Another Prospecting Adventure: Coulterville
November 2021 by Dan Stanton
What also helped keep Coulterville alive was the fact that the town itself happened to be sitting on top of one of the richest veins in the Mother Lode. The ledge itself was three hundred feet wide.
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
His findings were not exaggerated—after running 82 buckets of gravels in two days we had a remarkable 27.8 grams of gold!
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?
Doubters be informed, yes, there is gold in Africa—lots of gold—and all the good and bad that comes with it.
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to the citizens of our country is the right to stake and hold mining claims on federal lands. One doesn’t need to be a lawyer to stake mining claims, but a little bit of knowledge about mining claim laws can be helpful.
Gold trapped in the cracks can be encrusted close to the walls or mixed with sand and pebbles, making the gold difficult to see and then extract. Crevicing requires a lot of patience to achieve positive results.
…it was immediately evident the previous owner had not been using a detector. During just a few months of working the dumps part-time, he recovered gold in quartz specimens valued in excess of $40,000.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts - What is “flotation” and what type of assay do I need? • Ask The Experts - Easier way to break down compacted clays? • Ask The Experts - Where can I get geological maps? • Ask The Experts - Is there gold under the old cobble piles? • Ask The Experts - Can you help me understand the gold deposition in this area of Wyoming? • Building A Portable Gold Mill • Cherry-Picking for Gold Nuggets • Using A Blasting Machine in Rock Breaking • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Tangling With A Desert Monster • Seven Important Attitudes for the Successful Prospector • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices