May 2022 by Dan Stanton
Many of the gold camps were violent places, but in this regard, the town of Auburn exhibited a different behavior. There were few of the duels or lynchings that characterized many of the other early settlements.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Some of the gold is placer that was beat up as it traveled; however, quite a bit of the gold is pocket gold that is running along the surface in this area.
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
At first, I tried to shift things around, but then a hand with a rock would appear, so I would stop trying to adjust my gear and grab the rock to keep things moving.
All bedrock cracks that appear to be wide and deep should be cleaned out completely, and if you cannot clean it out thoroughly then you should break the bedrock apart…
Placers that are directly associated with lode deposits are sometimes overlooked and may have good potential for those who are willing to search for them.
Adam’s condition had been deteriorating every step of the way. At times, I could only coax him ten or twenty feet before he laid down again. He refused to eat or drink. At this point, I realized we might not get out of the canyon by dark and might need help getting Adam out at all.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • Ask The Experts - How are gold veins formed? • Ask The Experts - Is there gold in Monterey County, California? • Ask The Experts - Can you explain NMR and satellite imagery? • Ask The Experts - What other indicators are there besides red soils? • Mineralization, Ground Balance and Metal Detecting • Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Warning Signs • What To Do With All That Gold? • Proposed 100-Mile Road in the Yentna Mining District • All About Trommels and Screens for Placer Gold Recovery • Judge Orders FBI to Produce Records on Civil War Gold Hunt • Strategies for Detecting Heavily Pounded Areas—Pt II • Old Water Channels Provide Important Clues • The Mystery of the Grand Summit Mine • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices