Ask The Experts - Advice for a new prospector in Placerville, California?
December 2018 by Chris Ralph
Ask The Experts - Do you think it’s realistic for a detectorist to recover a couple of ounces per week if working full time?
In 1849, the story spreading around the Barnes Store (on the North Fork of the American near Colfax, California) was about some rich diggings being found up in the hills going east, and not very far up the ridge according to some accounts.
It's not THE Hope Diamond, but a half-carat yellow gem worth up to $700 will fit that bill for an elementary school student from, where else, Hope.
I had two of the guys go down into the creek and each one picked out a small island of bedrock. I had them detect their piece of bedrock and then gave a critique to all on how they did.
You might think that gold prospecting techniques are basically the same everywhere, and in many instances you’d be correct. Some geographical locations, however, due to their unique geological conditions, present unusual challenges...
This article will hopefully provide a few constructive hints on how to use your downtime during the cold winter and the wet spring to best prepare for the upcoming nugget-hunting season.
T. Lyle Taylor
Jan. 2, 1945 - Jun. 18, 2004
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