Crushing Quartz in Calaveras County: A Placer Miner Learns New Tricks
June 2014 by Greg MastI had never run an impact mill before, but anything involving rocks, water and a big electric motor sounded great.
As I have always done, I stashed those heavy black rocks in my pack and put them in the garden at home. They never were given a second thought until a half decade later…
It is this ability to hear and respond to the faintest of audio signals that I believe separates the best nugget hunters from everyone else.
As a guide to those who are thinking of taking up this activity or those who currently practice this trade, I have created a listing of the primary tools and equipment I use when nugget hunting.
...Judge Ochoa ordered the parties to participate in mandatory settlement hearings starting June 24, 2014.
The sun was beginning to set, which put the light at just the right angle against the hillsides to where I believed that I spotted a very small dig and tailings pile up the hill near the top of the second wash.
Winter is the time for research, and if you haven’t already done some research to find new places to prospect, now is the time to cram in some last minute research before the good weather arrives.
The box sat in a hallway and employees began using it for impromptu cricket games, no knowing what it contained.
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