California's Rich Pocket Mines
February 2010 by Chris RalphThe seven geologic indicators... are important concepts for prospectors to focus on when searching for gold pockets.
Q: Does gold get stuck in the crucible?
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
We're done watching as an unelected and unchecked bureaucracy, with rule-making authority, enforcement powers, and seemingly bottomless budgets abuses citizens at will.
I couldn’t wait to get started. With no field budget, an assay budget of $100/year, a 1975-Ford Bronco that was a road hazard, a gas card, a topo map and full support of the director, I headed to the State Line district near Tie Siding along US Highway 287 to begin mapping kimberlite.
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Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The Dale Mining district is located in the Pinto Mountains, 18 to 25 miles east and southeast of Twentynine Palms, by way of the Twentynine Palms highway and the unpaved Gold Crown road.
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