Colorado to California for Gold
January 2022 by Ray Mills
The total after a great day added with the previous days put them up to 9.07 pennyweight—just under a one-half ounce of beautiful California gold.
The whole purpose of sampling mineralized ground is to measure the values in a small volume of material that would be representative of a much larger volume of similar material. The key word is representative. Chemical and fire assaying will not accurately represent placer deposits by themselves.
...your sampling procedures should not be designed to catch gold your mining technique will never recover.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
Excited for this first notable evidence, I returned to that riverbed, looking for another paystreak and obviously more jade.
Has anyone made it through childhood, or even adulthood, without at least one dream of finding gold or buried treasure? It is the stuff of daydreams—the kindling for the flame of hope. We so long for it that we eagerly accept stories and maps from friends and strangers alike that promise us fame and fortune.
The 2011 gold season had finally got underway on the Middle Fork of the Feather River near Quincy, California. Cold weather and high water had pushed gold mining into mid-summer, but things were looking up.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
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