Detecting A Trashy Area
March 2022 by Jim Eakin
Some prospectors would have assumed it was another shotgun shell, but in this case it was 17.6-pennyweight nugget!
Let’s examine why your placer gold looks the way it does and what you can tell about its journey based upon its appearance.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
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.
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.
Every Spanish village seems to hold their pride in one unique area of expertise. Pamplona has its bulls, Barcelona its architecture, and gold panning belongs to Navelgas.
We soon found that our discovery post and other claim markers were gone and replaced with new posts and a notice of location with an earlier date than had been on our notice of location.
The coin trading world has a new gold standard, after the only known 1822 half eagle $5 piece in private hands sold at auction in Las Vegas…
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