Downieville: Another Gold Rush Favorite
October 2021 by Dan Stanton
I didn’t know what to expect because the area we were working was not close to the water, but we were pleasantly surprised when we began to pan out some nice flakes and a few pickers.
One prime example is an area that I have talked about in many of my articles. This is a very large area and I will actually describe its location again.
The placer gold shows up in ground sluice areas, hydraulic pits, secondary channels and hillside diggings. It is coming down the hillsides from an ancient channel left high and dry millions of years ago.
With a little homework and a methodical approach to sampling, a prospector can determine if a deposit is worthy of more of an investment...
Steve got his first nugget within minutes of turning on his metal detector. It only took me about an hour to find my first piece.
Your odds of going home with gold will be higher using the discrimination mode, even if you might have misread one of the targets you rejected.
Plumas has been historically rich in gold because of its favorable geology. The Melones Fault trends north-south through the county and many rich gold-bearing districts lie along its course.
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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