Coprolite—A Prospector's Tale
February 2014 by David C. FreitagGold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
Fenn posted photos of what he claims is the long-hidden chest and its contents after it was found, though some believe the whole thing was a hoax because he refuses to identify the finder.
What are the tell signs of garnet deposits?
Every year there are large nuggets found by the diligent, and occasionally by the lucky newbie.
Problems finding gold with a detector
Gold trapped in the cracks can be encrusted close to the walls or mixed with sand and pebbles, making the gold difficult to see and then extract. Crevicing requires a lot of patience to achieve positive results.
After washing the top sixty to ninety feet of gravel, the old- timers hit the bedrock. The bedrock paid one-eighth to one-half of an ounce to the square foot…
Exposed veins and outcroppings can be a great source for gathering good gold ore for processing. Veins and outcroppings do require a lot of work to free the ore from its earthen grip, but this labor can be very rewarding.
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