Ancestral Yuba River Placer Gold Deposits
November 2020 by David Lawler
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
The names attached to these areas came about from many sources. Many are easy to see why the name was given while others had a more contrasting note to them.
At one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
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