Buying a Mining Claim: Questions to Ask
March 2013 by Chris RalphAt one time or another, many miners will look seriously at purchasing a mining claim...Usually it’s a significant financial commitment, so how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
I have found gold more than 200 feet above the river. It was not unusual for nuggets of an ounce or more to be found in these deposits, but fine gold and flakes are much more common.
BLM stated we had 30 days to amend our claim so that it fit within one 40-acre square or we would forfeit the claim.
Science has shown, over the past few centuries, that there is a direct correlation between certain plants and their geophysical surroundings.
Part I of the article addressed modern placer gold deposits. This second installment will address “ancient” flood deposits.
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
Unfortunately, not all the gold that we prospectors find is pretty, or appealing to the eyes. They are not all nice, bright, shiny nuggets with lots of character that carry high collector value.
Over the years that I have been detecting for gold I have had many of the same questions come up. I decided to write this article to hopefully answer some questions that a person wishing to detect for gold may have.
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