July 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDMost of the world's diamonds come from Africa and Australia, but several new discoveries in the United States and Canada have spurred interest.
Prospectors east of the Mississippi have their share of gold bearing property to explore and prospect upon. There’s plenty of undiscovered gold on the bottoms of the creeks and rivers running through the eastern gold belt.
As the mining club in Happy Camp had lowered their initial joining price to something even a dirt-poor, full-time gold dredger like me could afford, I joined—and then impatiently awaited the coming of dredging season.
"Suh-wheet!" I exclaimed as I sprang to my feet and quickly pumped my detector coil high overhead to alert Smokey that I had just found a nugget.
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