Central Coast Ranges
May 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDA series of coastal ranges, separated by narrow valleys, characterize coastal California south of Monterey. The mountains rise to 5,800 feet in elevation, with annual rainfall varying from 12 to 64 inches, depending on elevation and exposure.
In some places, semi-continuous sections of riverbed can easily be linked in many places to identify the path of the ancient rivers.
Every miner has encountered rattlesnakes in his work, and some may have been bitten. The writer has never been bitten, but has worked with people who have been. It is not a pleasant experience.
The Tucson Mountains are immediately west of Tucson, in southern Arizona, and include residential areas of the city. The highest peak, Wasson (Amole) Peak, reaches 4,687 feet. It is part of the great Basin-Range physiographic province, characterized by fault-block mountain ranges separated by broad desert valleys.
• Airport screeners strike gold
• That’s a (w)rap, folks!
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
This time we took the detectors. Roger had worked that spot very well and wanted to see if my new detector would uncover any gold he might have missed.
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