California State and US National Gold Panning Championships
November 2018 by Don Robinson
This was two days of gold panning, with just over 250 gold panners trying to win a medal to show they were one of the best of the best.
It’s worthwhile for the prospector using a metal detector to know a little bit more about the association of iron and gold as well as how iron minerals affect your metal detector.
The nugget was cast aside with larger rocks during the screening process, but it was found later by an employee...
Exposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.
I have been detecting the area on and off since I discovered it. Every time I bought a new detector it was the first place I went to.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
With the high price of gold, there are many new prospectors out in the hills all over the United States, and while we would all prefer to be finding those larger nuggets, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes all that is available is nothing more than a few small flakes. The truth is, new prospectors are sprouting up all across the planet—especially in the developing nations.
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