Big Rock Gold
August 2012 by Tom LeftwichFran, and I had made a practice of turning big boulders in gold producing areas to find some great rewards. Sometimes it was slow and frustrating, but in the end “We got the gold!”
A retired gold prospector spent hours digging up his fortune in the northern goldfields near Kambalda, Western Australia, after finding the target with his metal detector.
…as an academic argument, when mated to the appropriate engine, is the pump really moving water at the rate of 400 GPM?
I didn’t think too much of our dredge hole and we were both considering a move when we hit bedrock. There was a good quantity of flakes and fines, but no nuggets.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
Plumas has been historically rich in gold because of its favorable geology. The Melones Fault trends north-south through the county and many rich gold-bearing districts lie along its course.
Take a look at the picture—it’s pretty simple and you can build it yourself.
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
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