Cold Alaskan Gold—Part II
October 2012 by Chris RalphI decided to focus my attention on some exposed bedrock that was along a little stream only about 100 yards from our cabins. My very first pan full of gravel showed several nice small flakes that were just big enough to be picked up with my fingers. That first pan showed that indeed there was some very nice gold to be had here...
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
Ray followed up by detecting the same area and I was happy to see that he did not find any good targets in the same line. So far so good.
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
There is always an overwhelming feeling when finding gold of any size, but one like this doesn’t come along very often.
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
There are both hard rock and beach sand types of titanium deposits, but the hard rock deposits need to be at least 10 percent titanium while the beach sands often are economic with only two or three percent titanium.
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