California State Gold Panning Championship Results
November 2000 by StaffThis year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
Perhaps the heart of our pro-gold thesis is this consideration: governments are inherently inefficient, they attempt to provide services far beyond their genuine fiscal ability and these trends result in deficit financing, growing debt levels and ultimate “watering” down of currency values.
Although the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.
Vertical aerial photographs, a form of remote sensing, are invaluable in the search for mineral deposits, and have been used for 60 years for that purpose.
...under Oakie Jim’s leadership, Lunker Hill was to become a textbook operation of using handheld very low frequency (VLF) and pulse induction (PI) metal detectors to recover placer gold...
I’m often asked, "What is the single most important skill to be successful at metal detecting?"
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The Bawl Mill • Our Readers Say • Enrichment of Gold Veins • The Assay of High Iron Gold Ores • The Patch • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ (Part I) • Picks & Pans—The Green Rock, Rattlesnakes, Good Gold and Ruth's Mine • The Oretron • Silver Hill, North Carolina • Residual, Lateritic and Gossan "Soils" as Potential Nuggetshooting Sites • Hardrock in Downieville • Looking Back • Company Notes • Gold in Northern Baja California • Melman on Gold & Silver • V.P. Contender Addresses Mining Show