California State Gold Panning Championships
October 2015 by Don RobinsonThis year’s 2015 California State Gold Panning Championships were wild and hectic.
• NEPA improvements coming?
• Speaking of the Forest Service...
• Murkowski proposes tax increase on miners
• Kensington impact statement affirmed
• Rock Creek on hold, for now
• ESA reform update
• Desert Mineral Mining; one down, two to go for permits
• Montana smells a RAT
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
I started with, "Hey, Rusty, tell me about the time..." and that was all it took.
There are a large number of different kinds of gangue minerals, and each of them has its own tale to contribute to the story of the chemistry and geology of a deposit.
Wayne Sutherland, a metals, gemstones and economic geology specialist with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, said the initial exploration samples were significant.
Nearly everyone who has drywashed or metal detected for placer gold within hardrock gold-mining areas is aware of "residual placers" (a.k.a. seam diggin's)...
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