Ancient River Channels of Trinity County
June 2013 by Ray MillsTrinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
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.
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
Even with my favorite top-of-the-line gold detector there were several false digs. Many of the hot rocks gave a solid signal that was too much like a nugget to ignore. After trying several tests I just dug everything because it is better to be safe than leave a big, deep nugget for a more diligent gold hunter.
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.
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
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