Ask The Experts
February 2016 by Chris RalphDesigning my own dredge...
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
This new map-based tool is far superior to the old version with lots of potential layers and information that a prospector can use in research.
Black diamonds, also known as carbonado, are extremely rare, and are found naturally only in Brazil and Central Africa. The cosmic origin theory is based on their carbon isotopes and high hydrogen content.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
The interesting thing about the Mother Lode area is that we can pretty much find at least a little gold in any creek or river (and even in some of the many dry gulches).
Once across, I panned a couple of spots around some old grass roots and the fine gold was amazingly heavy. Every pan I ran after that had lots of color.
Many of you have read recent articles that include pictures of some of the nice nuggets that have come out of this area. I’m going to talk very briefly about a few of my friends and some of the nuggets they have been taking out of this area…
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