Dredging Below the Homestake
April 2005 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayWhat better place to dredge for gold in the early 1970s than downhill from the largest gold mine in the US? Gold prices were rising, and it was a good time and place to shop for a prospect.
This same concept is true of many of our modern-day rivers, and we have to find out where their gold originated if we can.
...here in America, another legislative financial crisis was averted as the National Debt limit was extended in January to $16.394 trillion. Only one year ago the authorized debt limit was a “mere” $14.294 trillion.
A relaxing trip was long overdue. The deadlines associated with assembling a magazine each month tend to wear on you after awhile. I needed a break. Several organizers of Dredge Earth First were...
In the four corners region of America there is a place—a very special place—called the Paradox Basin. It appears empty, but is quite full if you look at it from the correct perspective.
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I like to play in a big sandbox called the Mojave Desert. I have different ways of getting my kicks. My particular delight is seeing, “How low can I go?” Blame it on too much sun, but there are days I don’t feel like drywashing.
While mapping, I also found rock chips in the soil that were characteristic of the same wall rock alteration that occurs adjacent to the known lodes in the greenstone belt.
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