California Dredgers: A Step Closer to Getting Back in the Water
June 2014 by Scott Harn...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
Trinity County is located in the far northwest corner of California and stirs up many different memories for those who have been there.
One of the first minerals most prospectors learn to recognize is quartz, because, in the right circumstances, it can be an excellent indicator mineral for prospectors. Quartz is common, easy to identify, and is often associated with gold and other valuable metal deposits.
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.
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.
I began detecting at the bottom of the gully and started making my way upstream. About mid-way there was a nice, flat stretch for about ten feet.
I knew the nuggets got into the nugget patch somehow, I just had to figure out how and from what direction they came.
In my early days of nugget hunting things were fairly simple. Just headphones, a pack, a detector and a small pick were all I needed for my search for great wealth.
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