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.
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
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