Cherry-Picking for Gold Nuggets
November 2021 by Ray Mills
We have a location where nuggets over an ounce have been detected over the past twenty years. This location is a small hilltop on which an ancient river channel once flowed.
My third sample location proved to be my last and most interesting. I needed to look no further.
The Wyoming Geological Survey released an online interactive map...
His take of gold was pretty close to what mine was—about a quarter of an ounce. We had just gleaned about half an ounce of gold in just twenty minutes.
So why would a modern-day prospector want to learn about a method of mining that was banned by the courts more than a century ago?
My girlfriend Beth and I decided to take our canoe down the Yukon and do some gold dredging...
A number of visiting gold miners were quite impressed with our operation and the amount of gold we had recovered in only three hours. No one usually likes digging and slugging buckets all day long, but we actually began to enjoy it after a few good...
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