April 2015 by Don RobinsonOn our fourth trip, we finally reached the top edge of the old hydraulic pit, and it was monstrous.
Oleophilic means "affinity to or attracted to oils," and this includes gold an diamonds.
Some media outlets have speculated the hoard of coins came from a theft at the old US Mint in San Francisco that was reported in 1901.
Setting up a gravity dredge
There is a major change coming in the economy of the world and now is the time for prospectors and miners to grab a ticket and get on board.
• The 75-ounce Butte County nugget is the largest found in California since the 156-ounce Mojave nugget in the 1970s...
This wash was not far from where I once dug a half-ounce nugget, so I knew there was gold in the area.
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