highest peak in the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, reaches an elevation of 14,411 feet.
We spent the morning in a meeting with one of the higher-ups at the US Forest Service. I presented him with 412 complaints received from our readers, along with a summary of the complaints to make his job easier.
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
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