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.
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.
The placer deposits of Utah occur in two distinct types of environments. These are 1) placers found adjacent to, and derived from, gold, silver and base-metal deposits; and 2) placers found in major rivers and derived from unknown, distant sources.
We panned out maybe three gold pans of the material and we were shocked at the gold that was there. This rock appeared to be rich.
One of the most memorable nuggets I found in Australia was detected on the very last day that I was out prospecting. I was going along swinging my coil and I came across a blaring loud signal that almost blew my ears off.
Once a seam is found it can be traced for miles in either direction. While you are tracing a clay line, you are looking for indicators. The indicators that I look for are ironstone, hematite, different color clays intermingled with the clay line, and a very iron-rich, brown gritty soil.
While sitting there, I wondered if I should go over the hole again. I did and got a louder signal that turned out being about another twelve inches deep.
This fine gold that is so common is probably the most notorious for eluding our riffles and mattings.
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