Cold Water Gold
December 2011 by Tom LeftwichIt was June 2011, and my wife Fran and I with Grandson Lucas and good friend Ernie Cruz were attempting to get to our gold mining claim on the Middle Fork of the Feather River about ten miles from Quincy, California. Rain had poured down in the previous few days and the road in a large number of low places was under water. Following two hours of slugging through the mud...
This article is intended to try to help someone who is breaking into gold detecting and using a pulse induction (PI) detector.
That prospecting effort you are about to spend your time on...is it worth your effort? If you are going to devote your time to it, you will need all the facts you can get.
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.
Some will doubt its value given the ultra-fine particle size… Some will become encouraged about not having to incur significant time and expense to break rock.
Gatesville is not the only place to find easy public access for gold prospecting opportunities in Central Indiana.
...even the best prospectors have times when they do not find gold. It is all about taking chances against tough odds and succeeding.
The same questions you ask yourself about gold trapping features in the present stream can be applied to the benches above the stream. Just imagine the stream at a much earlier time, before it cut its way down to the present level…
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