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September 2014 by Chris Ralph• Using drywashers to work desert gravels
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.
In this continuation of the Midwest gold series we are going to take a look at the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, look at possible locations within these states to find gold and talk about areas where gold has been found in the past.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
I probably swung over a few targets without noticing them. My first target came about ten minutes later as I went over a part of the high bench in this wide section of the dry wash.
Day three was a copy of day two. I started real low in the long wash to see if I could prove how far down the gold had made it.
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